Monday, February 28, 2011

Product Review: GIMP

Do you want to be able to easily manipulate images, however do not want to pay the exorbitant prices that adobe charges for photoshop?  Well you are in luck because free alternatives do exist, that do not require a loss of quality.  One of these notable programs is GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation.  
Anyone that has used photoshop casually should find themselves somewhat familiar setup.  However even though many of the tools have the same functions, they are sometimes used differently, which can be confusing to pick up at first.  Those who are more familiar with photoshop will have a harder time adjusting due to a lack of familiar tools and different menu layouts.  But for a free program that offers excellent photo editing capability and updates frequently why not try?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

How to get free music

With Limewire now pretty much dead some people are at a loss on how to get free decent quality music.  But have no fear because other options are available that are still relatively easy.

The first option is relatively easy and involves a site that everyone should be familiar with, youtube.  First what you want to do is located a song that you would like to download and copy the url(the thing at the top of the page that has youtube in the title for anyone illiterate with tech). Next go to the site, and paste the url in the box that looks like this one.
Select your preferred quality and hit download.  Now just wait for the file to load hit, download some more and BAM you now have a free mp3 file that you just need to upload to iTunes.

Another option is to use get mp3s via torrent files.  To do this you will need to first download BitTorrent which you can do from, surprise,  Next you need to find yourself some torrents!  But where are these elusive files?  Probably the largest selection of torrents on the internet can be found on  Simply type what you are looking for in the search bar and you should get some results.  Now just click on one that looks good to download it. But wait! You are not done yet.  Now open up BitTorrent and click add in the top left corner to add the torrent file.  Now just wait for BitTorrent to finish up and you're done!

Torrents allow you to download entire albums at a time which is really a time saver, plus you can also download movies and other files through them.  However there is always some risk that you could download a bad file that could in fact be a virus so be careful.  If you do not want to take this risk then stick to youtube.  Whatever you choose enjoy the new music.
Unfortunately this is not a valid option 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Well I received some "comments" on the first post so I think I shall discuss commenting procedure.  I don't really care what you post just try to keep it relevant and at least somewhat intelligent.  I am leaving the option of anonymous commenting on to encourage more people to comments.  However if you post something as blatantly stupid as what was seen in the first section I reserve the right to ridicule you. See picture below.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011


So I recently started a new game on firered in order to have a go at the Nuzlock challenge.  This involves the making of comics whenever something "epic" happens.  Expect some of these soon.

Getting Started

Well time for my first post I suppose.  Not really sure what this blog is going to end up being yet, hence why I made "The Enigma" the title.  Anyway expect to see posts that vary greatly in topic.  Possibly comics, images, links that I find interesting or things that happened to me that I find funny. Keep posted for more.