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How To: Fold an origami cherry blossom ball

Want to create a neat looking decorative item using just paper? Origami is the answer. The Origami Cherry Blossom paper ball created in this video by Tomoko Fuse requires papers, dexterity and a toothpick if the presenter is to be believed. The first steps consist of creating precreases on the paper. This step makes the subsequent folds easier to make as the fold lines also double up as markers. The second step consists of creating a complex shape. The same design is then repeated 30 times. F...

How To: Cite scholarly journal articles in MLA format

This video shows viewers how to properly cite scholarly journal articles in the MLA format. In your works cited page, the citation should begin by placing the author's last name first, followed by his first name. If there are multiple authors, all subsequent authors should have their first name first followed by their last name. Placing a period after this, the next item is the title of the article, placed in quotation marks and followed by a period. The name of the scholarly journal is place...

How To: UV texture in Houdini 9

This series of videos focuses on a typical UV workflow in Houdini 9. Learn how to create projections, edit UVs with a variety of tools, save out UV maps, and apply textures. Please download the project files below to follow along with these Houdini 9 texturing lessons.

How To: Crochet a kids beanie cap

Follow this simple step by step video demonstrating a series of stages involved in crocheting a kids beanie cap. Prepare the tools you are going to use, which will be mainly a hook for crocheting and woolen thread. Since the beanie cap is intended for kids one should choose a nice lively color. The first step is to make sure to tighten the first stitch. Afterwards make six consecutive stitches, and then make a loop by twisting it over. Pull the string through the slipknot and pull inwards. Yo...

How To: Craft apple stamps

Here's a great craft project you can do with kids or in a classroom. You can use an apple half to stamp apple shapes onto everything from lunch bags to tote bags. This is an easy and cute project to do for the fall.

How To: Use a digital tuner to tune your guitar

Guitars will need to be tuned continuously to ensure that it is tuned for the correct scale and notes so your music makes sounds the way you intend. If you haven’t been playing forever, you will probably need the assistance of an electric tuner to find the note. This video will show you how to tune your guitar using a tuner.

How To: Set up and use input areas in Microsoft Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is business math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 2nd installment in his "Beauty of Excel" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to set up the input/assumption area for formulas so that subsequent formulas, functions and charts update beautifully. Learn how to build Excel spread...

How To: Draw a koi fish in Photoshop

This is an excellent kids tutorial to draw a koi fish easy and simply using a Adobe Photoshop. The artist shows you how to hand draw the body, add the fins and other features of the fish. Then you create guidelines to make a perfect pattern of scales on the fish. Next he starts texturizing the fins as well as creating a realistic flip of the tail. He then takes the outline of the fish and puts it on one layer then traces it over on the next layer. On subsequent layers, the artist paints the f...

How To: Create a virtual machine for free

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to create a virtual machine for free using the virtual box in Mac. Open the virtual box and click on new. Click next, put in a name for the virtual machine and click next. In the next window, it gives a recommended memory, increase it slightly with the slider and click next. Click next in the subsequent 4 windows that come up and finally click ‘finish’ and click ‘finish’ again on the next window. In the next window click CD/DVD...

How To: Store passwords with Password Keeper on a BlackBerry

Afraid you're going to forget the password to something important? Well worry no more. Blackberry expert Darci Larocque shows how to keep those passwords in a safe place in the unfortunate event that you manage to forget your passwords like your visa number or your passport number. All you need is your blackberry and a little program called password keeper. Open up password keeper and it will ask you for a password twice initially but only once in subsequent uses and that is all there is to i...

How To: Print labels on each page of a spreadsheet in Excel

In this Excel magic trick video the tutor shows how to print labels on each page of a large spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. He shows how to download the sample work book so that you can try the tutorial hands-on. He shows a spread sheet which he intends to print and wants the label of columns to be printed in the top and left of a page. For that he shows the page setup preview where you can check the print preview of the pages about to be printed. He shows that the columns appear on only the ...

