Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
Learn the absolute quickest way to access your Windows Task Manager with this helpful tip! Continue reading
Weekly Download: EPrompter
Anyone with more than one email address will find today’s Download of the week to be very useful, which includes just about everybody I know.
ePrompter is by specific terms an “Email Retrieval and Notification Program”. Think of it as an email “Aggregator”, like a news aggregator or an RSS feed. Both of these programs will go to designated URL’s and “Get” or “Harvest” whatever information… Continue reading
Today we prove that there is a website out there dedicated to everything. Surprisingly, there is a lot of great free site content here. Just scroll down past the commercial stuff and we will start our tour with the navigation area. This site is divided into categories: Definitions, Trivia etc., Real Outhouses, Models & Miscellaneous, Drawings and Funny Postcards, and An Exploding Outhouse.
The Definitions… Continue reading
Weekly Security Tip: Setting an Administrator Password
The Administrator account is actually the default account on a new install of Windows XP. It has no restrictions on changing any facet of your system, giving this user full control. Sometimes a computer will come with a guest or a general account created for the initial user. This is typical if you buy your PC from one of the larger companies. Otherwise… Continue reading
To Connect or Disconnect When Not in Use?
No, I’m not about to wax Shakespearean about the slings and arrows of outrageous spyware, as amusing as that might be.
This choice relates to so many readers’ questions. Should you leave your computer connected to the internet when you aren’t working online? “It takes so long to re-dial,” or “I can’t reach the connection cord, but I’ve heard (fill in your… Continue reading
Sometimes life is stressful. It’s just a fact of life that at some point you are going to be stressed out. Some of us turn to our pets to help us de-stress; I know I do. There’s nothing like playing ball with my cats and dogs to help me relax. But when you’re at work, you can’t just go home as soon as you are stressed out… Continue reading
Web Design Workshop: Recycle for Speed
While designing your website, you may have noticed that you are using the same graphic images over and over throughout the site. This doesn’t mean that you are being creatively redundant. It just means that the design throughout your site is consistent. That’s good news for viewers of your site.
Using the same graphic multiple times in your site will decrease the… Continue reading
My kid is getting out of control on the internet. He’s erasing the history, and he knows all the passwords on our PC. What can I do?
The more computer savvy the kiddies get, the harder it’s getting to enforce the First Rule of Internet Parenting: Kids don’t cruise the web without at least occasional supervision by a human being. I’ve gotten more questions like this… Continue reading
Whenever I put a CD into my computer it automatically opens Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc. and starts playing. How do I stop this from happening!?
So you want to start the music on your terms, eh? Well, that’s easy enough. Just hold down the Shift key when you insert a CD and you’ll bypass Autorun, allowing you to manually choose when your… Continue reading