I have some old VHS tapes that I needed to get on disk and luckily, we have a VHS/DVD recorder that I can use. I wrote this article because I had to figure it out on my own just where the thin cardstock and tape had to go. Once I saw that the broken out tab was on the front of the tape it was a no-brainer.
It’s basically a simple task to cover up the hole in the tab on the front of the tape so that it can block the recorder from thinking it’s a write-protected tape. This doesn’t mean that you should copy commercial tapes to sell them. That would be wrong and illegal. If it’s your tape and you don’t plan to do that, then it’s OK to copy and save them in a more stable format.
Some things I would do first before you get wild and copy all your old tapes is make sure you don’t already have the same movie on disc. What a lot of wasted effort and time that would be!
Depending on the recorder you own, cue your tape to get to a smidge before the very beginning of the actual movie, pause it and then make sure your disc is on the right setting for the length of your movie, and that it is on a recording quality that suits you. When you're ready, just hit PLAY and RECORD and let the copying begin! Each recorder is different, so please read your owner's manual for more detailed directions.
There are two other ways you can go to achieve this recording goal. One is to buy your own recorder (they're hard to find anymore!)
What I found out today (after hours of searching) is that the newest version of SnagIt (11) will not do a scrolling capture of a PDF image when using it in Firefox. What I had to do was set the image up to print with the Snagit printer. That automatically sent the image to Snagit Editor. The editor had the whole legal size image (a land record from 1855) right there. I then just had to right click the PDF image and save it with the name and type I chose.
It seems that Snagit scrolling capture doesn't work in Firefox.Yes, I could have opened up IE and tried that method. I use Firefox a lot though, and I didn't want to take the time to open the other browser.
So, to sum it up here's what you do:
Open PDF file you wish to capture
Go to FILE and click on PRINT
Set the printer destination to Snagit
SnagIt will capture the PDF document and put it in Snagit Editor
Being a stay at home mom has its perks but the biggest I think is that I get to work with my sister all day. She is also a SAHM and she brings little Ella over every day to play with Carson – they’re going to grow up being the best of friends! I got us CLEAR internet for my house so we could use it outside and wherever we wanted because we’re both really into Facebook and keeping the rest of the family abreast of our daily activities via our blogs. I think there’s something to be said for having a family member live so close by and my sister and I haven’t always been this close so it’s nice to have this relationship with her again. I love Karla to death and though she’s been through a lot in her life she’s a great mom and I know she really appreciates my continued support. If I can be there for her in any way I like to and having her over is easy.
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It's another dull and boring evening in the Wilkerson household. The cat's snoring, I'm almost asleep in my chair and Jim has already gone to bed and it's only 8:30 PM!
Something, some noise I hear in the zone between asleep and awake brings me back to reality and sitting there on the coffee table is a PlayStation® Move game with "Try Me" written all over it. Jim comes in from the kitchen and says, "Let's get this PlayStation®Move fired up, cuz I'm gonna whup you this time"!
Alrighty then! Hey, just because we're over 60 doesn't mean we aren't competitive and up for a little fun and games. First up is Brunswick Pro Bowling. There's a big difference (for the better) playing at home with the full motion game play and realistic effects when using the ergonomically designed controller, than having to jump in the car drive 5 miles just to bowl. We can Move right here in our own living room in our sweats!
If you already have PlayStation®3 you can add motion gaming to your system for $99 by purchasing the MOVE Bundle package and start playing games like Get Fit with Mel B, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, or Start the Party for kids. It's all hours of family fun and wireless games where the eye camera puts you in the picture so you can see yourself become a star player. Game on!
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.
As you know, we've been on vacation for a few days which means we've missed quite a few favorite programs while we've been away. One thing that saves us is that we can still get those favorite shows when we get home because we have an On Demand service too. If you take a look at On Demand home page you'll notice the listings are not just for movies, but for all sorts of programs (some in HD) for kids, music and premium channels.
I don't happen to have small children around, but if I did I think I would be choosing some of the programs in that category to view on demand. When I was a kid we loved the Tom and Jerry cartoons, and when we were visiting our grandkids last week they were watching the same show. Updated for current times, grant you, but still the silliness of that cat and mouse. I asked our grandson which character he liked most and he said "Jerry". It just made me smile because I always liked Jerry the best too.
If it were me, I'd probably record the programs and when the kids had their chores done they could watch them as a 'reward'. Some of the other networks available are Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Discovery Kids. If you're a Charter subscriber You will 'Like' their Facebook page as well because it's where you can get the latest scoops and updates they post frequently.
On March 16th a small experimental plane hit and killed a man on a South Carolina beach. This got me wondering why there isn't a horn or some other audible warning device required for them. Surely, there must be some way, independent of the other systems on the aircraft, to make it possible to trigger a horn or other warning device to get the attention of anyone on the ground?
The pilot of the plane in South Carolina had oil on his windshield and couldn't see the ground. His plane was essentially gliding. If there was such a device on the outside of the plane, he could have turned it on and maybe the man on the beach might have had time to get out of the way of this silent killer from the sky.
My question is, why hasn't anyone hooked up something like this on their own? I mean, we have obnoxious air horns at sporting events, so why hasn't some enterprising person created an emergency horn for a small plane? Your thoughts??
What if you had a very sound idea to protect the environment and reduce pollution? N-Viro is a company that's doing just that. Not many people are yet aware of the service they provide, but I predict more of you will hear of them in the future.
Already, many municipalities are using N-Viro's technology that uses lime and/or other mineral rich combustion byproducts in order to pasteurize, immobilize and treat wastewater sludge that otherwise would have to be dealt with. Their technology allows cities to then reuse or sell this safe waste to energy material, essentially eliminating the added expense of disposal. I believe that this is happening even in Kitsap county.
Since 1993 the company has generated sales in excess of $40 million and is underwritten by such well-known entities as Robertson Stephens, Raymond James, Oppenheimer & Co., and Paine Webber. They have been at the forefront of businesses providing us with alternative energy by converting waste to renewable energy.
In layman's terms, N-Viro takes our wastewater and manufacturing's other unusable byproducts, sanitizes them and makes them safe for every day use. Our communities need to get on board with this technology today. If your city isn't already using it, find out why and ask them to get more information about N-Viro.
As more and more boomers head into retirement, this kind of recording
activity is only going to increase. We will (hopefully) have more time
to get those LP's onto disk and free up some needed space in the
closets. We plan to buy a USB turntable and do that very thing when my
husband retires on August 1st. Let the games, er, music begin!