links for 2010-10-21

  • If you love the bokeh-style wallpaper you see all over the web and on people's' desktops but you haven't found the perfect color or pattern combo for your taste, this simple Photoshop tutorial will show you how to make custom bokeh wallpaper.

    Graphics editing tutorial and design blog Abduzeedo shares a simple tutorial for creating your own awesome bokeh wallpaper. You'll need a copy of Photoshop (or the patience to translate the steps into GIMP) and a few minutes of free time—no source image or external tools are needed.

  • Orzeszek Timer is a basic countdown timer for Windows. Just enter a time in just about any format, and hit Enter. Orzeszek Timer will count down to zero and, optionally, notify you with an alarm. Orzeszek Timer accepts a number of formats for specifying the time to count down:
    5 – 5 minutes
    2.5 – 2 minutes 30 seconds
    1d 5h 3m 25s – 1 day 5 hours 3 minutes 25 seconds
    1.05:03:25 – 1 day 5 hours 3 minutes 25 seconds
    1 5 3 25 – 1 day 5 hours 3 minutes 25 seconds
    01/01/2011 – until midnight on 1 January 2011
    01/01/2011 5:00 PM – until 5:00 pm on 1 January 2011
    To turn the alarm on or off, or to change the alarm sound, just right-click and choose the correct setting. You can also add custom .wav files to the Sounds folder and use those instead.
    (tags: timer)
  • The Learn English videos below contains selected images and audio files from this site. Click on the centered play button to watch the specific video.
    Depending on your Internet connection, it may take a few seconds to load.
    Some browsers may require a second click to play the video.
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