Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Folding a T-shirt

This is crazy but I just spent 15 minutes watching this video six times and then practicing on a t-shirt of my own. I don't have the exact perportions figured out yet but this seems to work great. Maybe if I understood Japanese I would know what to look for on that first fold.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Free Software I Actually Use

A friend asked me to send links to some of the free software I use for Windows. There's a lot out there, and you can do almost anything with free software as you can with purchased software. Here is a copy of my message:

Cheap 4x6 postcard flyers and other printing

http://jpeggraphics.com/objects/pdf/jpegpg.jpg

SOFTWARE

Star Office $70 from sun.com or download free from http://google.com/pack just uncheck all other programs (cause they're crap) except Star Office and it will downloand and install in one step. Google has special agreement with Sun to give this away for free.

Many good, free programs at http://portableapps.com/ - for your computer or they will download to a USB drive and you can take them with you and use on any computer. Check out GIMP which is a Photoshop-type program and Inkscape which is an Illustrator-type program. Also InfraRecorder for CD burning. And VNC Media Player which plays alomst any video file format.

Free PDF creating program - Ive used it for a long time and it works well but lately something is causing it to crash. Try it and see if it works for you http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pdfcreator/PDFCreator-0_9_3_GPLGhostscript.exe?modtime=1156491273&big_mirror=0

Also FoxIt PDF Viewer (just Google it) is way better and faster than having the bloated Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Finally AVG Anti-virus rocks! Download here.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

1-800-GOOG-411: Find and connect with local businesses for free from your phone.

1-800-GOOG-411: Find and connect with local businesses for free from your phone.

Never call regular 411 again. This is free and it's amazing! Plus, they automatically connect you, eliminating the need to dial the call.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Here's a tip from me to you

I read alot of news articles on the Web. One of the more annoying parts of reading long articles online are sites that split an article into 2, 3, or more pages. This is partly so they can feed you more ads and generate more page views. Web experts also claim people don't want to scroll down more than 2 or 3 screen's worth of information. (I don't really believe that, but whatever.)

Well here's a tip I've learned to get the entire article on screen at once. A bonus is that the article is displayed with fewer or no ads at all!

Usually articles have an Email This Story link. Look for that link, in the same area is a Print Article link.

The Print Article link usually opens the entire article in a new window, with a layout where the text flows easily and no ads!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Opinions from PC Magazine Columnists and Editors - John C. Dvorak

I really enjoy reading John C. Dvorak's opinion columns in PC Magazine. I watch Cranky Geeks on my Tivo via download. I like his take on the latest tech news so I am getting both the news itself as well as the REAL scoop about what's going on behind the scenes.