Thursday, September 27, 2007

bandaid sandwich

I'll bet this is the same location that, a year or two ago, I sent a letter to their corporate office about (lots of) ants in the drinks area...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

How to Buy a Mobile Phone services...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Notepad++ text editor

If you have ever opened multiple files in Notepad, and wished its interface were more like a word processor, try this...

It's described as a generic source code editor.

I LOVE that:
I can open multiple documents and have tabs to switch between files...
...and there's an "explorer" available to make it easy to get to files, and then open them.

The version I use, Notepad++ Portable (there's nothing to install), is available at

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Zero-day flaws surface in AOL, Yahoo IM products

...recommends that AIM users disable “New IMs arrive” option in the “Notifications” settings until America Online ships a patch.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

The great lithium-ion battery recall

Before you think of purchasing a cheap lithium-ion battery pack...Li-ion battery technology is a family of chemistries that is constantly evolving...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Is free music too expensive for SpiralFrog?

Because of their service, when I buy music, I will purchase it from them before other vendors.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

your phone rats you out

In a cell phone's internal memory, communication exchanged between the phone and its server remain...

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hidden flight simulator application in Google Earth

open up Google Earth, make sure you are not inside the “search” textbox, and hold down ctrl + alt + “a”...there are two airplanes to choose from, and several airports...

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

'Til Tech Do Us Part

...spouses...say perennial arguments about who has more closet space are now joined by bickering over which TV shows get deleted to make room on the TiVo.


...sharing one Netflix account...Ms. De Chellis likes to use the DVD-by-mail service to rent romantic comedies. To sneak in the science-fiction and anime he prefers, Mr. De Chellis has taken to covert early-morning updates of the Netflix queue.

Waking up at 5 a.m. he logs onto his computer and changes the Netflix order to put his favorite movies on top. He knows the warehouse ships the movies by about 7 a.m., so by the time his wife realizes what he's done, it'll be too late...

SOLUTION: On the top right of your Netflix queue, click on "Add Queue" to create a second profile in the same account.

Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings says squabbles like that prompted the company to create his and hers queues under one account. Different family members can each get his or her top-choice movies at the same time...


SOLUTION: Instead of setting up a joint email account, use the "autoforward" function in Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or other common email programs. Autoforwarding can be set so that messages received by one spouse from certain people are automatically forwarded to the other.

Marriage counselors say they're increasingly hearing couples vent about electronic clashes...