Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Student comes to varsity today saying he can't hand his assignment because of his broken laptop.pic:

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How to accept a friend request on Facebook lite.

On facebook people will often request to be your friend.It is recommended to only accept friend requests from people you know and trust.

This is how to accept a friend request on facebook Lite:
1.Login to Facebook lite at lite.facebook.com
2.On your home page you will see a message that says"You have 1 friend request." just under the post photo Button.

3.Click on the blue writing titled"friend request."A new page will appear showing you who has requested to be your friend.

4.On the right hand side you will see two buttons namely "Confirm Friend" or "ignore".If you don't want to be friends with this person click Ignore,if you want to become friends on facebook then click"Confirm Friend"

You have successfully accepted a friend request.

How to find and add person on facebook lite.

Facebook is used for one thing and one thing only and that thing is keeping in touch with friends and family.To do this you have to be "friends" with your friends and family who you want to keep in touch with.You can only see what people are saying on facebook if you are friends with them!

To find and invite friends on facebook lite do the following:
1.Login to Facebook lite at lite.facebook.com

2.once logged in,enter ether the persons name you are looking for or their email address into the search box on the top right hand side of the facebook lite site then click search.

3.If you entered the correct details and the person you are looking is on Facebook this person should appear.Most of the time there is more than one person with the same name so you may get a few people showing up.If this is the case look at their pictures until you see the person you are looking for or you can look at their network which is under their name. If the network is ether the school,university or country they live in it is most probable them.

4.When you find the person you are looking for click on their picture or name.The facebook profile of the person you are trying to add will appear,on their profile click "add friend" which is on the right hand side of their profile.

5.The "add friend" button will change and say"Pending request"The person you added must now accepted your friend request,once this is done you will receive a notification on facebook informing you.

You have successfully found and invited a person to become your friend on facebook lite.

Monday, September 28, 2009

What a status update is and how to update your status on Facebook Lite.

A Status update is a short message that you type on facebook that all your facebook Friends will see on their home page of the site.You can write anything you want in your status but it is recommended you keep it interesting and informative.Generally people use the status update feature on facebook to tell their friends and family how they feeling or what they doing.The status update is one of the best ways of keeping your friends up to date with what you are doing or how you are feeling.

It is recommended to keep your status updates as short as possible!

To update your status on Facebook lite do the following:

1.Login to facebook lite at lite.facebook.com/

2.Once you logged in your facebook home page will appear.On your home page click on the "write" button situated under the facebook heading.

3.A white box will appear,in this box write your status update you want all your friends to see.Once you have typed your status press enter or click on the "write" button to submit your status.

4.Once you have submitted your status update by clicking "write"or pressing enter your status will appear on both yours and all your friends home page with all the other people who recently updated their status.



you have successfully updated your status on Facebook lite.

How to login to Facebook Lite.

Today I am going to show you how to login to Facebook lite.For those of you that don't know,Facebook lite is a cleaner version of facebook.com.In my opinion I believe Facebook lite is a much better site than Facebook.

To login to Facebook lite do the following:

1.Go to facebook lite at http://lite.facebook.com/

A screen that looks something like this should appear.


2.In the box that says Email Address enter your email address,under that enter your password into the password box.Once you have entered both your email address and password click the login button.


3.If you have entered the correct login details you will have successfully logged into facebook lite.

And that's how you log into Facebook lite! If you have any Questions please don't hesitate to Post a question in the comment section on this page.

Friday, July 24, 2009

How to set up your privacy settings on facebook so that your pictures and info doesn't appear on adverts.

One of the biggest problems with facebook at this present time is that they allowing their advertisers to use YOUR facebook pictures and other information on the adverts on facebook.This has become a big problem and a lot of users are outraged about it.

Thankfully there is a way to stop facebook from allowing them and their advertisers from using your information and pictures.I am going to show you exactly step by step on how to set your privacy settings so that a friend or even some one you don't know never sees your face on a advert again.

1.login to facebook,once logged in click on settings in the top right hand side of facebook then click privacy settings.

2.Now click on "News Feed and Wall"

3.Now click on the tab that says"facebook ads"

Now in the box next to"Appearance in Facebook Ads" click "no one" and then Save changes.

You have successfully set up facebook so that you do not appear in any of the adverts on the site.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Play any song for free off the internet.unlimited music at your finger tips.



