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Are You Stuck?

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Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

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I found this video while doing some research and I thought it might be helpful to some of my filmmaking brothers and sisters.  We all find ourselves “stuck” and this was really some great advice.

http://bigthink.com/videos/jonathan-safran-foer-on-how-to-be-a-writer

 

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Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

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Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

He lives near the beach and likes fishing scuba diving and Movies
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Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

Navigating around cyberspace just got easier with add just a few of these little shortcuts

Window and Tab Shortcuts

Ctrl+N  Open a new window

Ctrl+Shft+N     Open a new window in incognito mode

Press Ctrl, and click a link       Open link in a new tab

Press Shft, and click a link      Open link in a new window

Alt+F4  Close current window

Ctrl+T   Open a new tab

Ctrl+Shft+T      Reopen the last tab you’ve closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you’ve closed.

Drag link to tab            Open link in specified tab

Drag link to space between tabs         Open link in a new tab in the specified position on the tab strip

Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8  Switch to the tab at the specified position number. The number you press represents a position on the tab strip.

Ctrl+9  Switch to the last tab

Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown         Switch to the next tab

Ctrl+Shft+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp     Switch to the previous tab

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4        Close current tab or pop-up

Alt+Home        Open your homepage

Ctrl+O, then select file Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome

Address Bar Shortcuts

Type a search term      Perform a search using your default search engine

Type the part of the web address that’s between ‘www.’ and ‘.com’, then press Ctrl+Enter  Add www.and .com to your input in the address bar and open the web address

Type a search engine keyword or URL, press Tab, then type a search term

Perform a search using the search engine associated with the keyword or the URL. Google Chrome prompts you to press Tab if it recognizes the search engine you’re trying to use.

F6 or Ctrl+L or Alt+D   Highlight content in the web address area

Type a web address, then press Alt+Enter      Open your web address in a new tab

Shortcuts to open Google Chrome features

Ctrl+B  Toggle bookmarks bar on and off

Ctrl+H  View the History page

Ctrl+J   View the Downloads page

Shft+Escape    View the Task manager

Webpage shortcuts

Ctrl+P  Print your current page

F5        Reload current page

Esc       Stop page loading

Ctrl+F5 or Shft+F5      Reload current page, ignoring cached content

Press Alt, and click a link         Download link

Ctrl+F  Open find-in-page box

Ctrl+G or F3    Find next match for your input in the find-in-page box

Ctrl+Shft+G or Shft+F3            Find previous match for your input in the find-in-page box

Ctrl+U  View source

Drag link to bookmarks bar     Bookmark the link

Ctrl+D  Bookmark your current webpage

Ctrl++  Make text larger

Ctrl+-   Make text smaller

Ctrl+0  Return to normal text size

Text shortcuts

Highlight content, then press Ctrl+C   Copy content to the clipboard

Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl+V or Shft+Insert      Paste current content from the clipboard

Place your cursor in a text field, then press Ctrl+Shft+V         Paste current content from the clipboard without formatting

Highlight content in a text field, then press Ctrl+X or Shft+Delete     Delete the content and copy it to the clipboard

More shortcuts

Backspace, or press Alt and the left arrow together   Go to the previous page in your browsing history for the tab

Shft+Backspace, or press Alt and the right arrow together    Go to the next page in your browsing history for the tab

Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E           Places a ‘?’ in the address bar. Type a search term after the ‘?’ to perform a search using your default search engine.

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl and the left arrow together     Jump to the previous word in the address bar

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl and the right arrow together    Jump to the next word in the address bar

Place your cursor in the address bar, then press Ctrl+Backspace      Delete the previous word in the address bar

Space bar        Scroll down the web page

Home   Go to the top of the page

End      Go to the bottom of the page

101 Useful Websites

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Chief Marketing Officer at Digital Life Concepts
Shaun Bennett is Chief Marketing Officer at Digital Life Concepts, with responsibility for marketing programs, brand management, and corporate sponsorships. Prior to starting Digital Life Concepts,he worked in strategic business development and marketing at several companies, and served in staff positions in the private sector. Notable is his ten years in Emergency Medicine, 3 as a Paramedic in Miami-Dade county , Shaun has also begun a video production company, where he directs major sponsorship and other partnering initiatives.

