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Joel Lee

Technical Copy Editor, Senior Writer / Joined 8 December, 2011

Joel Lee has a BSc in Computer Science and over a decade of personal game development experience. He is the technical copy editor for MakeUseOf and spends his free time reading and writing novels.

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Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World

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Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World

So what happens when our world experiences some sort of apocalyptic disaster that renders modern civilization incapable of sustained existence? Or, I guess the more pressing question is, how are you going to survive? If we’ve learned anything from movies, you’ll spend a few years scavenging run-down supermarkets and grocery stores, looting canned goods and Twinkies. But then what?

13-03-2012
Top 5 Survival Blogs To Read If You Hope To Survive The End Of The World
10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing

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10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing

Did you know that taking breaks is an essential aspect of maintaining your productivity levels? I’ve compiled a list of ten of the funniest 5 Second Films for you to enjoy. They are quick, they’re clever, and they pack a punch. At 5 seconds per clip, you can watch these, have a laugh, and get back to work in record time!

09-03-2012
10 Of The Funniest 5 Second Films That Will Get You Laughing
15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About

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15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About

Although Facebook continues to defend its position as the most popular social networking platform, you shouldn’t focus all of your attention there. Where else can you go? Twitter! Twitter is a great resource for social networking, but especially so for writers. By taking advantage of hashtags, you can separate the useless and boring tweets from the ones that are interesting and pertinent.

06-03-2012
15 Twitter Hashtags That Every Writer Should Know About
Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]

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Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]

As of 2012, there are a ton of media players available on the market, and many of them are free. With such a large selection, sometimes it can be hard to pick which software will suit you best. For media players, I have tried a bunch of them but ultimately settled on Media Player Classic – Home Cinema.

02-03-2012
Looking For A Lightweight Media Player? Try Media Player Classic – Home Cinema [Windows]
6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers

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6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers

Are you stuck in a writing slump? Have you ran out of story ideas? Are you puzzled and confused over the publishing industry? Do you need guidance on becoming a professional wordsmith? There are lots of resources – good and bad – out on the web, and they all claim to improve your writing, improve your sales, etc. But who has the time to browse and keep up with dozens, if not hundreds, of writing-related websites?

28-02-2012
6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers
Should You Quit Your Job? Use QuitOrNot To Help You Decide

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Should You Quit Your Job? Use QuitOrNot To Help You Decide

Tell me if this sounds familiar. One day, after sending out numerous resumes and attending job interview after job interview, you finally land that job you so desperately need. You settle into the work environment, finish all of the tasks that are thrown your way, and everything seems to be going well. That is, until one day, you wake up and wonder whether or not this is the job you actually want for the rest of your life.

21-02-2012
Should You Quit Your Job? Use QuitOrNot To Help You Decide
The Top 7 Best Free IRC Clients for Windows 7

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The Top 7 Best Free IRC Clients for Windows 7

For most of us, chatrooms might seem like a relic of the past, but they’re still around. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, you’ll want to look into the IRC protocol. For those of you who are already familiar with IRC, you can jump past the next section to the list of awesome IRC clients for Windows 7. For those of you who have never heard of IRC, here’s a quick crash course.

17-02-2012
The Top 7 Best Free IRC Clients for Windows 7
8 Inspirational Videos That Will Instantly Pump Up Your Motivation

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8 Inspirational Videos That Will Instantly Pump Up Your Motivation

How do you feel about motivational videos? You may think that they’re nothing more than glorified, digital pep rallies where overly optimistic people preach empty words of success, victory, and ultimately happiness. And to some extent, you may be right. Many motivational speakers give off a manipulative vibe, which often detracts from their message – and often times, motivational videos are no better.

10-02-2012
8 Inspirational Videos That Will Instantly Pump Up Your Motivation
5 Best Free Nature Galleries When You Just Want to Sit Back & Look at Beautiful Photos

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5 Best Free Nature Galleries When You Just Want to Sit Back & Look at Beautiful Photos

Have you been feeling stressed out lately? Or have you been feeling the urge to view and enjoy everything nature has to offer? Or do you just need a quick and simple way to kick back, relax, and let go – even temporarily? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you may want to consider taking a trip out into the wild, blocking out the stress from your mind and taking in nature in all its beautiful glory.

07-02-2012
5 Best Free Nature Galleries When You Just Want to Sit Back & Look at Beautiful Photos
5 Excellent Open Source Content Management Systems To Start A Website

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5 Excellent Open Source Content Management Systems To Start A Website

Every day, more and more people are building their own websites and leading their own communities. Soon, owning a website will be akin to owning a car or a house. If you’re looking to start a website of your very own but don’t have much technological knowledge or experience, your best bet would be to get familiar with content management systems, or CMS’s.

31-01-2012
5 Excellent Open Source Content Management Systems To Start A Website
8 Fascinating Artisan Videos That Everyone Should Watch

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8 Fascinating Artisan Videos That Everyone Should Watch

Have you ever watched a masterful expert perform their work with such skill and passion that you had no choice but to watch and admire in awe? As I scour the Internet from day to day, I run into videos of these masters every once in a while. And every time, I can’t help but stare in wonder and respect. An artisan is a craftsman who is a master of their field.

27-01-2012
8 Fascinating Artisan Videos That Everyone Should Watch
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