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As the site grows the focus will increasingly be on providing the average home user with valuable information and tips on topics such as computers, the internet, and home electronics. A place where you can come for tech support and learn new things.
The site is split into three main areas:
Step by step insructions on a variety of topics such as Excel functions, setting up a webserver, RSS.
Informative Articles to expand your knowledge on topics such as Buying a New Computer, Buying a Digital Camera, High Definition DVDs, DLP vs LCD vs Plasma vs CRT and so on.
Find out what others think and leave your own comments on any topic you like.
Latest Informative Articles
A great site to stay up to date on Inflation Rates, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and other economic info.
I know inflation rates and consumer price index may not be the most exciting topic for many people. However, there are some of us out there that follow this information and I thought I'd share my discovery of Rate Inflation with you.. Read More...
An overview of starting a website
Starting a website today is a simple procedure depending on your objective and at a high level only consists of a few major components. Read More...
How many different email addresses do you have and what are they used for?
One day it occurred to me that I maintain 6 different email addresses and for different reasons. Read More...
Don't click on the ad that says your computer is compromised
The other day I saw an Ad which listed some information specific to my computer and at the bottom had a line saying "PC Information: Obtained"; making it seem as though my computer was easily hacked to find out this "secret" information about my PC...Nice Try Read More...
Warning signs of a failing drive, and how to check and prepare for hard drive failure.
Sit back for a minute and think about how much it would suck if your hard drive failed tomorrow without warning. How much of your data do you have backed up and how much would you lose. Fortunately, in many cases there are some warning signs and preventative measures. Read More...
More features than you can shake a stick at
Most people visit Google and simply perform a basic search. This is by no means an odd occurrence but what most people don't realize is that Google offers a plethora of search features that are really cool. Read More...
Latest Tutorials
Spyware Removal01/21/2007
How to remove spyware from your Windows computer for free
This article will also help those people who want to remove all of those popups when trying to browse the internet. Also, in order to keep the complexity to a minimum it is asumed that you can at least get on the internet and download/update. If you can't do anything then you'll probably need the assistance of someone who knows what they're doing. Read More...
What is windows safe mode and how do you start the computer in safe mode
Normally when you start your computer and boot into windows a whole bunch of programs that you may or may not be aware of are running. Services and drivers are loaded for various reasons. Safe Mode, in simple terms allows you to start Windows XP with only required components running. Read More...
Is your browser automatically being redirected when you try to visit a website? Check your Windows XP host file and clean it out.
You try to visit a website and your internet browser keeps on redirecting to different sites, with popups, and content that aren't even close to the address you typed in. Let's look at the Windows XP Host file and how to fix it. Read More...
Passing dynamic parameters to an XSLT document in real-time with a Javascript HTML combination
A little while ago I was trying to figure out how I was going to create a dynamic webpage, based on a selection a user made, which would have to be determined using JavaScript. I know it's a mouthful but I did find a solution. Read More...
How to install and setup the Apache Web Server with PHP extensions
This tutorial outlines how to install the Apache web server with the PHP extensions. This is a great way to develop PHP web pages and test locally. It isn't too difficult install but there are a few important things that need to be done. Let's get started: Read More...
Ever write permanent marker on a whiteboard by accident? Find out how to remove it.
This barely falls into the category of a tutorial but I thought I needed to share this piece of information with those who may have made the same mistake I once did. When it happens there is a sudden feeling of panic and you're unsure of what to do. I am talking about permanent marker on a whiteboard. You might realize what you did right away or perhaps what you have just done will not occur to you until one day, you go to erase the board and the marker doesn't come off. Well it happened to me once and I learned a neat little trick to erase the permanent market. Read More...
Latest Opinions
What is Web 2.011/07/2007
Web 2.0, what is it and does it really matter?
