Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
If you have a wireless mouse it’s a good idea to change your batteries ever month or two. Even better, get rechargeable batteries and make charging them part of your regular maintenance routine… Continue reading
This site is about Distorted Illusions. You will need Flash and Java to view these examples, each is clearly labeled and you can even download it right from the example to get what you need to see it.
Some of the Distorted Illusions I enjoyed were:
Anamorphic Illusions: where you use a mirror to see the real image. Check that one out and super size it.
Breathing Objects is my… Continue reading
OK notebook/laptop computer users—here’s one especially for you.
You carry your computer around all day for business, surf the web via Wi-Fi at the coffee shop, plug it into a projector for Power Point presentations, etc.
If you’re smart, you recharge it while driving to your next appointment, carry an AC adapter with you, or use a “docking station” while at your desk. But how do you know how much… Continue reading
Checking your Add/Remove programs can help you detect applications that may have snuck through your antivrus and firewall. Malicious programs and “foistware” (programs bundled with other software) can be installed without you knowing it. If you see a program you don’t need or don’t remember installing in the Add/Remove then click “Remove” to get rid of it… Continue reading
“For centuries, humans have attempted to explain the Sun in terms of their own worldviews. The Sun can be a god, a demon, a mischievous spirit, an omnipotent creator or a ruthless taker of life. Whatever role it plays, most cultures have recognized the significance of the Sun as prime controller of all life on Earth.”
Learn about what role the sun has played in the early cultures of Indigenous… Continue reading
I don’t know if this happens to any of you, but for me it seems like I need my music in a different format every now and then. For example, I was making some slide shows for my family with all the digital photos I took over the year. Everything was moving along at a steady clip until it came time to put some music in. The program I was… Continue reading
I know there’s a few of you out there with Win ME. In most cases the Win 98 tips work for you, but ME was also a testing ground for new features like System Restore and folder compression that became part of XP.
Sometimes programs freeze up or don’t seem to be doing anything. I try everything and they still won’t move. Is there a way to take care of this?
I find this happens all the time when I’m editing a large image file, working on a Word document, or even surfing the web. What I’m about to tell you is a “last resort” method—you’ll lose… Continue reading
Some PCs have USB ports in the front and back. For best results, use the back ports for hardware such as printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, card readers, or digital camera docks—things you never or rarely unplug. Save the front USB ports for things you plug in/unplug often like digital cameras, mp3 players, “thumb drives”, etc… Continue reading
Learn all about Myths, Misconceptions, and Superstitions about Spiders. Here you can learn about General Myths, Identifying Spiders, House Spiders, Weird Myths, “Dangerous” Spiders, or you can choose all myths to view everything at once.
General Myths — This includes myths like: Spiders are insects, all spiders make webs, and all spiders are male, not to mention quite a few more. Check them out to get the spider facts.
Identifying… Continue reading