AfterFocus – photo editing for your Android

Their tagline is “Bring DSLR-like Photography to Your Smartphone.” And it’s very true. You have lots of focusing, color changing effects, and more. AfterFocus does a surprisingly good job considering it’s “not much more than a mobile app” – oh, and considering that it is free on the Google Play Store! Below is one of their sample pictures where they show changing the backdrop of a photo to black and white, while leaving the rest alone. Continue reading “AfterFocus – photo editing for your Android”

Show or Hide Formatting (extra characters) in Word 2007 / 2010

Do you have extra formatting characters or funny symbols in your Word Document? Do you have dots between every word in MSWord? Or are you proofing something so carefully that you might actually WANT those characters but don’t know how to turn them on? Here’s how you can easily switch them off and on. Continue reading “Show or Hide Formatting (extra characters) in Word 2007 / 2010”

2005 – RushJet1 – Sounds of the 2A03

RushJet1 is a chiptune artist who put a few albums out over the last few years, but certainly doesn’t appear to be wrapping up any time soon. RushJet1’s music, to me, sounds the way chiptune music SHOULD sound. Every single song sounds just like something that could have been the backdrop of any NES game from my childhood. It is chiptune in its most pure form. There doesn’t seem to be any other kind of production going on, no after effects, no additional instruments – just what can be made with a tracker and some creativity. Every time a random RushJet1 song plays in my playlist, I try to place the game it was from – then I realize it’s just RushJet1 and I listen to it all the time!


RushJet1’s Out of Reach, made with NSFplug

RushJet1 has a small personal website hiding out in a dark corner of the web where you can download dozens of songs and even a couple of full length albums, like the two put on 8bitpeoples.

What is Gamerscore and what are Achievements?

I’ve been asked before: “what is gamer score” or “can I use gamer score points to buy games on the Xbox live arcade?” Unfortunately, no, these are not features of earning Gamerscore. Gamerscore points are designed as a way to track your gaming progress. To make purchases on the Xbox Live Marketplace, you will need to use Microsoft Points.

Gamerscore is awarded for completing specific Achievements in games. These Achievements, and their corresponding Gamerscore value, are decided upon by the developers of the game. Continue reading “What is Gamerscore and what are Achievements?”