Monday, 26 August 2013

Resizing Photos For Web

This is a tutorial on how to prep photos for web use so my mate don't end up smacking the crap out of his PC.

First of all download PIXresizer from here (Just click the link)

It's a .zip file so double click it and then double click the file called "setup" to install.

Now on your desktop (or wherever you like) make two new folders, name one "Big bastard photos" and the other "Lovely little photos".

Put the original photos from the camera into the "Big bastard photos" folder.

Open PIXresizer from the start menu / programs menu, woteverrrr.

1) At the top of PIXresizer there is 2 tabs, one saying "Work with one file" the other saying "Work with multiple files".
We want to Work with multiple files today so click it.

2) Click where it says "Source" and find the "Big bastard photos" folder, hit "OK" when done.

3) Click where it says "Destination" and find the "Lovely little photos" folder, hit "OK" when done.

4) Make sure you've clicked "Apply recommended" near the bottom right corner.

5) Now wave your original limited edition Harry Potter wand and say "HEYFUCKINGPRESTO!!!" (you could also use a chopstick or pencil if you do not have a wand), Click "Save Pictures" and you now have all your big ass photos converted to sexy little ass photos sitting in the "Lovely little photos" folder waiting to be used like whores.
Here is a nice easy to follow picture showing PIXresizer.

I'd just like to quickly say thanks to Bluefive Software (the makers of PIXresizer) for creating such a great piece of software. Simple to use, does what it says on the tin and 100% FREE with NO ads or spyware!!!

For your own safety please only download PIXresizer from the official Bluefive website @

Thursday, 15 August 2013

AGL gets owned by Tigz & Sara

I`m such an instigating bastard i love me! Ha ha! PwN3D!!! ;D

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Gutter Slut Dipole

The "Gutter Slut" is a portable vertical dipole antenna intended for temporary use. It gets it's name from the fact that it's made to quickly clip on to a gutter and is quite happy to go with any frequency from 80mhz to 108mhz. Hence, it is indeed a slut. Perfect for "Pop-Up Pirates" (a term i've just come up with due to pop-up shops and an old kids game from the 70's, meaning, go somewhere with a low power transmitter, find a clear frequency and start blatantly transmitting for a while, then running away to another location before getting caught). It's made from various bits of crap i had laying about. The elements are from a 30 year old rabbit ears tv antenna that came from a boot fair for 20p, they are each a metre in length so easily cover the whole radio range. When collapsed they are just nine inches. They are held by cable ties to a plastic bracket made from the blanking plate off the front of a PC tower, cut to shape with tin snips. This is then screwed to a pole with self tapping screws. The pole is an old fibreglass ariel from, of all things, a hovercraft. The clips to snap it to the gutter were made from the lid of a can of spray paint, cut out then melted into a hook. The telescopic elements make it very easy to SWR in. We got it to 1.3:1 in like just over a minute. This is just a rough prototype, v.2 will have hinged elements and a telescopic boom so it can all fold down neatly to a 10 inch pole and chucked in a rucksack. This is my thing at the moment, chuck a laptop, midi controller, transmitter and antenna in a rucksack and it's a station in a bag! Lol!
All in all it performed fine, just like any other dipole.

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