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Monthly Archives: December 2007

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The “Weekly Rant” column was featured in the PC Mechanic Newsletter since 2005. Topics relate to some aspect of technology, which include opinions on hardware, software, new technology, technology companies, and computing standards. There have been two interesting incidents publicized this past week about Christmas gifts.  In one incident, a PS3 box was opened Christmas…Read More »

In 2007…

The “Weekly Rant” column was featured in the PC Mechanic Newsletter since 2005. Topics relate to some aspect of technology, which include opinions on hardware, software, new technology, technology companies, and computing standards. Last year, I made a list of 10 predictions in the world of tech for the year of 2007 in PCM Newsletter…Read More »

Access Microsoft KB Articles Quickly

If you’ve been using Windows for a while, chances are you’ve run into problems at some point and have been directed to Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles.  Here’s two ways to access a specific article, so long as you have the number: Copy and paste this URL into your address bar, but don’t hit enter yet:…Read More »

Simple Search In XP

If you use the Windows XP search function enough, you’ve probably come to dislike the way it’s set up.  Windows 2000 had a much simpler search interface that didn’t involve clicking around on menus or having to deal with the little dog avatar. If you don’t already have this installed, download and install TweakUI.  This…Read More »

Remove AVG’s “Scanned By” Message in Emails

If you’re an AVG user, you have probably noticed that at the bottom of your emails, you can see a “Scanned By AVG” message appended to the bottom of your emails. To stop that message from being attached, go into the AVG Control Center.  Double click on “E-Mail” Scanner.  Click “Configure”.  Uncheck “Certify Mail” under…Read More »

Copy Error Messages Instead of Retyping

While this is a simple enough tip, not everyone is always familiar with keyboard shortcuts and what you can and can’t highlight. So, when you come across an error message dialog in Windows, take your mouse and highlight the text, press CTRL+C to copy the text, open up notepad, Word, or any other text editor,…Read More »