Have you ever wished you could just play any song you wanted as you wanted it?Well with groveshark you can search,save,listen,tag,upload music with a click of a button in your browser.

To get started go to http://listen.grooveshark.com/ or click here

How to install Ubuntu NetBook Remix vie a flash disk.

A few month ago I posted a site that showed you a step by step guide on how to install windows XP using a flash disk.Today I found a site that shows you how to do almost the same thing with Ubuntu netbook remix.

To check out the guide on how to install ubuntu on a netbook without a CD Click here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fifa world cup 2010 merchandise goes on sale in South Africa

I went to a local clothing store today and found a whole section dedicated to Fifa world cup 2010 clothing merchandise.Here are some pictures of the stand and what some of the shirts looked like.

Some of the clothing was really nice and others stuff was something I would never wear unless I was being paid to EG:if I was working for FIFA.

These are the merchandise I personally would not buy,I find the logo to be a bit to big.






The price tag above was from a adidas Jacket which was actually very nice!

Some of the clothing was nice and will be nice memorable for all the soccer fans that are going to be coming down to South Africa.

How to make money on twitter with affiliate advertising.

Today I am going to show you how you could make money using twitter.If you have not read the introduction to"How to make money on twitter"please click here
I am going to show you how to make money online using Affiliate marketing.Affiliate marketing is when you promote someone else's product for them and if some one buys the product through your link you get a percentage of the money made also known as commission.For more information on Affiliate marketing please click here to go to the wiki page.

1.First thing you have to do is go to click bank.Click bank is the most well known affiliate marketing site online.To go to clickbank click here.

2.Once on click bank go and register for a account.

3.once you have registered and have successfully logged into your account go to marketplace which is situated in the top right hand side of the site.

4.A search utility will pop up.This is where you can search through all the products you can become an affiliate for.Enter in a keyword of something you want to sell.I am going to advertise on my world of warcraft twitter account so I search"World of warcraft".Now click go.

Note:Its a good idea to sell products that are related to what you talk about on twitter,so if you talk about gardening on twitter then only sell garden related things.

5.A list of goods that you can advertise will appear if it finds anything related to your search.Go through the list and decided on a product you would like to sell.

6.Under the discription of the itam you are going to advertise click on the link that says"Creat hoplink".

7.A window will pop open in this window enter in your clickbank username in the box that is named"ClickBank NickName".Now click create.

8.A new page will appear in the window.On this page look for a link that looks something like this"http://0341al3hvkv32llgosdapd-sc4.hop.clickbank.net/" and copy that link.

10.Next log into your twitter account.Now type out a good advert and post the link next to it and tweet the link and your market pitch.

11.Wait and if you lucky one of your followers will click on the link you provided and buy the product through your link.If they do you will make a percentage of the commission.

There are other ways to make money on twitter,for these guide please click here or if you would like to learn how to do other things on twitter like mass follow people and lots more please click here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How to setup Read Receipt in outlook.

For a number of people knowing whether an important email has arrived and been read is very important.Today I am going to show you how to configure Outlook so that you can receive delivery reports also known as Read receipts.

How to configure read receipts for only one mail.
If you would like to add a read receipt to only one mail then you can do the following.

1.Create a new mail message like you would normally do.Before compiling the email click Options and then tick the un-ticked box in the tracking toolbar that says"Request a delivery receipt"

2.You can now compile your email and you will receive a read receipt for that email only.

How to configure read receipts for all your emails.

If you would like to add a read receipt for every email you send do the following:
1.In outlook go to Tools then options.

2.In the preference tab Under the heading email click on the "E-mail options"Button.


3.A new box will appear,now click the "tracking options" button.
4.In tracking options tick the box that says"Read receipt"and then click OK then OK again and finally apply.


You have successfully set up read receipts for every email.

Monday, July 6, 2009

How to Sync or Connect Your Facebook Events to Google Calendar to Get SMS Reminders of Friends Birthdays and Important Events.

This is a video tutorial I made on how to sync your facebook events like birthdays and other events to Google calendar.This guide then shows you how to set up Google calendar to send you notifications ether vie SMS or email to remind you of up coming events like your friends birthday.By doing this you will never forget a birthday ever again!


