This Online Library Has 1,800+ Vintage Children’s Books for Free

The digital archive at UCLA has over 1,800 children’s books you can download or read online, for free. The collection has classics like Cinderella and The Wizard of Oz, along with poetry, education and fiction. You can read them online or download them in a wide variety of formats including EPUB, Kindle, PDF and more. Enjoy browsing through the wood cut type, prints and illustrations in this nicely curated selection of children’s books.

The books were published between 1728 to 1999, so not all can be called vintage. Newer books are the minority. Illustrations range from wood cut type to printed materials, in color and black and white. All the books I viewed had readable text, though some were a bit dark. I particularly liked the illustrations.

The books can be sorted by title, date published, and creator. You can search using topics and subjects, by year, by collection or by creator. The default display is thumbnails, or you can view them as a list. A nice collection if you want to read older editions of books or enjoy looking at vintage illustrations. The books are printable in PDF format, though the pages will vary in size.  Read More

Easily Share Text And Images Online With Anyone

Here’s an easy way to share text and images online anonymously and without creating an account. With JustPasteIt you can upload and share almost anything that’s text or an image; parts of websites, articles, notes, ideas, snippets of code, recipes and more. You don’t need an account to publish anything, and there aren’t any ads on the site.

The interface is simple to use and loads fast on slow connections. Easily create, edit, and publish text and images and embed videos. Thankfully, formatting is retained when pasting content from a word processor or website (excluding some page elements like boxes). Image size per note is 20 MB in the free version…   Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Forest Meets Lake, View From Overhead

This week’s wallpaper is a view of the shore of Lake Brienz, Switzerland as seen from straight above (likely taken by a drone). Dense trees form a solid wall of green butting up against the light blue of the lake. The surface of the lake is slightly rippled. The line where forest and shore meet is angled from the lower left to the upper right corner of the screen. Icons do ok with this image, visible but not high contrast.

Change File and Folder Attributes With Attribute Changer

Was the time zone or date wrong on your camera on your vacation photos? Need to change the name of a drive, the time or date stamp on a bunch of files or folders? Was a file moved to a different location and the date and time changed? Need to synchronize the attributes of files or folders? Have a file or folder you want to protect from changes by write protecting it? Do all that and more with this useful file management tool for Windows.

Attribute Changer lets you change and modify files and folders on your computer. Easily change the file attribute of any file, folder or drive from within Windows File Explorer. With a right click, you can change the attributes of drives, folders, and individual files (hidden, compressed, read-only, EXIF, archive, system, etc.), the date and time stamps on photos and files of all types (PDF, MP3, html, .doc, text, mobi, png, jpg, exe, system and more) one at a time or in a batch.

If you like to fiddle with attributes, the program has filters, reports and settings to work with, and the simulation mode lets you view changes before making them permanent. The program has a PDF user manual with tutorials.
This program can make changes to system files, so be careful changing system and hidden attributes – they are used by Windows to flag special folders.

Attribute Changer runs on Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP with 32 and 64 bit versions. At 4.57 MB, it’s a small program that integrates nicely into the Explorer context menu. VirusTotal rates it 1/67, with the 1 more than likely a false positive. WOT says the site is safe. I’ve used it for 5 months with no issues.  Read More