Archive for June, 2010

Willink Tech Tip for June 21, 2010

Monday, June 21st, 2010

This week’s tech tip came from a suggestion emailed to me by a somewhat anonymous viewer, who referred to themselves as “exploitationnation.” If you’re looking for a way to quickly edit a photo, without downloading or installing any programs, he has a solution for you. Pixlr.com offers two image editors for your free use: one, Pixlr express, that is fairly simple yet effective, and another, Pixlr editor, which is more in-detail and almost like an online version of Adobe Photoshop. I tried both out, and they’re actually really cool, and produce great results. I believe these two will even open Photoshop files (.psd). Again, Pixlr.com is where it’s at!

Titan Tech Tip for Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Alas, it is the end of a school year, once again, and we’re going to part ways for a while. Tis sad, I agree, but HEY, keeping in contact is easy nowadays! We have the Internet, computers, technology! I’m not sure if anyone still uses instant messengers like AIM, Yahoo, MSN, etc, but if you do, this week’s tech tip is for you. Pidgin (click on it to download) is a multi-network instant messaging (not massaging) client, that will do Yahoo, AIM, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber, IRC, and any other chat protocol known to MAN. Even better, you can get a portable copy of it from PortableApps.com, put it on your thumbdrive, and plug into any computer to have access to all of your accounts. CRAZY GOOD. Happy summer!

Tech Tip for Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

We all love our math, riiiiight??? Say, “Yes Maaaaaxx…” Good! Now, you can use that fancy math stuff to make ringtones and music, using Wolfram Tones. Made by the same people as Wolfram Alpha (go figure), Wolfram Tones uses these crazy mathematical formulas and stuff to generate music, and visually represent it using these colorful bars! Sorta like tetris, right? Well, actually, no. Anyhow, you click on what sort of theme you would like your ringtone to be based upon (such as hip hop, dance, blues, guitar, or hit random for a surprise!) and it will randomly generate a ringtone, using some crazy mathematical formula known only by some kid and his pet rat. Just kidding. Anyhow, give it a try, play around with it, change the parameters, see what you get out of it! Tones.wolfram.com will get you there… enjoy!