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Archive for the ‘XP’ Category

March 28th, 2007

I peer, you peer, Wipeer-snazzy looking P2P app

Sometimes you just need a little ad-hoc network to get something done at a meeting.  Maybe you’re at a coffee shop with buds and want to push a file back and forth.  Maybe you just need to share something fast.  Vista has this capability built-in, and I got a chance to play with it a […]

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March 18th, 2007

Ultimate Boot CD could save your tush in a pinch

I seem to be tech guy du jour lately.  I’ve been working on machines left, right, centre, up and down.  If it isn’t the computer from the garage it’s a friend’s.  Often what I need is a rescue CD to help things along.  This boot CD has a lot of power tools for the uber-geek
You […]

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March 14th, 2007

Microsoft Time Zone answers the "what time is it where you are" question

PYW friend Amit blogged a free tool from Microsoft that lets you quickly see what time it is in five different time zones.  Since the U.S. & Canada have thrown the world a curve ball by starting daylight savings time this past Sunday, remember what time it is in the rest of the world is […]

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March 11th, 2007

Open the hood and tweak Vista and XP

Yeah I’m one of those folks who likes to tweak my machine a bit.  Nothing really serious, just tips here and there to make the whole computing experience a bit better.  Everton Blair seems like the same kind of guy.
One of my goals over the weekend was to get under the bonnet of Vista and […]

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March 6th, 2007

Psst, a new version of ClearContext is available and a Vista gadget too

It does pay to read your feeds!  Today Brad has this great announcement:
Regular readers of the weblog may have noticed that posting has been light the last couple of months.  Work on our v3.1 release has kept us busy.  I’m pleased to finally come up for air and offer all of you early access to […]

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February 26th, 2007

Wow you can rename multiple files in Windows! And it’s easy

You know somethings are so easy you just smack your head and say “Why didn’t I try that!”.  This tip for renaming files (it is shown in XP, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say it might work in Vista too) is just so simple:

Highlight the files you want to rename. […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

February 26th, 2007

Advanced WindowsCare Professional for Free Today Only

As you know I’ve been battling with fixing a machine for Lorraine’s bosses since Friday.  Sunday I thought it was licked and well I was wrong.  Still getting Blue Screen of Death, still unstable (rebooting and shutting down randomly).  I was getting really worried.  If I couldn’t keep the machine stable, then I couldn’t even […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

February 26th, 2007

Speed up you work with keyboard shortcuts

I’ve always used lots of keyboard shortcuts and I’m kinda narked when one doesn’t exist or is inconvenient (the Control-F4 for closing windows is one that I think is a pain).  I’m surprised how often people don’t use shortcuts in their day to day work.  It really speeds up tasks (like writing) if you just […]

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February 25th, 2007

Arrggghhhh!!! Living in Tech Support Purgatory or Why you need to be nice to you geek

Okay the saga of Lorraine’s boss’ computer continues.  Thought I had it set.  Nope, couldn’t get the spiffy LCD monitor to work (worked great on my machine, including doing the extended desktop thing, which is tre cool), but I thought I had it licked.  Yeah, right.  Yep Blue Screen of Death coming back.  Random shutoffs […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

February 24th, 2007

Saturday morning humor-Time to upgrade to Rock Vista

You know, adding humor into your life is probably one of the best work pimps we can suggest.  If you can’t laugh at the silliness of work sometimes, well you better keep that bottle of Maloxx handy.
This morning, I have a cartoon from Blaugh.  Since I’m going back to fix the machines at the garage […]

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