Finds of the Week: XP Facts, 4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Computer, Check User Name Availability At Multiple Sites, Big Emoticon List, 15 Inspirational Sites, Camouflaged Animal Photos


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

Windows XP: Interesting Facts to Remember
This is an interesting collection Windows XP trivia. It's a short and good read. :)
Thanks go out to Mary at Spiceworks for the site suggestion :)

4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Windows Computer
Sometimes a computer needs to be restored to factory conditions, whether it's a virus or some other reason. I like this article because it lists what key you need to press at boot up for various manufacturers. It's good to note that restoring computer to factory conditions means that all your programs, documents, windows updates, etc. will disappear. Back up anything that's important to you before restoring a computer. This isn't mentioned in the article but you can make an image of your hard disk drive. That gives you a cloned copy of everything on your hard disk drive. There are detailed direction from Gizmo here.
If you know what you are doing check out our Best Free Drive Cloning Software category.

Check User Name Available At Multiple Sites
Check to see if your desired username is available at dozens of popular Social Networking and Social Bookmarking websites.

Big List of Emoticons
There are hundreds of sites that showcase emoticons but this page lists Western and Eastern emoticons. Head on over if you need new smiley faces or other emoticons.

15 Brilliant Websites That Will Inspire And Change Your Life
This a quite a diverse list of sites, most anyone will find something of interest here.

One more thing: 19 Perfectly Camouflaged Animal Photos by Art Wolfe  I've always liked camouflaged images. When I saw these 19 photos by long time favorite photographer Art Wolfe I had to share. :)

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Wonderful, thanks so much for your efforts in bringing to our attention!

You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. :)

Cant thank you enough. I had been looking for a easy to follow language site & you were so right about duolingo. Everything on here is so interesting thanks again