What Real Fathers Write about Real Fatherhood…
“Fatherville is a website resource. It’s for fathers…by fathers and about fathers and fatherhood. The goal of this site is to encourage men to become better fathers through the exchange of ideas that can take place in an online environment.”
With a wonderful forum. As a starting point for exploration on this site, at the top of the page you will see the tabbed… Continue reading
This is an interesting site full of writing from ordinary women. As always I checked the FAQ section and I was bitterly disappointed when I found that you had to be a member and that it cost money in order to post. I was almost ready to toss this into the do not write up pile, but then I started reading the stories and it changed my mind.
In spite… Continue reading
I know I’ve done desktop enhancements before, but I like them. I like making changes to the stale Windows interface. I like that my desktop looks entirely different than everyone else’s—it stands out and makes everyone jealous of my super cool interface (man am I a geek!). Object Dock is another desktop enhancement, a little Macintosh-ish, but still cool.
Object Dock is an alternative toolbar that’s more aesthetically pleasing than… Continue reading
Some programs don’t have an uninstaller in the program folder or don’t show up in Add/Remove programs.
If this is the case, try putting in the disk as if you were going to install.
You may get the option to Remove, Install or Repair.
Choose “Remove” and it should take care of everything.
David Samuel Thomas… Continue reading
“Doing the Pan” is what we are all going to try and experience by visiting this site. You have a lot of options for where to navigate. For instance, you could take the First Guided Tour, click the link that says First “Guided” Tour and this takes you to page with a ton of links on it. To keep it simple just follow the pointing hand by the text “Begin… Continue reading
A reader writes…
Help! I’ve been taking all your digital photography advice, and now I have a TON of photos on my hard drive. I am running out of room and I’m thinking about putting all my images on CD and wiping them off the hard drive. Is this a good idea or is there a better way?
I’ve got one word for you – SCRATCH!
Personally, if I had… Continue reading
Is there a way to back up my Address Book?
It would ruin my day if I lost all the contacts in my address book. That’s why I save it to disk, just in case, and I’m going to show you how too.
With Outlook Express type Ctrl+Shift+B to bring up your Address Book. Under “File” choose “Export” then “Address book (WAB)”
Give it… Continue reading
Do you remember playing tiddlywinks as a kid? I know that I sure do. Not that I was any good at it, mind you. Well now I bring you a site devoted to the art of playing tiddlywinks.
In the Intro you’ll discover the history and rules of playing tiddlywinks, not to mention the origins of the game and terminology.
I know I promised to send you this tip last week but I felt it important to tell you about the Firefox problem (which, by the way, has been fixed so download and install the latest version).
OK, so two week’s ago we took a look at how to not only see, but to decipher your router logs. To review this info, check out the webpage…
I have a computer at home and one at work. I use Internet Explorer on both, but my home computer shows the backgrounds differently. My work computer will show a webpage with a white background, but when I view that same page at home, the background is gray. Which is right, and how do I fix it?
What’s happening is that the page you’re looking at… Continue reading
Does your DSL or Cable speed seem slower—I mean WAY slower?
Try re-booting your modem—especially if you leave your computer on all the time.
Turn your computer off, unplug the modem (it should be external), then plug it back in.
This may not solve your problem, but it’s the first step to take in troubleshooting.
David Samuel Thomas… Continue reading
In order to use this site you need to have Real Player which is a free download, you will find the link to download Real Player near the top of the page.
Why would you want to have Real Player for this site? Well because you get to listen to famous, and not so famous, people read works of literature.
In the “Kid’s Corner” you can listen to the tale… Continue reading
I was really excited about this download—it’s a typical Peer-to-Peer network, but safe. There are a few problems with traditional file sharing over the web:
(1) You don’t know who you’re getting these files from
(2) The files and the programs themselves are loaded with spyware/adware
(3) a lot of what goes on there is illegal and you don’t want to be part of that.
