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Tech Treats

This category is reserved for finds by our Editor Rhiannon Dent. 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.

Flower Garden: Purple And Orange Poppies (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper reminds me of a watercolor painting. The colors are soft and diffuse. In the foreground there's a purple poppy and a poppy seed pad in sharp focus, with the background a softer focus in green with a few poppies (orange and purple) as the background. My desktop icons show up nicely with this desktop background.

image of orange and purple poppies against green background

Exposure Guide: Photography Tips, Techniques and News (Website of the Week)

Learn everything from the fundamentals of digital photography to basic maintenance techniques and camera accessories.

logo, the words Exposure Guide in white on black background

Freeware Game of the Week (The Hardest Game Ever Made Is Back !#)

 

Aug 12 - Aug 18

Why, Why did you do this to me! I stayed there motionless waiting for your caressing touch, and make me feel like there's a purpose in my life. But now you've hurted me real bad, and I don't look pretty the way I used to be, and all this because of you. I'm glad that you're beside me during my final moments. These are my last words to you.  

----- Yours only,

The Keyboard 

Finds of the Week: 3 Ways to Back Up Gmail, Thousands of Free Legal Albums, Feedly Tips, Use Chrome Extensions in Opera, Develop A Daily Writing Habit

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

Jellyfish Dance (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper has colorful jellyfish drifting across a dark background. Icons stand out nicely and the transparency of some of the jellyfish adds to the overall atmosphere.
Note: the wallpaper isn't animated. :)

image of mutli color jellyfish on dark background

Videojug - Get Good At Life (Website of the Week)

Videojug offers thousands of professional grade how-to videos covering, well, just about everything. Whether you want to learn something new, brush up on your skills, or spend a little time watching good how-to videos, this site is a great place to visit.

Freeware Game of the Week (This Game Exposes the Hard Facts of Life)

 

Jul 20 - Jul 26

It's a surprise that a freeware game won this year's Grand prize award at the Independent Games Festival (IGF). But it isn't a surprise that a game like Cart Life won it, because this is a fascinating game that deserves attention. The game also bagged the Nuovo Award for Innovation and Excellence in Narrative award. 

 

Finds of the Week: Send Email From Your Browser, Creative Ways to Use Your Printer, Delete Yourself from the Internet, Best Docks and Launchers, Dollar Store Hacks

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

How to Compose A New Email Directly From Your Browser
Very handy time saving tip. Check out the end of the article to create a bookmark you can use to send mail from your browser anytime.

Soft Lake Sunset Through Vines (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper shows a soft focus sunset in hues of purple, lavender and pink seen through a curtain of small vines.
Icons show up nicely on this wallpaper due to the muted tones.

soft focus sunset o ver lake background, vines in foreground

Available Resolutions:
HD resolutions: 852 x 480 1280 x 720 1366 x 768 1920 x 1080

How To: Glue This to That (Website of the Week)

Find the right glue to use when you need to bond one surface to another. Paper is easy to glue to lots of surfaces, but metal to metal? What do you use to glue ceramic, fabric, glass, leather, metal, plastic, rubber, styrofoam, vinyl and wood to each other or something else? This site tells you, and it's dead simple to use - use the "attach" dropdown menu to pick one surface, and the "to" dropdown menu to pick another, click "Let's Glue" and the right glue(s) are displayed. :)

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