Search Google Like A Wizard Librarian

google screenshot

Avoid Wikipedia hoaxes and more with the good ol’ site limiter command.

Example 1:
global warming
–this only searches sites that end with .edu

Example 2:
2010 manual 3 filetype:pdf
–find a PDF real quick with ‘filetype: ‘

Example 3:
passport checklist
–only search


Create Upholstery Textures With Pixlr

peacock feather upholsteryThe After Image (Above)

peacock featherThe Before Image

 How to steps:
1. Canvas>Fabric>Amount 44

22. Canvas>Floor>Amount 70

33. Canvas>Fabric>Amount 20

44. Contrast>Brightness -7 Contrast 2

55. Sharpen>Amount 70 Radius 10

66. Ripped Paper>Tjugofra 100

More on photography via our ebook collection:
Digital Photography FAQs
Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Photography Field Guide
The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography


Dragons at Southside Park

dragon coloring page

dragon coloring page

Old School Crayola (coloring for adults) is this Sunday, where I’ll unveil some new coloring pages. I made this one earlier today. Feel free to download it. Reminds me of Game of Thrones (one of my favorite books by the way)… can’t watch the series… it’ll mess up the characters I have in my head…maybe in ten years.



primal low-carb kitchen book

I like a bunch of recipes from this book . A few include:

-Loaded Sweet Potato Bites – Pg. 19
-Bacon Guacamole – Pg. 22
-Almond Parmesan Zucchini Fries – Pg. 29
-Cajun Crab Cakes – Pg. 38
-Smoked Salmon Bites with Herbed Cream Cheese – Pg. 41
-Lemon Chia Pancakes – Pg. 166


DIY Coloring Sheets Tutorial


Let’s explore DIY coloring sheets with Project Gutenberg, Pixlr, and Inkscape!

-Project Gutenberg contains over 50,000 ebooks, most of them out of copyright.
-Pixlr is a cloud-based image editing program.
-Inkscape is a vector imaging program.

  1. Go to Project Gutenberg, find a book, open it in HTML format and take a screenshot of the graphic you’re interested in.

coloring tutorial

  1. Crop the image using Pixlr, MS Paint, or editor of your choice, and save the image.

coloring tutorial

=====Navigate to Pixlr=====

  1. Select ‘Adjustment’ and then ‘Desaturate’

coloring tutorial

  1. Right click on the ‘Layers’ window and select ‘Duplicate Layer’, then change the ‘Mode’ to ‘Add’ and adjust the ‘Opacity’ to your liking.

coloring tutorial

  1. Right click on the ‘Layers’ window and select ‘Flatten Image’

coloring tutorial

  1. Select ‘Adjustment’ then ‘Brightness & Contrast’ to adjust the image. Select ‘Adjustment’ then ‘Levels’ to bold the darker parts of the image. When done, press ‘OK’.

coloring tutorial

  1. Select the eraser tool to erase what you don’t want and then save the image (MS Paint works great for this as well)

coloring tutorial

=====use the free program Inkscape=====

  1. Open the image in Inkscape and select ‘Path’ and then ‘Trace Bitmap’. Click the ‘OK’ box.

coloring tutorial

  1. Drag the new image out of the way and delete the original behind it.

coloring tutorial

  1. Select the lock graphic from the top of the screen and then click and drag your image to the desired size (you’ll see the width and height numbers adjust in real-time)

coloring tutorial

  1. Select ‘File’ and ‘Export’ to save your completed coloring page.


Print the zebra and color like a boss.

coloring sheet

This tutorial helped me create this post.