How To: Do a knitted cast on

A knitted cast on stitch is one of multiple methods for casting on your stitches, and is good for starting a scarf, or the bottom of a sweater. With this tutorial, learn how to do the cast on stitch. Beginning with a loose slip knot, knit a stitch, making sure to replace the original stitch on your left hand needle. This will provide the basis for all the subsequent stitches, making up the amount of necessary stitches you will need to cast off. Keep in mind this is not an elastic stitch, so a...

How To: Knit a cable cast on

This instructional knitting video demonstrates how to knit a cable cast on. Start by making a slip knot with a 6" tail and place it on the left-hand needle with the working yarn coming from the back. Knit a stitch in the slip knot loop, but leave the slip knot on the needle. Give the new loop a half-twist and place it on the left-hand needle. You now have the first two stitches. For all subsequent stitches, knit each new loop between the last two stitches on the left-hand needle. Cable cast o...

How To: Use the baseball chipping drill for better chip shots

Steven Bann shows a chipping drill that teaches distance control through the air. Golf clubs are arranged into "zones" which represent the plates of a baseball field, so golf clubs arranged horizontally and evenly distanced apart from the next golf club. This represents "first base," "second base," "third base" and home plate. This is a landing drill where the object of the drill is to land in the designated "first base" zone and then subsequent bases until you get three-in-a-row for each zon...

How To: Unlock Android 9.0 Pie's New 'Feature Flags' Menu to Modify System Settings

There's a new secret settings menu hiding in Android 9.0 Pie that offers Chrome-style "flags" to the overall operating system. Since it's currently the first Developer Preview and Public Beta versions, it's possible that this menu could disappear entirely when the stable version finally gets released, but it could also persist in its current hidden state where you have to unlock it.

How To: Perform the "tell the truth" card trick

This video shows you a mind-reading card trick. This particular trick requires 8 cards: 4 kings and 4 queens. First, the subject is asked to memorize one of the 8 cards as they are laid out before the subject, face-side up. The cards are picked up and sorted in various ways and the subject is asked a series of questions. The questions are always asking whether the card the subject memorized is in a certain group that the trick performer presents. The card in question always is in the group th...

How To: Password-Protect Your Pages Documents So Only You & Allowed Collaborators Can Access Them

Your writing is just that — yours — so the work you do in Apple Pages should remain private until you choose to share it. Apple seems to share this sentiment. As another symbol of its dedication to user privacy and security, the company includes a feature in its word-processing app for iOS that allows you to lock documents behind a password, as well as with Face ID or Touch ID.

How To: Enable the Charging LED on Your Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 has an AMOLED screen that uses virtually no power to display black pixels. To take advantage of this feature, Google included an Ambient Display notification system that shows a black and white version of your lock screen when you get a new message. As a result, the Nexus 6 doesn't use an LED light to notify you of new incoming messages like most phones.

How To: Play YouTube Videos Locally to Save Bandwidth, Skip Ads, & Always Watch in HD

Real suffering is sitting through a thirty-second ad to watch a fifteen-second video, or watching your favorite music video in three-second fragments. Real suffering is this: “An error occurred, please try again later.” If you’re a modern human and multitask with multiple tabs while you're on YouTube, you don’t have to sacrifice your bandwidth and sanity. There's a simple way to watch YouTube ad-free and lag-free.

How To: Secure Any Android App with Your Fingerprint

When Google released the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, they added official support for fingerprint scanning to Android's main code base. On the surface, this was done to ensure that the fingerprint scanner in their own devices could be used to its full extent, but because it was added to AOSP, this meant that the new Fingerprint API could be used by any Android manufacturer.

How To: Prevent Windows 10 from Auto-Updating

In a bit of a strange decision, Microsoft has made it to where some users don't have a choice in the matter of applying failed automatic updates. When a Windows or driver update comes your way and fails to apply for any reason, your computer will continue to attempt applying the broken update at seemingly random intervals. The Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 will allow you to delay or stop updates altogether when something like this happens, but the Home edition has no such setting.

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