Resizing pictures Jan08

Resizing pictures

As cameras get more impressive, the physical size of photos gets larger and larger. And when we upload them to the web, they take longer and longer to load on the page. And use up precious bandwidth. So most sites that accept image uploads, often ask you to keep picture size down, in width,...

Save files without a suffix Jan08

Save files without a...

This was one of the first things I hesitated with, starting out online. There are two occasions these days where I have to create a text file, with no suffix, or a non-standard suffix: i. Creating a .htaccess file for PHP applications ii. Editing a host entry file, for DNS masking. I...

converting youtube video to ipod format Dec06

converting youtube v...

You’d think this would be easy – probably the world’s most popular video site downloading to the world’s most popular handheld device. And I’ve got registered versions of Flash 8 Pro and Quicktime 7 Pro, so theoretically that should be enough. But no, it...