Filter what your children see with Windows Media Center


If you want to make sure your children are not watching adult programs or DVDs in Windows Media Center, you can easily setup & configure Parental Controls. Check out this tutorial and learn how to do it.

How to Setup Parental Controls in Windows Media Center

Today is Auntie Anne’s Free Pretzel Day


Run, don’t walk to your nearest location. We’re partial to the garlic one :D

Auntie Anne’s store locator

Color Splash Photos Online for Free

color splash photos

I personally think those pictures where everything is black and white except for one part of the picture are awesome. Color splashing a photo is not as hard as it looks! Check out this post which shows you without even having to download any software.

Color Splash Photos for Free

Generate Website Thumbnails using Thumboo

generate website thumbnail

Thumboo is a free thumbnail generator that lets you create screenshots of any website instantly. You can then download the thumbnail in multiple sizes (150×100, 200×150, 300×250, and fullxfull). They also have an API you can utilize for your own web apps.


Here comes the snow ! Cool map in motion


More fun than sticking your head outside, this highly detailed weather map in motion from shows you what’s coming your way. Use a U.S. zip code, click on Precipitation and the Green play button and prognosticate with greater accuracy. 

WeatherUnderground’s map in motion

Unlock Hidden Themes in Windows 7

windows 7 themes

Did you know that there are hidden themes in Windows 7? For example, if you live in the US, there is a theme set called United States. But there are themes for other countries as well, you just can’t see them. Learn how to unlock them.

Unlock Hidden Themes in Windows 7

Escher LEGO wallpaper


Sure, wallpaper. Larger version here.

Escher LEGO wallpaper

A Comparison of Four Popular Web Hosts

web hosting comparison

Need to choose a web hosting company for your new website? Overwhelmed by all the choices? Well, luckily there are a few that stand out above the rest. Check out this post that compares GoDaddy to HostGator to Media Temple to BlueHost.

Media Temple vs GoDaddy vs HostGator vs BlueHost

Windows Double Explorer – a Codeplex app


Another fine dual explorer app, this one remembers your last opened locations.

Windows Double Explorer download from Codeplex

via The Road to Know Where

Integrate Facebook, Twitter into Gmail

facebook twitter gmail

Did you know that there is a way to integrate all your favorite sites into Gmail? For example, Facebook, Twitter, Friendfeed, Digg, MySpace,, and more. Check out this article for adding sidebar widgets to Gmail.

Integrate Facebook, Twitter into Gmail

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