Archive for the ‘How to’ Category

Convert Your Percentage to GPA

2 years back I was in a situation of searching for different ways to use the GPA Calculator. Applying to U.S. Universities require you to enter GPA. But if transcripts have grades in percentage (especially Indian Universities) then students need convert it into GPA.

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5 Ways to Make Money with Your Blog

Maintaining a blog can be quite a job. Writing new, interesting articles and providing resources for your visitors can be a hassle, even though you enjoy every part of it. I am sure you’d like to earn a little something after your effort. This post looks into some easy ways to start monetizing your blog.

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Create shortcuts for your applications using HotKeyz

Work faster and more efficiently by using your keyboard instead of your mouse. HotKeyz helps the user to work more efficiently and productively.
HotKeyz is a shortcut utility with shortcut control for executing other files, folders or RUN commands.

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How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

A few years ago, one of my neighbors said, “I really admire what you do, Dan, but I couldn’t live like that.” She was referring to my superefficient home powered by wind, sun and wood. Many other individuals I’ve met have reacted similarly, thinking that living on home-based renewable energy necessarily means doing without.

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MAHALO – A new human powered search engine

Mahalo, a human-powered search engine dedicated to help people easily find information and resources they can trust. Mahalo launched in public alpha in May of 2007, added the freelance-fueled Mahalo Greenhouse in June and graduated to public beta in October of that year.

In December 2008, Mahalo introduced Mahalo Dollars through the addition of Mahalo Answers. The Greenhouse closed down after Mahalo introduced Mahalo Tasks and Page Management in June, 2009.

This human-powered search engine is also a knowledge sharing service. Mahalo aims to help users from all corners of the Internet, quickly find the most accurate possible information on any topic. Mahalo users are encouraged to join Mahalo and share their expertise in exchange for Mahalo Dollars, which can be cashed-out. This page can be the start off point for every new Mahalo user as it offers manuals to all of the features found within Mahalo.com.

Mahalo works by tipping it’s users for providing accurate and helpful internet research. Anybody can get started at earning for research by Answering questions for Mahalo. Just try it out and find it’s other interesting features.

Best sites that instruct you How To Do anything

These four sites would help us to do every single thing we want. Most of the articles are in video format which is an added advantage. Let us see the features of  each site.

Howcast

Howcast is all about videos – videos on everything from “How to Clean a CD Player” to “How to Dine Out With Family.” The videos offer simple (often tongue-in-cheek) instructions that make learning these skills simple. Each video starts with a list of what you’ll need, and then walks you through all the necessary steps and information, breaking everything down in a way anyone can understand.

Some of the videos are more funny than useful videos that kindly reminds you to bring your killer right hook and/or a change of underwear, just in case of a bear attack. The funny ones are worth watching anyway, and they’re outnumbered by the ones with practical information that’ll help you learn how to do any of Howcast’s tackled subjects.

WikiHow

A Wikipedia-style handbook for how to do anything. It’s created, edited and maintained by the community, and anyone can edit any page. Sounds like it wouldn’t work for a How-To, but it does – in the same way Wikipedia manages to work. There are some strict guidelines for users as far as how to put an article together, which makes for a simpler, more consistent read across the site. All the articles have short, simple steps, and everything is kept to a minimum to make actually doing things easier.

The cool thing about WikiHow is that since anyone can contribute, there’s a ton of articles about how to do somewhat random things – whatever people know how to do they tend to share, regardless of how niche-friendly it might be.

eHow

eHow is a huge resource of instructions, both written and video, on how to do just about anything. The site boasts over 500,000 articles and videos, all created by professionals – the quality here is often higher than on a site like WikiHow.

You can browse the articles by category, see the most popular eHows, or search for what you need. There are ratings and comments on every one, which gives you a sense both of how good the article is, and what it might have missed. As always, people are pretty smart, and everyone’s got their tips on how to do things a little bit better – the community part of eHow is one of its best features.

Instructables


Instructables is all about DIY (Do It Yourself) projects. It’s a huge repository of how to pull together household objects or cheap parts, and make something cool out of them.

Most of the articles have a video associated, and they’re all broken down into simple steps, always with lots of pictures to make life even easier. Instructables is the perfect site if you’re looking for something useful to do.