Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

A little program that I now can’t live without

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I love little pieces of software that focus on a single problem and solve it efficiently. A while back I found something that does this, and now I use it every day. In fact, if it’s turned off for some reason, I notice the difference almost immediately. And it’s free.   Here’s the problem: […] Read more »

How to rename 1000 images in 32 seconds or less

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You just got back from the trip of a lifetime. For some people that would be a cruise to Alaska, for others it might be a guided tour through the Holy Land of Israel, and for some it could be visiting some of the old castles of Ireland. Personally, I would enjoy any of them. […] Read more »

Microsoft simultaneously issues some good news and some deceit

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I’m not sure what to think about Microsoft lately. They’re sending good and bad messages. Recently, they issued some really good news about Internet Explorer, but they also made some statements about Windows 7 that seem to be designed to deceive.   The good news: Internet Explorer, the web browser that we love to hate, will […] Read more »

How to change your font in a Facebook post

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Part of the fun of Facebook is seeing something new, or learning to do something you never knew was possible. Unfortunately, most of what is posted on Facebook is just fake junk that gets repeatedly posted because people don’t research or verify; they just click the “Share” button. But what I’m telling you about today […] Read more »

Featured website: Flash Face Creator

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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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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 too […] Read more »

Works just like Photoshop

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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 Photoshop […] Read more »

Everything is new again

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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 easier […] Read more »

An easier way to look at Craigslist ads

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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 going […] Read more »

Show me what’s wrong

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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” – that […] Read more »