British Library Fights To Preserve Historic Recordings Archive

TolkienAs part of its vast collection of literary and historic treasures (the Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook), the British Library owns some six million sound recordings, including significant theater productions, famous voices (like J.R.R. Tolkien’s), and field recordings of extinct animals. Some of them date back to the earliest and most fragile days of recording technology.

Now, as the Telegraph reports, the library is launching an urgent campaign to digitize and preserve its collection.

Read the full post @ IO9.

Outlook 2010: Change the Screen Location that the Desktop Alert Appears

Desktop Alert SettingsI’ve now got a three monitor setup at the office. In setting up how my new desktop displays information, I’ve moved outlook to the far-right screen. Trouble was, the new e-mail alert still appeared in the lower-right corner of the primary (far left) monitor. What I wondered was how I could change the position of the alert. Turns out you can and Tech-Recipes has the answer. Basically:

  1. File|Options
  2. Mail
  3. Desktop Alert Settings
  4. Preview
  5. Move the alert to where you want it to appear
  6. OK
  7. OK

Check out the full instructions with screenshots @ Tech-Recipes