Hello!

Welcome to the sprinkling of Christmas merriment that is the Surrect media newsletter.

Take a break from budget busting last minute panic shopping and put your feet up for a few minutes whilst you peruse our most recent shenanigans.

Surrect Image Design

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of the Surrect team.

Open Close Hours
The studio will be closed from 22nd of December to the 5th of January. We were going to stay open longer but strangely we all came over all religious.
If you desperately need to get in touch with us and feel no shame about interrupting our festive  hibernation you can use this e-mail.

 New Surrect Site
Our NEW site built on our NEW SimpleCMS...

Take a minute to have a look at our new site surrectmedia.com, it was built using our new Content Management System (CMS) application. We have invested time into creating our own SimpleCMS, so we can pass this technology on to you our clients. The SimpleCMS is a cost effective solution which can be setup and styled very quickly, giving you an easy to use site which you have complete control

We are in the process of setting up a Demo site - so you can login, test and experience the SimpleCMS without the worry of breaking anything or parting with any cash...

Website: www.surrectmedia.com

Surrect Media UK Ltd
Surrect.TV
TV, yes...if you did not know...we do video also!
 

We are pleased to announce the launch of our specialist video website Surrect.tv. With video becoming a more prominent factor in our day to day work load, a dedicated site has been created to showcase all our video work. Please have a look through and let us know what you think.


Website: www.surrect.tv
Surrect.TV
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Software/Online Application of the Month...
Adobe (the media application giant) has given us a treat!

What do you get when you have a copy of Adobeİ PhotoShopİ online, a bucket of space (2GB) and user's galleries...all for FREE? A lawsuit waiting to happen...No, you have the fantastic incarnation that is Adobeİ PhotoShopİ EXPRESS Beta.

Wow, it is not often that I see something online that is amazing and functional, it really is Adobeİ PhotoShopİ online, it provides you with all the necessary tools for day to day image editing tasks, (minus some of the effects and text options) it also provides users with 2 GB free online storage allowing you to store, edit and share images using a simple and easy to use flash based interface.

You can also upload and download images from popular social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, etc.
Photoshop Online
This is truly another great product by the Adobe team and a clear vision of the future of the internet, online applications and desktop environments...get signed up now!

Website: www.photoshop.com/express
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Polestar Group - Carbon FilmingCarbon - Ownership in Print
From tree seed to magazine in 100
years...

You may recall from our last newsletter the announcement that we were in the process of filming and editing a documentary for the Polestar group charting the life cycle of a magazine. The project is now complete and is viewable here.
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What another FREE Application - "MiniTask?"
Scrap the pen and paper notes...

Time and project management is on the forefront of ever working day - making sure everything is as efficient as possible... MiniTask is a great little utility that lets you manage day to day task quick and easily...

MiniTask is a FREE, fast and easy-to-use task management application that helps you with organising your daily todos more efficiently. It supports features like drag 'n' drop reorder, alarm timers, printing of pretty task sheets, copying tasks from and to other applications etc.

Mini task is free but you can support them with donations (you decide if and how much it is worth to you!

 Minimalist Task Management
http://www.minitask.org/


MacGyver Tip
Can of compressed air, a hair dryer and a dent in your car...

This is very interesting and quite apt really - I have a bit of a dent in the side of my car, so I will certainly be testing this out! have a look at the video and look out for my video of my attempt in the new year!
MacGyver Tip
I'm no physicist, but the combination of the heat of the hair dryer with the extreme cold of the compressed air (turned upside down) looks like it can cause the dent to expand and contract quickly enough that it pops back to its original shape.

Link: Video
Click here now - to forward to a friend
New Brands
DataMonstor
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The Online Data Store.

Data Monster Logo

Credit
by Breon Snowdon

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Polestar Group CARBON
A Green Initiative.

Polestar Group - Carbon Logo

Credit
by Breon Snowdon

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Make a connection...
Make a connection...
Monkey Tactics Campaign
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Waco - International Video
Small processes, major benefits...
 
We have recently finished work on the second part of the Waco continuous improvement video. The video is a continuation of the first documentary delving into more detail of the production process.
You can view the first part of the video here.

The Talks - Picture This Music Video


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Easter Eggs (of a sort) from Microsoft
4 weird facts about Microsoft Windows

1. Nobody can create a folder named "Con".

Try to create anywhere on your hard disk a folder called "Con" (without the quotes). Go to a location on your hard disk, right click, choose "New" and then select "Folder" from the menu that appears. Name the folder "Con" (without quotes) and hit Enter. You'll see that the folder won't be named "Con". It will be "New folder"

2. A text file made with Notepad, with the following content : "Bush hid the facts" (without quotes) won't display the actual text.

Go to Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad . Write in Notepad the following text : "Bush hid the facts" (without quotes) then Save the file and exit Notepad. Now go to the text file you created and open it. You'll see that the text you just wrote and save won't show.

3. Write in Word this : "=rand(200,99)" (without the quotes) and witness the magic.

Open Microsoft Word and on the first line write : "=rand(200,99)" (without the quotes)  and hit Enter. Magic in the making.

4. Excel 97 Flight to Credits (Office 97)

On a new Worksheet, Press F5, Type X97:L97 and hit enter, press the tab key, Hold Ctrl-Shift then click on the Chart Wizard toolbar button! Now use mouse to fly around - Right button forward/ Left button reverse.
Easter Egg for Xmas!!
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Thank you very much for your time, hope to hear from you soon. 
Sincerely,

Breon Snowdon
REAL DESIGN // SURRECT MEDIA

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