Monday, November 15th, 2004 by Andrew
What is Over-Clocking? Find out here! Continue reading
Adding Shortcuts to the Taskbar
I know, this is kind of a basic tip for you long time Windows users, but we’ve been getting a lot of questions on this lately. So, if you want to add icons to your taskbar – or make the ones you already have on it bigger, read on!
OK, first we’ll talk about getting the icons there in the first place. By… Continue reading
Change Your Search Companion
If you search for a file in XP you’ll notice the little dog at the bottom. Rover is there to help you sniff out files you need. Well, what if you don’t want him sniffing around? Maybe you’re a cat person. Did you know you can change the Search Companion? Here’s how…
Go to Start/Search and click “Change Preferences”. If you don’t want any character, choose… Continue reading
HELP! I lost a file and now I can’t find it!
So, you’ve misplaced a file. It’s easier to find than you think.
Click the Start button and select Find or Search . A screen will open up that allows you to search for files. (If you’re in Windows Vista the Search Box is directly above the Start… Continue reading
Save Color Ink: Print in Grayscale
Printing is expensive, especially when you’re printing out web pages and such because there is so much color ink involved.
Well, if you don’t mind black & white, you should be able to set your printer to print in either a grayscale or B&W mode by default. You can later turn this option off if you decide you need a document printed in color.… Continue reading
Windows is keeping something from you. It’s for your own good that Hidden Files exist, but should you ever need to access them, then this tip is for you!
In Windows XP it’s as simple as opening the folder in question and going to Tools>Folder Options. Once there, click the View tab and select the little dot next to Show Hidden Files. That oughta do… Continue reading
I can hear instrumental music on websites, but on other sites that have sounds I don’t hear anything. Is there some way to fix this?
Most instrumental music on web pages are MIDI files while other sounds like “You’ve got mail!” are usually WAV files. Rather than representing musical sound directly, MIDI files transmit information about how a song should sound that is then processed by… Continue reading
I would like to use different colors to highlight my email, but I seem limited to the 16 colors listed. Is there a way to get more colors?
If you are using Outlook Express in “Rich Text (HTML)” mode, then you can change the font color by clicking the “A” in the message toolbar and choosing one of the sixteen colors listed, BUT… you can easily… Continue reading
Here are a few things you can do to make your recycling experience more enjoyable:
Ever notice how every time you delete something, Windows asks you if you would really like to do it? If you find yourself shouting “YES, I wouldn’t have hit delete if I didn’t want to delete the stupid thing,” then you may want to disable the deletion confirmation.
Sometimes when I install software, I get options for “typical”, “custom”, or “compact” installations. How do I know which one to use?
I don’t know about most of our readers, but I generally make my selection after a series of coin flips. If my lucky penny says “custom”, then who am I to question it?
Ok, Ok. That may not… Continue reading
I hear about programs having “skins”-what does that mean?
Before all of our animal loving readers start typing angry email to us, animals are not harmed in the making of “skins” for programs (although you can get animal patterned ones). These “skins” are graphic files used to change the appearance of the user interface to a program. They
This site is a historical gem. I’m bring you the Twentieth Century Photographs from the National Photograph Gallery, as you scroll through you will notice these are all women. These are the great women of the Twentieth Century collected here to be remembered for all time.
Scroll over a photograph and it will give you the name and occupation of the woman featured… Continue reading
This site brings you the history of Los Angeles, California that you may not have known before. When most people think of L.A. historically they think of riots, celebrities, and earthquakes. At least if your from my generation you do, but this city has a rich history. Welcome to “Beneath L.A.”, an anthology of little known facts and stories from the city.
Some points of interest… Continue reading
This site is fascinating and exquisite. With a beautifully detailed timeline you can trace Russia back to the Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev in 988, to the Fall of Nicholas II in 1918. There is very in-depth information and imagery to go along with the timeline.
I think you will love the multimedia section more than the timeline. With 17 images from… Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how a jet engine works? Here’s the place to find out. If you choose the “how a jet engine works” section, you can learn about jet propulsion,or ven how they are actually built. Not to mention you can test drive jet engines on their site and see what planes fly with GE Jet Engines.
This site is educational and informative, and… Continue reading
No, “puzz” is not some Yiddish insult, it’s short for puzzle. This site is both for puzzle lovers and for test takers. You can find tons of both here along with other goodies that will keep you quite busy.
You’ll find IQ tests, trivia, puzzles and a lot of other stuff. Scroll down the page to visit all their links. A lot of them are owned by… Continue reading
Today I’m bringing you the official Dilbert Comic Strip website. Everyone in the office can enjoy this one. Here you can read about the characters, search for intelligent life, download snazzy screen savers, and much more.
For those of you who like fiddling with your cursors, you can turn it into a Dilbert character. You can download screensavers, yahoo IMvironments, link icons
This is for all you baseball fans. What would summer be without this American tradition? With the All Star Games already being played this summer why don’t you wander down the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Check out the Exhibits section, and you can take a gander at the different things to see. You’ll find “Dressed to the Nines… Continue reading
Sigurdur H. Stefnisson has been taking photos since he was a wee snip of a kid, starting at age 7. Why am I bring you this info on him? Well, read through his bio and then scroll the page down. Under his picture there is his name and under his name is a link called “thumbnails”.
Click “Thumbnails”, and it takes you to this gallery of… Continue reading
My Windows folder is full of these things called”$NtUninstallQ…etc”. There’s a whole bunch of them! Are they OK to delete?
This should only happen to you Win XP users out there. When you install a patch or update, Windows makes a directory for files you’ll need if you decide to uninstall the update/patch. In other words, it’s an escape hatch in case their update… Continue reading
Welcome to the museum of science, art, and human perception. This site has tons of stuff to see and do. You can find the origins of your DNA, a dose of Accidental Science with some cooking experiments (ah yes, “the sweet science of candy”, yum), try the Bubble Bomb out, and much more.
Whether you’re a little kid at heart or a hardcore science fan this… Continue reading
I love this site. This is probably the neatest live camera site on the planet. You can view tons of metro cities from livecams set up in them. I was just going to bring you New York City’s metrocam but as I browsed I couldn’t just bring you just one, I had to give you access to all the spiffy metrocams.
My favorite is the… Continue reading
This is a site every cyber citizen needs to visit. You should start off by taking the Self Test, and find out just how secure your style is. Then I’d visit the fabulous Security tips section and read up on how to be safe online.
They also have a step-by-step beginners guide to being secure on the Internet. Not to mention other walkthrough topics… Continue reading
Are you sick of telemarketers calling every day, especially during dinner? If so, you need to go to this government site and register your phone number.
According to the site: “Most telemarketers cannot call your telephone number if it is in the National Do Not Call Registry. You can register your home and mobile phone numbers for free. Your registration will be effective… Continue reading
This site is wonderful! Do you want to volunteer for something in your area, but don’t know where exactly to find the information? Well, why don’t you browse through their posts of volunteer jobs. Or maybe you have an event that needs volunteers to work it? If so, you can look through the “Find” section of this site.
To find a volunteer post in your… Continue reading
This site is the epitome of time and date information. You can find time information from all time zones and calendars of all shapes and sizes. Whatever information about times and dates you need, you can find it here.
Better yet, you can enter the location of the country, and get more specific right down to the city and hit “search”—it will come up… Continue reading
Do you like to print out web pages? If so, do you become annoyed at all the header and footer information that gets printed on each and every page? You know, the web address, title, date, mother’s maiden name, etc? Internet Explorer and Firefox let you do this.
Well, with Internet Explorer, you can get that adjusted right out of there, or customize it. Here’s how:
1. Click… Continue reading