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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Scratch: A Very Basic Note-taking Tool

If you need a versatile note-taking tool that is small, light and lauches quickly, then you don't have to look far. "Scratch" was designed to be all the above. The author describes it thus: Scratch is a mini notepad for windows. Its primary purpose is to make taking notes as simple as possible.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Best Just Got Better

Don't look now, but the web's premiere freeware image viewer is now also an image editor, thanks to a plugin that allows it to act as one. But this is just one of the newer features of Irfanview version 4.10. I have featured Irfanview in my tutorials on web graphics and for good reason: It is a very... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

WriteRoom Clone for Windows

So what do you think this is, the monitor of an old computer? No! It is the interface of DarkRoom running in my WinXP! DarkRoom is a text editor that was created as a clone of the Mac OSX "WriteRoom". It was intended for writers who need to concentrate on their work and not get distracted by the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A One Page Website? Yeah, The Old-Fashioned Way

The Request "Could you please show, through a demo or something, how all your HTML tutorials work out in practise?" The remark came from a teenager who is interested in creating a website but does not have the time to finish reading the growing body of tutorials I am maintaining at the Collectanea... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Zip, Unzip? What's That All About?

One of the things that a citizen of the world wide web should be accustomed to is the fact of compressed archives that bear extension names like *.zip or *.rar or *.tar.gz. These are archives containing files that have been compressed so as to minimize a phenomenon called "packet loss". "Packet... Sign in to see full entry.

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