If you’ve ever needed to create a list of files in a directory, you’ve likely used a command from the prompt to pipe the directory listing into a file… but what if you could simply right-click on or in any folder and copy a list of the files to the clipboard?
We all know there are plenty of utilities that will reduce the amount of SPAM you receive in your E-mail inbox, but what about your snail-mail box? Sick of getting tons of credit card and other worthless junk mail? The Website proquo.com has a nice free service to help.
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.
So you’ve picked out the parts you want, and put the computer together… so now we need to power it on and start setting things up. Sure, you could drop your install cd in the drive, but you’ll have better luck if you check a few BIOS settings and run some tests first, both of which we’ll cover here.
For regular readers of my blog, you know that I am almost fanatic about the audio players I use on my PC as is evident with my iTunes rant. I have covered several different players, and currently my player of choice is J River Media Jukebox. Today I am going to cover another audio player I have been trying out the past few weeks, COWAN America’s Jet Audio Player.
This article is part of Mysticgeek’s IT blog, a How-To Geek blog focused on IT geekery.
Creating a professional looking chart for Excel presentations is extremely easy in Excel 2007. Making charts is a more interesting way to present data than just going through the rows and columns on a spreadsheet.
If your RSS reader suddenly got bombarded with posts from 2006 about Ubuntu, you might have assumed that we had invented a machine that could teleport you backwards in time… but that was not the case. Turns out the latest community build of MySQL (the database server we use) is not compatible with older versions of WordPress (the software used for the site).
When you are troubleshooting network problems, one of the first things to do is disable the built-in Windows Firewall… but there are just way too many steps required to the firewall on and off. Can’t we make a simple shortcut icon instead?
I am a huge fan of the classic arcade games. Of course the Pac-man series are arguably the most famous ever. I remember many… many hours and quarters spent (from my allowance) at my local arcade trying to get to the red dots. We would meet up for tournaments once a week. Back then we didn’t have “LAN Party’s” we had pockets full of quarters and pitchers of Mountain Dew to last us until the owners kicked us out. So while at work today, go ahead and spend a few minutes down memory lane and play what I think is the best Mrs. Pac-man emulation on the web. From 1980-games.com but make sure not to start kicking your computer when Blinky gets you!
If you don’t already have a quick launch icon or a hotkey set to open a command prompt, there’s really quick trick that you can do on any Windows 7 or Vista computer to open up a command prompt without having to navigate the menu.
If you have ever needed to get an HTML color code from an application that only has the Windows color picker, you might have wondered how to convert that over to an HTML color code. Sure, you can use a color picker application, but there’s also a simple way to do it without any additional software.
The latest addition to my guitar arsenal is the Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb Pedal. This is probably the sweetest reverb pedal I have heard in a long time. My current head is the original block letter Peavey 5150. This amp is notorious for a less than stellar clean channel. It takes a lot of tweaking to get the clean channel to sound useable … which I have done … then adding the Boss RV-5 is just icing on the cake! The reverb setting that come from the RV-5 are extremely spacious sounding. I cannot say enough! This is high quality reverb that should impress even the most “finicky” audiophile guitarists.