Have you ever wondered where the Display Settings icon or Network Connections folder went in the Control Panel’s Classic View? For that matter, why can’t you search for them using the start menu search? Because they are prohibited from loading in the registry – that’s why.
Call them what you want Gadgets, Widgets, Gizmo’s … but what they are is stupid. I have not found a single gadget that is anything but annoying. None of these little eye candy toys do a thing to enhance my computing experience. On the contrary, they annoy me and eat up valuable computer resources that could be spent on more productive computing. When I first installed Vista I think I played with it for 5 minutes then got bored.
I wasn’t going to write another Firefox article tonight, but after restarting Firefox the automatic updater ran without my permission and broke my favorite extension. I could obviously crack open the extension and manually fix the problem, but it’s just ridiculous to have to do that.
How many times have you wanted to put a sticky note on a page to remind you of something? For instance, you could put a sticky note on digg.com so the next time you visit it tells you that you should really be doing something more productive. =)
How often have you typed in a command in your linux shell, and then realized that you forgot to type sudo, so you end up with an error or editing the dreaded read-only file? This happens to me much more than I’d like to admit, so I’m writing about it.
If you are using a router in your home network it is very important to keep your firmware updated. Firmware is software which is embedded into your router’s hardware. Since a majority of people own Linksys wired or wireless routers, I will show the steps on Linksys WRT54GS. Depending upon the brand of router you own the steps will vary but the process is basically the same.
Everybody knows how to change their Vista logon/start menu picture, but if you select a new picture, Windows Vista removes the last picture from the list entirely, leaving just the new picture and the default pictures. Does anybody really use the robot or the fish picture?
You do not have to settle for MTV’s Urge music store when using Windows Media Player 11. In fact you have a several stores you can choose from. The list of stores include Napster, emusic, puretracks and others. You also can use video download stores also such as MovieLink.
A lot of times people at the workplace try creative ways to claim ignorance about important matters… Excuses like “I didn’t get your email” is one that seems to come to mind. In Outlook 2007 you can easily resend the message in question.