Please leave any comments on what what you though of the video!

How safe are you really on facebook-How a friends boy friend started a war online!

With the internet whether you are using forums,blogs,social networking or instant messaging you are going to talk to some rude and self proud people.I myself have had to put up with a few people who don't know what they talking about.

I must warn you that this is more a story and actually doesn't have that much to do with technology,gadgets and the internet.

Facebook as brought so many normally people to the internet on a daily basis to talk,share photos and so much more.Facebook has really showed the none geeks what the internet is all about and how fun it can be.Unfortunately when people mix troubles start due to online clashes and other problems.

A few months ago a good friend of mine started dating a guy who according to her was just amazing.A few weeks latter a few of my friends went to this girls birthday party which was being hosted at her house.My mates and I had got there a bit to early,in fact we were the first to arrive so we sat out side talking.She was so exited about her new boy friend and how cool he is and we were happy for her but then he arrived.

As this new biy friend walked into the door my freind said"I know that guy"I asked him where from and he said he had seen him around at the local shopping centre and that he commented on a photo of me on facebook.My friend did not seem very happy about this so I proceed to ask him what this guy had said.According to my friend this boy friend latter identified as Dane said that my friend looked like a gay or something along those lines.When my friend confronted him over facebook Dane was suddenly all sorry and apologies saying he didn't know it was him.

I didn't think much of this whole situation and Dane seemed like a nice guy however a few days latter I found out otherwise!I logged into facebook only to find that Dane had accessed all my pictures,status updates and comments vie my friends profile!That's right this Dane fellow went onto my friends facebook account and went through all my personal pictures,comments,status updates and just spammed everything!

Dane had gone through all my stuff commenting childish remarks and ridiculing pictures with myself in them.I was shocked,I don't want random"freaks"going through my information and doing what they please.I immediately deleted my friend off my account and SMSed her explaining why I had done so,She couldn't understand what was wrong with him going through my stuff on her account.

In other words,if you think you safe from these ignorant fools you wrong.There is always going to be a friend who will leave their facebook on or who will let their friends and family use the account and then things will go horrible wrong.

Even when you comment on a photo you are allowing others to see that and start up a argument,I call this the "I was first like" effect because when this happens to me I do the following,I type "I was first like 0_o and then I was like :D" and then never comment again...this turns the person trying to argue into a potato,he or she doesn't know what to say and when she or he does its to late!yes soon it will stop working and I wont be able not to comment but hey for now I was first like 0_o and then I was like :D.

I just felt like sharing this story with you.Its nothing big but it could become a big problem if something isn't done!

Send free SMSs or text messages to any network in South Africa from your PC.

You can send free text messages to any south african cellphone for free.Wether you want to send messages to MTN,vodacom or cellC this is the easiest,quickest and cheapest ways to send SMSs from your PC.

To send free SMSs to any South African phone do the following.
1.Go to blueworld.co.za by clicking here.
2.register on blueworld by entering all the details it asks you to.
3.once registered login to blueworld and then go to the group page or click here to go to the group page.Once on the group page follow at least 2 groups!You need to follow at least 2 groups to be able to send free text messages.
4.Now click here to go to a user list.Now invite some random people.I would recommend randomly inviting 15 people from this list.The reason you need to add people is because you need to have at least 1 friend to be able to send free SMSs from blueworld.
5.Wait a day or 2 until some one has accepted your friend request.
6.click here and login to blueworld.
7.Enter the phone number and message then click send SMS.

You have successfully set up and sent a free SMS from your PC.You can send as many SMSs as you want for free thanks to blueworld!

How to get your facebook Events onto google calander.

Welcome to this on-his-mind guide on how to sync your facebook events to your Google calendar.This is very easy and if you follow these instructions step by step you will have no problems at all.

You might be thinking"why would I want to do this?" well there are multiple reasons,one being that if you a user of Google calendar you want to know exactly when somthing is and not have to move back and forth between google calendar and facebook to find out.You want everything in one place so that you can organise and collaborate your schedule with others.

There are a couple of things you will need to do this,these things are as follows:
A facebook account.
A Google account.

1.Log into facebook,Once you are logged in click on Settings > Applications Settings.

