Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ebay Class Notes

The notes are posted on the class notes page. See the link above.

In addition we talked about a number of other side topics. This is what I remember:

Watching out for email scams.
I showed a number of examples of emails that are possible scam. Ones you do not want to open. Basic rule of thumb is if you do  not know the recipient, do not open the email. Set your email to not open images automatically so you avoid getting embedded malware from people unless you know them. Also, emails from those you know that just have links to strange site are probably the result of their email being hacked. DO NOT take the link. Never give out your email usernames and password to anyone online. They are just phishing for it to hack your emails and get your contact list. I also avoid looking the videos and attached files people send me unless it is a YouTube video or a document I am expecting. Also if you get a suspect email from a friend, do not take any links but also do not report it as spam or you will be telling your email provider to consider email from your friend as spam!

We also talked about resizing pictures.
I suggest the application called Prish Resizer and suggested you use a site called as a safe place to download from. Once you have installed it you can right-click on any picture or group of pictures and select Prisher Resizer to resize them to any desired size. Also talked about using rename in Windows to rename a group of pictures giving them all the same name with a sequential number added. Makes it easy to locate pictures later.

Use this link to sign up for drop box This will give you an account. If you download the software to your computer you will also get a dropbox folder on your machine. It will be kept in sinc with your cloud storage on What ever you drag into or save to the folder will be automatically saved to your dropbox in the cloud. Download the dropbox app on your smartphone and when you take pictures they will be automatically uploaded to your dropbox.

Looking for ideas for next weeks class. Leave them as comments below as will has any comments or questions about the class.

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