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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...
How to change computers over from a domain to a workgroup
A little while ago I had the pleasure of moving a handful of computers that at one time had been part of a domain (which was no longer available) to a workgroup. This in itself is not a big deal but the problem was that every user had their settings which I knew could possibly be lost by doing this. It wasn't without glitches but here is what I did: Read More...
MATCH is a useful Excel function to compare lists
You have two or more lists in Excel and you want to find out whether a value in one list exists in another. The MATCH function is what you're in need of. Read More...
Useful Date functions in Excel
If you're using dates in one of your spreadsheets and you find yourself manually updating those dates then you should consider looking into the many Data and Time functions available in Excel. I'll cover some of the ones I find more useful and then provide some real world examples of how to use these functions. Read More...
How to use RSS feeds
If you like to consume a lot of information from a host of various sites then Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is probably right for you. (It is also known as Rich Site Summary) Read More...
How to use the INDIRECT function to build cell references
If you have ever wanted to use text to reference a cell then you will be interested to know how the INDIRECT function in Excel can help you out. Read More...
Learn how to secure a wireless home network using Encryption, MAC Filtering, and SSID tricks
If you're worried that someone might access your wireless network at home and do some 'bad' things or get a hold of some private information then maybe it's time you learn how to secure your network. Read More...
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