Friday, September 16th, 2005 by
When you burn a data CD, most burning software will allow you to add more data to that CD later. It’s called “Multisession burning.” Keep in mind that this won’t work with audio CDs. ~Chris Fisher… Continue reading
Sept. 9, 2005- I noticed something as I was surfing through my favorite security sites, looking for any new threats on the horizon: a pattern of total domination by two worms over all other cyber menaces. During the past few months, Netsky and MyTob have taken control of many computer systems, surpassing only each other in the number of systems infected, with no relief for end-users in the future.
The… Continue reading
I am the only user name on my computer. How can I skip the user login step?
For security reasons, it can be a good idea to leave this be. However, if saving time is important to you, try the following:
In Windows XP Go to “Start” and choose “Run”.
In Windows Vista click “Start” and type in the Search Bar
A web site, no matter if it is two pages or 200, should have a consistent design throughout the site. Things like font selection, color scheme, and the use of graphics should all look like they are coming from the same place.
Consistent site design adds a coherency to the site, which lets the user know that yes, they are still on the same site. I’ve been to quite… Continue reading
“It only takes a small change. Instead of telling yourself you can’t, tell yourself you can. The President’s Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives. No matter what your activity and fitness level, the President’s Challenge can help motivate you to improve.”
I was scared of this site at first! As an adult who is fighting to get back in… Continue reading
Well, an interesting title like that makes you wonder what the site is about! You can find caffeine-related information here, as well as blogger-style updates and articles.
They did a study linking caffeine and obesity. You can read about that here. Are you ready for the fun part of the site? Click “Death By Caffeine”. Start by picking your poison — your
“This web site offers various tips and techniques for playing poker, both for the beginner playing for the first time, as well as the advanced player looking for new ideas.”
I have a vague idea of how to play poker and have a hard time keeping things straight in my head when I’m playing with real cards. Give me video poker or
I’ve shown a lot of galleries of collections, but this one takes the cake for me. Being an avid unicorn collector myself, it was nice to see someone who had a collection online.
There are a couple of sections I want to share with you: The Introduction, The Collection, and Unicorn Resources.
The Introduction — here you will find the intro to the site, as well as unicorn legends, and… Continue reading
Do you have a lot of socks with missing mates? Well, this site is dedicated to those lonely socks that are no longer part of a pair. Wherever their mate has gone they are now left alone to float through your sock drawer, because we all hope that we will find that missing sock someday.
I’ll confess I have a huge basket full of socks, some are missing their mates… Continue reading
I always find collections fascinating. And I have to admit that I love sharing them with you. And in this site you will find vintage and modern matchbooks from Las Vegas in an ever growing collection.
You’ll find navigation on the side menu with the options of Home, A-L, M-Z, The Cabinet, Collecting, and the Lounge Spot.
A-L — This is alphabetical listing of… Continue reading
This site is huge and full of fabulously interesting things to check out. Under the category “Announcements”, the first entry “Tonight’s Sky” is my favorite of the whole site. Let’s visit it shall we?
Tonight’s Sky — To get them out of the way I’ll mention the resources, and archive links now. Take a brief look at them, then click “Play Movie” near the top of the screen. The movie… Continue reading
I tried to run a program like this that I came across about 6 months ago. The features sounded great, but I felt that it fell short in execution forcing me to abandon it for a more promising application. Though I can’t remember that program’s name, I of course remember its function. It was a download manager.
I found myself thinking, “A download manager, what do I need that for?”… Continue reading
Well it’s getting to be the time where the Circus is in town for us here in Toledo. They usually arrive around September here. So I was surfing looking for a great circus site. Let me tell you, I sure found what I was looking for.
If you click the “Circuses” button on the side menu it gives you an alphabetical list of Circuses from the United States, as well… Continue reading
On 16 August 2005 security company Sophos discovered a new worm that was taking advantage of the Microsoft exploit MS05-039. You may have heard of this Worm in the news. It’s responsible for infecting computers at several high profile companies such as The New York Times, CNN and ABC. Microsoft thought the threat so severe that it rolled out an update for its Malicious Software Removal Tool before the normal… Continue reading
I love staplers. I adore them. I even have a spiffy purple upright space saving stapler on my desk. But I don’t think I’d ever write Stapler poetry, and let me tell you some of the haiku was amazing. Check it out in the “Stapler Poetry” section where you can find Haiku, Limericks, and Poetry all about staplers.
