How To Prevent Weeds From Growing Under and Around Weed Fabric

Weeds are a nuisance. The grow quickly, often can penetrate thin layers of weed fabric, and definitely can pop up along perimeters where weed fabric meets a cement patio, for example. After losing a battle with weeds, I decided to take somewhat extreme but necessary measure to never have to deal with weeds again. 1. […]

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Easily Download Entire YouTube Playlists

Have you ever needed to download a bunch of YouTube videos right before a long international flight for local playback? If so, one easy way is to add the videos to a playlist and use DL Now to download them all in one click. The software costs $19 but it saves a lot of time. […]

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Remove Rust With Vinegar

Submerge the rusted metal in vinegar for 24 hours. You’ll see much of the rust come off. Scrape the rest of the rust off with a metal brush. Rinse

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How to Straighten Weed Trimmer Line

I have the MaxPower PivoTrim weed trimmer head because the spool type trimmer heads always get tangled. The MaxPower PivoTrim head makes replacing trimmer line super easy. When I ran out of the trimmer line that came with the head, I bought a spool of new trimmer line. Unfortunately, when you cut some trimmer line […]

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Fix Out-of-Sync Audio When Rendering mp4 Videos

If you take an mp4 (mpeg-4) video and put it in a video editing program like Corel VideoStudio and then render the same video without any other assets (images, audio, other videos, etc), then you may find that the resulting video becomes out-of-sync with the audio. To fix this, you can use Avidemux as follows. […]

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Easily Highlight Text in a Screenshot Using Photoshop

Let’s say you’ve taken a screenshot of some text and you’d like to highlight part of the text. By using different blending modes, this becomes an easy task. Here’s how to do it. 1. Open the screenshot containing text in Photoshop and select the text you want to highlight 2. Create a new layer and […]

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NewBlueFX Chroma Key to Easily Remove Green Screen in Video

This article explains how to remove a green background in a video using Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2018 and the NewBlueFX Chroma Key. When applying a chroma key to a video in VideoStudio, you have two options: using Corel VideoStudio’s native chroma key feature using the NewBlueFX Chroma Key filter Native Corel VideoStudio Chroma Key Feature […]

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Make Smooth Curves Using Google Drawings

Choose the “Curve” type of link Click on the canvas to mark the starting point of the curve. Then click everywhere you want an inflection point. When you’re done, double-click to finalize the curve. Click on the curve to show a bounding box with handles. Drag each handle to resize the curve. Double-click on the […]

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How to Lock Tension to Create Super Tight Rope Line

Here’s one way to secure an item using rope that locks tension in the rope. It’s a variation of the Trucker’s Hitch. It involves creating a loop (butterfly knot) and then looping the free end of the rope twice through the loop. For the first, fixed end, I use a ring hitch knot which easily […]

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