If you're looking for the real definition of the term Web 2.0 I suggest you visit a page from a O'Reilly Media site. I must warn you though, Tim O'Reilly, who for simplicity sake I'll say is the inventor of the Web 2.0 term, can't even explain it without writing at least 6 pages of text, and oh yeah, a few diagrams. Read More...
Best graphics doesn't mean best experience when playing video games
It seems that nowadays people are really impressed with games that have the most astounding graphics. This is completely understandable and makes sense but I've recently had the pleasure of playing some classic games on a variety of systems including Atari, NES, and Sega Genesis and can honestly say that graphics aren't everything. Read More...
Will streaming do the same job as HD DVD Players?
I assume that the main use of High Definition DVDs will be for movie distribution. Yes, they can also be used for other things but I'm talking about movies because that's who's setting the direction for the competing formats right now, big movie organizations. Just to be clear, I'm talking about DVD players that will play HD-DVDs or Blu-Ray DVDs. Read More...
OK, I'll admit, I've done it before
If you work in any office then you probably know what I'm talking about, and you've possibly done it yourself. What I am referring to is the act of replacing plain old English with marketing speak, or management speak, or business speak. Read More...
How AOL Thrives03/01/2006
I have no idea...but that's just my opinion
I'll be honest, I have at one point in my life used America Online (AOL) but that was back in the day (circa 1995) when there weren't too many other options. I never actually paid for the service; I just kept on using the free hours they sent me. Now whenever I see AOL in the news I wonder how the hell they are even making money these days, and why do people still use this service. Read More...
Some VoIP phones have a long way to go in order to surpass what we've become accustomed to
I recently began using VoIP. More specifically I have a Nortel i2050 soft phone, which in this case is a combination of hardware and software. Overall I think the phone works well but the whole user experience is terrible with the software and I think much more could have been done. Read More...
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Tutorials
Spyware Removal01/21/2007
How to remove spyware from your Windows computer for free
What is windows safe mode and how do you start the computer in safe mode
Is your browser automatically being redirected when you try to visit a website? Check your Windows XP host file and clean it out.
Passing dynamic parameters to an XSLT document in real-time with a Javascript HTML combination
How to install and setup the Apache Web Server with PHP extensions
Ever write permanent marker on a whiteboard by accident? Find out how to remove it.
How to change computers over from a domain to a workgroup
MATCH is a useful Excel function to compare lists
Useful Date functions in Excel
How to use RSS feeds
How to use the INDIRECT function to build cell references
Learn how to secure a wireless home network using Encryption, MAC Filtering, and SSID tricks
Informative Articles
A great site to stay up to date on Inflation Rates, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and other economic info.
An overview of starting a website
How many different email addresses do you have and what are they used for?
Don't click on the ad that says your computer is compromised
Warning signs of a failing drive, and how to check and prepare for hard drive failure.
More features than you can shake a stick at
If you like listening to and learning new music then you'll enjoy what Pandora.com is offering
What are torrents, what do they do, and how to use them
VMware is offering their Virtualization Server for Free
What is DivX and XviD, why you need it and why your DVD player supports it?
Considerations you should make when you buy a digital camera
Pros, Cons and tradeoffs of DLP, LCD, Plasma, CRT, and LCD Rear Projection TVs
Have a video that won't play correctly? Find the correct codec by using GSpot
How to permanently delete a file that the computer won't let by using Killbox
A Wireless connection should have more than enough bandwidth to play video over it
Opinions
What is Web 2.011/07/2007
Web 2.0, what is it and does it really matter?
Best graphics doesn't mean best experience when playing video games
Will streaming do the same job as HD DVD Players?
OK, I'll admit, I've done it before
How AOL Thrives03/01/2006
I have no idea...but that's just my opinion
Some VoIP phones have a long way to go in order to surpass what we've become accustomed to
How are companies still losing important customer information
XML Writer gets the job done
Apparrently this game was fine until Computer Nakedness got involved
Digital Cable, as it stands today has a long way to go