Everything You Need to Know About Everything

Okay, maybe that was a misleading title.  I can’t tell you everything, as that would negate your purpose in the universe.

Maybe this would all make more sense if I told you that everything is a noun.  On the other hand, every thing is a noun, so that might just make things more complicated.

What is Everything?  Everything is a lightweight search utility which enables you to find anything you might have lost on your computer’s harddrive.

Now, I know what I’d be thinking if somebody told me this – I have Windows 10, which has a convenient search feature built in!

Search is Accessible from the Start Menu

That’s great, in theory, but not in practice.  There are some key problems with this search function which sent me hunting for a better solution. 

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Making The Most of Animated GIFs

What is an animated GIF?  I sent this question out to my email list, and many responded.  Most people had approximately the following idea:

An animated GIF is a looping picture animation which is not quite long enough to be a video.

While that’s not wrong, it’s not entirely correct either.

Strictly speaking, an animated GIF consists of two or more frames (separate images), played in sequence.

boring animated gif of Menasheh typing text

 

 

While the vast majority of animated GIFs do repeat indefinitely, a GIF can also play any x number of times and stop.  And while GIFs are most commonly used for entertainment or in place of emojis and the like, their use is not limited to that.

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