Have you ever noticed that with the Windows Vista Firewall enabled, you can’t use ping from another computer to see if your Vista computer is alive? Sure, you could take the drastic step of disabling the firewall for testing purposes, but the simple solution is to just allow ICMP requests through the firewall.
Everyone has those days where they want to completely beat the crap out of their computer. You could actually do it, get fired, and have to pay for damages. Or you can also live out your destructive tendencies vicariously through this online computer bashing game. What is the goal? Just to beat the computer into oblivion. Repair the computer and bash the hell out of it again!
I have been using Mozilla’s Thunderbird as my default email application for only a few months now. So, I figured I would share some basic how-to articles so you can quickly get Thunderbird up and running the way you want it if you choose to switch. Adding a signature to your outgoing emails is always important.
Have you ever copied something to the clipboard that you don’t want to leave there in case somebody else is going to use your computer? Sure, you can copy something else to the clipboard real quick, but can’t you just make a shortcut or hotkey to clear it?
Boomshine is one cool mindless yet pleasantly addicting time killing game. Created by Danny Miller Boomshine is a simple game where you strategically click the cursor to create a chain reaction to destroy as many floating dots as possible. Wait? Clicking your mouse and watching dots is fun? Surprisingly yes! Each level gets more difficult and reaching level 12 is the goal. Much time can be killed by destroying floating dots and listening to a mellow ambience of looped Music background by Tim Halbert.
Last year I wrote an article on how to view multiple time zones in the Outlook 2007 Calendar. We can do a similar trick to view multiple time zones on the Vista Desktop as well. This comes in very handy if you are doing business internationally, or in different time zones within the United States.
One of the changes in Windows Vista was the easy way to remove the Recycle Bin from the desktop (simply right-click and delete)… unfortunately this sparked a new problem where unwitting users started deleting the Recycle Bin instead of Emptying it and were unable to figure out how to restore it.
Another great game from Armor Games and created by Marcel Stein. This game is basically a variation on tower defense games such as Desktop Tower Defense. In Antbuster you defend your picnic food from an ant hill full of plenty of ants ready to take away your food.
For all the fans of Pandora, the company has finally created a cool desktop application for us! Of course we still need an Internet connection for Pandora to work. Here we can take a look at the installation process and show some features pf the application. Keep in mind this project is still in beta and is available on Windows and Mac.