When you are trying to work on changing the design of your website, you have to be concerned with the width of the pictures in your article content. I've got notoriously large screenshots on most of the articles I've written, so if I want to increase the sidebar it's critical to figure out which pictures are going to be too wide to fit in the new design.
One of the more popular changes in Windows Vista is the Explorer Breadcrumbs feature that lets you easily navigate to folders below the current folder by using the drop-down arrows. We've already featured one alternative for Windows XP users, but we've come across a much better solution to share with you.
Whether you are responsible for a server or just a programmer doing development, you'll often have more than one logfile that you want to track at the same time. There's a nifty little utility for Linux called MultiTail that allows you to monitor multiple logs in a single window, instead of requiring multiple separate shell windows open.
One of the features that regular users seem to love in Windows Vista is the sidebar's analog clock. Every time I glance at somebody's desktop in a coffee shop they are using one. Windows XP users are not left out in the cold with the ClocX desktop clock that works similarly.
This morning an email came in from the very friendly reader Gordy, who asked if it was possible to automatically start up Task Manager in minimized mode when booting the machine... so this article is for him, and hopefully it'll help somebody else as well.
I've received a ton of requests from the readers on how to contact me on various social sites such as StumbleUpon or Digg, so I decided to put together a page where you can add me as a friend on your social network of choice.
Our forum moderator Scott is a big fan of theming his system, so when he found this sweet new theme for Firefox he sent it over right away, and I'm sharing it with everybody else.
If you are throwing a party and listening to music or videos using Windows Media Player, you'll probably not want anybody messing with the rest of your computer while you are off trying to win somebody's affection.
In the blogging world, it's important to post articles at roughly the same time each day so you can be consistent for your readers. You already know how to submit a post for a future date in WordPress, but did you know you can specify both a date and time when using Windows Live Writer?
Have you ever wanted to print every attachment you receive in your Outlook email box? Let’s say you subscribed to a free fax to PDF email service and you want them to be printed out automatically just like an old fashioned fax machine.
The last time I was too lazy to write anything turned out to be extremely popular, so I decided to do it again since I'm enjoying a cup of coffee a few thousand miles away.
I'm not a fan of wasted space in user interfaces, so any time I can consolidate down to only useful functionality I'm happy about it. The subject today is how to consolidate the Firefox toolbars down to just the items we actually use, to save space for the 45 tabs I like to have open.
We've already covered how to take a quick look at the list of installed drivers using DriverView, but what if you are on a machine that doesn't already have that software installed? There's a command line utility that comes bundled with Windows Vista or XP that gives you similar output.
One of the best features in Linux is the way you can control processes from the command line, so if you have an application that locks up your GUI, you can always SSH over from another machine and just kill the offending process.
It's been nearly a year since the new Yahoo! Messenger for Vista was announced, and we were promised a beautiful application that utilized the new Aero features in Windows Vista. The new client is definitely beautiful, although not necessarily useful or especially functional.
If you are using WordPress as the platform behind your blog or website you probably know that there have been a lot of security holes, not just in the software itself, but also in the plugins as well. In light of these problems, we'll look at how to prevent hacking attempts by locking down your administration folder.
Like anybody that has a website, I love Google Analytics... but it drives me crazy that the default view is for the last 30 days when I really just want to see what has happened today. The only way to check for today is to manually change the date in the report, so I hooked up a bookmarklet to do that for me.