Working with large Web address can be bothersome on many levels. For instance, If you like to send links to things your friends and family may find interesting, you know how much of a pain huge URLs can be. If you build Web sites, post links on blogs or are an active member of a forum or two, then you probably know as well what a pain these lengthy… Continue reading
Repetition Made Easy
Ever find that you’re looking to repeat the last string of typing you did in MS Word?
Perhaps you have a phrase that needs to be repeated throughout a document, or maybe a repetitious list. Whatever the case, I simply have to ask…what did you do?
Maybe you went the difficult route and retyped the text.
Maybe you highlighted, then copied / pasted the text. That’s definitely… Continue reading
What exactly is System32?
We’ve all been getting e-mails about System32 this week and there seems to be some confusion, so let’s try to clear this up. Basically, System32 is a directory that is required on any Microsoft Windows system. So, if you use Windows, you’ve got to have System32 working in order for
I can’t stand to have a song stuck in my head! Especially if all I have is just the tune and not the lyrics, or if I can only remember a few of the words to a song. That makes it really hard to do a lyric search to find it, but I need not fear that ever again because I’ve found Name My Tune, and… Continue reading
If successful at infiltrating your system, viruses and other malicious code will use a common procedure in which they write entries into a special file called the Hosts file. By putting these special entry lists into the Hosts file, attackers attempt to accomplish one of following two things:
1) Viruses will put entries into your Hosts file to stop you from having any contact with any antivirus protection’s… Continue reading
Keep It Regular
You’ve probably heard over and over again the things you should do or actions you should take to keep your computer safe and secure. That’s all great, but aren’t all of those things a little hard to remember on a day to day or a month to month basis? Wouldn’t it be nice to just have a list to print out to remind you when those things… Continue reading
Quick Word Customize Keyboard Trick
Do you find yourself using a menu item or toolbar button constantly in MS Word?
Does the item/button have a keyboard shortcut?
Do you wish it had one?
Yes? (I thought you might).
If you know how to set custom keyboard shortcuts, then you know about the Tools menu, Customize option and then the searching through the Commands tab looking for the right category… Continue reading
What does DNS mean?
DNS stands for Domain Name System (or Service or Server). Basically, the DNS system is the database that makes the Internet work. So, each time you browse a Web site or you send an e-mail, you’re using a domain name. For example, when you go to our Web site, the URL http://www.worldstart.com contains the domain name worldstart.com, which is all nice and… Continue reading
Here’s a tip in itself. If you ever get stuck on a computer problem and would like some immediate help, post your question on WorldStart’s message board. Click on the link to register to use the message board and to read the rules and regulations.
There are always people signed on to the message board and chances are, your problem has happened to someone else on there before… Continue reading
When you’re cooking, do you ever feel like you’ve slipped into a rut? I know I sure do. It seems like I make meatloaf, taco bake, chicken pesto and pasta, chicken and corn and potato casserole every week. I’m really dying to get out of my cooking rut, so I went hunting for a good recipe search engine. I found Food View and it met all my… Continue reading
Now, What Was That Key Combination Again?
Ever find yourself trying to remember the key combination for something in one of the menus or toolbar buttons?
Wish you had a quick way to get the program to give you what you’re looking for? (You know, something that doesn’t involve long book searches or keywords).
Well, you’re in luck.
First of all, the menus already display the assigned keyboard shortcuts to… Continue reading
To start your journey here, click the red arrow labeled Enter. You may notice that the next page you see is filled with things for you to check out. In the middle column, you’ll find the This Week in History section, which features news from this week, letting you read about what’s going on in South Africa right now. The red columns on either side… Continue reading
Preserve Formatting in MS Word
Do you find that you’re frequently disappointed with your copy / paste actions in MS Word? I mean, you just spent all kinds of time beautifully formatting the text only to find that it was stripped of its formatting when pasted?
If you’re using an older version of Word, you probably feel this frustration far more often than you’d like. (Word XP doesn’t behave this… Continue reading
So you’re probably wondering what this site is about since the title is pretty inconclusive. Well, it’s about art. Julian Beever is an artist who makes pavement drawings, wall murals and fine art paintings.