2.A list of applications will show up,find the "events"application and click on it.
3.A list of all your events will show up.Now click on"export events" which is on the top of the page next to the explore events link.if you cant find it look directly under the profile button ;)
4.A box will appear that looks like the following:

Copy the link which is in that box and then go to your google calendar.
5.in Google calendar under the"other calander"box click add then add by URL.

6.A white box will appear which looks like a search box.In this box you must past the link you got from facebook.It will look something like this:

Click add.

You have successfully transferred all your events to Google docs!

How to make money on twitter.A guide on how to use twitter to make money.


Twitter has taken the world by storm and has now got millions of people all over the world following people who they have only met online.Businesses and firms have now got twitter account which they use to tell their client what they doing and how its going to help them.

In this guide I am going to explain a few ways of making money on twitter.To make money on twitter you need to have a twitter account and have A lot of followers.Remember the more followers you have the more money you could make.

Also remember that this is not guarantee that you will make money on twitter,this is more a guide on how to make money on twitter.I have about 5 twitter accounts that range from 300 followers to a massive 10,000 followers with a combined total of over 17,000 followers across many networks from sports to gaming consoles and from health to world of war-craft.With these account if I wanted to I could generate a small income.

The first thing you should realise is that you will not become a millionaire using twitter in fact if you make more than $100 you should be proud.If you have heard of a person making millions of dollars on twitter they ether lying or got very lucky.

There are a few ways you can make money on twitter.I am going to show you 2 ways.The first one and the one I have had the most success with is affiliate marketing and the other is pay per click advertising.

I hope you enjoy this how to guide on how to make money on twitter.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

How stable is facebook?Popular social networking site facebook hardly ever goes down?

I have been a active user of facebook for over 2 years now and to my knowledge I have never had a problem connecting to the social networking site.That's right I have never ever gone to facebook.com to be turn away with a page that is down or anything similar until tonight.

Tonight I was told by a mate to check out facebook but to my shock I got the following screen error" Sorry, an error has occurred.We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.".This got me thinking,I often go on twitter and the sites down for maintenance in fact I have even been blocked out of my online email which is hosted vie Google(Gmail email) but I have never been shut out of facebook before.

In my opinion this is an amazing thing,facebook is growing at amazing speeds and has never gone down for me!

If you don't think facebook is growing why don't you carry on reading:

1.According to facebook they have More than 200 million active users.This is not your Mother who created an account and never logged in again!This is users who are very"active" on the social networking site.

2.More than 100 million users log on to Facebook at least once each day

3.Average user has 120 friends on the site

4.More than 5 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each day (worldwide)

5.More than 30 million users update their statuses at least once each day

6.More than 8 million users become fans of Pages each day

7.More than 900 million photos uploaded to the site each month

8.More than 10 million videos uploaded each month

9.More than 1 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) shared each week

10.More than 2.5 million events created each month

11.More than 35 million active user groups exist on the site

These stats are mind blowing!I must admit I have given facebook a lot of bad publicity but they have done a awesome job so far and hopefully they will keep it up.

Friday, June 19, 2009

To read or to listen?Wile books get big audio is getting bigger!

I must admit I am not a big reading fan AT ALL.Any book that's thicker than 100 pages and I will be cringing at the thoughts of even picking it up but lately I have discovered Audio books,yes that's right a book that's in audio.

I feel like a kid again,every night I get into bed and put my ipod ear phone where they belong and press play and to be honest I have really enjoyed it so far!

I have listened to all the Twilight books,barrack Obamas books and a few others and I am not going to stop any time soon.The problem is that there are not that many audio books out yet but that's to companies like audible that's changing!

If you decided to put your paper back down for once and listen to a book instead the best place to get it one is with out a doubt audible.com.Audible has the biggest most comprehensive collection of audio on the internet and algthough it might seem a bit pricey its all worth it!

You can now listen to a book in the car while you driving to work or hiking in the berg,in fact you can listen to books any where and that's why I love Audio books.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

How to mass unfollow people who are not following you.

Twitter has this horrible limit where you can only follow a maximum for 2000 people if you do not have more than 2000 people following you.This means you can only follow 200 people and if you want to follow any one else you cant.To be able to re invite people again you should do a mass unfollow.The mass unfollow you are going to be taught today will unfollow all the people who are not following you.

1.Go to huirrer mutuality by clicking here.

