Digital Letter

There are those times in life when you need to send someone a handwritten letter. This is a close substitute.

You can use PowerPoint to make this.

1. Download a paper background or texture.

You can use something from this link: 200-high-quality-free-paper-textures-to-grab

2. Download a handwritten font and install it. (Drag and drop the downloaded file into the Fonts folder in your Control Panel) 

You can choose a font from this page: 50-free-handwritten-fonts-for-web-designers-and-logo-artists

3. Open Powerpoint and insert the paper texture as a picture.

4. Insert a text box and select your handwritten font.

5. Type your message.

6. You can add other elements from the following links:
Peachie’s Collection of Cute Stuff

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishments

You can also add autoshapes, photos, and other details such as word art or seasonal elements.

7. After completing your design, press CTRL+A to select all the elements, right-click and select Save As Picture.

8. Save your image and send it to your friend by email or print it out and give it to them.

Try making one for your grandma… she will love it! 🙂


Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Tricks


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Root LG Optimus One P500 Android Froyo 2.2

I just rooted my LG Optimus One P500 with Froyo 2.2 with a one-click application named Gingerbreak.

1. First of all, you must download the Gingerbreak installation file from the XDA forums. Here’s the link: gingerbreak-v1.20.apk
(Ignore the message that says it’s incompatible)

2. Open OI File Manager and go to mnt/sdcard/download.

3. Open gingerbreak-v1.20.apk from your list of downloaded files to install the application.

Enable USB Debugging
4. Go to Settings and then select Applications. Click Development and select the USB debugging checkbox.

5. Open the Gingerbreak app and click Root Device. Your phone will reboot automatically when the rooting is complete. This will take a little longer than your usual boot up time but don’t panic! 🙂

Finally, check for a new app named Superuser in your phone to confirm that your phone has been rooted.


Don’t worry if your SD Card has other stuff on it. Mine did too but nothing happened to them.

Ensure that your phone has enough battery charge to go through with this. Interruptions during rooting can cause problems.

If for some reason the procedure does not work, then turn your phone off and turn it back on before retrying.

If the app does not work,check if you have installed the app on the Phone memory and not in the SD card. Move the app to Phone if it’s on the SD Card.

You can now kick some serious ass with your rooted device! 😉


Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Gadgets, Help


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Posted by on August 2, 2011 in Misc


How to Download a Page from Google Books?

How to Download a Page from Google Books?

I will tell you upfront that you’ll need the Google Chrome browser to use this method.

1. Open the Google book in your Google Chrome browser and go to the page you wish to download.

2. Right-click on the page and select Inspect Element

3. Under Inspect Element, go to Resources and select Images.

4. Browse all the images and find the image of the page you wish to download. Sometimes it will be available in more than one size. In such cases, select the image with the best size.

5. Double-click the image name to open the image in a new tab. Right-click the image and select Save Image As.

6. Save the file to your local machine and enjoy!

Enjoy! 🙂


Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Tricks


Backup Your Tweets in Excel

I had written many small haikus on Twitter and I wanted to save them for later.

To do this, you should first save your tweets as an XML file.
Go to

In the above link, replace “userid” with your user name and “x” with the number of tweets you want to download. (You can view your total number of updates on your twitter page.)

When the page opens, click Save As in your browser and save the XML file to your computer.

Open MS-Excel(2007) and click Data -> From Other Sources -> From XML Data Import

In other versions of MS-Excel, you would click Data -> XML -> Import

Browse your computer and select the Twitter XML file you downloaded.

Ta daaaa!!!!!!!!

You have all your tweets in a neat Excel sheet. Enjoy! 🙂

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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Tools


Macro to Extract Comments from a PPT to a Text File

Use the macro below to extract all the comments in a PPT file to a text file. You can then print the text file.

When you run this macro, it opens an Output File dialog box asking for a path to store the text. Remember to enter a name for the file when you specify the path in the ‘Output file’ dialog. Example: C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Desktop\comments.txt

Sub ExportComments()

    Dim oSl As Slide
    Dim oSlides As Slides
    Dim oCom As Comment
    Dim sText As String
    Dim sFilename As String

    Set oSlides = ActivePresentation.Slides
    For Each oSl In oSlides
    sText = sText & "Slide: " & oSl.SlideIndex & vbCrLf
    sText = sText & "======================================" & vbCrLf
        For Each oCom In oSl.Comments

            sText = sText & oCom.Author & vbCrLf
            sText = sText & oCom.DateTime & vbCrLf
            sText = sText & oCom.Text & vbCrLf
            sText = sText & "--------------" & vbCrLf

        Next oCom
    Next oSl

    sFilename = InputBox("Full path to output file:", "Output file")
    If Len(sFilename) > 0 Then
        WriteStringToFile sFilename, sText
        SendFileToNotePad sFilename
    End If

End Sub

Sub WriteStringToFile(pFileName As String, pString As String)
' This writes the text out to a file

    Dim intFileNum As Integer

    intFileNum = FreeFile
    Open pFileName For Output As intFileNum
    Print #intFileNum, pString
    Close intFileNum

End Sub

Sub SendFileToNotePad(pFileName As String)
' This opens the file in notepad

    Dim lngReturn As Long
    lngReturn = Shell("NOTEPAD.EXE " & pFileName, vbNormalFocus)

End Sub

Macro courtesy:

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Posted by on July 8, 2011 in MS Office, Tools, Utilities


How much data will humans create and store in 2011? [Infographic]

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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Uncategorized