Lots of little stuff

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July 2, 2009 by currbell

Here are a few money saving or free things I’ve run across on the web that I thought I would share.
http://www.printgreener.com/ This is a print driver that you can download, and there is a free download for one home licence. You know when you’re printing something from the web and you get that wasted last page with the name of the website and the top and pretty much nothing else? Well this handy little print driver gives you a preview of the print before it sends it, and searches for waste like that and removes it from your print job. It also has functions where you can remove the images or text from a print. In addition to all that you can also print to PDF and save it to your computer. There is a little video at the top right of the web page which shows you how everything works.

http://www.retailmenot.com/ I just ran across this today. Its one place you can go to search for coupons, especially if your making an on-line purchase. They have all kinds of stuff, so it can’t hurt to run a search before you process and on-line order and see if there is anything which might save you some money. I found things like codes for free redbox rentals too.

http://www.moneysavingmom.com/ I think I’ve posted links to Money Saving Mom a couple of times now, but I’ll throw it in just in case you have missed it in the past. This is a young mom who posts about all sorts of savings on food and house hold items. There are usually four or more posts a day. Since we’re pretty much not eating processed food any more a lot of it isn’t useful to me, but I do have two free magazine subscriptions thanks to this blog.

http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/Homemakers_By_Choice/archives.asp If you’ve been around awhile, then you’ve heard me talk about Homemakers By Choice, and if you stick around you’ll probably hear it come up again. I LOVE this podcast. I was listening to it for I don’t know, probably a year before I met The Man, and learned all kinds of stuff, lots of which you have probably heard me unconsciously repeat here. Right now they have a five series show with profiles of influential Christians through the ages, like Luther, Amy Carmichael, George Muller, which would make for good road trip listening. OnePlace.com has lots of other christian pod casts

http://librivox.org/ I’ve also mentioned Librivox to most everyone I know, but it’s one I just can’t pass up 🙂 Librivox is a non-profit who’s goal is to have audio recordings of all the books that are in public domain which includes most things published before 1930-something….37 sticks in my brain for some reason. People volunteer to record their readings, and then upload them to the web sight. This is something you could do if you’re interested. So one chapter might be read (in English) by a girl from Japan, and the next by a guy in Texas. Everyone once in a while this can be bothersome, if you’re listening to someone who’s voice grates on your ears, but for the most part I’ve really enjoyed it. For about a month I wanted to pick up my copy of Jane Eyre, and just couldn’t find the time, but managed to listen to the whole book in less than a week. There are histories, novels, short stories, children’s stories, poems, how-to books….something for everyone. There are also books in nine different languages.

http://www.hulu.com/ You probably all know this one, but if you have fast enough internet you can stream movies, documentaries, and tv shows to watch from your computer. You don’t have to sign up for anything or download anything. There are just a few commercials. They even have one of my favorite movies, Saints and Soldiers.

Have any free on-line stuff you love that I didn’t mention? Post a comment!

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3 thoughts on “Lots of little stuff

  1. musicmaiden says:

    I LOVE LibriVox!!!! Have you ever tried reading, C? Who are your favorite readers? I love Laura Caldwell, Mark Smith, Karen Savage, and a whole bunch of others. :)I do some proof-listening, and read when I have time . . . it's great fun!

  2. c says:

    I have never tried reading, though I have thought about doing it. Maybe when life slows down some I'll be able to. Do you have any favorite little known books on LibriVox?

  3. musicmaiden says:

    Um, let's see. Some of these are more well-known then others, but here are some of my favorites. Rilla of Ingleside http://librivox.org/rilla-of-ingleside-by-lucy-maud-montgomery/The Scarlet Pimpernel http://librivox.org/the-scarlet-pimpernel-by-baroness-emmuska-orczy/Helen's Babies http://librivox.org/helens-babies-by-john-habberton/Patricia Brent, Spinster http://librivox.org/patricia-brent-spinster-by-herbert-jenkins/Shoes and Stockings http://librivox.org/shoes-and-stockings-a-collection-of-short-stories/A Midsummer Night's Dream http://librivox.org/a-midsummer-nights-dream-by-william-shakespeare/This one isn't released yet, but I think you'd really like it (I'm proof listening it and it's been awesome so far! It's one of my favorite books.) The Shepherd of the Hills http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17566

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