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Items should consist of at least two paragraphs.

The first should be a "teaser" paragraph. This paragraph will be automatically published in our RSS feed. It should state the nature of the find and the benefits without mentioning the product name or providing a product link. For example:

"For months I've been looking for a good way of deleting 'undeletable' files. Finally I've discovered a free utility that does the job reliably and simply."

The second paragraph should at the very least, expand the benefits, name the product and provide a product link. For example:

"Unlocker is a tiny 230KB utility that works with Windows 2000 and XP. Vista users are out of luck. Just right click on the 'undeletable file', select 'Delete with Unlocker' from the context menu and next time you boot the file will be gone for good."

You can have a third paragraph if you wish; indeed as many as you like. However there must at least be a second paragraph after the opening "teaser" paragraph.

Finds of the Week: Remove Backgrounds from Images, Great List of Animal Cams, Free Arts and Crafts eBooks, Free Online Journal/Diary

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

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Listen To Music Online For Free At These 20 Websites

These 20 sites let you listen to music online, for free. There's quite a variety of sites here, from the better known sites like Spotify, SoundCloud and Last.fm to less well known sites with music, news, and local or global radio stations just waiting to be discovered. There are site descriptions for each site, including ads (if any) and geographic availability.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Lightning Over The Grand Canyon

This weeks wallpaper shows dual forks of lightning streaking down from dark, brooding purple-black skies to the rocks of the canyon below. Foreground rock formations are in sharp relief, with details fading with distance. This dramatic shot allows desktop icons to be very visible.

Image of dual forks of lightning streaking down from dark, brooding purple-black skies to the rocks of the canyon below.

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Finds of the Week: Make eBooks with Google Docs, Typography Workshop, Creative 404 Pages, Mastering Tabs in Firefox

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

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Year In Space: 1,000 Photos From The International Space Station

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year on the International Space Station. During that time, he took (and tweeted) 1,000 awe inspiring photos from the space station. Now you can see them all in one place. There are also photo galleries of images taken by other astronauts. You can check out the All Photos category, or browse by Day, Night, Sunrise Sunset, Aurora, Moon and Space Station.

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Manage Partitions Using Windows Disk Management Tool

Four hard disk drives stacked on top of each otherWith Windows built in disk management tool, you can resize, create, delete and format hard disk partitions while Windows is running. For most tasks the disk management utility works fine with no need for additional software.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Delightful Spring Tulips

This weeks wallpaper is a close up photo of a small but charming group of magenta tulips on a deep to middle green background. The flowers are a lovely color in the red/purple/pink category for which I couldn't come up with a name. :) I decided on magenta as the closest color, with fuchsia-ish and crimson among the suggestions from friends I asked. For a flower wallpaper this is fairly subdued, and icons do quite well with it.

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Finds of the Week: Chrome Cleanup Tool, Windows 10 Help and How To, Free Texture Friday, Threatpost Security News

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Chrome Clean Up Tool (Windows)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Fractal Pattern With Captivating Blue Swirls

This weeks wallpaper is a melange of individual blue and white swirls of varying sizes that look like art glass and are reminiscent of the shape of certain sea shells. I enjoy fractal patterns, and this one looks like it could have come straight from the workshop of a glass artist. Icons display surprisingly well against this background.

Image of various sizes of individual shell shaped blue and white swirls.

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