This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

January 26, 2014

How to create an animated avatar using Red Dodo.

If you need an animated avatar for your website or signature, here are two good websites that will help.

Start with Red Dodo. .

Choose a template and put in your chosen text.

Then save that animated GIF file to your computer.

Then go to Free Online Image Editor.

Find that saved animated GIF file and upload it.

Then go to EDIT>Crop and adjust as required.
It's very easy to use.
Here I am cropping an image to a square 110x110 pixels.

I then save this new animated GIF back to my computer.
I now have my required avatar, at the right size.
Nifty, easy and all free.

Thanks to Red Dodo and Free Online Image Editor.
Cheers. Si
Links checked 14 June 2012

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