Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Electronics guru Kim Komando shared some of her favorite "special effects" photography sites.
1. Although some features require paid membership Picnik provides tools that mimic certain types of film or paper. You can even insert text bubbles
2. BigHugeLabs offers dozens of tools to do mozaics, posters and puzzles.
3. MorphThing combines 2 faces into one.
4. Put someone into a movie scene or onto a poster or billboard by using FunPhotoBox.
5. Class up your photo with ornate frames. Or cut your photos into various shapes. Put your face onto the body of a weightlifter or model with LoonaPix.
6. Mozaiq does just that--make a mozaic of your photos.
7. Photovisi provides various layouts for a photo collage.
8. You don't need extra lenses (or an SLR camera) to be able to focus on your subject and blur the background. Try TiltShiftMaker.
Thanks, Kim! And for digital camera reviews, visit 50somethinginfo.com.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Allan Hoffman, Job Expert and Monster Tech, wrote an article, “Ten Ways to Keep Busy Between Jobs.”
Why? Because employers want to know how applicants spent their time while they were out of work—they want to see that you were productive with your off-time. Besides bypassing depression, discouragement and hopelessness, job seekers can influence potential bosses by demonstrating continued career involvement.
Here’s what you can do:
1. Volunteer. You give back to a cause and organization while networking with people who may be able to guide you in the right direction.
2. Join a professional organization and take a leadership position.
3. Update your skills by taking classes.
4. Take an internship particularly if you are changing careers.
5. Teach a class.
6. Be an independent consultant. Get business cards and set up a web site.
7. Join a job seekers group to exchange contacts and give support.
8. Build social networks online and offline.
9. Consider opening your own business.
10. Have fun and keep your sense of humor.
For more on employment, visit 50somethinginfo.com.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
She hasn’t been disappointed yet. I asked a former travel agent what she uses to get recommendations for accommodations and itineraries.
“Without a doubt,” she replied, “I use Karen Brown guides. The hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts aren’t inexpensive but they are always great.” She further explained that Brown doesn't cover every single country.
Finally, don't miss Spain, one of my personal favorite countries.