Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

Featured website: Flash Face Creator

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Tweet I tried, but just couldn’t come up with a legitimate use for the website I’m offering you today.  Its only redeeming feature is that it is fun to play with, and interesting.  You can choose from a large variety of facial features and make a face.  Maybe you can create someone that you know! [...] Read more »

Reading websites that are hard to read

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Tweet Some websites are just plain hard to read.  It might be that the background color is dark and the text is too dark, so there is not enough contrast.  Or maybe the background is actually an image, and it makes the text difficult to see.  Or it could be that the font is just [...] Read more »

Works just like Photoshop

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Tweet Undoubtedly, Photoshop is just about the best program there is for working with digital images.  It is really the standard application that is used by people all over the world – professionals and amateurs alike. However, using Photoshop isn’t always practical.  What if you happen to be on a computer that doesn’t have [...] Read more »

Everything is new again

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Tweet My website had gotten old, outdated and clumsy.  I kept putting off overhauling it because I knew it would be a chore, but I also knew it would be worth it.  This week, I made the plunge. I am now using a WordPress theme as a template for my site overall, so it’s much [...] Read more »

An easier way to look at Craigslist ads

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Tweet By this time, just about everyone knows about Craigslist. It’s the biggest online classified service available anywhere, and it’s almost completely free. Craigslist was started in 1995 by Craig Newmark, and all he really wanted to make was an email distribution list for himself and some friends, describing some of the local events [...] Read more »

Show me what’s wrong

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Tweet In the past, I have written about the value of being able to send a screenshot. A screenshot is just a picture of your screen, and many times it tells me what is going on or what problem you might be having. It’s much better than just telling me, “My email won’t work” – [...] Read more »

Making a video into a playable DVD

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Tweet Last week we went over how to download YouTube videos to your computer. It’s really pretty simple. What if you want to take those videos and burn them to a DVD, so that you can play them on any DVD player? That’s easy, with DVD Flick. First step is to go to [...] Read more »

Downloading YouTube videos to your computer

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Tweet (Welcome! I publish a new computer tip every Monday – if you want to subscribe by email, just enter your email address in the subscription box on the right.) YouTube has millions of videos available, and a ton more are being added every day. In addition to the stupid ones (of which there are [...] Read more »

Vintage ad browser

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Tweet Some fun today – found a website that has a large collection (over 100,000) of old print advertisements (www.vintageadbrowser.com). I found a few that I thought were interesting (you can click for full size): My question on this one is, what can you do with a 10 mb hard drive? Wonder how many people [...] Read more »

How to read paid content – without paying

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Tweet Has this ever happened to you? You are looking at a popular news website, and you see an article that looks interesting. You click on the article to read it, but then you only see the first few lines. To read the rest, you have to purchase a paid subscription. You [...] Read more »