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How To : Setup an Asterisk Server

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing with Asterisk. I have found Asterisk to be extremely powerful and fun to play with. There are several books and many scattered how to articles out there, but most are outdated and the information required to build Asterisk from beginning ...more

How To : Create a simple Christmas card using Cricut

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a simple Christmas card using Cricut. First, you will need to take your card stock and fold it in half to create your basic card, pushing hard on the crease. After this, place a green holiday print on top of the front of the card and ad ...more

How To : Make an accordian folded Christmas paper flower

Christmas may not be until a few months from now, but it's never too early to start crafting for the holidays! If you're excited about the holiday season and can't wait to begin crafting gifts and cards for your loved ones, check out this video to learn how to make an accordia ...more

How To : Make a Christmas card using Cricut Paper Pups

If you own the paper cutting craft device, the Cricut, you can make Happy Howlidays Christmas cards by using the Cricut Paper Pups cartridge. The Cricut machine is for crafters who want to cut out paper and graphics for scrapbooking and card making. The card shown will have a ...more

How To : Draw witches

Draw scary cartoon witches for Halloween cards and birthday cards. You might be able to use a dry erase marker to trace the drawing steps directly off of the computer screen. Of course, you can only participate in this practice if you have a glass computer screen. Otherwise, u ...more

How To : Plan a kid safe, very green baby shower

Julie Auclair introduces authors of a book called "Celebrate Green." This book shows you how to throw a baby shower the "green" way. Guests do not realize that some of the gifts they give can be harmful, toxic, or not recyclable. You start with the three "R's", reduce, reuse a ...more

How To : Install No-Frills Drip Irrigation

Solving a Dilemma This is a simple how-to for a cost effective drip irrigation system for your garden. My motivation to set up my garden for drip irrigation was pretty simple. In the summer, it gets to 90+ degrees outside, and my 50’ garden hose didn’t reach the far extents w ...more

How To : Play Zynga Lotto

Zynga games has released their ZLotto feature that you can use to get exclusive prizes for FarmVille, Mafia Wars, YoVille, PetVille, and FrontierVille! In this guide I will discuss all the aspects of this feature, how to use it, and some tips for success. Game Prizes FarmVi ...more

How To : Play Better in Counter Strike Source

So You're New to Counter Strike Source? So you're new to Counter Strike Source and you want to improve your gameplay? Great. You've come to the right place. The first step to improving your game is to admit that you are a NEWB or NEWBIE. Do not confuse this with NOOB. A "new ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Make a double flap card with Stampin' Up!

In this video, we learn how to make a double flap card with Stampin' Up!. First, cut out the card in green, then add a creamy caramel color to the top of a white piece of paper. Now, add a green piece of paper that is slightly smaller to the top of the caramel color paper. Add ...more

Green : The Color of Mana

GreenYou can tell a lot about a person's thought process by MTG color they favor: Red: aggressive, unsubtle, will surpass an obstacle by blowing it to bits with the largest explosives available (or Fireballs, as the case may be Black: vindictive, mean-spirited, will tie the o ...more

News : A New Deck, and an Old One Revived

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a confession to make, in case you haven't noticed already: I'm a little reticent about building decks. I've only posted two on this blog, one of which was made by someone else. I have a few thousand cards. Why not make use of a few? Well, why not, ...more

How To : Make a jingle bell card using Cricut Storybook

In this video, we learn how to make a jingle bell card using Cricut Storybook. you will need the Cricut Storybook cartridge and Cuttlebug Music Notes folder to do this card. First, you will take a cut out of the word "jingle" that has a bell attached to the bottom of it. You c ...more

How To : Make a simple Birthday card with Stampin' Up!

Demonstrator Dawn Griffith offers a short tutorial on how to make a simple and cute birthday card. First you will use white paper to make your base card. Then use a scallop edge punch to scallop some green designer paper, which you will glue to the top of your card. Tie some w ...more

Emerald Knights : A Palace of Nerdery

Before last Sunday I hadn't been to a proper game store since I was in middle school. Over ten years ago. If you decide to stop reading right now because I obviously don't care enough about MTG to be writing this thing, I don't blame you. But I tell you, friends, as someone wh ...more

How To : Make a pop up greeting card

In order to make a pop up greeting card, you will need the following: 3D Maribu pens, a paintbrush, water, scrap paper, a pencil, a ruler, a cutting knife, eraser, 3 pieces of colored card stock, a white card, scissors, and a glue. Begin by folding a white card in half. Make ...more

