Drew has two great links on this post, and I had to get them both. I "carved" this pumpkin at theoworlds.com. You are given a pumpkin and then you use a free hand or straight edge tool to carve, creating your own e-greeting card to e-mail to friends. The shot above is mine (I used only polygons on my pumpkin. Do you know the names of the polygons?) There are also Christmas and Valentine cards you can make. I like to blog the cards. You can grab your cards with Skitch or Preview (both Mac only apps) and create jpegs to upload to blogger. By the way, I still have 4 beta invites for Skitch (for Mac only). Drop me a line and one will be for you.
The other link Drew had was for a Photoshop Elements podcast: Adobe Photoshop Elements Killer Tips (clicking on the title will take you directly to the podcast page in your iTunes browser. It is a free podcast subscription. Still don't have the free iTunes app? Click here.)
I wish I had been visiting blogs last weekend so that I could have been playing with these things while I was sick. Today is the first day that I have begun to visit other blogs again. I missed a lot of great stuff. Never get sick over a holiday.
No Photo Hunt for me today. I have midterm exams to correct, midterm evaluations to do, bills to pay, a book to read, and neglected kitty and dog time to make up for. I also want to visit as many blogger friends as possible and thank all of you for your e-mails and messages. So many comments to reply to!
On a blogger note: there are noteworthy blogger advances to mention:
- If you want to be notifed of follow-ups on comments, click the little box for that when you make a comment. You need a free gmail address (who doesn't have a few of those?) and you are automatically updated when I comment on your comment.
- You can now add Google gadgets as a page element to your blog. You have to use Blogger in draft by logging in at http://draft.blogger.com/. Go to your layout, click on "add a new page element" and there is a choice for adding a gadget. The problem? Which gadget to choose. There are thousands of them. I tried a couple on my test blog and they seem to work fine.
- All gmail accounts are now IMAP! I haven't configured my Apple mail.app for it yet, but it won't be a problem
- There are many new things on Google Earth and Google Maps. Check my Starred Items on my right sidebar for links to them.
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