A recent article by ZDNet article said that OpenOffice is dead. Is it really? There are thousands who use OpenOffice on a daily basis. How could it be dead? Google Docs may be a better alternative to MSOffice, but it won’t work offline. To most people, OpenOffice is still the right choice over MSOffice because of cost. Granted not too many people use it, but to say it’s dead is like saying Safari and Opera browsers are dead because they don’t have too many users. They may not have the numbers, but each have their own loyal following. By no means it’s dead.
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I’m not really a big fan of Facebook. I use it only because everyone I know seems to be using it. I’ve actually turned off my Facebook account twice because of privacy issues. The recent software glitch prompted me to take another look at my Facebook profile. So, the other night, I took another stab at locking down my Facebook account. Thirty minutes later, I think I got it. It’s somewhat secure. I think. I don’t expect it to be ever as secure as Fort Knox.
The only question is, is my account usable? I have no wall, no photos, no videos. Just my name and a contact link. I’ve relaxed it just a bit since then, but I still don’t have a wall. If you want tips, here’s a link from Jason Perlow of ZDNet. He talks about locking down your Facebook profile in 20 minutes. If you do a Google search how to lock down your Facebook account, you’ll come up with pages of articles.
Are you thinking of creating a website based on one color? One cool tool you can use is a Color Palette. This particular tool will create for you 10 shades of the base color with varying degrees of opacity. The top row emulates opacity over a white background, while the bottom emulates opacity over black background.
The opacity values are 100% opaque, 75%, 50%, 25% and 10% on the top row. The bottom row begins at 85% rather than 100% and continues on as the first. To make it more interesting, you can use different colors other than a white and black backgrounds. I use the color #365215 for this blog. Here is the varying shades of colors using this tool.