How To : Make an berry-themed card using Preserves Cricut

Simple Card Monday teaches viewers how to make a berry-themed card using Preserves Cricut! You'll want to use the Garden Variety Cricket Preserves paper for this berry-theme project. First, you should start off with an A-2 sized 5.5 inches by 4 inches sheet paper. Ink this usi ...more

How To : Make a Christmas tree pop-up card

Show someone you care about them by spending a little extra time on their Christmas card... and in the process, save some money. In this tutorial, learn how to make a pop-up three-dimensional Christmas card for your loved one. You Will Need: • Two sheets of card stock • Sci ...more

Blue : The Color of Dishonor and Subterfuge

When I used to play Magic every day during 7th grade, one of my regular opponents was a kid named Eddie. He played an all-Blue, deck, the first I'd ever seen. At that point I was even more creature-obsessed than I am now and my deck were unwieldy hulks practically begging to b ...more

Blue : The Color of Schadenfreude

Does the above card seem a bit unfair to you? I see that Bacheeze has already poisoned your minds with his anti-blue propaganda. These are the words of one who has had his 7 mana-Force of Nature Unsummoned one too many times. He seems to think that those of us who play blue ar ...more

News : Immigration Laws

Immigration Laws United States Citizenship Citizens of The United States are able to enjoy every benefit that the U.S. has to offer to the fullest. But if you are not a citizen then it is a different story. A person can become a U.S. citizen through birth or through a proce ...more

How To : Make a fall leaf card with your children

Here's a fun craft project you can make with your kids to celebrate autumn! Create a fall themed card, complete with colored leaves. All you will need is some white cardstock, red, yellow and green construction paper, a pair of safety scissors and some non-toxic glue.

How To : Make a heart-themed card with a treat/candy cup

You will need the following materials: a Green Galore #101768, cut at 4 1/4" by 11' scored at 5 1/2", a piece of Whisper White #100730 cut at 2 1/2" by 1/4", Real Red #102482 cut at 2 3/4" by 1/2", a piece of Whisper White for the door to release the treats from the card, cut ...more

How To : Reuse outdated or old business cards in fun ways

If you've changed jobs or transferred your old Rolodex onto the computer, you will have a ton of left over business cards. Why not go green and reuse the cards as something unique? Check out this video for tips on what to do with all those tiny squares of paper. You Will Need ...more

News : My Game

Where were you in 1993? Thinking about starting a tech company? Starting elementary school? Awaiting a 1996 Daft Punk party after which you would be conceived? It's been eighteen years, but the game that solidified my dorkdom for good is still coming out with new sets, still f ...more

How To : Make a frog birthday invitation using Cricut

Have a little kiddo obsessed with slimy, swamp-dwelling amphibians? Then throwing a frog-themed birthday bash is perfect for the little fellow. Make sure your frog theme stays unified all the way through from the beginning to the candle blowout by creating these frog invitatio ...more

How To : Make a snowflake card using Cricut Winter Woodland

In this video, we learn how to make a snowflake card using Cricut Winter Woodland. You can find the snowflake on page 35 of the manual, then cut it at 3.5", cutting it four times to make it thick and chunky. The top of the card can be run through the Cuttlebug with a snowflake ...more

How To : Make a hot cocoa holder with Stampin' Up!

In order to make hot cocoa holders with Stampin' Up, you'll need the following: a whisper white Stampin' Up envelope, scissors, a paper cutter, cocoa, a jumbo wheel, ink pad, adhesive, stamps, ribbon, pen, stapler, glitter, and card stock. Cut the envelope to 4 1/4. Score it ...more

How To : Use paper scraps in order to make a paper flower

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper flower using paper scraps. To make this, you will need: 3 pieces of small pink scrap paper, 1 piece of small green scrap paper, 1/16" brad, adhesive, hole punch, ink, and a sponge. First, you will draw one different size circle on ...more

How To : Make a paper pumpkin for a card

For anyone looking to dress up a card, learn how to make a paper pumpkin using punches in this video tutorial. Take a white piece of paper and distress it with Memory Mist (with the pale ale color). Use a box to distress the paper, while avoiding getting the mist all over your ...more

How To : Make a "simply fabulous" card using Cricut G.S.