2.Enter your twitter username and password and then select Unfollow all who do not follow you back.

3.Untick "Follow the latest news of Huitter.com" and then go.

4.Wait for the bar to reach 100% and then read what it says on the site.

You have not mass unfollowed everyone who was not following you back.

IF you would like to find more tutorials on how to do things on twitter click here or if you would like to follow the on-his-mind blog on twitter please click here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

5 Gadgets That You Should Never Leave Home Without

There are some gadgets that you should just not leave your home without them.I wrote a article on the top 5 gadgets that you shouldn't leave your home without for ezine articles.

You can find this article here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The best free anti virus software is free!Why pay when its free?

Why pay for something you can get for free? Its a question I have been ignoring now for well over 10 years now.Every year I would go out to the shops and buy the new Norton anti virus update for my single computer wile the other PCs have been running off other expensive anti virus that cost the earth but this year I had had it.

This year was the first year I dumped Norton and moved over to a free anti virus...yes that's right I downloaded AVG free edition for all my boxes and I can honestly say I am very impressed.

I could never understand why people would use a free anti virus but due to the economic conditions I decided I had to do it to try save money and I will never go back to Norton.AVG free does every thing my paid for anti virus but it doesn't dry up my wallet!

If you want to get a free anti virus I highly recommend AVG free edition which can be downloaded from their site at http://free.avg.com/

If you don't want to go for a free version of anti virus then I recommend nod32!I bought a single copy for my server and I things it out beats all the anti virus software by far but again if it was free I would use it on every system.

Find out how popular you are on twitter-Check your twitter rank.


Wouldn't you like to know how popular you are on twitter?With a site called twitter grader you can check your world rank and who are the most popular tweeters in a certain area.

To find out your rank do the following:

1.Go to twitter grader by clicking here.

2.In the search bar enter in your twitter user name or enter in another tweeter that you would like to see their rank.Now click the "grade".

3.Wait a bit while it loads the rank.Your rank will show up!If you want to see who the top people are in a country or specific area go to the top right hand side of the screen and click"twitter elite" then click location and fill in the country,province,state or area you would like to view.

You have now successfully checked your titter ranking.

Monday, May 4, 2009

How to set-up and use twitter on your desktop-Send and receive tweets from your desktop.

There are a lot of different twitter clients that allow you to tweet from your desktop as well as receive up to date tweets as they get sent!Some applications even have a URL shortening tool and a inbox with all our direct messages.Using a twitter client is much better than using the twitter website as it is faster and you don't have to click all over the place to get what you want as it is all there.

In the guide we are going to show you how to how to install a twitter client called tweetdeck.

1.Firstly you will have to download adobe AIR if you do not already have it! To download adobe AIR click here. Once you have downloaded and installed adobe AIR you can go to the next step.

2.Download tweetdeck by clicking here and then clicking the "download now" button.A window will open up on your browser which will indicate that is is installing.When it asks you if you would like to open or save the file click open.

3.A box will appear again! click the"install"button and then click"continue"

4.Now enter your twitter user name and password and click remember me.

5.once you logged in you have successfully set up your twitter client!

If you play around with the application you will become familiar with it and how it works.

If you would more tutorials on twitter please click here
or if you would like to follow the on his mind blog on twitter please click here and click follow.

How to mass follow people on twitter.

If there is a certain group of people you would like to follow or if you would just like to have lots of people to follow this is the guide for you.In this guide we are going to show you how to mass follow hundreds of tweeters with just a click of the button.

1.Go to flashtweet by clicking here and then login to flashtweet using your twitter user name and password.

Please note:It might take up to 10 minutes to login to flashtweet!

2.once you logged into flashtweet click"mass follow" which will be next yo your twitter picture.


3.In the text box that says"Follow Friends From" next to it enter in a username of a tweeter that you want to follow all of his/her friends!I am going to enter timeman as a example.Once you have entered the user name click"go"

4.A list of all the people who are following the user you entered will appear!Click check all and then click follow.

5.When it has finished you can go to the next page and repeat 4.

You can only follow maximum of 100 people at a time and can follow a maximum of 1000 people a day and 2000 people all together.

If you would like to find out more guides on twitter please click here or if you would like to start following the on his mind blog on twitter please click here and then click follow.

How to put your RSS feeds in twitter.

