Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 by admin
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You’ve probably attached a picture to an email, or put it in the body. Maybe you’ve opened it in your imaging software or web authoring program. If so, then you know how annoying it is to be faced with a mess of file names. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what those pictures look like before you insert?
With some programs, like Photoshop, there is a preview window, but what… Continue reading
Well, this site is obviously about Steam Locomotives. To explore you have the option of Photo Collection, Video Collection, and Tourism.
Photo Collection — Here you will find three awesome galleries. Click on photos and details for each gallery to browse to your heart’s content. My favorite gallery is the third one by Daniel Secarescu. He captured some amazing views of the locomotives.
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When I put in the second disk for a program I get a message asking me what program I want to use to open it. Why can’t Windows see the right program?
If you try to install a second disk that only contains data you might get a message when you double-click the drive asking you to choose a program.
Just cancel and open the… Continue reading
Ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little nostalgia? Now, while I can only reminisce about the 80’s, I still really enjoyed going through the rest of the site. What’s it all about? Well it’s about the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s and what happened during those years in America, Australia, Canada, Europe and the UK.
The easiest way to surf is to just choose the year you want to… Continue reading
I have so many drives in my PC it makes my head spin—15 to be exact. I have to label them or I would be opening and closing all kinds of drives looking for what I want. You can also assign different icons to drives, or folders, which makes them completely customizable and unique.
What about Removable drives or CD’s? You can label CD’s, but wouldn’t it be cool to… Continue reading
This is by far one of the most thorough sites on Ancient Egypt. You can use the plain text version of the site, you can use the ultra-spiffy multimedia version of the site, or you can use the guided tour option.
The guided tour was very neat and an efficient walk through of the site. I highly recommend it. But I am also a big fan of surfing around a… Continue reading
Where do I begin? This free download is a recommendation from Shawn (part of the creative force here at Worldstart). It’s a 3D rendering/animation program, he informed me, but he was a little concerned that it may be a little much for the average reader. Not having a ton of exposure to this type of program I ignored Shawn’s concern since I was eager to try my hands at this… Continue reading
We all know that simple passwords are dangerous. If you’re using any of the following for passwords (or forms thereof), you probably aren’t as secure as you think:
Did I catch you? Well, it gets even worse!
Even if you’re not using any of the above, but are… Continue reading
I don’t know if you remember me complaining about having to grow new lawn about a dozen garden sites ago, but I’m still fighting that battle here in Ohio. I’m still trying to get my lawn to grow. I just put seed down and am watering it religiously in the sudden heat wave we’ve had. And so I went surfing on the net for something to point me in the… Continue reading
Well troops, surprise inspection! Let’s see how secure your defenses are against mail-born threats. Think you’re up to the test? Then read on.
The problem with all the security holes that arise from day to day, is that it’s hard to keep up. “Am I protected?” you wonder, “I update constantly, I scrutinize all my
15 June 2005
Google is always adding new products and features. One of these is the Personalized Google Homepage.You can customize it with news, movies, weather, stock market reports and more. How convenient. But there is a dark side.
Google saves your search history. Every person, place, thing, or word you look up is stored in your history (BTW-same goes for the Google Toolbar). This can be cleared or paused… Continue reading
“Romania. A country well hidden somewhere in the south-eastern Europe, acting as a border between the members of the former soviet block and the Western Europe. If you’re reading this, you probably didn’t hear too much about it, unless you’re a football or gymnastics fan. Or unless you saw too many movies with vampires or Dracula and you began to question their credibility.
This site is an attempt to prove… Continue reading
I plugged in a microphone to my computer but I can’t hear anything. How can I get it to work?
It could be that the microphone is muted or not turned up.
Just double-click the little speaker in the system tray (down by the clock). You may see a slider control for the microphone. If not, then go to Options/Properties and check off “Microphone”. It should… Continue reading
I had the privilege to stay in a house much like some of these shown on the site for Thanksgiving of 2003 and it was quite an adventure. It also made me realize that my tastes run to spacious, well laid out homes where everything flows well. I personally am not made for one room living, but I find these tiny houses charming anyways.
Pictures — this link takes you… Continue reading
Welcome to a collector’s guide of vintage handcuffs. Before visiting this site I knew that handcuffs were a collectable item—I’ve been to some of the local gun and knife shows and you can find everything from guns and knives, to stamps, jewelry, army memorabilia and much more and I’ve seen some great cuff collections. But they were quite small after looking through the gallery here, especially when you throw in… Continue reading
Folders in “My Pictures” show little thumbnails on them. I just want a plain folder. Is there a way to do that?
Sometimes you don’t want the contents of your picture folders displayed for all to see but you do want other pictures in the file to be thumbnails.
There isn’t a box to check that will make a folder plain when your picture folder… Continue reading
Welcome to Ancient Mexico where you can learn about the history, art, and culture of Mesoamerica.
Check out the Map section to see what the Pre-Columbian Mexico was like. To view the different cities click on their names and you will be taken to their page. You will learn city specific information from that time period. My favorite city is Copan, near the bottom of the map. I liked the… Continue reading
I’ve done file-sharing programs before—some primarily handle a particular type of file such as Hello the image sharing program, or Grouper used for sending huge files back and forth. Well this download is also a file-sharing program, and like the others, this has its own features and attributes, some of which are quite impressive.
With Foldershare version 2.3.3 you can share, download and even synchronize folders… Continue reading
Some people don’t like getting automatic updates. They’d rather go to the Microsoft website and choose what they need.
If you are one of the many people using Firefox, you may discover that you can’t update Windows from the Microsoft update site. You’ll still need to use Internet Explorer to update.
You didn’t think Uncle Bill would make it easy for the competition did you?
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“The goal of the Renaissance Faire Homepage is to contain a wealth of material for renfaire workers and customers alike. Covering the topics of BFA (basic faire accent) and pronunciation, costuming, acting, and basic history from the Tudor period through the end of the Elizabethan, this site provides a touch of everything for the reinactor or renaissance fair enthusiast.”
There are several ways to surf this site—you can use the… Continue reading
8 June 2005
We’ve seen some serious virus activity lately, sheesh, but in the opinion of many, myself included, the worst threat has got to be the combined attack of the “Mitglieder” and other Bagel variants. This coordinated joint attack on Internet users is something new to a lot of Security experts and the potential numbers of those infected is something to behold. Watching the blended attack play out is… Continue reading
When I bring up XP Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) all the tabs are missing. How can I get them back?
Normally you see tabs for Applications, Processes, Performance, Networking, and Users.
So why do the tabs go away and how can you get them back?
Well, what happened is that you probably double clicked the border around the tabs—this puts TM into a compact mode.
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A vulnerability in Firefox led to personal information being stolen.
The best way to avoid the flaw is to close out all tabs and windows before doing any online shopping, banking, or entering personal info.
Not that Internet Explorer has this flaw, but it’s a good practice in any browser just to be safe.
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Finally! A site that is dedicated to the hard work of American Gardeners and their gardens! Why don’t you explore the museum with me today?
Showcase — this section seemed to be the highlighted garden of the site at the current moment.
Gardens — click on the map and choose a state to see the gardens highlighted for that state. Explore gardens across the United States, and believe me, you… Continue reading
DVD’s have different region codes. Region 0 play on all DVD players, Region 1 in USA and Canada, Region 2 is Japan & Europe, Region 4 covers South America—there are places online to find more detailed listings, but you get the point. A region 2 DVD will only play on a region 2 DVD player while a region 1 will not.
If you have a DVD player in your computer… Continue reading