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Paper DIY – How to Make a Football!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/801314/how_to_make_a_paper_football/

Here’s another cool video that shows you how to make a football.  If you are indoors a lot, you might want to give this a try instead of breaking things with a real one.

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DIY – How to Make Paper at Home!

One of the most fun things you can do is to make paper from scratch at home.

Here’s a great site that covers everything from history of papers to how to make one yourself.

And check these out too:

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PDF DIY – How to Add a Digital Signature to a PDF File!

Didier has some great tutorial on how to add a digital signature to a PDF file.  If you are dealing with documents of high importance, this might be a great way to make sure your receiver gets your documents right.

I didn’t manage to use a free tool to sign a PDF document with a certificate, so we’ll use a trial version of Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Our PKCS12 file (with keys and signatures) is imported in our certificate store, so let’s open a PDF document and sign it:

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Publishing DIY – How to publish a book by yourself

Want a simple, lazy way to publish your own book? I do. This is a great how to for that book you really want to publish but never knew how.

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GoogleDocs Hack – How to Bring Stock Feeds to GoogleDocs Spreadsheets!

It’s been months since I dumped Microsoft Outlook for GoogleDocs and I have to say, it’s rather nice to have all your important data online, retrievable by any computer with internet access rather than having to carry or send/receive any data.

Getting back to the point of this story is the fact that you can actually feed GoogleDocs spreadsheets stock market data simply using a syntax of code shown here:

Retrieving Current Stock Information

=GoogleFinance("symbol", "attribute")

Pulling Historical Stock Data

=GoogleFin

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How to Write Like an Architect!

How to Write Like an Architect!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtMLqLH3mIM

Here’s a great guide on how to write like an architect.  Although I will never become an architect or write with a ruler ever, the way of architect writing visually pleases my eye.

via make, HOWTO Page

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Paper Mouse Pad!

Here’s a great idea for a mouse pad, a paper mouse pad that let’s you write notes while surfing the web.

Of course, I will still stick to my regular old notebook program but this might be good for traveling where you need a disposable mouse pad while at an airport bar or restaurant.

Need a gentle reminder of who to call, what to do, or who to email? Put your mousepad to work with this plentiful paper version, jotting notes and other impor

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Useless and Total Crap Folders for your Next Important Company Meeting!

These useless and total crap folders can be had for under 10 bucks to impress your boss how much great work you have done in the last few weeks.  Yes, these folders can add some real usefulness and creativity into your organization for sure.

These brazen folders add wit, color, and honesty to organization.

Buy Useless Folder here

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DIY – How to Make a Book using Google Docs!

I’ve been thinking of writing several books lately and I came by this great guide on making a book using Google Docs over at Hackszine.

Currently, my editor Brian Jepson and I are collaboratively writing the book (tentatively titled) Google Office Hacks by O’Reilly using Google Docs. I wanted to outline the process we came up with, and maybe it’s helpful for you too for certain needs.

The base document we’re working on is the outline. It

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Go Green and “Digitize” your Physical Data into Digital Documents!

Note: This is a paid review through ReviewMe.

As a former IT technician, I can understand the importance of digital documents. A lot of businesses today still uses hundreds for file boxes for all their information, creating more paper waste and information hard to file, organize, and retreive.

What exactly are digital documents?

Basically a digital document is your physical document scanned into digital files such as PDFs, Jpegs, etc..etc… If y

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