Less than a week away and your home still looks like it was ravaged by a pack of feral kids (which is what you expect your home to be if you’ve got young kids at home). But fret not, you can still do a quick makeover to your home so that you can deck the halls with holiday cheer. Here are some great ideas to decorate every room in your house in the spirit of the season.
Within moments, a fire can instantly claim everything you have – your home, your personal belongings, your family, and even your life. Incidents of fire are as common as heavy traffic and a single mistake / negligence in electrical wiring, for example, can leave you homeless in the blink of an eye. The best thing to do is to take up necessary precautions that will ensure safety in the midst of all fire dangers. There is also an increased risk of fire during the holidays with all the preparations and cooking in the kitchen, fireplaces lit, and the tons of lights and decors.
Every year, at least one of our family members turns into a Grinch – mean, green, and irritable. And also every year we avoid this person, fearing that his dark cloud will not eat up your holiday spirit.
The Geek (over at How-to Geek) wrote about how you can make the Task Manager run in the system tray at startup. It’s a great tutorial only it requires too many steps to accomplish. It gives you a great step-by-step tutorial on how you can do it manually in Windows, though. Here’s our version with a few steps trimmed down.
All I can say is Wow. How nifty can this be. An instantaneous translation service just like having a personal dictionary available with you. And they made it possible by letting you chat with a bot. What’s even more interesting is that this service within GoogleTalk has a lot more language pairs than Google Translate. It makes you wonder why they haven’t implemented an Invisible option for GTalk yet!
Winter is not just about trendy faux fur coats and snow storms, it’s also about your garden being a victim of the fierce cold. As soon as temperature starts to drop and the cold has become too cold, you’ll find that some of your plants will die. So much for your gardening efforts the whole year; when winter comes it all ends in frost.
So you forgot that 3 PM meeting with the boss? Forgot to buy dog food again? Lights are off because you forgot to pay the bills? Getting older isn’t too kind for one who’s born forgetful. Here are a few things that can help you keep track of things that you often forget.
Ah, more on PDF management. It’s really tough when PDF is still proprietary and the only way to have absolute and fanciful control over PDFs is to purchase Acrobat Professional. But for cheapskates like the rest of us, paying top dollar isn’t just an option. Thank goodness for all the free stuff that can create PDFs.
However, a couple of functionalities that we’d appreciate if we get for free would be for us to be able to split and merge PDF files. And that’s what PDFSam gives us. It’s a program for free download. It’s Java-based so it’s more or less cross-platform. It’s small, quick and efficient.
The enhanced version requires your to register and donate a Euro. Quite an addition of features for a Euro if you ask me:
- encrypt your pdf files (RC40 bits, RC128 bits, AES128 bits) and set permissions on them.
- add a pdf cover or footer (or both) to your pdf documents.
- mix alternate pages taken from two pdf documents in straight or reverse order into a single document.
- save and load your environment to automatize your recurrent jobs.
- manage pdfsam settings and set an environment to load at start up.
Download PDFSam here.
All pet lovers should know the basic things that entail having a pet. After all, tending for an animal is not an easy task. If you like the idea of carrying your pooch on your arms when you shop, then you definitely must know these pet lover’s lifesaver tips.
Snow is getting heavier by the minute, and it’s not so pretty when it’s turning out to be a snowstorm. Prepare for such dangers before it’s too late. Know what to do so that you can ensure your family’s safety when the snow becomes a threat.