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Succeeding with the W3C

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Posted by Aaron R. Deutsch on April 17, 2004 | Comments (0)

Make your own icons

If you are familiar and comfortable with Adobe PhotoShop there are a number of fun plug-ins that you can add to do more. For example, you can use the Export Icon Plugin to create icons for use with your folders, dock, etc.

Once downloaded and installed all you have to do is create your icon (128x128px max) and choose File/Export/Export Icon.

Once you have your icon saved you can click on it and Apple-i (to "get info"), select the icon in the info dialogue box and Apple-C (copy) and Apple-P (paste) into the info window of what you'd like to carry the icon.

Here is an icon I made for OpenOffice.org

Control-Click Here and select "Save linked file as..." to download .icns file.

Fun? Yes, I think so.

Posted by Aaron R. Deutsch on April 12, 2004 | Comments (1)

Computer Love

File under: Bizarre and interesting alternative uses for commonly used technology.

My girlfriend and I were watching a movie on the laptop this weekend and she had mentioned something about having sore shoulders.

At the time I was holding a toasty warm "yo-yo" power adapter in my hand and got an idea...

(1) roll girlfriend onto stomach
(2) take power adapter and press down on back (apple logo down)
(3) receive praise for being a genius (and score points for Apple with a PC user)

Note: While this device is round and smooth with no sharp edges, it doesn't slide well on the back - it's best to press, release, move, press, etc. The thought of massage oil did cross our minds but we quickly thought better of it.


Posted by Aaron R. Deutsch on April 5, 2004 | Comments (0)