Closeup of the sand, with some scattered petals … and fishing rods ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our … Continue reading Petals And Fishing Rods Sunset
Many MANY people are unhappy with the new “improved” WordPress.com editor, nicknamed “Beep beep boop”. Here’s a simple solution. I’ve seen some of the methods for restoring the classic editor, all of which I felt a bit overly involved and … Continue reading Getting Rid Of Beep Beep Boop Editor – The Easy Way
I’ve tested this on my WordPress.com blog, and should work on self-hosted blogs too. It’s a how-to to add a weather widget to your WordPress blog or website. Step 1 : Go to the YoWindow Weather Widget Page and create … Continue reading Adding A Weather Widget To WordPress
I’m flummoxed by this one, perhaps one of my readers know how to do this ? On the “Add Post” page, press “Copy a post” … then I get the message : Use an existing post as a template. Pick … Continue reading WordPress.com Writing Helper – “You can mark any post to keep it at the top” ?
Google sends me weird and wonderful things people search for … sometimes I answer them ! So here’s SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS for making bread without dough conditioners … 1. Put (strong) flour, salt, yeast, sugar and water into a bowl. … Continue reading Simple Steps For Making Bread Without Dough Conditioners
Photoshop is a powerful tool for Photography and Graphic Design. It actually took me a long time to figure out how to get text to stand out – so in reading this you’re getting an extreme shortcut in your learning … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways To Make Text Stand Out Using Photoshop
Snapped this in the oriental area, I call lower Big Buddha Hill. It looks like some warriors guarding a sleeping emperor. Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos … Continue reading Chinese Warrior Scene
I find it an odd question. My brain goes through 100000s of ideas every day – I think !, I’ve never actually counted them. It’s a lot anyway. So why look for ideas outside yourself ? I think we learn that our … Continue reading What Will You Write Today ?
One of my readers asked me about cultural differences in Thailand, from the perspective of a westerner staying in Thailand for an extended period. My reader who is I’m guessing a teenager, is going to be staying in Thailand for … Continue reading Cultural Differences And Traveller’s Tips – Thailand
It’s amazing what one can do in five minutes on the way to the beach ! I saw these flowers and my first thought was of the lighting. Best to get the source behind one, whilst paying attention not to … Continue reading Beautiful Flowers … And Don Charisma’s Quick Guide To Taking Nice Photos
I’ve had a few computer issues over the course of the last week. First the cooling fan packed up on my computer. Got a new fan and fixed that. Then I started having some data loss issues on my hard drives. … Continue reading Removing the SPD.EXE virus from Windows 7
Canon Photostitch software is good and works pretty well with good quality photos. With a tripod then you’ll probably get an awesome merged result. Sometimes it won’t stitch together photos how I want. So what do I use instead ? … Continue reading Panorama Stitching Software – Alternatives To Canon Photostitch
I’ve been working on my revamped commercial website DonCharisma.com. We needed some icons for the animated “buttons” on the homepage: One for the building websites page, one for the SEO page and one for “contact us” page. So I came … Continue reading Web/Graphic Design – Icon Preview, DonCharisma.com
I downloaded some free software to “accelerate downloads” called “Download Accelerate Plus”. It kind of works, but I uninstalled it as it was causing problems on my machine (Control Panel->Uninstall a program). I now mostly do downloads on Firefox because … Continue reading Remove The Speedbit Virus From Windows 7
I bought this double CD a long time ago it’s called “The Best And Friends Album In The World Ever”. It’s one of my favourite CDs, it is really easy to listen, I love the era of music. Trini Lopez … Continue reading Trini Lopez VS Water Feature
Quite a few moons ago I used to be a DJ. It’s not on my about page, because I wanted to keep it concise. Who knows maybe one day I’ll be a good enough writer to write a book … … Continue reading Why Blog ? DJ Don Charisma – The Powerblogger Analogy
Looking around for how to quickly turn a photo of myself into a cartoon, well, there’s a lot of crap out there and not much that’s “quick”. So I’ve written a short tutorial on how to cartoon yourself in ONE … Continue reading Cartoon Yourself In ONE Minute
What a day eh, commercial free-loaders and now this in my inbox from a dirty skanky scammer … hopefully this it for today ! Är så ledsen att jag stör, jag är i Limassol, Cypern just nu och jag felplacerad … Continue reading The “Lady In Distress” Scam
Another of those conundrums the Google-fairies must lose sleep trying to provide an answer too. In my opinion, no, not all husbands fart so much ! There are several aspects obviously to farting. There’s the quantity of gas expelled, there’s … Continue reading Do All Husbands Fart So Much ?
I’ve had some discussions recently over authenticity in photographs. What I mean by this is true-to-life representations in photos. It’s a common misconception is that “straight-off-the-camera” equals an exact representation of what the eye would have seen. Not so for … Continue reading Photographic Authenticity – Photoshop – Alchemy Or Evil ?
iPhoneography is fun. My iPhone 4s has 8 megapixel camera built in that produces great photos. Here’s a condensed version of what I’ve learned editing a few thousand iPhone 4s photos in Photoshop CS6. Aim – being concise and quick … Continue reading Quickly Edit A Photo In Photoshop
I posted this sand sculpture yesterday with it’s creator. I found out today that “Poo” is crab in Thai, so wasn’t the sculptor’s name after all … Continue reading Poo 2 – Manually Joining Two Photos In Photoshop
Look what someone did for me in Brooklyn, New York … When I saw it I couldn’t believe my eyes, my jaw just dropped, nearly feel … Continue reading Don Charisma Graffiti/Bling Wall, Brooklyn NYC
Angie of Angie’s Place asked me to do an “angel” for her. I had a look on all-free-downloads, and liked the one with the little boy kissing the little girl – here How-to do it 1. Extract the .EPS from the … Continue reading Angie’s Place “Logo” – Quick Adobe Illustrator Fun
I’ve been posting some photos from Australia (and other places) as and when my friend Chris Herron sends them over. I had been adding my own logo, and decided that it would warrant doing a logo for him also. Chris … Continue reading Creating a Heron Logo (in Photoshop)
To Award, or not to Award: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles. … Continued Hamlet, Don Charisma style … Continue reading What I Learnt about Blog Awards during my “Awards Day”
It’s been two months since I wrote what’s been lovingly nicknamed “Virgin’s guide to SEO”. It’s probably been the most popular post that I’ve done with more than 250 likes. It’s a really hard act to follow, and I hope … Continue reading Virgin’s Guide to Promoting a Blog or Website (Ethos – Part 2)
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Following on from my graffiti tutorial, I put together another video to show how easy it is to colorize your photos for free using GIMP rather than Photoshop. This is a really quick effect to… Continue reading How to colorize a photo in 5 minutes
I bought a generic “Apple AV Component Cable” to connect my Apple iPad and iPhone to my ancient TV, because genuine Apple product isn’t available any more. The TV in my apartment is a Philips 32″ and belongs to my landlord, … Continue reading AV Component Cable Scrambled Picture (Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod)