Download Streaming Videos From Websites

Have you ever come across a video on the internet that you wanted to keep? Perhaps you want to download it on to your mobile phone so you can show your friends later without having to stream it from the internet again.

YouTube and most video streaming websites like that do not allow you to download any of their videos, you have to have internet access and chew up your bandwidth every time you want to watch the same video, unless it is cached but let’s not get smart about it. This article will explain how to quickly and easily download YouTube videos and embedded movies from other websites too. Continue reading “Download Streaming Videos From Websites”

How To Access Hidden Themes In Windows 7

Windows 7 offers a great set of themes you can use to customise the look and feel of your computer’s desktop. I’ll bet you didn’t know that there are actually quite a few hidden themes based on locations around the world. By default Windows only displays one of these localised themes based on the country which you are in. Continue reading “How To Access Hidden Themes In Windows 7”

Promoting Your Blog On Facebook: The Nuts & Bolts Guide

Article first published as Promoting Your Blog on Facebook: The Nuts and Bolts Guide on Technorati.
This morning I decided to dive into a bit of promotion in social media. I have quite a bit of content now and thought it was time I started putting some serious thought into generating some more traffic. My first choice for advertising in social media was Facebook, no suprises there right?

I did have a bit of trouble figuring out how to get my blog articles feeding on to my brand new Facebook page and I am assuming if you are reading this article you have intentions to promote your website on Facebook as well, if this is the case then please read on because if you know as little as I did about it when I started then this article will save you a lot of frustration. Continue reading “Promoting Your Blog On Facebook: The Nuts & Bolts Guide”

CSS: Add Images To Form Fields The Right Way

Here is a tidy little CSS trick that you may have seen around the internet. It takes little effort, works in all browsers and can add real class to your forms on your website. This article assumes a little bit of working knowledge with CSS and HTML.

Lets begin with a screenshot of the final result.

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17 Awesome Colourful Wallpapers to Brighten Up Your Desktop

I went hunting for wallpapers for my computer the other day because I was getting sick of the one that I had. Along the way I found a great collection of 17 really bright and colourful wallpapers to spice up your desktop.

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How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 7

There have been a lot of times I have been asked how to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 in order to revert back to Internet Explorer 6. Often for webapp compatibility issues or even personal preference. At first it is not obvious as most times IE7 is not listed in the ‘Add/Remove Programs’ list under your control panel. Fortunately there is a very quick and easy way to revert back to IE6 using a Run command. Continue reading “How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 7”

DVI & VGA – What is the difference?

If you have ever looked at all the cables that plug into your computer you probably would have noticed the one that connects the monitor to the computer it’s self. Chances are that this cable, on older machines is a VGA cable or more commonly these days, a DVI cable. (Pictured Left)

The question is what is the difference between them? Continue reading “DVI & VGA – What is the difference?”

HP Printers – A Warning For Potential Buyers

HP’s C4599, straight from hell?

Normally when I write about a product on my blog it is because it is a great product and I make personal, unbiased recommendations, this will be the first time I am going to advise against purchasing a product. Specifically the C4400 and C4500 series of All-In-One printers from HP.

I am not sure what HP is going to think of this article if they see it but there is no laws against me offering my opinion, so please note this is all this article is. My own opinion. Continue reading “HP Printers – A Warning For Potential Buyers”

Internet Explorer 9: An Overview

Microsoft is currently working on developing the next installment of Internet Explorer. The beta of the 9th version of Internet Explorer will be released on the 15th of September. Apparently development began not long after Internet Explorer 8 was released and suggestions for features were taken from users using Microsoft Connect. Continue reading “Internet Explorer 9: An Overview”

Double Rainbow Guy Sells Out

Paul Vasquez, double rainbow-guy does advertisment for Microsoft.

Remember double rainbow guy? If you haven’t seen or head of it let me give you a quick explanation. Two months ago a video was released on to YouTube of a guy getting extremely emotional while witnessing two rainbows. The video went viral and at the time of writing has been viewed over 14 million times.

It turns out that Paul Vasquez (the double rainbow guy) has SOLD OUT to Microsoft! Below is a video for Microsoft’s Windows Live Photo Gallery featuring Paul himself. Continue reading “Double Rainbow Guy Sells Out”

There is a term for that!? – L’esprit de l’escalier

I ran out of time to write anything useful for today so I leave you with this awesome french phrase which I found interesting.
L’esprit de l’escalier which translate to “staircase wit”. I will leave Wikipedia to the definitions:

L’esprit de l’escalier (or l’esprit d’escalier) (staircase wit) is thinking of a clever comeback when it is too late. The phrase can be used to describe a riposte to an insult or any witty remark that comes to mind too late to be useful—after one has left the scene of the encounter. The phenomenon is usually accompanied by a feeling of regret at not having thought of it when it was most needed or suitable.

The German word Treppenwitz and the Yiddish word trepverter are used to express the same idea. One prominent example of the German term is W. Lewis Hertslet’s 1882 book Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte (“Staircase wit of world history”).[1]

– Wikipedia

Read the rest of the article here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27esprit_de_l%27escalier

Must have Feature for GMail Users: Image Uploader

Do you use Google’s fantastic GMail service? If you do you have probably in the past tried to insert pictures into your e-mails only to discover that you needed to upload them on to the internet and provide HTML links to them and all sorts of other complicated silliness that can be a little overwhelming for the average user.

Do you use Google’s  fantastic GMail service? If you do you have probably in the past tried to insert pictures into your e-mails only to discover that you needed to upload them on to the internet and provide HTML links to them and all sorts of other complicated silliness that can be a little overwhelming for the average user.

Fortunately Google realised this and released a ‘Lab’ plugin for the web interface in G-Mail that allows you to upload and insert images straight from your computer into your e-mail. Continue reading “Must have Feature for GMail Users: Image Uploader”