Paint.Net Extra Effects

I was having a hard time creating shapes in Paint.Net, the default paint program only allows you to create rectangles, rounded rectangles, circles, freeform shapes. So I did a little google search and found BoltBait created an effects pack for Paint.Net. This effects pack has a “render” option under effects that can create just about any polygonal shape you need from stars, to hexagons, octagons, anything, you set the # of sides, the depth and … Read more

Keep Track of Your Linkbacks with Google Alerts

Ok, if you are the type of person who likes to check your Linkbacks daily, then this is a service you should be using. Setup a Google Alerts account and add your blogsearch criteria as alerts. Or just do your blogsearch and then scroll to bottom and turn it into an alert. Create 2 alerts for each of your blogs, so you can accurately track Linkbacks to both types of URLs. link:http://yoursite.com link:http://www.yoursite.com You can … Read more

Ubuntu YouTube to IPOD Part 1 – Downloading and converting YouTube Video’s to iPOD MP4 Format

I have spent more than three days gathering and finding the best and most efficient way to download YouTube video’s and convert them from FLV to MP4 format so that they can be transferred to an iPOD.  I have finally found what I think is the easiest method, though it takes some work to setup initially, once you get the programs installed, it is a very simple process to download and convert videos going forward. … Read more

Review of Nielsen’s Homescan Consumer Panels

Like many people out there was looking to leverage surveys and other sites to help generate a side income or at least win some perks and free stuff.  One of the most legitimate enterprises I have found was Nielsen’s Homescan Consumer Panels.  This company will actually mail you a bar code scanner, and all the instructions to participate. Picture of equipment sent to me: So, the idea is simple or so I thought.  You scan … Read more