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Where Can you Get a Free Krampus Greeting Card? Well, it’s Free-ish right here.

Yep, a Free Krampus Card, all yours, one per person.

Well, Free-ish. I hate it when people leave the fine print to the last, so let me say upfront you gotta pay shipping and sales tax, which is slightly bogus, but this is the best deal we could get with our distributor…

… but [...]

EcoFreek Offers Consolidated Free Stuff

Got hard times? Maybe you can’t shop at the high end stores that offer eco fair trade local products, but you might not have to go to a big box discount store either.

Try EcoFreek. It’s a metasearch engine with a particular specialty: Helping people look at multiple sources for things that are available [...]

Contest: Find the First “What Global Warming?” Cartoon to Win a Free Button

It’s that time of year again when temperatures around one half of the globe begin to climb downward. You and I call it the seasons of autumn and winter, but every year some cockamamie conservative political cartoonist decides to call this seasonal change a refutation of global warming. Last year, astonished that it got cold [...]

On Election Day, VOTE to Name the FBI’s Not-Spying Spying Program

The New York Times reported last week on the existence of a newly expanded FBI program of surveillance in which their agents spy, often covertly, on people and groups in America when there is no evidence of any wrongdoing. These people and groups are targeted by the FBI for surveillance on the basis of their [...]

Contest: What Do We Call The FBI Domestic Not-Spying Spying Program?

The New York Times reports today that the FBI has instituted a newly expanded program in which their agents spy, often covertly, on American people and groups who are suspected of no crime whatsoever. Rather, people are targeted by the FBI for surveillance on the basis of their political opinions, their religion, and/or their race. [...]

SportyPal Tracks Hikes From Your Smart Phone For Free

The above is a map of my hike this morning up and down Ragged Mountain in Maine. It’s been automatically generated through a combination of my HTC Ozone, a smart phone running on a Windows Mobile operating system, and SportyPal, a piece of software (called an “app” by those in the know because somewhere [...]

Recommended Downloads: Inkscape, Quick Zip

I love the tinkering spirit of the internet. Dissatisfied with gaps in software capabilities, or dismayed by the extravagant costs of corporate software, self-regulating groups write and improve their own programs and make them available to the world for free, for the joy of it. Open source programmers are anti-authoritarian populists of our age, demolishing [...]

Libravox: Spend Nothing on the Ones You Love

Is it really the thought that counts? Then think about spending nothing on the ones you love this holiday season. They’ll thank you for it.

Librivox is an open-source website containing thousands of audio recordings of books in the public domain. Volunteers read books aloud, then upload mp3 files to the Librivox website for you [...]