Friday, October 3, 2008

Two Tips

School has me super occupied right now, and posting on this blog hasn't been at the top of my priority list. So here are just a couple of random tips for your reading pleasure.

Looking for quality screen capture software? The Jing Project is a free download that I have been consistently using for school assignments. Easily capture screen activity for the whole desktop or just a selected area or specific window, and instantly upload it to your personal library (also free) at Screencast. Making a screen capture video of a specific process or system feature can be an excellent way to show someone how it's done. For the non-techy, watching a step-by-step video is usually easier to understand than following written directions. Download Jing, create a Screencast account, and you're good to go!

Googling information pertaining to Linux? Frustrated by all the unrelated results? Refine your search before you've even entered keywords by going to All results will be specific to Linux, and you'll have far less irrelevant sites to wade through. (Go to to receive Windows-specific results.)