I often have to select colors from images for use in my HTML. Taking a screenshot to use image editing tools to capture that color is inefficient, and the images I am sourcing aren't always coming from a web browser to be able to use browser extensions for that purpose. That's why I like a desktop tool:
This is a pretty handy tool for Windows that quickly captures colors from anywhere on the screen, and is significantly faster than other color pickers I've used in the past.
I think the growing trend for publishing technical books before they're complete and asking for feedback is really interesting, and I've found many books published this way that are affordable, timely, and high-quality. That's one thing that interested me about the description of Steve Jalim's book on being your own boss:
Having gone that route myself over a year ago, I'm interested both in the insights that Steve has to offer, and in the ability to potentially contribute my own insights back to such a book. Check it out for yourself.
As a home-worker myself, I've always wondered why more employers don't allow their employees to work from home. The typical excuses are fear of workers goofing off and not having the inter-office communication that people filling desk chairs would seem to imply. But there's a recent study, done on a 13,000-employee NASDAQ-listed Chinese company, that basically calls hijinx on all of that nonsense:
I'm looking forward to some big companies solving the few remaining issues having to deal with remote workers, like home-based telecom and help desk support.