How To Flip A Video

If you took a video and for what ever reason it is now up-side-down, there are many ways to fix this some every hard and one that is easy. You can do this with any video editor. The Microsoft Movie Maker, Kdenlive, or most any movie editor will do. The problem is the edited video…

Google Maps Tips

Google Maps is one of the most useful Google applications with so many practical and fun uses they can’t be counted. No other map application can be compared to it. The first and most obvious is driving directions on you phone. Did you know you can send map directions from your computer’s web-browser to your…

Record And Stream with OBS Studio

Do you ever watch video tutorials on YouTube, or ever watched a recorded Zoom meeting. Have you ever wondered how they capture all of those elements; the desktop environment, the web-browser, special software they maybe demonstrating, and of course meeting participance. They could be using a commercial software like Camtasia that cost $225 and doesn’t…

Secure Your Cloud Backup

Can you trust your favorite cloud storage site with your most private stuff? The answer is yes sort of. Google Drive and MS OneDrive are both very popular cloud storage sites. They both secure your data with AES 256bit encryption (very secure) during transfer and while it sets on their servers. The problem is you…

Graphics Editing Alternatives

In the graphics editing area there are a lot big names and very expensive software out there, but there are alternative that can save you a lot of money. The biggest and most expensive of these is the Adobe Creative Suite. The price varies depending on the plan you choose. The Photography plan which includes…

Alternatives To Office 365

Like much of commercial software, unless your in a work environment that uses a particular commercial program it may not be necessary to ever buy or use Office 365. There are many alternatives including; LibreOffice – Looks and acts just like MS Office 2004 (I think it was 2004). It has a word-processer called “Writer”….

Finding Alternative Software

Free software is great, but how do you find it? AlternativeTo Let’s say you want a program that is like Microsoft Visio to create flowcharts and diagrams. Instead of Googling and maybe getting a scam site or something. Go to AlternativeTo.net, search for Visio. One of the best results is Dia a free and opensource…

Other Software

There is other great software out there that doesn’t cost a penny. Some of my favorites are: 7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as “archives”. Examples: .zip, .tar, and .rar. Uses: take several large files and add them to an archive…

Alternative Audio/Video Programs

Here are some super helpful programs to help you with many of your media related projects. VLC No free software geek should be without this first program. VLC is a free media player that is so much more. It converts audio and video formats. It doesn’t slice and dice but it is an invaluable tool….

WordPress, .COM or .ORG

WordPress.org is a website that is dedicated to distribution and help with the opensource WordPress content management system which powers millions of websites. My website monyhan.me is powered by the WordPress software which hosted on a server that I control. The responsibility of maintaining the sites front end is all mine. The backend (the hardware)…