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Here you will find the tutorials I have written about various topics.

Using the Task Manager

Posted January 19th, 2012 by

The Windows Task Manager has been an integral part of the operating system for over a decade and the interface has remained pretty much the same throughout. New features that have arrived from Vista have improved upon the functionality of the program, but the fundamental purpose for the task manager is, and always has been, to let the user manipulate and control the vast number of tasks running on their PC.

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Using HTML

Posted October 18th, 2011 by

In this article, I’m going to (attempt to) show you how to use HTML – A language used to create websites and display web pages.

Yesterday, something interesting happened… I started trying to get the word out that I owned a website, so I got a few friends to look at it. It just so happens that one of them noticed something: The comment box says that you are allowed to use certain HTML tags. THe problem is, not everyone knows how to use them. So it hit me, I should write a tutorial on using HTML.

And here it is…

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Using the Command Prompt (Windows)

Posted August 17th, 2011 by

The command prompt in Windows is actually a very important part of using Windows. Sure, it mightn’t look flashy, but it’s very powerful, and it’s easy to use once you get used to it.

The command prompt itself in Windows probably goes back to the early releases of the OS (I’m talking before Windows 95) where the OS was actually MS-DOS with an application called Windows that brought up the graphical interface. Once you were in Windows, you could do a lot, but there were still things that you couldn’t do unless you used the old DOS command line. But instead of exiting Windows, doing what you had to do, and going back into Windows, you could just open a command prompt and do what you need there. Now, in the days where almost every includes a fancy graphical user interface (GUI), people are ignoring the command prompt altogether, but there are still some things that it’s useful for.

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How to Stream Videos to your Wii

Posted July 30th, 2011 by

A couple of years ago, we bought a Wii as to encourage us to engage in ‘exercise’ and ‘physical activity’. We used it for games for approximately one and a half years, after which it sat there waiting for parties and special events. But then I had an idea; it’s connected to the TV, so why not use it to play videos on the big screen?

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Using FFMPEG to convert videos

Posted July 12th, 2011 by

FFmpeg is tool that’s used to convert audio and video to other formats. It’s very versatile, and is cross-platform and supports input from files, streams and video/audio devices. Pretty much every codec I can think of is supported, making FFmpeg my favourite tool for converting videos for viewing on my phone. In this article, you’ll learn how to use FFmpeg, with its many parameters and properties explained.

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