Archive for June, 2012
As long as you have a computer and know how to make a file (and backup) you should never have to worry about losing one of your favorite BBC News clips again.
Be Careful What You Ask For
If you asked for it chances are You Tube has it on video. Videos from the BBC, America and anywhere else around the world can be found on You Tube. They can be late breaking news stories, old news stories, funny video clips, serious video clips, and video clips that you’re really not sure of. It’s incredible what some people will do to be on You Tube. The only thing you need to watch out for (well actually one of the things not the only thing) is that what you’re looking at is true to life. Even if it isn’t you may still consider it one of your favorites, but don’t take everything you see on the Internet as fact… Much of it is fiction.
Celebrity And Political News
These are probably some of the most interesting, and therefore most faked, breaking news stories around. If you hear about the death of a celebrity (which we have by the way heard far too much of lately), make sure that it’s the real thing before you go off the deep end; and even then try to avoid going off the deep end. Something is constantly happening in the race for the White House and something’s always going down at the Royal Palace. It’s because of that unfortunately, that people tend to make things up on a regular basis and post it as news. Don’t be surprised when tuning in to a new story (particularly if it’s on You Tube) when you end up viewing something that has absolutely nothing to do with what the title of the story supposedly was or is a sad representation of it. Surprise! You win the prize for being most gullible today.
If indeed it says ‘man commits suicide on video with a gunshot to the head’ chances are; it’s a fake (sadly, not always however).
Remember back in school when you asked your teacher how to spell a word and she handed you a dictionary? Where was the sense in that, you wondered? If I knew how to spell, yes I could easily look it up; but if I knew how to spell it I wouldn’t need to look it up, now would I?
What’s In A Name?
Dictionaries, no matter whose name they have on them (i.e. Funk and Wagnall, Webster, Merriam-Webster) are all inclusive and, in their all inclusiveness, tend to hold more information than the average person will ever use. By having your own personal dictionary you can include words or phrases that you typically run across; and exclude those that are far too obscure for you to have to worry about dealing with. So many words in the English language have fallen by the wayside due to the fact that they simply weren’t used enough by enough people. Having to sift through all of these words to find the one singular word you’re looking for takes more time than anyone should have available. Having your own dictionary through which you can more quickly peruse the word are looking for is something that would come in handy for many of us; but we’ve never even considered putting one together.
What’s The Key Word Of The Day: Backup
If you store any kind of information in your computer, that one little action can save you—god only knows—how much work, stress, frustration and downright depression, if what you lost was something that took you an excruciatingly long time to put together. Writers who don’t back up their work run the risk of losing everything they’ve ever written; or possibly just the latest project numbering some 110 pages. The same can be said for the assembling of a personal dictionary. Should you go through all the trouble of making one, and then not back it up; you run the risk of losing it forever. And all your hard work right along with it. And who needs that?
So go right ahead and make that dictionary that you’ve always been meaning to put together. So that you never have to search for word ever again, however; just remember the key word: backup.
As a child and a teenager you might have had a few music videos that you always truly enjoyed. As you have grown older you have found that you rarely see the music videos anymore and that the whole music industry is now a bunch of brand-new artists. That is cool that music is evolving however you might miss some of the old-school music videos that bring back several memories. If you are thinking of putting together a music video scrapbook then there are a few necessary things you should do in order to get this project done properly. You also have the option to make several different copies so that you can pass them along to old childhood friends.
Creating A Music Scrapbook
One of the first things you should do is go to the website YouTube. YouTube has been around for about seven years and it’s extremely successful. YouTube has millions of music videos available so finding all of the videos from your past should not be very hard. In order to get the music videos downloaded you need to use the downloader that YouTube provides. This downloader is very easy to use and you should not have any difficulties when it comes to getting the videos on your hard drive. The next step you need to do is figure out which converter you plan on using in order to make all of the videos become MP3s. You might have never guess that you were able to go from YouTube videos and turn them into MP3s. YouTube is a blessing in disguise when it comes to all of these wonderful features.
Giving Your Music Scrapbook As A Gift
Once you have gotten all the music put together and you have a wonderful video scrapbook of past videos that you and your friends enjoyed, you can now start presenting a gift to all of your friends. Plan on getting a great deal of chuckles, because some of the music videos are going to bring back silly memories from your childhood. It’s a great way to spend time with old friends and also everyone can talk about how much they have matured and grown up.
Everyone always has their favorite music videos from the past; however some people do not realize how easy it is to get the videos put on an MP3 so that everyone can enjoy the music once again.
One of the best inventions for busy people who never want to miss their favorite shows is the DVR, or digital video recorder. This device allows you to automatically record your favorite shows every time they come on, and lets you watch it whenever it is convenient for you. But like all electronics, there can be malfunctions and the DVR eventually runs out of space. So it is a good idea to back up your DVR in case one of these things do happen when you are away and are relying on your DVR to record a ball game, a soap opera, or other Satellite TV show.
Simple To Do
All you need to back up your DVR is a DVD recorder and blank DVDs. You also need cables to connect your DVR to the DVD player, and the DVD player to the TV. Basically what you do is you sync your DVR and the DVD player, and let the programs record on both the DVD player and the DVR player.
Doing this will make sure you will never miss a show, an important game, or anything that you want to see when you get home! It is always a good idea to back up your files on your computer, or music and photos for that matter. So why not back up your DVR that you rely on every day as well? It is easy and it will make you look smart if the power fails.