Navigation is simple. Just click the links in the middle area of the page.
Pavement Drawings – here you will find renderings of old masters, obituary portraits, and 3D illusions done on pavement… Continue reading
Quick Clicks to Add a New Contact
Is MS Outlook your preferred e-mail program? Do you dread all the typing involved in adding addresses in your address book?
What would you say if you could have Outlook do all that typing for you? Sounds like a good plan to me!
You think so too? I’m so glad to hear it because you’re in luck. With a couple of quick clicks… Continue reading
Have your buttons just ever disappeared? I’m talking about your buttons in Outlook Express, you know the ones that say Create Mail, Reply, Forward, Send/Receive, Delete, etc. You know, the buttons you really need to be able to get through your e-mail each day.
Well, in case those ever happen to disappear on you and you’ve run out of other options in figuring out how to get them back, here’s… Continue reading
This site is strangely fun. Travis Smith, a college student, had this idea to make an Internet page that would span one mile. To do this, he is selling space on the wall for a lifetime, for just one dollar. I’m not recommending that you pay him a dollar, but I am recommending that you check out this site. It is a fresh and unique concept.… Continue reading
I know that not too long ago, I ran a 3D rendering program that I thought was absolutely unbelievable. That was a program by the name of Blender. Blender is an Open Source, which of course means that it’s free to the public, and does a good job of allowing the user to create objects in 3D. My only concern was that the interface wasn’t… Continue reading
Mouseless Smart Tags
Do you find yourself frequently using Office XP’s smart tags? You know, the little icons that appear in files when the program is offering paste options, or when the AutoCorrect feature started making changes?
If you’ve got them and you use them, you know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, the real question is: “Do you use them less often than you’d like because you need to… Continue reading
I’ve done it again! I’ve found another great site full of amazing photographs. This time the photographer is Arnaud Frich and the photos are of Paris, France. And trust me, they are really, really beautiful.
To navigate, you start on the first page of the collection. Just click the thumbnails to enlarge the photographs that you are curious about or would just like… Continue reading
The Blackworm (that’s one of the titles bestowed upon the latest Internet threat) is also known as Nyxem, Bluemal or even Blackmal, depending on the source in which you happen to be viewing. Of course this doesn’t matter, because we all know that what’s in a name does not matter. Besides, I’m sure that if you get caught by one of these, you’ll be coming up with your own… Continue reading
Back To The Beginning
Over the last year or so, we’ve discussed assigning keyboard shortcuts for several different purposes in MS Word.
By now, some of you may have an incredible list of custom shortcuts. Do you still know what’s what? Or, have you simply created them as we went along then forgotten all about your new handy-dandy keys?
Wish there was a way to start all over? You know… Continue reading
Sometimes when you’re using your computer, you just get stuck and need some help, don’t you? I know it happens to me all the time. Well, if this occurs when there is no one else around to answer your questions, try the Help and Support Center found under your Start menu (Go to Start and then click on Help and Support).
This center provides a place for you to ask… Continue reading
What is No Slang? No Slang is an Internet Slang Translator and Dictionary site! Are you ready to explore it with me?
With the zillions of acronyms and slang out there related to the Internet, you may just need a translator or a dictionary. Now you’ve found one. I found this site while looking for what a blog was so I could accurately describe it to my mom. I knew… Continue reading
Letter Case Mania
Ever find that you’re constantly trying to change the capitalization of words or sentences? What do you do?
Maybe you highlight the word or phrase and retype it.
Maybe you’re the type who only replaces the individual letters that need to be changed. What a headache!
Are you the person who found the Change Case feature on the Format menu? You know, where you get the choices… Continue reading
Do you like to share links with your friends and family? Don’t you hate it when you have a really long link that you would like to share, but it either doesn’t fit in your instant messenger’s screen or it breaks in your e-mail due to length? Well, now you never need to face that problem again.
Just copy the long link, paste it into the blank… Continue reading