Do you own a blog or site and have to go and tweet about what you have just blogged about to get your viewers up to date? Although this does not take long it is a lot of extra work especially after you have just finished a article.Today we are going to show you how to set up your twitter account so it automatically updates using the RSS feed on your site or blog.

1.Go to twitterfeeder by clicking here.Once on the site ether create an account or login using your open ID.I use my google ID to login.

2.Once logged in click on"my feeds" which is on the top right hand side of the screen.Now click"Create new feed"

3.Enter in your RSS feed and set the properties to what you want.If you are unsure of what the setting is rather leave it as default.When you have completed all the settings click the "create" button.

4.You now have to authenticate the account so click on">> Authenticate at twitter".You will be sent to a twitter page where you should press "allow".

You have successfully set up a automated RSS feed on twitter!

For more tutorials and guides on how to do things on twitter click here. If you would like to follow the on his mind blog on twitter go to ow twitter page by clicking here and then pressing the follow button.

How to auto follow your followers.

There are a lot of unethical and ethical things you should and shouldn't do if you use twitter! One of the things you should do is follow people who are following you back.This shows the other user that you appreciate their time and you interested in what they do as well.Today we are going to show you how to set up your twitter so it auto follows everyone that follows you.

1.Go to tweetbots by clicking here.Once on the site click the"sign up for free"button and enter in all the correct details.

2.Once logged in click on "bots"which is situated on the top left of the screen.In the bots page click on the"create a new bot"button.

3.Enter in your twitter username and password and select"Yes, turn on the auto-follow bot".Now click "create this bot".

You have now set up a auto following tool so that when some one follows you they will follow you back automatically.

For more great guides on how to do things on twitter go to ow twitter guides by clicking here or if you would like to follow the on his mind blog on twitter go to ow twitter page by clicking here and then clicking "follow".

Sunday, May 3, 2009

How to automatically send a message to new followers.

When someone follows you on twitter it is often nice to send them messages thanking them and introducing yourself.This can take a lot of time but in this guide to twitter we are going to show you how to send a automatic message to them.

1.Go to twitterdmer by clicking here and login using your twitter username and password.

2.once you have logged into twitterdmer click in the box that is titled"Enter your custom DM" and type a custom message that your followers will receive when following you. If you put {firstname} the name of the person will be replaced there! you can also put {location} and {lastname}.

Ow automatic twitter message is:
Hi {firstname} thank you for following us on twitter we hope you enjoy ow tweets!Please visit ow blog at http://on-his-mind.blogspot.com/

3.once you have entered the message you would like to automatically get sent to new follows you click the "change custom dm"button and then click on the "enable twitter dmer" button.

You have successfully added a automatic message sender that all your new followers will receive.

IF you would like more tutorials on twitter please click here or if you would like to follow us on twitter please click here and then click follow under ow picture.

How to follow some one on twitter.

Is there some one you would like to follow twitter?There are a lot of sites,blogs,shops,people and celebrities that use twitter to tell people like you and I what they doing or what's new in the world.This is a guide on how to follow some one on twitter.

1.If you do not have an account with twitter you need to make one.If you would like a guide on how to join twitter click here. To log into twitter click here and enter in your user name and password.

2.Now click on "find people" link at the top right of twitter.

3.In the search box enter in the person or site you are looking for.I am going to look for barack obama so I have typed "barack obama".After you have entered the name click "search".

4.A list of twitter account will appear go through the list and find the one you want to follow.When you have found the tweeter you want to follow click on the "follow"button on the right.A tick will appear and it will say "following".

congratulations You are now following some one!If you would like to follow the on-his-mind blog please click here and then click follow under the picture.

For more guide on twitter please click here.

How to add information on twitter so that your followers know more about you.


It is very important that people on twitter know stuff about you or know what you tweet about.If they do not know basic information on what you twitter about there is not a big chance they will follow you.This is very quick and is very important if you want to get followers.

1.login to twitter by clicking here and typing your user name and password in correctly and pressing the "sign in"button.

2.once logged into twitter click on the settings tab in the top right side of your screen.

3.Enter all the information it asks of you under the account tab.in the "One Line Bio" section you must enter what you do or what you will tweet about because this is what shows up on your twitter page and that's what every one reads to find out about what you tweet about.

