Windows 7 Snipping Tool

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For my home computing I mostly use Linux, but at work I use Windows 7. I also own a Windows 7 laptop. I often wished Windows 7 had a screen capture program like most Linux distros. For the longest time, I thought the only way to get a screen shot or snippet was by using SHIFT-CTRL-Print Screen, or installing some third party program. Then I discovered the Windows Snipping Tool. The Snipping Tool is a handy little utility for capturing part or all of your screen. Continue reading

Cloudless Sync with BitTorrent Sync Part 1: Linux

The web is full of cloud services that allow you to keep files synced between multiple computers. However, there are limitations of file size and space with many of these services. BitTorrent Sync allows you to sync files between computers without reliance on a cloud service. BitTorrent Sync has no limits on file size, and the available space is the free space on your hard drive. The service provides encrypted transfer of files with a 24 bit Secret. BitTorrent Sync is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Super Tux: Linux’s Super Mario

I have recently spent some time reliving my son’s childhood. While I was already an adult when Nintendo came out with the Super Mario World, my son was just a little guy, and he spent hours playing Super Mario. I played with him, although I must admit, he was way better at it than I was. I’m not a big gamer, but I do enjoy simple games that are fun without being too complex. Continue reading