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June 8, 2009

Newsletter 06/07/2009

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:51 pm

Do you use Windows Explorer to view files and folder on your hard drive? I suspect that most of you do a lot and the rest of you have at least occasionally need to see a listing of files on your hard drive. One annoyance that Explorer has is that it does not show the size of each folder. I usually want to know how much space each folder is using so like a good geek I found a small little program that does this. Just download and install this program called foldersize and the next time you use Explorer you will see the size of each folder. Sorry Vista users, the version Vista is not ready yet.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/foldersize

In a previous newsletter I told all of you how to search and show HD quality videos in YouTube. If you forgot just search my blog and you will find the issue that give instruction on display HD videos. Next if you are sending a link to a YouTube video and you want to make sure the High Quality version is viewed instead of the poor standard version, add ‘&hd=1’ to the end of the link and it will link to the high quality version.

Autodesk has just released a Flash based program on the web site that let you design the layout of all the furniture and fixtures in your house. You can layout you house in 2D then switch to 3D and view your walls and how the changes you make will look. All the tools are there including multiple types of furniture, lamps, etc. This is a great visual design tool, so go design a new layout of your house or just have fun playing with some new furniture you would like to get and see how it will look in your home.
http://dragonfly.labs.autodesk.com/

Everything you need to help you find, apply, and get into the right school. School search, admissions tips, test preparation, financial aid, scholarships, school rankings, and more, is a quote from Yahoo education site. Actually it has a lot good stuff especially if you are looking for a college, searching for courses, or just trying to find a some facts.
http://education.yahoo.com/

ScienceDaily.com is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. No other web site offers readers the depth and breadth of breaking news about the latest scientific discoveries that Science Daily does in such a user-friendly format – all freely accessible with no subscription fees. Check it out.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/”

With a web site with the name of Instructables.com you would think it should explain and help you build something, repair something, make something, cook something, paint something, and well, you get the picture. I have used this site for many years and have found some of the coolest stuff to make, the neatest way to do things, and the quickest way to repair something, that I was feeling guilty that I had not shared this site with all of you. Ok here it is, so go and fix something, build something, make something, or just read some great articles.
http://www.instructables.com

Does this sound like you? Does leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it?

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