Tips and FAQs
See my FAQ page for information on some of the most frequently asked questions I hear!
Some thoughts on how to choose and hire a web designer
Some of the best things in life are free 🙂
Picasa – Fantasic photo organizing software for Windows. This is similar to, and much better/faster than Kodak EasyShare software, and won’t slow your computer down. It also does face recognition. (It can tell the difference between my twins, so you know it’s good). It’s no longer available to download from Google but I have this 😉
Pixlr – If you don’t want to download anything but need to edit photos, try Pixlr. You can do some really creative stuff here.
Chrome – I was a Firefox diehard for many years. But various issues convinced me to try Google’s browser, and once I tried it, I never looked back. Fast, simple and free! Two necessary extensions: Adblock Plus and B.S. Detector
Filehippo – I recommend getting your miscellaneous software here instead of download.com and other places that are packing downloads with unwanted tag-along programs and toolbars. (Just make sure you have Adblock Plus installed in your browser so it’s easier to see where the download button is).
Tag and Rename – ($30) -Are your mp3 files a mess? This program can help you get all your music files properly titled and tagged.
Postbox – ($10) Nice alternative to Outlook for email, works espcially well with Gmail accounts. For both Mac and PC.
eM Client (Free/$50) My current email program favorite!
Secure all your browsers with Adblock Plus! Everyone should be running this extension.
Unchecky – this disables bad and unwanted programs that try to sneak in through other installations.
Backblaze – because denial is not a backup method!
Download my twilight Mono Lake photo for your desktop wallpaper here 🙂 Was the one of the default wallpapers for Ubuntu’s operating system (Linux) a couple of years ago.