Mary demonstrates how to make a card using graphically speaking cartridge, in this video. She cuts out the outline of a heeled shoe and the image of the shoe in silver, both measuring 2 inches. Then the words fabulous and simply are cut out, both measuring 1.5 inches. The outl ...more

How To : Put an SNES emulator on your R4/M3 card

TheCondowit shows you how to put an SNES emulator on your R4/M3 card. The user says that the first thing you want to do is goto SNEmulDS homepage then scroll down when you get there and goto the green text. Next the user tells you to click on the R4DS / M3 Simply. The user the ...more

How To : Create a Mad Hatter Costume Inspired by Tim Burton

The Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland not only makes a great costume but a great project. The hour-glass shaped hat, the striped pants, the fingerless gloves, and the Hatter's signature scarf are the most important components in this costume. If you're fairly sk ...more

News : Gardening's Here!

Finally! Gardening! Many have been waiting for ages for this invention to come true, and now it has! Come experience it for yourselves in the Test Realm (instructions on getting there will be added)! When you enter, go the Moolinda Wu and she will teach you how to start garden ...more

News : News Clips - June 2

Ron Paul Republicans take over Nevada GOP Ron Paul fever is spreading across the country, but it faces furious opposition from the Republican Party establishment as Election Day nears. Following this week’s primary victory in Texas, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is all b ...more

News : So, Now What?

Fads, Fiascos and Good Stuff in FrontierVille This WeekThis is the first of what should, with luck, be a series of weekly columns.Fads firstIt’s St. Patrick’s Day in FrontierVille and it looks like staying that way for the foreseeable future, which will probably be about ten d ...more

How To : Get a commercial driver FAST card for US & Canada

FAST is an expedited travel program for commercial truck drivers that travel between the US and Canada. FAST cards are available to citizens or permanent residents of Canada or the US. The FAST program is viewed as a privilege by both Canada and the US. You can be denied for t ...more

News : My deck sends all the boys to the graveyard

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is my main deck. The youngest card in it was printed in 2000. It makes me feel a little crusty and old for one of the first times in my life. But it does mob pretty well against all of the mostly pre-2000 decks I've played it against (none of my fri ...more

News : Celestia is here!

Celestia is HERE! On Wednesday, October 27, 2010, Celestia joined alongside the other worlds in the Spiral. WIzards that are level 48 or higher and have completed the "Final Countdown" quest to defeat Malistaire can now go to Celestia! New updates include:Level Cap Increase an ...more

How To : Join the Fight Against SOPA and PIPA

Amazingly, a lot of people I know haven't even heard of SOPA or PIPA. Now, every English-reading person with an internet connection will finally have those two four-letter acronyms emblazoned in their minds. For the entire day today, Wikipedia's English-language site will be i ...more

How To : Make a Programmable Piano in Minecraft

There are many impressive accomplishments in Minecraft, too many to name in fact. Sprawling builds, complex machines, and massive servers are the hallmark of Minecraft and things keep getting bigger and better. No one doubts the epic scale Minecraft has reached, but every once ...more

News : Color Correct in Camera w/ Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Color Correction: Put Your Best Foot Forward via Hurlbut Visuals My first experience with the 5D DI color correction was for the Terminator Webisodes produced by the Bandito Brothers through Wonderland Sound and Vision.  McG asked me to be the Director/Cameraman for these al ...more

How To : Origami a hydrangea for cards and stationery

Watch this instructional video and make an origami hydrangea. It's many tiny pieces can be glued to a flat surface to decorate cards and letters. The video includes verbal instructions in Japanese, although the visual guide is quite clear. You will need a piece of colored orig ...more

How To : Style your hair in a rope braid

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to recover and restore deleted files using Recover. Recover is a freeware data recovery program. Recover recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. Start by selecting the type of ...more

News : How to Make a Peacock 3D Butterfly Embossed Card

In this cardmaking tutorial, I make a gorgeous peacock green butterfly card with an embossed background using lots of Anna griffin products, old and new. If you do not have the old products you could substitute them with products you do have already in your stash. Step 1: Now ...more

How To : Make Your Own DIY Leaf Skeleton

Making your own leaf skeleton is a fun, DIY project where you strip green leaves of their outer coating and tissue, leaving behind the "skeleton" of delicate veins underneath. Leaf skeletons can then be used as framed art pieces, or delicate decor for homemade cards or ornamen ...more

Venmo 101 : How to Send Money to Friends & Family

In the not so distant past, you had to actually go meet someone in person to repay money you owed them. Say they covered your half of dinner or picked up movie tickets — they wouldn't get their money back at least until the next time you saw them. Thankfully, Venmo has effecti ...more

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