You have successfully updated your twitter page and now other people on twitter know a little more about you and what you tweet about.

For other guide on twitter please click here or if you would like to start following on-his-mind on twitter please click here to visit ow twitter page and then click follow.

How to change your twitter background or theme.

In this "guide to twitter"we are going to show you how to change the default background on twitter to one you will like and that will fit your twitter page.To see an example of a twitter page that has a custom background go to the on-his-mind twitter page by clicking here.by changing your background on twitter you will show the twitter community that you are serious about tweeting with them as well as it will look much more professional.

1.login to twitter by clicking here and typing your user name and password in correctly and pressing the "sign in"button.

2.once logged into twitter click on the settings tab in the top right hand corner and then select design.

3.There are 3 things you can do on this page.You can choose a pre made theme,you can Change background image and you can Change design colours.If you don't have a picture you would like to upload as your background choose a theme.By choosing a theme twitter will automatically change both the background image and change the colours.

4.to change the background Image click browes under"Change background image" and look through your PC for the image you would like to have as a background.I suggest your background to be 1800 by 1000 in size so that it fits on realy big screens as well as smaller ones. After you have found the background picture you want click"open" and then click save changes.

5.If you want to change your font colours all you have to do is click on the "Change design colours" tab and then change the stuff there.I do not want to change the colours so I am now finished changing my background and adding a theme.

You have successfully changed your background and/or theme on twitter! For other twitter how to guide please click here or if you would like to start following on-his-mind on twitter please click here to visit ow twitter page and then click follow.

How to add a picture on twitter.

To make your twitter page more user friendly it is often nice to put up your own picture so that people know what you look like and to make your page look more professional.

1.To add a picture to twitter first login with your account by clicking here and inserting your user name and password on the right.

2.once logged in go to the settings section by clicking settings on the top right side of your twitter page!

3.once in settings click on the"picture"tab and then click browse.

4.A window will appear,in this window browse your documents on your PC and find the picture you would like to show on twitter.Once you have found the picture click "open" and then click the "save button".The picture must not be bigger than 700KB and must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format.If your picture is bigger than 700kb you can resize the picture and make it smaller by using a tool.For more information on how to make a picture smaller click here.


You have now successfully added your own picture to your twitter account! IF you would like to change your twitter picture again just follow re follow these instructions.

You can follow the on-his-mind blog on twitter by simply clicking here and clicking follow.

How to create a twitter account.

Today we are going to show you how to get your own twitter account so that you can start micro blogging.For those of you that don't know what twitter is,view ow page on what twitter is by clicking here.

It is very easy to get a twitter account and any one can do it.If you follow this guide correctly you should have no problems but if you do please don't hesitate to post a comment in ow comment section bellow this article.

1.Go to the twitter sign up page by clicking here.Fill in all the information you are required to create a twitter account.It should look something like this.


2.When you have filled in all your details and have a unique user name click "creat my account

3.You will now see a page that says"See if your friends are on Twitter"What this does is it get all your contact from your contact book in your email account and it finds out if any of your contacts use twitter.If you want to skip this you can but if you don't type in your email address and your email address password and click continue.

4.If any of your email contacts use twitter a list of them will show up and you can follow them by simply clicking the"continue" button.

5.You will know go to a page that says"Why not invite some friends?" Go through the list and tick all the people you would like to start using twitter and then click "invite"

I don't ever send these invites to people as a lot of people think its a form of spamming.If you really want your friends to join twitter I suggest phoning them up and telling them what it is about and how worth wile it will be for them to start using twitter! This will make the person feel like you really want him/her to join twitter and will be more likely to create an account.

6.Another page will appear now.On this page you can scroll through a list of people that you might know and if you want to follow them you can tick them.If you don't want to follow them or you have ticked the once you want to follow click Finnish!

You have successfully set up a twitter account! For more information on how to use twitter go to owe twitter how to guide by clicking here to find out everything you need to know about twitter and awesome things to do with it.

What twitter is and other infomation on twitter.


Every body around the world is talking about social networks like facebook and twitter but a lot of people don't know what these services are and how they work.The on-his-mind team are now going to show you how twitter works and how to get the most out of twitter! This is the first instalment of owe twitter guide so stay tuned for more articles and how to guides on twitter.


What is twitter?

