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Type Faster by Competing in Races

A fun way to improve your typing speed and accuracy is to join an online typing competition at typrX. This typing competition keeps track of your typing speed, while allowing you to compete against other people, either around the world in public races or with friends in private races. To set up a private race with your friends, follow these simple steps.

  • Once you have a typrX account, click the Create Private Race button on the front page and you’ll be taken to the private race page.
  • From there, copy the track code URL and send it to the friends you want to join the race.
  • You can click the Delay Countdown button to add 10 seconds to the clock if you are waiting on your friend to join the race.

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Relive Vintage Startup Sequences with The Restart Page

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Do you long for the days when your Mac would start with a smiling Mac logo and a row of INITs along the bottom of the screen? Or perhaps you miss watching a NeXT machine perform its initial memory scan? Pine no more for the past, because The Restart Page will transport you there. Choose from 17 Restart dialogs belonging to vintage versions of the Mac OS, Windows, NeXT's OPENSTEP, ProDOS (on the Apple IIgs), a developer build of Rhapsody, and others. Some sequences even include the old startup chimes.Generic Globefollow link

 

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Daniel Griscom  2012-01-10 09:20
As a long-time Mac user and developer, I enjoy BootXChanger, which changes the gray Apple image shown when your computer first boots to whatever you like. It includes a number of classic Mac boot icons (plus the NeXT logo, and Clarus the Dogcow). My current favorite is the grayscale Happy Mac icon.

Free: http://namedfork.net/bootxchanger
Steve Harmony  2012-01-13 15:25
This was fun until my cursor disappeared in Firefox 9.0.1 running on a Leopard iMac. Good thing I have Mouse Locator, which allowed me to put my invisible cursor over a non-Firefox window. The cursor came back when I clicked. Even then, the cursor disappeared again when I brought Firefox to the front. Can't remember which startup screen triggered this weird behavior. I know it wasn't a Windows one because I have NO nostalgia for Windows startup windows! :-)