My wife shared something positively spiffy with me today: a subreddit called FreeEBOOKS. I may never come up for air.
I can’t believe I missed this. Audacity 2.0 (for Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems) launched on March 13th! I’ve been so swamped with making a living that this long awaited development passed right by me and I didn’t even notice. Thank goodness thenextcorner over at Hacker News was kind enough to make a post about the topic. If you’re looking for a reliable (no-cost) means of audio editing. Audacity is well worth exploring.
I promptly downloaded and installed Audacity 2.0 and played with it for a little while. I was pleasantly surprised with how easily I was able to import different flavors of audio into the application. I also checked out the built-in help and related tutorials. I think users will appreciate all of the improvements.
CNET‘s Android adept, Rick Broida, reports that any Box (personal) user who downloads Box for Android will get 50GB free for life. Even though you’ll have to upload your 50 GB of content through a web-based interface, it won’t cost you anything.
Wandering around Project Gutenberg when everyone else is asleep is like having an entire library to explore. It’s a guilty pleasure I abandon myself to without the least bit of remorse. The last time I was nosing around, I found Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas (published in 1909) by the noted British historian H. A. Guerber. The book contains stirring accounts of the intrigues among the Norse gods, denizens of a universe they were doomed to destroy in a tragic last battle. Along with stories, readers will delight in fascinating images like the one below: a wondrous depiction of a giant with a flaming sword by John Charles Dollman, an English painter and illustrator.
- Be sure to take a peek at Project Gutenberg’s richly illustrated version of The Story of the Greeks.
- The Online Books Page also has a wonderful collection of links to other examples of Guerber’s works.
- Not to be outdone, the Internet Archive also contains a number of ebooks worthy of exploring.
If you haven’t visited or explored the Internet Archive, Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to start. Grab your significant other, cuddle up, and search the Archive using the term romance. You’ll find quite a few gems–images, audio, and even movies that are now in the public domain. One public domain movie that’s full of laughter and love is the 1936 American screwball comedy My Man Godfrey starring the dashing William Powell and the beautiful Carole Lombard. The film is #44 on the American Film Institute‘s list of the 100 funniest comedies. This cinematic production is a treat and is sure to inspire more than a few hugs and kisses.
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Related Resources: Other ginchy public domain movies to watch with your crush include:
Today I’m installing a spiffy application on an old PC I have. Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows. I like this program because I can install and uninstall it just as I would any other Windows application. I don’t have to change any hard disk partitions and I can still work and play when I feel the need to take a walk on the Linux side.