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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- Apple's Former Top Lawyer Settles Options Charges (14 Aug 08)
- Backdating Investigation on Apple Shares Ends (09 Jul 08)
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- Former Apple Employees Charged in Stock Option Backdating (30 Apr 07)
- Apple Releases Stock Option Backdating Report (08 Jan 07)
An ever-increasing number of people are becoming adherents of the Getting Things Done system of managing to-do items, and this week Matt Neuburg reviews Thinking Rock, a free application that's one of the first to implement the GTD model directly. Also, Glenn Fleishman reports on Apple's stock option woes and passes on a tip to prevent laptop insomnia. Then we're joined by David Strom, who ponders the lessening difference between the real and the virtual worlds. In the news this week, we look at the releases of PocketMac for BlackBerry 4 and "Real World Mac OS X Fonts."
Steve Jobs apologized last week while announcing the results of an internal investigation regarding Apple's backdating of stock options, in which options were granted on a preferentially low stock price date instead of the date upon which the grant was decidedShow full article
PocketMac last week released the latest version of its BlackBerry for Macintosh software, version 4.0. (For details on the previous version, see "Putting BlackBerries in Your PocketMac," 06-Feb-06.) The software is available at no cost to BlackBerry owners, paid for by Research in Motion (RIM), the firm that makes the BlackBerry deviceShow full article
The news of recent times has me confused, so let me see if I have this straight. We'll soon be seeing video games based on reality TV shows - you know, the shows that employ script writers to make sure the reality sounds realShow full article
It takes a village to put a laptop to sleep. Over the weekend, a comment from Adam Engst solved problems for both TidBITS Irregular Keith Dawson and me with our recalcitrant laptopsShow full article
In his recent TidBITS article, "Getting Things Done With Your Macintosh" (24-Jul-06), Jeff Porten explains the general Getting Things Done (GTD) philosophy, and mentions some software that might be used or adapted for maintaining GTD listsShow full article
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Apple Updates iPods, Introduces Movies, Previews iTV -- Installing iTunes 7 on an older machine causes jerky video playback. What can be done to improve the quality? (3 messages) Using MySQL on a Mac -- Following last week's article on MySQL, TidBITS readers call out SQL utilities and resources, and ask about moving from FileMaker developmentShow full article