Twitter is a micro blogging servise where friends, family,co–workers ,websites and companies communicate with the world around them and tell people who are following them what they are doing and any other news they feel is important for other people to know!

Why should I use twitter?
Wouldn't you like to know what your friends are doing Or what's going on in the world around you? Well with twitter you can stay up to date with your favourite celebrities,find out what family and friends are doing and tell them what you doing and/or fun things you have found out.This might sound like its a long and lengthy task but due to twitter only allowing you a maximum of 140charicates you and the people you follow have to keep it short and sweet meaning you can follow peoples every move without having to wast your own time!


Twitter will keep you in touch with the world and now that almost every one has a twitter account you will be able to stay in touch and tell people what you doing quickly and easily.

Go directly to the twitter site by clicking here.

why don't you join the on-his-mind twitter page and stay up to date with the latest stuff we have to offer on this blog!If you would like to see owe twitter page simply click here.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

How to resize pictures-How to make photos smaller to Upload to the internet



Welcome to the on-his-mind Guide on how to resize pictures to make them smaller.Often you may want to make a picture smaller in size so you can upload pictures to the internet faster and save on bandwidth.Often uploading a picture which is 2meg takes long and when uploading a whole album it takes ages!To save both bandwidth and time you can resize your pictures so that when uploading them to facebook and other sites it wont take long and viewing the pictures online will be much quicker.


How to resize pictures

1.Download a tool called Image Resizer Powertoy by clicking here. this file is only 0.5mb and wont take long to download.If the link above does not work please look at the bottom of this article on other places to download it.

2.Once you have downloaded the tool double click on it.A instillation will appear,follow the on screen instructions and once the tool is successfully installed go to step 3.

3.Find the picture you would like to resize and right click on it.A box will appear,In this box click"resize pictures"

4.A new window will appear that will say"You can create resized copies of one or more selected pictures and store them in the current folder."select what size you would like the picture to be.If you are unsure of which size you should use I recommend using medium. You can also manually select the size by clicking on the "advanced" button and a custom size will appear bellow"handheld PC"

5.Once you have chosen your size click ok and you will notice a new picture will appeared in the same folder the picture you wanted to resize was in.The resized picture will say Medium if you did the medium resize and so on and so forth.

6.You have now successfully resized a picture! You can resize multiple pictures at once by simply selecting all the pictures you want to resize and then doing exactly the same steps mentioned above.

Here is an example of how much smaller the picture becomes after using this tool.
On the left is the picture that has not been resized and on the right the one that has!



Other download links for Image Resizer Powertoy
ftp://ftp.freechess.org/pub/chess/WinXP/XP Power Toys/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe
ftp://ftp.ku.lt/pub/Windows/systems/XP/PowerToys/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe
ftp://ftp.jaring.my/pub/microsoft/powertoys/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe
ftp://ftp.qut.edu.au/pub/mirrors/microsoft/powertoys/ImageResizerPowertoySetup.exe

How important it is to make back-ups as soon as you finished your work!


Yesterday I had finally finished a awesome video I had made to promote the city of Johannesburg here in south Africa! After I had completed it I decided I should play some counter strike:source and have some fun and wile I was playing my PC froze.

I tried everything but nothing would work so I resorted to restart my computer only to find that I got the blue screen of DEATH!I got angry and shouted and screamed but got over it in about 0.25 split seconds and got into recovery mode.I slid all my hard drives out of my box and got all 3 of my external hard drive enclosures out of my cupboard to back up all the important data on my HDD.

As mentioned above I found all 3 of my hard drive enclosure but I couldn't find cables..I couldn't find both a power cable nor could I find my beloved USB cable I needed.This made me have to go into my garage and dig through hundreds of thousand cables to finally dig up about 20 different ones that would maybe fit into a enclosure I owned.

After I had finally found the correct cables and all the accessories I needed I plugged in My hard drive into my laptop and was happy to find al my files there(Or so I thought) I ran around the house and jumped up and down and then went back into backup mode.....

I only had to backup 40GB of data(because the HDD was partitioned) but found that all my documents in the documents and settings folder were gone :( I had lost all my important data that I had just worked on.

If I had taken my own advise and used all these services I have mentioned on this blog yesterday I would have been a happy man but I am not so happy today!

BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA WHEN EVER YOU CAN!