If you have a YouTube account and a slow internet connection, you can make adjustments for easier viewing. Learn how here. Continue reading
Just what is humanism? That was a question I found myself asking this semester, as we discussed the Renaissance and how it affected different parts of Europe at different times. So, you know how I am, once I’m curious I have to go find an answer. This site is what I found.
This… Continue reading
Ever since my Poetry class last spring, I’ve been fascinated with Dante’s Divine Comedy. What’s awesome is that I’m not the only one! I found another fantastic site dedicated to his work.
This site is broken up into three main parts, just like his work is: Inferno, Purgatory,
Are you curious to know what’s “hot” right now? Do you want to see what the web is “a-buzz” over? Yahoo! users already have a little box right on their front page that tells them what people are searching for, but once again, as always, Google had to go and one-up them!
It’s called Google Trends, and here’s how to access it:
First, browse… Continue reading
Welcome to the Folger Shakespeare Library, where you can discover a ton of information about Shakespeare and his works.
I suggest starting your journey in the Discover Shakespeare section. It is divided into more categories, they are:
Shakespeare’s Life – here you will learn… Continue reading
Firefox’s Private Browsing feature – the one that allows you to browse wherever you’d like without leaving a trail, sure comes in handy around the holidays, doesn’t it? It prevents curious kids and snooping grownups from seeing where you’ve been (and more importantly, what you’ve been purchasing).
Yet, I have a problem remembering to turn it on all the time. With my luck… Continue reading
In my Civil War class this semester, we talked a lot about the building of the railroad across the country so, when I stumbled on this photo museum, I knew I had to share it with you.
To get started, click where it says to Click to Enter, be prepared for the very red background on the
John from Pacific Grove, CA. asks:
I don’t know what happened but when I sat down at my computer this morning and opened my browser (Firefox), my History button was gone, my address bar was gone…all I have left are my tabs and the top bar that runs across the top of the screen! I am right-clicking everywhere and nothing will come back up! Can you help?
I use Gmail on a daily basis for both work and personal duties. Thing is, that looking at Gmail’s same old interface day after day is pretty boring. That’s why today we’re going to learn how to change its look.
It’s super easy!
First, go to Gmail.com and log into your account. Now click Settings in the upper right-hand corner of the… Continue reading
Drama, Intrigue, War, and Marriage: am I talking about the latest hit at the box office? Nope! I’m talking about the Wars of the Roses from 15th Century England. The nobles from the House of Lancaster and the House of York fight a nasty battle for who will claim the throne of England, embroiling the country in a series… Continue reading
This site focuses on four myths: the Queen of Sheba, Shangri-la, King Arthur, and Jason of the Argonauts. I arrived here via the page on Jason, but you can select any of the four myths to start with.
After selecting a myth to explore, you’ll be taken to the main page for… Continue reading
Sometimes I find myself in need of translation when I’m doing research on the Internet. This usually leads me to copying and pasting little bits of text into Google Translate or some other translation site so I can get the whole story in a language I understand.
However, I just found a nifty little feature in Internet Explorer 8 that uses Bing to translate a… Continue reading
What is Chromium OS? Is it an operating system that can be used by an average computer user without knowledge of programming, just the average guy who uses Windows?
Russ, as an average (or perhaps below average) guy who uses Windows, what I can tell you is that the answer to this question has been difficult for me to understand… Continue reading
If you’ve got a Yahoo! account and you’re looking to customize, then this tip is just for you! You know those sites (Mail, Finance, News, Calendar, etc.) that appear in the left column when you first log on? Well, a lot of people don’t know this, but you can actually customize which sites appear there!
First, log into your Yahoo! account… Continue reading
This is an excellent site, filled to the brim with dog information. Whether you want to research breeds of dogs, find a responsible breeder, or get product reviews on stuff for your dogs, you’ve come to the right place. You can even get help naming your new dog here!
The main menu consists of the categories… Continue reading
Maybe it’s out of curiosity, perhaps it’s to prove a point – whatever the case may be, wouldn’t it be nice to see how many times you’ve visited a particular website?
Well, if you’re using Mozilla Firefox there’s an easy way to do just that!
Say I want to see how many times I’ve visited Worldstart.com since my last history clean-up….… Continue reading
There are situations when you may want to find all the big emails stored in your Gmail inbox. Although Gmail provides 7 Gigabytes of free space to all its users, sometimes you may end up discovering that only a few megabytes of space are remaining. If you have been using Gmail since the service was launched, chances are that your email inbox is full of attachments or documents you don’t… Continue reading
This article describes how to set Google as default search engine in IE9. It will also describe how to add Google, or any other, search provider to IE9 if it is not listed already.
In an earlier article on IE9, we discussed using the Address bar to search for anything you want. The article described how to disable search from the IE9 Address… Continue reading
The other day, I was reading online comments about software from an unhappy user. I have the same software installed in my computer, and it does what I need it to do, so I wasn’t particularly concerned with the specific issues described by the writer. What occurred to me though was that this software is free, and that fact was overlooked. I don’t have a problem with that omission, but… Continue reading
Spike, from Kimberley B. C. Canada asks:
When I used to go on Internet Explorer, I would start typing in what I wanted to find, and with each letter typed several possibilities would come up. Now I have to type in the whole word. What have I done wrong, and how can I get this feature back?
Spike, I think that what you’re talking about… Continue reading
Eric from Laurel, Nebraska writes:
Is there any way to click on my browser and see the last website I visited instead of my home page? I use Firefox.
Hi, Eric! Thanks for writing!
Yes, there is! Sometimes I don’t know what I would do without it.
There are three things you can get when you open Firefox… Continue reading
Have you ever left your computer logged into Windows and suddenly remembered you did so when you were far away from your computer? What’s worse, have you ever kept it logged on when you knew there were going to be many people around the computer’s vicinity and you were going to be away for a while? This scenario certainly could end badly. People could search your computer for files and… Continue reading
I know, I know; I’ve been writing a lot of Google Chrome tips recently, and up until a few weeks ago, I was against even installing it on my computer.
But now that I have, I see that it’s quite the browser. It’s fast, it’s simple…
…and importing all of my personal settings from either Firefox or Internet Explorer is a snap!… Continue reading
How to Remove a Specific Object or Person From an Image
There are situations when you may want to remove a specific object or person from an image. Say you have just found an old photo of yours and want to use it in some of your projects. The photo is all right, but there is a building which you want to remove, without distorting… Continue reading