Wednesday 30 April 2008
Tuesday 29 April 2008
Monday 28 April 2008
IrfanView is one of the most popular graphic and photo editing suites on the web and it has just had an upgrade. Check out www.irfanview.com
At 1MB it is a tiny download which is both powerful and efficient so it runs smoothly on older or slower machines too.
As well as the usual cropping, rotation and colour correction - IrfanView sorts out red eye and offers a variety of creative effects. A couple of features caught my eye. Load an image and press enter - the programme's screen furniture disappears to offer a full screen display. Now left click to go back and right click to go forward - an easy way to show off your photos at your own pace. There is a slideshow option too.
Another great feature is the ability to create a panoramic photo by stitching your snaps together. Many cameras are now sold with this sort of software but if you do not have it yet this is an easy way to make great vistas quickly.
Although IrfanView only works on PCs and not Macs at the moment, it does support a wide range of file formats. And this is where it performs another great trick! If you want to change a whole folder of pictures - say from Tiff to Jpeg - you can batch convert them all in one go.
Thursday 24 April 2008
Whilst spending some time in the Isle of Man last weekend I couldnt help but notice the amount of "Dog Friendly Hotels" This is ideal is you want a short break in the Isle of Man but don`t want to leave your dog behind.
If the idea of leaving your pampered pooch behind while you swan off on holiday brings you out in a cold sweat, perhaps this new website could be the answer to all your prayers. www.pet-friendly-hotels.co.uk is a guide to all
Wednesday 23 April 2008
Tuesday 22 April 2008
They have their own laws and parliament as well as currency. People of the Isle of Man will accept English bank notes but people in England are reluctant to accept Isle of Man money. Why not. Its value is the same.
Saw some interesting places and talked to lots of the local yokels about the island. Its a great place. I`ve been before and either work or play, whatever the reason, I would go again.
These folk even have their own customs and whilst driving across the southern tip of the island heading west I came across Fairy Bridge which has its own folklore. It is considered bad luck to pass over the bridge without acknowledging the fairies known to be there. Some people write little messages and wishes on paper and tie them to the trees next to the bridge. Perhaps they are hoping for a little fairy magic!
Tynwald, is the Island's parliament, The annual ceremonial meeting in July on Tynwald Day, the Island's national day, continues to be held at Tynwald Hill, where titles are announced and a brief description of the new laws enacted by Tynwald during the previous year is given.
You learn something every day.
All in all a great weekend and now I`m back then things will get back to normal with my radio work.
Thursday 17 April 2008
Wednesday 16 April 2008
If you’ve got a big pub quiz coming up or just want to sharpen your general knowledge then visit www.funtrivia.com . The site has thousands of facts ranging from the extremely interesting to the completely pointless. Either way, it’s a fun way to spend some surfing time.
Your website or any other website you would like to review must be either for fun, be educational or non-profit making. Basically providing its not a business website then it should be ok.
If you would like me to take a look at your website or you would like to get it promoted on the radio then email me with the website details and a few lines saying what its about and listen out to the show to hear it reviewed.
Tuesday 15 April 2008
Check out her website at www.pieandmushies.wordpress.com
Rosie chatted about her mission to take at least one photo a day and publish it together with the meaning behind it.
Click Here to download the interview.
Photos will be posted soon.
Monday 14 April 2008
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Wednesday 9 April 2008
Tuesday 8 April 2008
Monday 7 April 2008
Thursday 3 April 2008
Thursday Nights website review
When you’ve got a long journey ahead then being prepared is vital. www.5minutesaway.co.uk is a directory of services and facilities available to motorists within 5 minutes of each motorway junction. This handy website means you will never find yourself stuck for a petrol station, hotel or toilet ever again.