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May 11, 2009

The Lure of the Soft Return

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Word 7 changed a lot of word processing things. One of the most odd (some would say annoying) is its standard paragraph format which seems to always add a puff of space between the lines of each paragraph you type. When you’re trying to type an address, that extra space can be a real pain.

May 8, 2009

Show Them Extensions!

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Unless you tell it otherwise, Windows hides the important part of a filename, the extension. I guess Microsoft does that so as not to confuse to bewilder beginners, though in my opinion it merely reinforces the fault in default.

May 6, 2009

Windows 7 RC

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Today I installed the Windows 7 Release Candidate. OMG!

May 4, 2009

Google Killer

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Remember back about 10 years ago, back when Microsoft was king of the heap? It could not be dethroned. Bill Gates was Lord, but that was then. Today, Google is the Big Digital Kahuna. The question is, for how long?

May 1, 2009

AutoPlay No More

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Here’s a security tip for you: Utterly disable Windows ability to display those annoying AutoComplete dialog boxes.

April 29, 2009


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I thought I had met my enemy and its name was nvlddmkm.sys.

April 27, 2009

Shortcut Keys from A to Z

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While pondering my computer keyboard the other day, it dawned upon me that all the Ctrl key combinations for all the alphabet keys are nearly fully taken by commonly-used commands. Is it true? Why not find out!

April 24, 2009

Lots of Digital Stuff

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Thanks to PDAs, cell phones, Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other text-sharing applications, the human race is creating digital information at an alarming rate.

April 22, 2009

That’s a Big Hard Drive!

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How big is the biggest hard drive you can buy? I’m not talking bulk, I’m talking capacity! I’m also talking bang for the buck, or dollars-per-gigabyte.

April 20, 2009

A CoDWaW Backup Utility

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I’m a big fan of World War II action games, first person shooters. I love ’em. Recently I’ve become highly enamoured of Call of Duty, World At War, also known as COD 5.

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