Mar 8, 2011

Adding Arrows and Text in Picasa (Windows)

When you double-click a photo in Picasa, the photo editing features are available. Included in the editing tools is text.
A hidden feature of text is the ability to create arrows with the Wingdings font. These arrows can be rotated, moved and resized easily.
I learned this from the following Picasa forum entry:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Picasa/thread?tid=1f0325178bdbec6b&hl=en

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Mar 7, 2011

Changing The iPod Nano 1st Gen Battery

There are lots of instructions in web pages and videos for swapping out your old iPod nano battery. I sourced this one from ConsoleZombie: . The instructions in this video describe how to separate the bottom metal case from the top black material by starting at the side of the case.
I thought it might be easier to pry open the bottom near the USB connector. Unfortunately, I started prying at what I thought was the metal seam separating the black from the silver part of the connector. Wrong! That is a single joined piece. You have to start prying at the bottom seam of the USB connector.
You may be able to see a few tiny gouges in this picture. That's where I made my mistake...

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