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<!--smart_paging_filter-->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.

Wallpaper of the Week (Awesome Abandoned Vintage Red Pickup Truck)

This weeks wallpaper is a terrific vintage red (1920's?) GMC pickup truck abandoned on a desert plain at the feet of some jagged mountains. The image has quite a bit of color variation but I didn't have any difficulty seeing my desktop icons.
 

old red pickup truck sitting in the high desert at the foot of jagged mountains
 

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Website of the Week (Life's Little Mysteries)

Web Site of the Week (Life's Little Mysteries)

I've been on the mailing list for this site, and I'm always amazed with the things they come up with. There isn't one particular topic, but if you want to learn answers to questions you might not have thought to ask, you'll like the site.

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Website of the Week (Webopedia)

Webopedia is a great site to look up phrases, terms, and abbreviations connected to computers and the internet. It's strong point is that anyone from beginners to advanced will find it useful. The site description is spot on: "....Webopedia provides easy-to-understand definitions in plain language, avoiding the use of heavy jargon when possible so that the site is accessible to users with a wide range of computer knowledge."
 

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Wallpaper of the Week (Abstract Blue and White)

Wallpaper of the Week     

This weeks wallpaper consists of a white background with translucent blue lines and arcs gently flowing in the foreground. If you like light minimalist desktop wallpaper you'll enjoy this one.
Desktop icons look great with the light background allowing them to stand out.

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How & Why to switch from Yahoo! Mail to GMail

It's a hard fact that All new Yahoo! mail sucks. This may be just personal but Yahoo gave me tough times with server errors on numerous occasions. For me GMail edges out Yahoo! Mail because of its speed and spam blocking. Yahoo! has too much spam, including IM span. Also POP access and disposable addresses require paid account. I'm afraid a day might come in the future when Yahoo won't allow access to your account even if you enter the correct ID and password. Once my Yahoo mail got hacked, I had enough with it.

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Finds of the Week - Free Clip Art Edition

Finds of the Week are usually interesting things I've stumbled across recently.
This week I was thinking of cards (all sorts of holidays are right around the corner) and clip art, so I rummaged through my bookmarks to come up with a small list of carefully chosen sites I've collected over time.
I've added licensing and/or terms of use for each site. Anything in quotes is copied directly from the site.

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