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Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Spring Fling Day 2 - Nail Polish & Perfume

Spring Fling Day 2 - Nail Polish & Perfume

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

 

It's time to fling your old nail polish. Gather all your nail polish into one place and throw away any polish that is separated, dried, or you've never really liked the color. Get out and make room for new spring colors.

 

Today also take a minute to fling your old perfume. You know that the scent that makes you sneeze, the bottle that your mother-in-law gave you, the one with just a drop left. If you are keeping perfume bottles just because you think they're pretty, consider if their aesthetic value is worth that the clutter they create and the dusting you have to do.

 

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many nail polishes and perfume bottles you were able to fling today.

 

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Lunchbeat Macon returns for April

Lunchbeat Macon returns for April

Lunch Beat. April 10th. Featuring DJ Ros.

Spend your lunch hour doing one thing: Dancing.

See: Get a flavor from Macon's first Lunchbeat.

Check it out at The 567 on Cherry Street in downtown.

Organize Your Digital Photos: What's In A Name?

Organize Your Digital Photos: What's In A Name?

If you look at the names of your digital photos that you’ve downloaded onto your computer, do they have names like IMG_009854.jpg or DCS_102313.jpg? With digitally assigned names like that, it’s no wonder it’s hard to find your wedding photos!

 

It is extremely helpful to give your digital photos descriptive names so you can use your computer’s search function to find them again. Don’t despair! I’m not telling you need need to individually rename each photo. No matter which type of computer you have there is a way to batch rename your picture files. Currently I use a Mac so I use a handy little program called NameChanger. When I used a PC, I simply highlighted the photos whose names I wanted to changed, right-clicked, selected Rename and entered the desired file name.

 

Now what to name them… I recommend that you come up with a photo naming “rule.”  Here is mine - Date (Month-Year) Location Event. So the name of the picture below would be “6-2011 Perry Fathers Day”. However I have multiple pictures of this day so after the Event label, each picture is given a number. In this case “6-2011 Perry Fathers Day 02”. If you are batch renaming your photos, your software can easily do this for you.

 

If you want to go one step further, adjust the picture file name to name the people in the pictures. I find this very helpful for using my computer’s search function to find images of specific people. So again using the example above the full name of this picture is “6-2011 Perry Fathers Day 02 Lauren Troy Alex”. My personal rule is to only use first names and to only name family members and close friends.

 

You can make this process as simple or as complex as you want, but I guarantee you that in 20 years you will never figure out where IMG_45623 is but if you take a little time and rename your photos you will have a much easier time of it.

 

So how do you name your photos?

 

Journey for Autism ride to benefit Central Georgia Autism

Journey for Autism ride to benefit Central Georgia Autism
Submitted by A Journey for Autism: Central Georgia Autism, Ltd. (CGA) and local cycle team, BigRing Racing are pleased to partner for the 2nd Annual A Journey for Autism ride on April 5,2014 at 8 a.m – Macon-Bibb County Autism Awareness Day. Proceeds from the 100-mile century ride will provide scholarships for children on the autism spectrum and continued funding for CGA to raise awareness and provide resources for families.  For more information and to register, visit: journeyforautism.com. Ava Bullard, the namesake for Ava’s Law (the autism insurance bill), will lead the ride.

Report Macon Road Problems

Do you know of a problem with a road in your neighborhood? Bad potholes? Road falling apart? See, click and get it fixed!

Just click on this story and fill out the simple form. Your report will go to people who can get the problem fixed.

You can also see other reported problems in your community.

Old Clinton War Days in May

Old Clinton War Days in May

War Days returns to Clinton, Ga., where a renactment for the Battle of Sunshine Church and Griswoldville takes place.

Events start at 9:05 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4. You can find the events 12 miles northeast of Macon, and 1.5 miles southwest of Gray, off of Highway 129.

For details, call 478-986-6383.