I’d also recommend the Gallery where you can check out several different… Continue reading
Don’t have a web page editing program? Don’t know HTML? No sweat. Anyone can write an email—so why not use Outlook Express to design your web page.
That’s right. If you can make a rich text email you can save it as a web page. It won’t be the fanciest site on the net, but at least you’ll have something up.
*Before we get started, you… Continue reading
This one gave me a real laugh: did you know that if a program admits to including adware in their licensing agreement and you accept that license, you are violating the agreement if you remove the adware! There may even be a legal obligation if the program is used without the adware. If I find adware on my system, I’m removing it—and any program that put it there. Go ahead… Continue reading
With all the supplements and herbs out there on the market now-a-days I think we should look into herbal safety. Thankfully, there is a site on this subject.
The Introduction to this site is well worth reading. It not only explains why this site exists but also gives great reasons on why you should be careful about using herbal… Continue reading
The Citizen: Anarchy Travel
This site claims to be a unique travel guide for the anti-tourist. It is definitely unique and gives a lot more the nitty gritty than you would discover as a tourist. To get started you can click on “The Guides”.
“The Guides” gives you a list of cities from different countries that there have been guides written for. The guides are written with a lot of… Continue reading
“The historical articles on these pages reflect a broad swathe of Scotland’s history. The topics cover everything from settlement patterns in prehistory, through the wars of independence and on up to the Union of the Crowns.”
I have to admit that I am fascinated with Scotland and Ireland too. But Scotland holds a secret place in my heart. So I leapt at the chance to write up this site on… Continue reading
It never fails: every time I set out undertake some graphic or video project the format of some essential piece of media (audio, image, or video file) is never in the format I need. It just seems like I have one oddball format that I always have to deal with. Often it’s a format that I don’t even have a program to open, yet alone that has the ability to… Continue reading
Do you love scrapbooking? Well kick it up a notch with this site. I’ve got to admit, I love to scrapbook, but I just can never seem to find the time and leave it to occasions like birthdays, wedding, and holidays to justify making time to do it.
The first thing I want to talk about is my favorite part of the site. It’s the Idea Gallery where you can… Continue reading
There’s a nasty virus out there, the W32IRCBot.Worm. It’s an Internet Relay Chat-based virus that takes advantage of unpatched Windows systems via the MS05-039 vulnerability.
The Worm received a High security risk assessment from McAfee when it was initially discovered on the 17 August 2005 due to prevalence. The next day the virus was downgraded to a Medium security risk due a decline in the rapid infections, but still warns… Continue reading
If you have a wireless optical mouse you may notice that you still see light underneath when you shut your computer off. You won’t find an off switch or anything. These mice go into a sleep mode that uses very little battery power. I’m not sure why they sleep “with one eye open”—maybe it’s to watch out for cats 😉… Continue reading
I must confess thatI have a weakness for popcorn, but after checking out this site, I feel a lot better about eating it! I’ve also found quite a few new ways to eat it, too!
The sections of the site are For Kids, Teachers, Nutrition & Recipes, Encyclopedia Popcornica, About Us, and the Guest Book.
For Kids — this section is full of activities for kids. From a booklist, to… Continue reading
Previously we talked about breaking your website design into smaller pieces so it can be reassembled into your web page building program. Let’s talk about backgrounds today.
My design had a simple white background, which is easy to work with. You just set the background color to white in your web page building program and that’s it. But what do you do if you have a colored background element… Continue reading
Well, are you looking for a place with coffee, some snacks, and internet access? Now you can find cyber cafés from all over the world, and go to the one that suits you.
You can use the City search, or the more advanced Country Search.
I did a city search: typed in Toledo, clicked “search”, and found out that there is one cyber café listed for my town. The city… Continue reading