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This week we learned how to make hundreds of complex photo edits in seconds with Photoshop actions, use an Android Phone as a modem with no rooting required, install a wireless card in Linux using Windows drivers, change Ubuntu’s window borders with Emerald, how noise reducing headphones work, and more.

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  • Buttersafe – 2/22/2011
    Another comic we really, really like.
  • Disassembly
    In this case a Pentax camera. Visit Todd’s site for more stills and video on this amazing project.
  • What Higher Crude Prices Might Look Like in US$
    An infographic depicting Crude Oil’s effect on U.S. consumers.
  • The Oscars (iOS)
    The Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, February 27th. Make your predictions, share with friends and even scan the entire database of past Oscar winners. A truly handy app, free for iPods, iPads and iPhones.

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 02/27/11

Comments (4)

  1. Hatryst

    Nice roundup once again, but where’s the geek note?

  2. Asian Angel

    @Hatryst – Thanks. ^_^ I decided to remove that section while in the process of making other changes. It has just been kind of sitting there and not doing a lot at all. :( So I decided to cut it loose…

    But I did add a new section though for ETC. ^_^ There were no listings for the comics or Sysadmin Geek this week since neither had anything published.

  3. Norbert Rehaut

    One of your issues had an article on,
    How to change the desktop of Microsoft Word Version 2007 to look like Microsoft Word Version 2003.
    I still use 2000 and I have 2007 but would use 2007 if I can make it look like 2000 which was not changed in 2003.!
    I save each day of How-To Geek. Can you tel me which issue had this article in it?
    Norbert Rehaut

  4. Asian Angel

    @Norbert Rehaut – Try this one…I think it is the one that you were thinking of. ^_^

    How To Bring Back the Old Menus in Office 2007

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