Shaun's greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. His most recent project involved a strategic partnership with Rhino Enterprises to bring Digital Life Concept's core services to the fast-growing Mid-western market.
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  1. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
  2. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself.
  3. zerodollarmovies.com – find full-length movies on YouTube.
  4. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
  5. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
  6. unfurlr.come – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
  7. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
  8. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
  9. postpost.com – a better search engine for twitter.
  10. lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
  11. iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
  12. office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
  13. followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
  14. jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
  15. wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching   – see more wolfram tips.
  16. printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
  17. joliprint.com – re-formats news articles and blog content as a newspaper.
  18. ctrql.org/rss – a search engine for RSS feeds.
  19. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
  20. coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
  21. random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
  22. pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
  23. tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
  24. scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
  25. spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email.
  26. sizeasy.com – visualize and compare the size of any product.
  27. myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image.
  28. google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
  29. regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
  30. livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
  31. iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
  32. homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
  33. join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
  34. onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
  35. flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
  36. wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
  37. hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
  38. polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
  39. marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
  40. typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
  41. whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
  42. everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
  43. gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
  44. noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
  45. imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
  46. translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
  47. kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
  48. similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
  49. wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
  50. bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
  51. kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
  52. liveshare.com – share your photos in an album instantly.
  53. lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
  54. midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
  55. bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
  56. faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
  57. feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
  58. ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
  59. pipebytes.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
  60. tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
  61. privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
  62. boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
  63. chipin.com – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause.
  64. downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
  65. ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
  66. whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website.
  67. google.com/history – found something on Google but can’t remember it now?
  68. aviary.com/myna – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online.
  69. disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
  70. urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
  71. seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
  72. sxc.hu – download stock images absolutely free.
  73. zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
  74. scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
  75. alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
  76. picmonkey.com – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
  77. formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
  78. sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
  79. snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
  80. typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
  81. mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
  82. timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
  83. stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
  84. safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.
  85. teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
  86. deadurl.com – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
  87. minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
  88. youtube.com/leanback – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
  89. youtube.com/disco – quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist.
  90. talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
  91. pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
  92. builtwith.com – find the technology stack of any website.
  93. woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective.
  94. mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web.
  95. radbox.me – bookmark online videos and watch them later (review).
  96. tagmydoc.com – add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
  97. notes.io – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
  98. ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
  99. fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5.
  100. otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Drop box, Google Docs, etc.
  101. ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts.

 

Change log and Updates

 

The following websites were part of the original list but they are either no longer available or have been replaced with better alternatives.

 

01. virustotal.com – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
02. isnsfw.com – when you wish to share a NSFW page but with a warning.
03. truveo.com – the best place for searching web videos.
04. tabbloid.com – your favorite blogs delivered as PDFs.
05. warrick.cs.odu.edu – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
06. tempalias.com – generate temporary email aliases, better than disposable email.
07. whisperbot.com – send an email without using your own account.
08. errorlevelanalysis.com – find whether a photo is real or a Photoshopped one.
09. google.com/dictionary – get word meanings, pronunciations and usage examples.
10. wobzip.org – unzip your compressed files online.
11. namemytune.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
12. snapask.com – use email on your phone to find sports scores, read Wikipedia, etc.
13. pastebin.com – the site has been blocked in India.
14. encrypted.google.com – Google now redirects all logged-in users to the HTTPS version of google.com by default so this is no longer necessary.
15. bounceapp.com – replace this with a version that works on mobile.

PS3 Windows 7 Movie Fix

How to fix Playstation 3 (PS3) Windows Media Player Not Refreshing Issue on Windows 7 Pro

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Shaun Bennett

Team Leader at Digital Life Concepts
Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

He lives near the beach and likes fishing scuba diving and Movies
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How to fix Playstation 3 (PS3) Windows Media Player Not Refreshing Issue.

PS3 Windows 7 fix

 

Disclaimer: This worked on my PC in the last hour, if it bricks your stuff, it’s your own fault and you know it. Enjoy 🙂

This issue just happened to me the other day.  The Windows Media Server ( Windows Media Player 12) on my PC connects to my Playstation 3,  add movies to my windows media player folder, some magic happens and I can watch them on my Playstation 3. Awesome!

I went and cleaned out some older files and added some new one and was all excited to kick back and watch some new movies on my PS3, but when I refreshed the media server on the Playstation, nothing happened. The old moves were still there and the new ones had not loaded. I reset the Playstation media server settings a dozen times and made sure the I had all my settings correct in the folders on my PC.  Still Nothing!

So today after some more trial and error with the Playstation and Windows Media Player and an exhaustive search on google, I found that, in this case, Windows Media Player 12 had not been updating! AHHHHH!

“I had been so concerned with the Playstation and Windows Media Player talking with each other and that I had the right permissions, I didn’t even look in Windows Media Player to see if the movies I added to the folder had updated in the player…they hadn’t  🙁 “

Now I thought this should be an easy fix, just tell Windows Media Player to go update itself and all would be right with the world. It wasn’t so easy. Aside from sending about a hour trying to figure out how to ” Refresh” the player to no avail and deciding the just reinstalling Windows Media Player would be the best way to fix this, it turns out that downloading…re-downloading windows media player is more difficult than I thought.

Since Microsoft included Windows Media Player 12 with Windows 7 ( most versions) it was not readily available for download on Microsoft Downloads website. I saw several other places to get it, but they looked a bit dodgy. But, in a forum I found hope where I least expected it… Microsoft support . Go figure Even more surprising was that the help was not the answers in the forum, although there was some great info there ( I left the link in case it be helpful to you).

