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Daylight Savings Time is ending, time to fall back

From the Windows Vista Team Blog In 2007, Daylight Savings Time started on 11th March 2007, three weeks earlier than normal. Daylight Savings Time is ending this year one week later than usual, on 4th...

USB Flash DriveTip

Here’s a simple idea for identifying your USB flash drive. Add a file called Owner.txt to the root folder with your name, address, phone number, email and other contact information. I also offer a reward...

Testing BlogJet

I have installed an interesting application - BlogJet. It’s a cool Windows client for my blog tool (as well as for other tools). Get your copy here: http://blogjet.com “Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid;...

Cool Clocks

Any reader of this site soon discovers I like calendars. The corollary to this of course are clocks. Poodwaddle.com offers a myriad of flash clocks you can run on any web site. The selection is...

Vista One Month Later

I mentioned earlier that I couldn’t figure out why people hate Vista so much. I’ve found it to be stable fast and fun to use. I suspect the people who are railing on it so...

GOOG-411 graduates from Labs

The idea is so simple and yet brilliant. Call the toll free number 1-800-GOOG-411 (4664-411) and using just your voice, get information about local businesses. It even dials for you. The voice recognition is excellent...

Make UAC Prompts Less Ugly

Is it me or is the UAC prompt jarring? It dims the entire screen but instead of a smooth transition, it flashes. It then pops up a dialog and after you click “Continue”, it “flashes”...

Vista Firewall Control 32-bit version

Microsoft has been touting the new Windows Firewall in Windows Vista, which it says for the first time includes an outbound filter as well as an inbound filter. Outbound filters are important because it keeps...

Laptop Keyboard Issue

I mentioned in an earlier post that the new laptop I purchased has the FN and CTRL keys in the wrong position (IMHO). The CTRL key should be the left most key. I thought after...

Three Useful Programs

Now that I have my shiny new laptop I’m revisiting many of the programs I use. Over the last couple of days I’ve found some new and useful programs. jZip - A relative newcomer in...
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