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Monday, 28 September 2009

A fun image/painting program for your children

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Free small conversion program

Unit Converter - Converber Download
This is a great little program for converting different measurements, including currency.
There is a portable version and a version you can install.
And, there are updates for the program and the values/measurements.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Embed a PDF file in a Google Document Viewer on a web page

Embeddable Google Document Viewer
Say you want to make things on your web page simple, so someone who might not have a PDF viewer installed on their computer (even though most people do have Adobe Acrobat Reader or an equivalent viewer like Foxit - and they are free) still be able to view a PDF file. You can use the code on this page to embed the PDF file on your web site in Google Document Viewer. If you want to print the PDF file, click on the button to enlarge to full-screen and there is a print option.

Oh, and you can also use this to display PowerPoint presentation files on web pages!

How to Access Gmail When It's Down

How to Access Gmail When It’s Down - Gmail - Lifehacker
This is a great article with a number of tips on accessing Gmail through different methods.

Personally, I have Thunderbird set up on my laptop and an a POP3 account set up for it so I always have all my sent and received emails at hand if I loose my Internet connection. Also, as stated, when the Gmail interface went down the last time, the POP3 connection was still active, so I still had full Gmail access via Thunderbird.

Firefox Add-On Tiny Menu upgrades from version 2.0 to 2.0.1

Tiny Menu :: Add-ons for Firefox
If you were having problems with squished bookmark drop-down menus in Firefox with Tiny Menu add-on version 2.0, then make sure to update to version 2.0.1. This problem has been fixed.

Updating Firefox and add-ons that are no longer compatible

MR Tech Toolkit :: Add-ons for Firefox
If you don't have the Mr. Tech Toolkit add-on installed, you may end up with some incompatible add-ons whenever you update Firefox. Install this add on. Then, whenever Firefox updates and something stops working, open up the add-ons (Tools, Add-ons), find the one that is no longer compatible, and right-click on it and choose Make Compatible. Then, restart Firefox.
Most of the time this will fix the add-on an it will work. But sometimes, the add on will no longer work properly. If the add-on no longer works properly or causes problems, disable it and watch for updates for it.

Lastest Firefox Update Will Detect Outdated Flash

Firefox 3.5.3, 3.0.14 will detect outdated Flash | MX Logic
The latest version of Firefox (3.5.3 and 3.0.14) will let you know if you have an outdated Adobe Flash plug-in.
If you haven't updated yet, to manually update, Click on (Menu), Help, Check for Updates, and follow the instructions to install the update.