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Ice Storm Pictures

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Ice Storm Pictures

Having just been through an ice storm, I decided to look for images of ice storms. I found this site in my search. They’re images of the ice storm that hit Paducah, Kentucky in 2009.

Navigation is easy. Just scroll down the

CIA Museum

Friday, March 4th, 2011

CIA Museum

I saw this on a news site and had to go check it out to see if it was for real. To my surprise it was! The CIA really made a Flickr stream that shows spy gadgets, clothes, and tools.

Restore Chrome Bookmarks Bar

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Have you lost the Bookmarks Bar in Google Chrome? Learn how to get it back here! Continue reading

How to Upload Videos to Google Docs

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

How to Upload Videos to Your Google Docs Account and Share Them with Your Friends

Google Docs is one of the best online office applications, as it lets users create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, charts, etc. from a web browser. The best part about Google Docs is that the online office suite is available for free and can

I recently got a new Dell mini laptop, with Windows 7 and IE 8. I keep getting a pop up “Security Warning Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” anytime I am on the web and trying to click through. Please tell me how to get rid of this. It is driving me crazy, and totally slowing down

Google Site Information

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Want to see what sites link to a particular website? You can with this tip and the power of Google! Continue reading

Google Art Project

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Want to take a worldwide museum tour without ever having to leave your keyboard? You need to see Google’s “Art Project”, then! Continue reading

Fantastic Fiction

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Fantastic Fiction

Fantastic Fiction is an interesting web site that provides you with over 30,000 bibliographies and information on 350,000 books.

Navigation is based on those two options. In order to navigate bibliographies, you’ll use the alphabetical menu at the top left of the

Convert for Windows

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Convert for Windows

Today I’m bringing you a download. If you’re like me, you might find that you need to convert units more frequently than you’d like. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and let me tell you, the conversions were the bane of my existence until I download

Cats in Sinks

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Cats in Sinks

I don’t know what it is that strikes a cat’s fancy about sleeping in a sink, or playing the bathtub – all four of my cats do it though! So when I ran across this site, I thought I’d share it with you.

Chrome Form Autofill

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The more I mess around with Google chrome, the more I like it. Just the other day I stumbled across the Autofill feature, which allows you to input your name and address info, so it only takes a single click to fill out all that information on a website. Here’s how you get to it:

First, open Chrome and click on

360 Eire

Friday, February 18th, 2011

360 Eire

I have plans of going to Ireland one day, but until then I’m going to have to settle for the amazing views that this site offers. This site brings you 360 degree, panoramic views of different locations in Ireland.

There are a couple

Good

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

GOOD

Welcome to the Roadmap to Harmony.

There are a couple of ways to navigate this roadmap. You can click the Get Started circle, read the introduction, and then follow the other circles around the map. Just click on them to zoom in on what they’re about.

Or you can use

Bing in Different Countries

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Let’s learn how to change it so Microsoft’s Bing search engine can search in different countries! It’s easy! Continue reading

NYPL Digital Gallery

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

NYPL Digital Gallery

Here you’ll find access to over 700,000 images that have been digitized and placed online in this database so people can browse them easily. You’ll find maps, posters, prints, manuscripts, and more for your viewing pleasure.

I started my visit by checking

Ocean Portal

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Ocean Portal

I adore Smithsonian web sites, because they always catch my attention right away. And this one certainly didn’t let me down. If you just scroll through the featured articles with the arrows on either side of the screen, you’ll see what I mean! There are featured articles on: a pirate

Windows Media Player Online Radio

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Windows Media Player 12 comes with a special feature that offers online radio anywhere. You can listen to different types of music including Country, Blues, Talk Radio, Soft Rock, and more. If you’re tired of continually listening to your MP3s and old CDs, you may want to give Windows Media Player 12 a listen. With all the radio stations now available from Windows Media Player 12

Protopage

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Protopage



It’s been a while since I’ve found one of these make your own start page web sites that I’ve liked. But I found myself charmed by this one, so I thought I’d share it with you.

You’ll

IM Sounds

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Because I hate talking on the phone, most of my communication with my friends tends to go on over IM. One thing that I’ve noticed, though, is that most IM default sounds are barely audible. And, since I’m not usually sitting at my computer, I can’t hear the default sounds. So I’ve changed all of my sounds to louder, more easily audible sounds, and here’s how

One in 8 Million

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

One in 8 Million

I found this site fascinating! In 2009, the New York Times focused on 54 people from New York City, from all walks of life. They recorded their stories and proved that New York City is a place filled with characters. Now you can browse the entire

Create Your Own Superhero

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Create Your Own Superhero

Have you ever wanted to design your own super hero? I’m geeky enough to admit that I have! Do you have kids who are gaga for comics? This could be a fun way for them to spend a snowy afternoon this winter.

Google Country Information

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Doing a school report? You might want to enlist the power of Google with these handy tricks! Continue reading

Picnik

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Picnik



Picnik is an amazing photo editor that is web browser based and completely free (there are premium levels but they’re completely unnecessary to make a fantastic photo – trust me you’ll be wowed by the free version).

You don’t have to

Create Your Own Comic

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Create Your Own Comic

Okay, so I’ve probably spent far too much time on this site creating super heroes, then I found out that you can create and your own comic! I couldn’t let you miss out on the fun of creating your own comic, so I’m sharing the link with you

Pin Tabs in Google Chrome

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Need some more space for tabs in Google Chrome? Have you ever considered “pinning” them? Check this out! Continue reading

We Choose the Moon

Friday, February 4th, 2011

We Choose the Moon

Welcome to We Choose the Moon, a web site devoted to the launch of Apollo 11. The site was created to honor the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, and is cleverly divided into 11 stages with sound, photos, and videos making it a truly multimedia experience. I

The Daily Kitten

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The Daily Kitten

Every day a new adorable kitten is posted here at the daily kitten. They even tell you when you can expect the new image and story to be up (3:07 P.M. GMT). I was hooked when a reader sent me this link and I knew after seeing

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