by: Anna-Marie Stewart
Are you new to WinXp? Just upgraded, or gotten a new computer maybe? Or you might have friends and contacts who use it and you want to “show off” a little by teaching them a few tricks? I`ve collected 10 of my favourite WinXP tricks, each of them easy to use, and very helpful, and if you follow the instructions step-by-step, they work perfectly. So here goes:
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My wife make full use of Picasa to put my daughter’s picture into her blog. So I decided to share with you all about this great image software.
What is Picasa?
Picasa is a software application for organizing and editing digital photos, originally created by Idealab and now owned by Google. ‘Picasa’ is a multi-wordplay on the name of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso plus the phrase “mi casa” for “my house” and “pic” pictures (personalized art). The icon and logo is a stylized house formed by the aperture blades of a photographic lens. In July 2004, Google began offering Picasa for free download.
Picasa is software that helps you to instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names that you will recognize.
You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized.
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During my childhood, I never had the chance to learn about computer. The computer lab in my primary school will be closed every time they had class and I always stare at the lab’s door and thinking what the computer looks like.My family cannot afford to send me to the computer class and the school only want to make more money by charging student who want to enter the class.I even remember one of friend scolded me when I destroyed his 8″ floppy disk that I found on the street while going to school. Actually I did some CSI to see what inside the floppy disk. hehehe
I only manage to learn and see clearly computer when I in a boarding school. I learn about DOS and Windows. I really amazed at that time and feel so lucky to learn about computer. Always learn new thing and never miss the class. There was a time, I was catch red handed when I use teacher’s computer without permission at teacher’s room. So lucky when another teacher cover me up, as I was typing proposal for our camping trip.
Time pass by, when I entered University still without a PC since I only use my friend’s computer or go to the lab to do my assignment. But I always took the chance to learn about latest software, cd burner, scan picture and type of file. Of course, playing game on PC is my favorite. Game such as Champinship Manager and Fifa are my favorite.
At last, during my final year I bought a second hand PC from my friend. Pentium 2, Windows ME with 125 Mb RAM. I learn every thing from that old PC. Photoshop, Dream weaver,Flash, Fireworks and manage to design my first website. Only by learning thru tutorial online and read the manual.But one thing I got to admit that I sux at coding 🙂
I never thought that I would design my own personal website.My first intention was to preserve my old picture and do some image editing. Later I found it very amusing and start to impose my friend’s picture. Create movie poster out of them.Then I learned that, you can use Flash to make your picture move and insert sound. There was this guy, a friend of mine..ok it’s actually my X boyfriend. Not that good at flash but he knows more than me. My X always talk about him, so I tried to ask him about flash in more details. Since I failed to make it move. His reply was ok but later he was fed up and ask me to learn in the tutorial. Maybe it’s my fault so lazy to do the tutorial. But with his reply like that makes me upset 🙁 and later I promised to myself that one day I will better than him. When I did that, I will not treat other people that want to learn from me like he did.
That is how I learn my lesson. I print all the manual for flash, do the tutorial, save tutorial from Internet, read it on my boring business class and finally I manage to make my image move and sing hehehe. You can click at my old free website here. Really bring back the memories 🙂
I help others with their assignment and build my HIKING club’s website for free :). I even get A’s in Engineering Ethic subject because my presentation that use flash and dream weaver. Anyway, maybe I should thanks my X bf for inspiring me hehe. Because of him, I push my self to learn something new. Do something that you like and be the best.
Rite now, I prefer to use WordPress because of it simple design and easy to use. I try to learn Joomla and PHPNUke but there was nobody like my x bf to push me. So blogging is my hobby now and hopefully I can be success one day.
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