16 Useful Web Apps You Need to Bookmark

This original article from Maximum PC covered 30 apps that were essential. We currently use 10 of their suggestions so we thought about cutting down their list from 30 suggestions over six pages* into a condensed 16 item list:

ScreenToaster
Allows you to capture a video of what you are doing on your computer. Use it to make tutorials, make instructional videos, or just to build presentations and video podcasts.

OpenTable
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33 Best Typography Effect Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop’s text and layer tools can be used to create some really awesome Typography’s. We’ve put together a list of 33 of the best Typography tutorials we could find to help you stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques. You’ll find some really cool grunge and glass styles, learn how some of the best designers create their unique effects.

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BASIC and beautiful…

As my family will attest, back in the early 1980’s, I did a lot of programming in front of my monochrome Apple ][. Regrettably I did not spend much time watching Night Rider or the Dukes of Hazzard. I say ‘regrettably’ because if I HAD spent time watching those shows, I’d at least have some retro-television-references to drop comedically in conversation.

Instead, I have a working knowledge of BASIC programming…which is a lot like... Read more »


A Parable: Minding Your Own Business

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and some of the patients were out in the yard shouting, ’13….13….13.’

The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on…..

When I did, someone poked me in the eye with a stick!

Then they all started shouting ’14….14….14′


45 Outstanding Free Vintage Fonts

Harness the power of the antique and make your graphics pop with one of these vintage-inspired fonts, which have returned to the spotlight both in print and online. From the Wild West and Victoriana to the Avant Garde and Calligraphy, there are plenty of styles to choose from.

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I am going to eat and I don’t care who you are

Sometimes I feel like that mouse, as I am sure most of us do, but there is a good lesson in this photograph. A lesson that Heather and I learned almost 10 years ago during a chance encounter at a balloon fair. We have told this story so many times however it is always worth repeating.

At the turn of the century (a term I’m surprised we don’t use more) Heather and I attended the... Read more »


If you want to sing out, sing out

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
‘Cause there’s a million things to be
You know that there are

And if you want to live high, live high
And if you want to live low, live low
‘Cause there’s a million ways to go
You know that there are

Chorus:
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Attempting a vocal reboot

Here at Bauer Graphics labratories we are constantly working on confounding the Internet technology at our disposal. Our most recent findings have shown us that we can update this site via the most peculiar, and cumbersome, method. We will be testing this new technology this week.

If this works out, we will share exactly how we’ve managed to do what we’ve done to our readership.

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Is this where the phrase ‘outside of the box’ came from?

“Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.”

– Edward Bulwer Lytton

If it is, then I have been listening to this phrase wrong for years. I always thought it meant ‘outside of the way we currently think’ when it might just mean ‘outside of the possibility of your comprehension, short root’.

Either way, I like this quote a lot.