I found this really useful and very effective desktop app used to drastically reduce video file size without compromising video quality. I’ve been using it regularly and my YouTube uploads have been way much faster ever since.
The app is called Handbrake and you can download it for free from https://handbrake.fr
Here’s a YouTube tutorial on how to reduce your video file size using Handbrake.
An interesting bit of info that I also learned from this particular article is that although silica gel packets may lose their utility over time as they are exposed to — and absorb — moisture, they can be ‘recharged’.
This is good advice for people — like me — who spend a lot of time reading (and writing) blog posts, frequently scanning for updates in social networks, and doing at least 50 percent of their job via e-mail. Read more
Because sitting is bad for your health, that’s why.
I’ve always suspected that prolonged sitting is to blame for a myriad of health problems like back pain, stiff neck, and even obesity. I’ve always had a desk job and I have suffered from all sorts of problems that I attribute to prolonged sitting which is inherent to my job. Yes, including weight gain albeit I won’t label it as obesity just yet. Okay at 165-170 pounds, for my height, technically I’m borderline obese.
Have you ever wondered what your 16-digit credit card number means? Â Well, collectively (that is, as a 16-digit number) it means nothing except that it is a unique number assigned to you so you can go ahead and spend all your hard-earned income long before you actually earn it.
But break it down into four parts and you’ll be surprised how complex a number it is. Read more
These two photos of an ordinary house cat were taken by my colleague and fellow amateur photography enthusiast, Sherwin De Jesus, using my Canon 550D DSLR camera. Â With a little “post processing” by me using Picasa 3 on my Mac, I think we managed to produce decent two enough animal portraits.