Archives for July, 2007
One of the things that I’ve never liked about the BitTorrent files is that they can be such a pain to download. Often times you need a separate application, such as uTorrent, to download any of the files. I have found that it is something that most people just don’t understand.
One of the requests that I frequently receive with every Firefox 3 Alpha release is to put together a portable build that people can play with. That way they don’t need to worry about messing up their existing Firefox installation or profile, and when they have had enough with it they can simply delete the folder it resides in.
It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since the announcement that Bill Gates would be giving up his duties at Microsoft to devote time to the Bill and Melinda Foundation which focuses on public health and the reformation of education in the U.S.
A lot of people are always skeptical about storing information on the Internet because of privacy concerns, and that is perfectly understandable. But we’re constantly being told that our data is safe like with this statement in the Google Docs help section:
I’ve been doing a lot of talking about pie menus lately, and several people have contacted us wondering what they actually are. Most of the time I mention them when referring to Windows 7, which is the codename of Vista’s successor. With the possibility of Windows 7 receiving an interface overhaul, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to see pie menus being used.
We added avatar support to the site yesterday for those of you who have accounts through MyBlogLog or Gravatar, but many of you expressed interested in creating an avatar without needing to use those services. For that reason registered users will receive the option to specify a URL for their avatar!
I received a few emails the other day when I posted about Compiz Fusion in the Full Circle Magazine. People were wondering whether I had successfully setup Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu, and what I had done to do it. Unfortunately the only computer that I have Ubuntu installed on right now has an integrated graphics card, and I haven’t been brave enough to see if Compiz Fusion works on it.
For those of you who bought an iPhone, do you feel misled over the battery and the fact that you must send your phone off to Apple when the battery needs replaced? There's a group of people who feel that Apple didn't make it clear that the built-in battery can't be replaced by the customer until after the phone launched.
Microsoft is taking a new approach to Microsoft Works 9 by offering it for free (was $49.95), but with advertisements. The suite of applications that come with the Works are an address book, calendar, database (like Excel), dictionary, PowerPoint Viewer, Word (basic functionality), and templates. Doesn’t sound too bad, huh?
The Firefox development team has finally resolved what was probably the longest outstanding bug for the browser: full page zoom.
Just in time for you to make your own Web 2.0 logo using the tutorial we posted earlier today, Paint.NET v3.10 Beta is now available. The prior version, v3.08 was released back on June 1st, so it’s been about two months since we’ve been able to play with something new.
One of the things that people complain about the most in Vista is that transferring large files is painfully slow compared to previous versions of Windows.
During a time when fossil fuels are known to increase greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and alternative fuels are a hot topic, it seems as though the government would be praising the efforts of a 79 year old Illinois man who drives a 1986 Volkswagen Golf which he converted to run on vegetable oil [...]
Last week we talked about some of the basic things that you can do with Paint.NET, one of my favorite options for photo editing.
While CDs aren’t as popular these days, they’re still around. At some point, I’m sure you’ve had to deal with a scratched CD. Instead of throwing out the CD everytime this happens, try using a cloth to polish the surface of the CD first. If that doesn’t work, here are a few other suggestions:
We just got done adding some more new features to the site that have been requested. The first being Avatars to the comments! They use the MyBlogLog and Gravatar service, so if you’re signed up for either of those, your avatar should display.