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KISSinsights - Free online survey software and tool LearningXL | 100 Amazing Web Tools for Hobbyist Scholars Art & Design A student attending a school of art and design must learn how to communicate ideas through visual language. They study contemporary and classic artists, and learn traditional and modern methods of creating art, covering media like paint, sculpture, textiles, or digital design. With solid foundations in drawing, developed discipline and knowledge, students may pursue a variety of careers in graphic design, product design, conceptual art, illustration, and other fields. Read More About Art & Design Subjects -Select a Subject- Business & Commerce Leading business and commerce schools train students for a globalized economy and provide a number of degree programs, including corporate finance, accounting, business administration, e-commerce, international business, or marketing. Read More About Business & Commerce Subjects Education & Teaching Read More About Education & Teaching Subjects Health Sciences Read More About Health Sciences Subjects Hospitality & Culinary Law & Legal Studies

How to hide files in JPEG pictures If you’re looking to hide files on your PC hard drive, you may have read about ways to encrypt folders or change the attributes on a file so that they cannot be accessed by prying eyes. However, a lot of times hiding files or folders in that way requires that you install some sort of software on your computer, which could then be spotted by someone else. I’ve actually written quite a few articles on how you can hide files and folders in Windows XP and Vista before, but here I’m going to show you a new way to hide files that is very counter-intuitive and therefore pretty safe! Using a simple trick in Windows, you can actually hide a file inside of the JPG picture file! You can actually hide any type of file inside of an image file, including txt, exe, mp3, avi, or whatever else. Not only that, you can actually store many files inside of single JPG file, not just one! Hide File in Picture Create a folder on your hard drive, i.e. Now here’s the fun part! And that’s it! That’s it!

Motherboard Mega-Roundup: 6 Top Mobos Reviewed and Compared Firma tu correo y mail - 1WebsDirectory The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide Dropbox, the app we all (at least many of us) know and love, has a plethora of advanced uses to make life so much easier in managing data between multiple computers and online. We’ve posted several roundups of tips and tricks for Dropbox and now we present our ultimate toolkit and guide. We’ve pulled all our tips and tricks together and added quite a few more. Additionally, share your Dropbox tips and tricks and we’ll update the list to share the fun with everyone. Dropbox? Not familiar with Dropbox? Is Dropbox a web app? Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers. Dropbox Tour The secondary component of Dropbox is the web app. So what else can you do with Dropbox? Tips & Tricks Dropbox seems to have an ever growing list of fun things you can do with the app, so instead of scrolling through one massive list to find something that interests you, use the list below to skip straight to the section you’d like to read. Basic Tips List Advanced Tips List Basic Tips Mac

Best DSLR Lenses - How to Choose a DSLR Camera Lens Modern lenses are super high—tech. A typical 18—55-mm zoom lens has 11 elements, multiple drive motors, optical image stabilization and an integrated circuit board. In the quaint old days of analog photography, the single-lens reflex, or SLR, was the tool of choice for professionals and dedicated hobbyists. Digital technology has made digital SLRs, or DSLRs, so affordable and simple to use that droves of amateurs have embraced them as a step up from basic point-and-shoot cameras. Many consumer-grade DSLRs, such as the Nikon D60 I bought two years ago to photograph my newborn son, are sold as kits with a basic zoom lens. The kit lens is versatile, but many novice users never move beyond it—and who can blame them? It's a shame that the threshold—or, at least, the perceived threshold—is so high, because a principal benefit of DSLRs is the flexibility to swap lenses. I also learned that obtaining the right lens requires spending wisely, refining your interests and understanding a few basics.

Premium Pixels: Free Resources for Web Designers Welcome to VX Heavens! (VX heavens) 9 Secrets of Motivated People New year, new you. It’s the perennial January catchphrase that holds such conquer-the-world promise. And then, well, you get sidetracked with conquering your to-do list. 1. ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos: The α and Ω of Creating Obscure Passwords ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos: The α and Ω of Creating Obscure Passwords As some Microsoft Operating System geeks know, you can type many more characters than are on a standard keyboard by using the ALT+NUMPAD combination technique. For example, by holding down the ALT key, typing 234 on the number pad, then releasing ALT gives you the Ω character. I'm writing this article mostly because when I search around for information on the topic of ALT+Number key combos I find pages that are lacking in details. Most of the pages I found are coming from the angle of using ALT+NUMPAD combinations as shortcuts for typing in non-English languages, but I have another use for them. Using ALT+NUMPAD can make for some very ugly passwords to crack. 1. 2. I'll cover the 2nd point more in an upcoming article. 1. 2. Microsoft has the following to say on the subject of ALT+NUM key codes: Shortly I'll explain explain the first two methods further. Links:

Track Changes to the Windows Registry Sometimes it can be handy to identify changes made to the Windows Registry, either to a particular branch or to the entire Registry. It may be that you'd like to learn exactly which Registry settings a driver or control panel changes. Or you may want a record of the Registry changes made by an installer script. You can find this out quite easily by using the Registry Editor together with a diff tool such as WinDiff from Microsoft Visual Studio, or a port of the GNU diff tool. To track the changes, first load up the Registry Editor and navigate to either the top of the branch that you wish to watch, or the "My Computer" icon for the entire registry. With the initial snapshot saved, you can now do whatever it is that will make updates to the registry. When you are done, bring up the Registry Editor again and export the branch again to a new file. Now you have before and after versions of your Registry in text format and you can compare them using a diff tool. diff -u5 old.reg new.reg

How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary Debugging is the cornerstone of being a programmer. The first meaning of the verb to debug is to remove errors, but the meaning that really matters is to see into the execution of a program by examining it. A programmer that cannot debug effectively is blind. Idealists that think design, or analysis, or complexity theory, or whatnot, are more fundamental are not working programmers. The working programmer does not live in an ideal world. Even if you are perfect, your are surrounded by and must interact with code written by major software companies, organizations like GNU, and your colleagues. Debugging is about the running of programs, not programs themselves. To get visibility into the execution of a program you must be able to execute the code and observe something about it. The common ways of looking into the ‘innards’ of an executing program can be categorized as: Some beginners fear debugging when it requires modifying code. How to Debug by Splitting the Problem Space