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The Simple Monitor Desktop

Flickr user d.chasenelson‘s desktop is simple, only has a few widgets, and a simple gradient wallpaper that’s not at all distracting. It’s ideal for a second screen when you’re working in the first, or just as a quick monitor view you can minimise other things to check out. Here’s how to set it up.


Batch Resize Images In OS X With This Automator Script

If you need to resize a bunch of images on your Mac, Automator is the way to do it in one fell swoop. 9to5Mac shows off how to quickly make your own Automator service for doing just that.


Instantly Free Up 1GB On Your Raspberry Pi By Ditching LibreOffice And Wolfram

One of the really nice things about the newest builds of Raspbian is that it comes with just about all the software you need to get running. The downside of that is that all that software takes up a ton of space. RasPi.tv points out you can quickly snag about a 1GB back by deleting two apps: LibreOffice and Wolfram.


'There Is No Right Way To Make Something'

If you’re a DIYer, whether it’s woodworking, 3D printing, electronics, or whatever else, it’s really easy to get caught up in following a tutorial or guide. Artist Kate Harman reminds us to venture off that path sometimes.


Make Your iPhone's Folders Circular With A Special Wallpaper Glitch

iOS: Ever wanted circular folders instead of the squared off ones on your iPhone? Youtube user videosdebarraquito shows off how to do that by using a special wallpaper image.


Shop Student Art Shows For Unique, Affordable Pieces And Support Local Artists

Most people don’t buy art by budget, but if you live near an art school or a university with an art department, you can explore interesting and unique work from the students there, find something great and buy their (often affordable) work to support your community and foster a love of the arts.


The Raspberry Pi Camera Module Gets Upgraded To 8-Megapixels, Still Costs $US25

Adding a camera to a Raspberry Pi is as easy as plugging in the official module. The original Raspberry Pi camera module was just a measly five megapixel camera. Today, it’s been upgraded to an eight megapixel camera made by Sony.


The Mirrored Colour Dual-Monitor Desktop

We don’t highlight dual display desktops nearly as often as I’d like, so when orbmeiser submitted this dual monitor setup, I took notice. He’s running Netrunner Linux on dual displays, and here’s what he used to set everything up.


Exploring The Myth Of The Scientific Vs. Artistic Mind

It’s a stereotype, but many of us have made the assumption that scientists are a bit rigid and less artistic than others. Artists, on the other hand, are often seen as being less rational than the rest of us. Sometimes described as the left side of the brain versus the right side — or simply logical thinking versus artistic creativity — the two are often seen as polar opposites.


Try This Fast, Effective Noise Reduction Technique On Your Night Sky Photos

The greatest enemy of the night photographer is noise. Even with extremely low ISO settings and the world’s steadiest tripod, your beautifully captured sky shots are going to have some unsightly speckles. Now, you could just apply a denoise filter and be done with it, but if you want to retain as much quality as possible, more precise methods exist.


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