There are several articles out there about disabling the Windows 7 dialog that nags you to reboot after updates are installed, but most are either inaccurate, or rely on using the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), which doesn’t ship with the Home Premium edition. The Group Policy Editor is basically just a front-end for the registry, […]
I’ve been using Linux since high school — which is longer ago than I care to admit ;) — and one of my favorite features of *nix window managers has always been the concept of workspaces, but for some reason it never occurred to me until today to search for a Windows tool that would create them. […]
The standard QWERTY keyboard layout was designed for typewriters in the 1800s with the purpose of preventing the type bars from jamming. They achieved this by arranging the keys in such an inefficient pattern that the operator was slowed down to the point where they couldn’t type fast enough to jam the the bars. So why […]
For the past several years I’ve just been using a Word document with a multi-layer bulleted list to keep track of tasks, but that’s getting a little hard to manage. I started looking for something with collapsible items and filters to show certain categories, statuses, etc. There are a lot of popular web-based applications, but […]
TreeSize is good for getting a tree view of all the directories on a box with the size listed, so you can track down which folders are taking up too much disk space.
My new laptop has a removable DVD drive, which is nice, but I’ll rarely–if ever–remove it and because it’s removable Windows puts the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray, which is annoying to someone who is as nuerotic and anal-retentive as I am. If you search for a way to remove it most […]