How to record a timelapse video of yourself painting or modeling or doing anything for that matter

Feb 20th, 2013 | By

Probably one of the best ways to share your technique with others to help them improve or to get their advice on how you can improve.  There’s an excellent tutorial here: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-cool-timelapse-videos-chronolapse/ About what to use and how to use it.  30-60 second intervals seem to work well  



2 Quick and Easy ways to speed up your thunderbird experience

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

So if you are like me you have a thunderbird profile that is 2-5 years old and is 2 – 10GB in size.. As you can imagine with all things to do with computers this can lead to a lot of buildup of junk and cause general slow downs.  For me it was almost unbearable
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How to get Excel 2013 to replace –> with an arrow sign like →

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

Another cool little thing that libreoffice does which Microsoft overlooked and that is replacing the double dash less-than sign with an actual arrow, because what else would that mean?  I imagine MS Office is just too professional that no one would be making little symbols like but adding this little touch to MS Office makes
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How to insert blank rows/columns in Excel when you have something in your clipboard

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

Yet another little thin that Libreoffice has which M$ Office is lacking.  If you go into one spreadsheet and copy a bunch of cells you completely loose the ability to insert blank rows or columns.  It is instead replaced by ‘insert copied cells or rows or columsn or whatever’.  Insanely stupid and insanely annoying but
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How to run Multiple Instances of Dropbox at the same time in Windows 7

Jan 19th, 2013 | By

Ok. I have a personal dropbox and a business dropbox account and what pain it is to have to log out of one and into another.  So for us legitimate users with multiple accounts that aren’t trying to take advantage of the system, how can we simplify our life and run both of our accounts
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Windows 7 putting windows behind the task bar at the bottom

Jan 18th, 2013 | By

So this was a fun problem, when thunderbird, chrome, etc etc were maximized the bottom of the window would appear behind the taskbar at the bottom.. Basically it would act like what it does when you have the task bar on autohide and then you bring it up, except it wasn’t auto-hiding, it was just
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Showing the duration of movie files from within windows explorer

Dec 29th, 2012 | By

So you can add a ‘duration’ column to the detailed file list in explorer but in true windows fashion it doesn’t do a god damned thing.. Just sits there empty, so the question is how can you easily display the duration of video files without actually opening them up? Well the answer doesn’t lie within
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Console2 not showing up in Alt-Tab

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By

Well this was a fun problem to figure out but thanks to fine user over at sourceforge I now have my answer. So my problem here was that when I loaded console2  I couldn’t see it in my alt-tab list.. I am using Dexpot so I could use win+q to find it luckily or else
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3D Desktop Cube Reviews and Comparisons (Windows)

Sep 19th, 2012 | By

So in my switch from Linux to windows the one area that is seriously lacking in windows is being able to properly organize your applications and workspaces.. Right now the way windows works is you just lump everything all into one desktop and alt-tab through, sorting it as you go.  This is an insanely archaic
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Bringing some linux functionality to windows – Multiple Clipboards, Middle Mouse paste & a proper console

Sep 4th, 2012 | By

So as I am in day 2 of my new life as a Windows user I am already longing for some of the functionality that made my life in linux more efficient.  Hopefully other windows users who have never had the privilege(or the frustration) of spending years wrestling with linux can learn how to make
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