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Another photo sharing site: myPicturetown

Nikon has provided a photo sharing site for some time: myPicturetown. I have had an account for over a year but not really made much use of it. The site offers 2 GB of free photo storage and claims to have over a million and a half users. I am preparing a short article about it that will be posted on the “coaching corner” Café Ludwig blog. Here a preview of how it works:

Click the picture above to see the Café Art album on myPicturetown. For a slide show – with music! – click on the start button in the lower left of the album. For more details, watch for the blog post.

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Strange Posts

Yes, you have seen some strange posts here. All in the name of “research”. Some things need testing and this blog is pressed into service. Some of that research will result in interesting posts in the other blogs. You can always see what goes on at those other blogs over on the right side. There you find the latest posts listed. Unfortunately, looking up those posts takes time, and this is why this blog takes so long to come up.

Thank you for looking in!

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Anniversary Celebration!

It is now over a year that the This ‘n That blog was moved from Windows Live Spaces to WordPress. Close to 30,000 visits have come to the site since then, a good number but less than a tenth of the prior visits per year; even now the daily rate is aL-LOGO-sqbut a fraction of what it was when the blog was syndicated in Clubhouse and Windows Live.

A year ago I started a new blog Ask Ludwig and it has gotten over 13,000 visits. Today that blog got a makeover and a new logo. The other blogs have also been undergoing renovations with new favicons and logos.

Of course, my emphasis will continue to be on content and not looks. I appreciate the nice comments I have received. So back to blogging!

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Pin Café Ludwig to your Taskbar

Here is a neat little thing you can do: Pin Café Ludwig to your taskbar. Don’t ask why on earth you would want to or should, just try it! Open Internet Explorer 9 and go to the Café Ludwig home page. imageThis will not work in other browsers, just IE9. Notice the “favicon” in front of the URL in the browser address bar. When you hover the pointer on it it says “Drag to taskbar to pin site”. Do this slowly, if you do it too fast it might not work right.

imageAs you drag the favicon it gets bigger, when you get over the desktop (outside the browser) it offers to “Create link in Desktop” – you can do that, of course, but continue to drag it down to you taskbar.image There it will say “Pin to Taskbar”.

Just let go of the mouse button and Café Ludwig is pinned to your taskbar.

Yes, you noticed correctly the different looking Windows Start button. The illustration comes from Windows 8 – that is another story – it works this way just fine in Windows 7.

There is more to the story. imageWhen you right-click the pinned icon a jump list comes up. It offers several options. For Café Ludwig the options are to three blogs: This ‘n That, Ask Ludwig and News and Notes.

Many sites are “pinable” – pardon my English – and for some sites the jump lists have a variety of offerings. For example for WordPress blogs, such as  Ask Ludwig or This ‘n That, the jump list shows links to recent posts (the list is updated when you visit the site).

Pinning sites that you frequently visit, especially your Windows Live SkyDrive or your Hotmail page, can make your computer even more convenient and easy to use. Enjoy!

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