How to make photos smaller



If you’ve ever attempted to send or receive some of these 6+ Megapixel Camera photos to or from the internet you’ve almost certainly came across an issue where an image was way way to big. While these new cameras take great pictures, they are not very accommodating when it comes the the web. So how do you make these pictures or photos small enough to send online, while still keeping the quality.

Luckily windows comes with some software we can use to scale down the software at least for the purpose of emailing the items. We are going to use the OutLook or Outlook Express picture utility. Don’t worry we aren’t going to send the items via outlook, we’re just using their software to squish the files.

Here are the steps

  1. Select the Image or Images you want to make smaller
  2. Right click a image, select send to, then Mail Recipient
  3. Send Picture Via Email Wizard Pops Up
  4. Make Sure Make My Pictures Smaller is selected
  5. Click OK
  6. Right click ad save, or copy and paste the images from the next screen

There you go, your images are now much smaller. Be sure not so save over your high resolution images. You may want to create a new folder to save the smaller images to.

If you want to see pictures of the steps please look below.

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Yahoo Mail vs. Gmail

gmail vs yahoo mail

gmail vs yahoo mail

These are the 2 largest free email providers, and most people, have one of each. But which one is better overall? We’ll compare the details and give our honest opinion. Don’t worry we aren’t going to be spouting off a bunch of nonsense stats that do nothing more than make us sound smart, and confuse you.

A Few Similarities
Let’s look at some of the similar features, that make the 2 systems related. They both offer  inbox, drafts, sent, and all of this in a nice fast loading interface. They both now offer some sort of social chat or online friends report. I think yahoo has had this feature forever. Google picked it up at some point.

They both display advertisement, but this is expected. Something needs to cover the cost of the free email service. Managing servers, archiving data, managing spam filters, storing media, updates, and whatever else they might need in order to run a successful email hosting program.

They both do a decent job of taking care of spam. Just as good as any spam company like Barracuda.

I’m not going to talk about storage limits, I really don’t think this is a determining factor. No one runs out of space. If you want want to host large files there are more free file hosting services than you ever use. I think Yahoomail has unlimited and Gmail has 10GB or something. No one ever fills this stuff up.

A Few Differences
Gmail doesn’t seem to have a “trash can” or deleted items folder. If they do please tell me because there is all sorts of crap in there that I would like to retrieve.

Gmail does have an undo button. If you send an email you can “undo” or retract the message for something like 5 seconds. I’ve used this feature on more than one occasion.

Google Talk is an awesome new feature/concept. Google always has crazy stuff going on in their labs, but this is one of the tops.

YahooMail will ban any forwarding email address if you don’t watch out. It’s happened to be before. Say I have an email account at work and I want to forward that account to Yahoo so I check it while I’m on the road. If my account gets spam, forwards it to my yahoo account. I read it then mark it as spam. Yahoomail will blacklist the account that kinda sucks so watch out for that one.

Speed & Reliability
As far as reliability goes I would have to slightly give the advantage to Gmail. Sometimes Google crashes or hangs up, but this often due to local network connectivity issues and not gmail itself. Yahoo is fairly stable, but it does seem to crash more often.

I also get incompatibility messages when using different browsers and screen resolutions in yahoo mail. When this happens I’m prompted to use the old version of yahoo.

Gmail definitely presents a much faster and cleaner loading user interface. This may be because Google has way more data centers. I guess the data centers manage some of the gmail data. I’m not sure to tell you the truth.

Overall Winner
if i had to choose a overall winner I would have to go with Gmail at the momment. They seem to have the more stable platform with more features than Yahoo Mail.

What’s your oppinion? We’d love to hear it.

Web Analytics Upgrade

ipstat gets updates

ipstat gets updates, a site that has offered free web site analytics since 1998, has recently upgraded their user reports page to include some pretty cool looking flash charting. Web Analytics

This site has always been great for tracking data like “keywords”, “site referrals”, monthly views, bounce rate, page views, and unique views.  It’s recently modified flash graphing loads faster and is very pleasing to the eye. They should have done this sooner.

If you think Google already knows to much about you and your website, then maybe you want to try IPStat instead. It’s free, and just takes seconds to create and account, and get the code integrated.

At the very least you can use this project to monitor small to medium size sites. If you’re already a user (some 60,000 sites currently are), then you may want to login and check out the new updates if you’ve not done so already.

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Why do zombies eat brains?

zombie eat brains

zombie eat brains

I’m a bit of a zombie fanatic, ever since I watched “Night of the Living Dead” with my dad as a kid, I’ve been hooked. But what’s up with the brains? Why brains and not kidneys, livers, or hearts.

Recently when watching an 80’s zombie movie “Return of the Living Dead”, I came upon the answer. About 3/4 of the way through the movie they take a the upper torso of a mostly decayed female zombie and strap it down to a metal table at the mortuary. They then ask the Zombie, why she want’s to eat them. She says I just want to eat your brains. Why brains the guys ask her. “Because it hurts to be dead, I can feel myself decaying, and the brains make the pain go away.”

So there you go, Zombies eat brains because it makes the pain go away. Brains have some chemical that seem to act as a pain releaver for the dead.

Now this is just one movies interpretation, zombies actually come from the religion Voodoo. According to voodoo a sorcerer can reanimate the dead. Voodoo says nothing about brains however. Phil a guest posted this in the comments section below. “Return of the Living Dead invented the idea of zombies eating brains”. Phil seems to be right 🙂

Update Found a Video Online! (warning foul language)

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6 Best Url Shorteners

URL Shorteners make long URLs tiny, so they can fit into less space. Here are in our opinion 6 of the best URL shortening services online today. These are in no special order, and they are all 100% free. site may be the original service, we are not sure. Site was first started back in 2006. is twitter’s tiny url shortening service of choice. They may even own it, im not sure.

With a name like this url shortening service has to belong to Google. The utility isn’t too fancy, but has a few features the others do not. claims to be the shortest of all of the url shortening services, as as far as I can tell they are right. A 4 character domain (including the extension)

Last but not least is the birdy shorty (just as short as mind you) This service actually allows you to share files as well! 🙂

This service has a larger name than the others, but offers one thing none of them do. Revenue. This one shrinks your urls and allows you to create an adsese revenue page at the same time. This way you get paid to share.