The FIX :


You can watch it here on Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzWi47AsrRs&feature=youtu.be

In one of the generic replies you see was a link to the ” You cannot view, add, or delete items in the library in Windows Media Player 11 – The steps are also applicable for Windows Media Player 12.

A frigging Help File! Are you fing kidding me! But in my desperation I clicked on it and as it opens it brought up a Pop-up on the screen. I know, I thought the same thing and clicked off. Lucky for me I happened to read it just before it winked out of existence.

Microsoft® Fix it 

WinMediaPlayer.LB.15135423535619510.1.1

https://support2.microsoft.com/fixit/

I thought this has to be a scam or an ad or something. I clicked on it and read (skimmed) the terms to see who it was from. Microsoft. Okay, what the hell.  I download the little bugger and scanned it twice with avast, it scanned clean and certificate says from Microsoft. I was really desperate and as such I ran it. It spent about 2 mins checking my version of Windows Media Player 12 and fixed everything. I selected the option to have it tell me what it was doing BEFORE it did it.

Apparently, my media player was all jacked up and this little program got it straightened out quick! No Adware or spy-stuff… it just fixed my windows media player. once it was done, I restarted WMP and hit F3 to refresh and all the new data flowed like honey, very sweet.

So if you are having the same trouble I was, give this a try, let me know how it worked and pass it around.

Best of luck and happy gaming!

Cheers

Shaun

 Update 10/1/2015

I have updated the link to the FitIt software on the microsoft site. The old one seems to have moved. This just fixed the same issue again with windows medida player and I hope it helps you out also-

 

Free WordPress Sales Page Tutorial

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Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

He lives near the beach and likes fishing scuba diving and Movies
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Creating a sales page, landing page or “squeeze” page can be tricky. Finding the best method to draw in your client and customer base to your niche without sacrificing too much of your valuable time. Many business owners will tell you that this is a never-ending struggle, creating a balance and fine tuning your message doesn’t stop.

Now we all know that there are hundreds of WordPress plugins, themes and pages creators on the market. Some better than others, but all selling the sweet promise of instant results, increased sales and the feeling of contentment that you have that particular problem covered.

But these plugins can present a problem for the new business owners, or simply anyone that isn’t 100% computer savvy. Many of them try very to make sure they are user-friendly, but that’s not always the case. Quite frankly while researching for this article, I installed and tested several demo versions and though I am by far an expert ( I consider myself 75% Computer geek) I had to refer to the plugin instructions frequently( More had I’d like to admit ) and then began looking online for more in-depth video  tutorials.

While working with these different sales and landing page plugins, it occurred to me ” What can this do that I cannot?”  At least for a simple sales page, do I really need to spent 47$ and several hours just to get a simple sales page done? Why not do it myself?

Since I am a graphic designer, photographer and general artist, this was a simple matter of opening up Photoshop and creating an image, some buttons and wallah!

But for the rest of the world that is not so artistically inclined, here is a Video Example of the general Idea on how to create a simple sales pages for your WordPress blog, website etc. Don’t be afraid to look at different types of sales pages online for inspiration.

 


Resources:

Some Copyright Free Images:  http://pixabay.com/en/  http://www.freeimages.com/

Something to edit them with:    Photoshop Free Trial       http://apps.pixlr.com/editor/

An Apple : In case you get hungry.


 

You get the idea?

 

Here is a finished version that I made for IPOCKET VIDEO  

ipocket video rewiew image

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Shaun Bennett

Team Leader at Digital Life Concepts
Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

He lives near the beach and likes fishing scuba diving and Movies
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IBO Toolbox is a great online resource for any online business person. With 100,000 + members all looking for there next online opportunity, you can’t ask for more targeted traffic. Custom link shortening and masking and so much more!. Get signed up today

 

Free Online Media Resources

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Shaun Bennett

Team Leader at Digital Life Concepts
Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

He lives near the beach and likes fishing scuba diving and Movies
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Graphics & Logos 

List of free websites that I have used. Most offer good to decent free graphics

http://pixlr.com

http://www.bannersnack.com

http://www.canva.com

http://www.bannerfans.com

http://logotypecreator.com

http://www.freelogoservices.com

http://image.online-convert.com

Free Online Graphics Creator

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Shaun Bennett

Team Leader at Digital Life Concepts
Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video.

He lives near the beach and likes fishing scuba diving and Movies
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Free Online Graphics Creator

Keeping your social media graphics up to date has become kinda a chore. Facebook and many other social media sites LOVE giving themselves a facelift. If you’re like me and don’t really want to crack into Photoshop to create a new cover image or background every time they decide to change the layout, I’ve got you covered.

 https://www.canva.com/

Easy user interface and simple drag-n-drop to make your graphics quick and easy.