Friday, November 12th, 2004 by
Find out the current rate of flu suffers in your area. Look at where the flu is most prominent in the country. See if you have flu symptoms, find out what predominant flu symptoms and their treatment.
What is the difference between a Taskbar and a Toolbar?
Your taskbar is the long gray bar that sits at the bottom of your screen (you can move it to the top or either side of your screen though). It has the Start button, system tray, and possibly more on it. In addition, it’s where your programs buttons sit. Here’s a… Continue reading
Tired of people insulting you? Well see how your computer and friends should really treat you. Give yourself a pick me up and visit this site.
Type in your name and prepare to be flattered. This site could be habit forming, but hey visit it anyway.
Be appreciated for who you are.
How much lemonade can you sell in a day? Well this is a game that is highly addictive and once you figure out your secret recipe for success, a productive one.
Ready to re-visit childhood and have a lemonade stand? Then visit this site. Read the intro, click okay and set up your preferences, buy supplies, and then get ready to sell. You… Continue reading
Do Some of your folders show big icons, some a list, and others have thumbnails? There is an easy way to make them all the same …
Open Windows Explorer (this may be a taskbar shortcut, desktop shortcut, or Start menu link to Computer, My Documents, or Libraries).
Ah license plates, lovely little things really, you can personalize them and make them witty. Well here is a whole gallery of them for your enjoyment.
This gallery is of license plates that are web/computer orientated. So for you cyber geeks like me, you’ll scroll through them all. Some of them are really witty and some of them are just nerdy… Continue reading
I Should Be Working is a site dedicated to “slackers, goof-offs, procrastinators, loafers, long lunchers, and web addicted employees” states their front page. They also state, “we strive to be the best online starting point for web surfing slackishness.”
Curious? Well their statement of intent got my attention.
So I checked it out and it is a fun place to hang out… Continue reading
What is the Briefcase for? How do I use it?
You’ve probably had this file just sitting on your desk top and wondered the same thing.
I use this feature to synch the newsletter folders on my desktop with our server. It also comes in handy if you have a laptop and desktop that share files. I guess you could also use it if you… Continue reading
Welcome to Space.com the perfect site for all you space nuts out there. Do you want up to date space news and odd stories, well you’ll find them at this site.
Spaceflight — get up to date news on worldwide space launches, and view mission archives as well.
Spaceviews — View image galleries, get wallpaper and screen savers, and use the universal viewer.
A space… Continue reading
Like power tools and woodworking? Then you’ll love this site. You can find plans for a toy chest, a drill press table, cross cut sled and much, much more.
Or you can visit the woodshop, and see some interesting wood working projects. The finished pictures are very neat, I particularly enjoyed the picture of Walnut and Birdseye table, and the puzzle box.
Get some coffee… Continue reading
Upgrading to XP? Proceed Carefully
So, you finally decided to give in and upgrade to Windows XP. There are some issues you should know before making the switch.
Do you like strange visual effects and different type of graphics? I do, they’re neat and imaginative and make you think.
This site is full of them, and I mean full of them. Better yet, they are interactive, so you can play with them and control the contour and speed. For those of you who are web masters, you can get the source code so… Continue reading
That title is definitely a mouthful. For those of you who like comic books you should like this interesting way of cataloguing them.
Click on an element of the periodic table and you’ll get a list of the comic book pages involving that element, or for technical information you can follow the link to Mark Winter’s Web… Continue reading
A photo gallery, gasp, no not a photo gallery – where are the computer tricks? Well they are of a different variety, check out the pictures and the captions. Randomly I choose the picture of the floppy disk.
The caption for that one reads “Here’s another ‘floppy drive won’t read…’ problem. Note the disk
Site Not Found
“404- Not Found – The page you were trying to look at was not found on the server.” Doesn’t this message annoy you? There are several reasons why you would get this message.
1. The web page you were going to has been removed or re-named. Try scaling down the URL. For example, if it’s:
you may want to try:
Keep going backwards… Continue reading
Why does my monitor go black after about 15 minutes of not using the computer?
Windows has a Power Management setting that will shut your monitor off after a specified amount of time. If you don’t like when it’s shutting the monitor off, you can change it by doing the following:
In Windows XP:
1. Hit the Start>Control Panel , then go to Performance and Maintenance
Email Packrats: Another Way to Save
The method mentioned above is great for individual emails, but what if you need to re-format your hard drive, change computers, or do a backup? Well, you can save the entire file using this method.
Saving from Outlook Express
The biggest trick (problem) is figuring out where your particular e-mail program keeps all your messages. Outlook Express uses small databases to store your information… Continue reading
Is there an easy way to save my old emails?
You must mean, as opposed to the time consuming method of opening each one and choosing “Save as” and sending it to a folder. If you are using Netscape Mail or AOL, then I’m afraid you’ll still need to go the “Save as” route, but for those Outlook Express users it’s as easy as draggin’ and… Continue reading
Have you ever needed a symbol or some other special character like the degree symbol, the small square checkbox, the copyright symbol, etc.? Well, they’re tucked away in a folder that, once you know where to look, is easy to get to and use.
Hold the Windows key and hit the R key (Win+R). In the Run box that pops up, type charmap
This will work in all… Continue reading
Is there a way to change the displayed name in emails that I send?
Well, with some e-mail clients, you can (not AOL, sorry). I’ll show you how to do it with Outlook Express and Netscape Mail.
Here’s how to do it with Outlook Express:
1. Click the Tools menu, Accounts…
2. Click (select) the account name you want to modify, then click the Properties button.… Continue reading
System Password Protection
*This tip is for advanced users only. If you try it and mess your computer up, don’t come crying to me.
Password protecting Windows will keep most people out of your computer, it won’t stop ‘em all. I can get into a password protected Windows computer in less than 2 minutes. For obvious liability reasons, I’m not going to tell you how, but rest assured I (and… Continue reading
Is there a way to transfer my Internet Explorer favorites to Netscape?
Not only can you use this tip to update and share bookmarks/favorites between Internet Explorer and Netscape, you can also use it to export your NS bookmarks to IE and vice-versa. I suppose you could even use it to share them with your other computers or friends. That’s right… three tips for the price… Continue reading
Did you ever get a disk stuck in your drive? Nothing seems to work—you’ve pressed the button a million times, tried to open by right-clicking the drive and choosing “eject”, maybe even contemplated using a screw driver to pry the thing open.
Before you take out the drive and try to surgically remove the disk, or worse, buy a new drive, try this simple little trick to manually open your… Continue reading
In many programs, I notice that certain letters in the toolbar words are underlined. Why is that?
These are keyboard shortcuts using the Alt key. For Instance, if the word File in the toolbar had a line under the letter F, then I could hold down Alt+F to open the File menu.
You probably know that if you hover over a program in your Toolbar or on your Desktop, it gives you the program name. Some programs like Google Chrome and Word also give you a description.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have this for all your Programs? Great news… if you have Windows XP, Vista
How do I know if my USB port is USB 1.0 or 2.0?
USB is a way for your computer to connect to external devices. It’s fast, easy to use, and allows you to use tons of devices all strung together. Most newer computers have one or more USB ports. Older computers have USB 1.0 or 1.1, while newer PCs have the faster… Continue reading
How to Download
So, you’ve found a piece of software you want to download but aren’t sure how to go about the whole process. Well, here’s a step by step guide:
#1 – Click the download link.
# 2 – Choose to save to disk and hit the OK button.
# 3 – Choose where you would like the file downloaded… Continue reading