There are, however… Continue reading
As you probably know, the pictures and pages from every website you visit are saved in a temporary internet file on your computer. This allows frequently visited pages to come up quicker since the browser grabs the cached data. Cookies, both good and bad, are stored there as well.
There are several reasons that I can think of to go into your temp files. One is to delete… Continue reading
I have Windows XP and Instead of the easy built in unzip program I get this program that wants to open them now. How do I change it back?
Sometimes zip programs come bundled with other software you install and it takes over whenever you want to open a zipped file. Win XP has a built in way to extract zip files that allows… Continue reading
With a name like that you’re probably thinking that this is a book club for pasta lovers, well you’re wrong—it’s a book club for kids with reviews done by kids. Whether you have school age children or grandchildren this is a site you may want to share with them if they have a love of reading.
Titles – here you will find book reviews by title. Find the book you… Continue reading
When you print digital photos do the colors look different than what you saw on the monitor?
Not way off, but just a little (and you have enough ink)?
If you print a lot of pictures then what you can do is print out a picture, let the ink dry over night, then adjust your screen to match.
By synchronizing your settings you should get what you see on the… Continue reading
Now that spring has arrived in my part of the world my mind has turned toward getting my garden planned and growing. While surfing around for planting sites, I found this great site called You Grow Girl.
My main plan is to re-seed my yard and get some good, if not great, grass growing this year. While I dream of just laying sod—that option is too expensive—I was searching to… Continue reading
How do I block senders using Thunderbird?
We’ve told you how to block senders and domains with Outlook Express, but how about those of you who use Mozilla Thunderbird?
First you need to activate your Junk Mail Controls. Go to Tools>Account Settings. Under “Junk Settings” check off “Do not mark mail as junk mail if the sender is in: Personal Address Book”.
Next you… Continue reading
The goal of this site is to show how to make gardening accessible to persons with physical limitations—thus the term “Every BODY” in the title. Not only is this site informative, but fun as well. To navigate around this site choose one of the numbers on the picture 1-7.
1. Container Gardening — this section talks all about container gardening in it’s many varieties, from window boxes to hanging baskets… Continue reading
A reader asks…
I’m going on a trip and want to take my digital camera. Can the X-Ray machine at the airport damage the memory card? I know it can mess up the film in a regular camera.
That very same question has been asked enough times that there has been a study done on it by the Committee for Integrity in Transportation of Imaging Products. (really, that’s the name… Continue reading
I am alphabetizing my music and would like to print a list of all the files in my music folder. It would be such a hassle to type each one into a document. Can I quickly print the names of all the files in that folder?
Thanks for the question Milford. This is one we get asked all the… Continue reading
This dog is truly amazing, not only is he a skateboarding fiend, but he’s raising kittens. Check out the Pics and Movies section where you can check out Tyson skateboarding in the park, see his baby pictures, and check him out raising his kittens. I love dogs who love cats, my cat and dog here at home are the best of friends.
At the very top of the Pics and… Continue reading
There are just a few things worse than when I write an article about how wonderful some program or service is, only to find a big nasty foot in my mouth a week or two later. Well back on March 10, 2005 I reviewed Trillian, an IM (Instant Messenger) manager, as a download of the week. You can use Trillian with pretty much every IM program such as AOL, Yahoo… Continue reading
I love finding new music and visit many record company and artist web sites. Many times they offer a free MP3 download, but usually sample songs are in RealAudio (blah) or you get 30 seconds of an MP3. Sometimes though you get to hear a whole song. This is usually the case on sites that use Flash.
Flash is a format used to create interactive multimedia websites. Your browser should… Continue reading
My Outlook Express Blocked Senders list disappeared and whenever I add new addresses they vanish too. What’s going on?
Somewhere along the line the registry key for the OE Blocked Senders became corrupt.
If you are comfortable editing the registry you can reset your blocked senders key and rebuild it.
First, close OE and open the registry by going to Start/Run and typing in “regedit” (without the… Continue reading