Link of the Day

  • What happened on my birthday? http://www.datesinhistory.com/Click on the day and month of your birthday to find out what special events occurred through out the years on your birthday date!
    Posted 5 Jul 2012, 16:35 by Jeremy Schubert
  • Send a virtual beer to a friend http://www.virtualbeer.com/vb/send/index.shtmlJust like sending a greeting card on the computer, but in this case your sending a libation instead!
    Posted 4 Jul 2012, 21:24 by Jeremy Schubert
  • Unclaimed Bank Balances http://ucbswww.bank-banque-canada.ca/scripts/search_english.cfmGo here to search for bank accounts you may have forgotten about.
    Posted 3 Jul 2012, 11:40 by Jeremy Schubert
  • 3D virtual panorama tours from around the world http://www.airpano.com/Aerial panoramas from around the world. Cool photos!Thanks to my friend Chris for this link.  
    Posted 2 Jul 2012, 10:01 by Jeremy Schubert
  • The CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world, compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2012, 00:00 by Jeremy Schubert
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50 Reasons Why iPhone 5 Is Better Than Galaxy S3

posted 21 Dec 2012 23:30 by Jeremy Schubert   [ updated 21 Dec 2012 23:30 ]

Great YouTube video explaining why the iPhone 5 is better then the Galaxy S3.  Preceded by a video listing 50 reasons why the Galaxy S3 is better then the iPhone...

50 Reasons Why Galaxy S3 Is Better Than iPhone 5

posted 21 Dec 2012 23:21 by Jeremy Schubert   [ updated 21 Dec 2012 23:24 ]

Great YouTube video explaining why a Galaxy S3 is better than the iPhone 5
To be followed with a video listing 50 reasons why the iPhone 5 is better then the Galaxy S3!

Splitting and Merging PDF files

posted 2 Sep 2012 14:33 by Jeremy Schubert   [ updated 2 Sep 2012 14:50 ]

Need to split or merge a PDF file?  Maybe to join a resume and cover letter into one file for example.  PDFSAM (PDF Split and Merge) is a fantastic program for this purpose.  And to boot, it's free!  http://www.pdfsam.org/

How to build your website (for free)

posted 5 Jul 2012 16:35 by Jeremy Schubert   [ updated 5 Jul 2012 16:35 ]

Before following these instructions, I'm assuming that you've read the preceding post explaining how to create your free website account.

Step 1
Navigate to http://www.virtualbeer.com/vb/send/index.shtml and login using the appropriate credentials (your user name and password)

Step 2
Click on the Create New button
A window will pop up asking you to provide a name for your website.  Choose something that makes sense, such as:
"All About the Smith Family" or "My Favourite Dinners to Cook for Dinner Parties".
Then click Next to proceed.  

Step 3
A pre configured page will be created for you.  Obviously you're going to replace the text with your own information.  But before you do that...
On the top of your screen you should see a menu bar.  Click on 'Styles' on the far left and choose a style you fancy.  Go ahead, look through all the other options and see what you like and don't like.  

Step 4
Start entering the text and pictures you want.  
Click on "Media on the tool bar to add images, videos, documents etc.  
Clicking on 'Add-ons' on the tool bar lets you choose some other functions.
Clicking on 'Pages' lets you create more pages to add to your website.

Step 5
On the far right hand corner of the tool bar there are two other important buttons.
Clicking on the 'Preview' button lets you see what your page will look like once it's published on the web.
Clicking on the 'Publish' button makes your web site real!  
(When you click on the 'Publish' button, you'll also be told how to navigate to your website when you're surfing the net)

Step 6
Send an email to all your friends telling them to check out your brand new website!  

How to create a basic website (for free)

posted 4 Jul 2012 21:20 by Jeremy Schubert   [ updated 4 Jul 2012 21:20 ]

Want to create your own website but don't know how?  Here are some simple instructions to follow.
In terms of free services, Google Sites and Google Apps tops my list for now.  But signing up and using those two products can be a bit involved.  So in the future I'll create  an instructional video for this on the Tutorials area of my website.  So for this tip, I'm just going to explain how to use a free service.

Step 1
Decide on a purpose for your website.  Is it going to be about your family?  Or maybe about butterflies or flowers and plants?  Or maybe how to host terrific dinner parties?  I supposed the list is endless.  But you need to start off with a concept in mind.

Step 2
Surf over to http://www.tripod.lycos.com/.  Note- in this tutorial I suggest you use the service at http://www.tripod.lycos.com/ to create your website.  But you can use any service you want.  Just Google "free website builder and host' and you'll see lots of companies to choose from.  

Step 3
Click on the Sign Up Now button and then choose Sign Up Now for a free acount.

Step 4
Choose a name and password for your website (you'll need the password to be able to edit your website, no one else needs to know it).  Fill in your email address and click on Next.

Step 5
On the next page make sure the chosen subscription plan is Free.  Then click Next
Enter the requested information on the next page.  Then click on Confirm.

Step 6
Look for an email from Tripod Customer Service in your email account. 
That email will have a link that you need to click on to confirm that you are the person actually creating the website.
Clicking on that link will cause a new page to pop up.  You'll see a message that your new website account is being created.  Finally, you should see a message saying that you are now able to log in to http://www.tripod.lycos.com/ to start creating your web page.

Now that you have your own website space, you need to start adding some content.  And tomorrow tip will teach you how to do that!

Some basic keyboard short cuts for word processing software

posted 3 Jul 2012 11:49 by Jeremy Schubert   [ updated 3 Jul 2012 11:49 ]

Hate it when your fingers have to leave the keyboard?  Don't always like using the mouse and drop down menus?
Here are some basic keyboard short cuts that should work for almost all programs and operating systems.

ctrl+a - select all the text in the document
ctrl+c - copy the selected text
ctrl+x - cut the selected text
ctrl+v - paste the text previously cut or copied
ctrl+z - undo the last action
ctrl+y - repeat the last action

Temporarily deactivating facebook

posted 2 Jul 2012 09:58 by Jeremy Schubert   [ updated 2 Jul 2012 09:58 ]

Some people are concerned (paranoid) about what others might see on their FaceBook page.  For example, job searchers might not want HR types to view potentially embarrassing posts put on their accounts by friends.  Friends might post on your FaceBook account while you have logged off and you won't know about it until you've logged back on again.  One way to cover this potential problem is to 'deactivate' your FaceBook account every time you log off.  Deactivating your account is different from 'deleting' your account.  Instead of permanently removing your account, it puts it into hibernation.  During this time no one can find or post to your account.   When you''re ready to play with your FaceBook again, you just reactivate the account.  
From the FaceBook help centre, jere's the steps to temporarily deactivate your account:
  1. Click the account menu  at the top right of any Facebook page
  2. Choose Account Settings
  3. Select Security from the left-hand menu
  4. Click on "Deactivate your account"
When you deactivate your account, your profile (timeline) and all information associated with it disappears from the Facebook service immediately. People on Facebook will not be able to search for you or view any of your information. 

If you’d like to come back to Facebook anytime after you’ve deactivated your account, you can reactivate your account by logging in with your email and password. Your profile (timeline) will be restored in its entirety (friends, photos, interests, etc.). Remember that you will need to have access to the login email address for your account in order to reactivate it.