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Back to Basics - Live Messenger Dynamic Pictures

If you are a Windows Live Messenger user – you’ll probably find this to be a fun feature to muck around with. I sure did!
So here’s how it works – step by step. Only took me a few minutes.
For this to work, you must have a webcam installed before putting the following steps into practice.

In your Live Messenger, if you click on your display picture you’ll see a box like this…




Select “Dynamic picture…” from the grey boxes on the right.

Then you’ll be looking at a box like this…


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Geek Girl Blogger - Jenine Beekhuyzen

We have the GGB survey of Jenine Beekhuyzen for you…

jenine Name: Jenine Beekhuyzen
Screen Name: jeninebeek - or a word for a Mayan serpent god, Kukulcan
Personal Blog:
Social Networks: Facebook mostly, I am trying to finish my PhD so my online free time is limited at the moment. Am interested to check out twitter but realise it will take up more time than I know I have! :)
Current Employment: Full time PhD student at Griffith University. Lecture at the Qld Institute of Business & Technology. Run my own business in which I do software training in Nvivo software and I also make jewellery and mosaics for sale (completely 'un-tech' which I love)
Location/country: Brisbane, Australia

What is your reason/motivation for blogging?

I blog to promote my book 'Tech girls are chic, not just geek' - which is a not for profit project aimed at smashing the geek stereotype and encourage school girls to consider a career in Information Technology. The book is distributed free to school girls across Australia, with 8000 distributed in Australia and overseas since March 2008. I use the blog as a way to communicate the various activities that involve the book (such as careers events and expos where it is distributed for free). I dont know how many people read it but at least it is a way for me to keep track of everything that happens.

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Geek Girl Blogger - Natalie Bochenski

We have a new Geek Girl Blogger survey/profile to feature for you…
NatPortrait4Colour Natalie may not be as involved with IT as most Geek Girl Blogger’s we feature but here’s how we tend to draw the line….

1. Be a girl – check

2. Blog – check

3. Vaguely have something to do with IT – see 2.

  =)    hope you enjoy reading her survey/profile, please take the time to read her blog also – it really is very enjoyable. Thanks Natalie!

Name: Natalie Bochenski
Screen Name: Girl Clumsy

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Geek Girl Blogger - Nikki Curtis

Here we have our latest Geek Girl Blogger, Nikki Curtis… very interesting! Please take the time to read her survey below and check out her blog,, brilliant artwork, stories, etc.

Nikki Name:  Nikki Curtis 
Screen Name’s:  IMPGirl + Nikki Curtis
Personal Blog:
Social Networks:  Twitter + Facebook
Current Employment: Consulting Contractor - Marketing Communication . I currently have two part time jobs, one in Health and the other for an ICT professional body. My roles are part relationship management, part marketing and project development.
Location/country:  Brisbane, Australia

What is your reason/motivation for blogging?