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Technophile, writer, and budding programmer. Can also make souffle from scratch.


Jan
8
comment windows 7 shutting down LCD backlight
I wish I could upvote you ten times for giving screenshots with your directions.
Dec
10
comment Laptop external monitor no longer being detected
You'd want the drivers for the manufacturer of the video card, not the laptop as a whole. Check Device Manager if this is Windows for the name and manufacturer of the video card and go from there - maybe you're lucky and it's software, not hardware.
Sep
19
comment How can I disable flashing icons on Windows 7 taskbar?
Didn't work for me, after changing these settings the default behavior persisted.
Apr
25
comment How do I find all files that are *not* group writeable?
You can't comment on other people's posts until you have 50 rep, which is why you couldn't comment there.
Apr
20
comment How do you download files on a Windows server?
This is beautiful. I am now sold on PowerShell.
Apr
18
comment Public WiFi access - block router IP to guests
@MattH, that would make sense.
Apr
18
comment Public WiFi access - block router IP to guests
You can pick up a supported router, like a Linksys WRTG54L, for $50 if you're really cheap. And it's better than having people mess around with their router settings. If you have to convince them, just remind them that the money spent fixing one time someone changes something in the router, or the gains in speed from making sure people can't eat up all the bandwidth with torrents, make it worth it.
Apr
17
comment How to specify the target directory for LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 .msi file?
What version of Windows are you using?
Mar
10
comment Windows 7 wireless connection settings
Also check out TomatoUSB, which has similar features but has a much more newbie-friendly interface.
Nov
30
comment Is my MAC address public when browsing the Internet?
You're correct, ipconfig /all does it on Windows.
Nov
30
comment Grant admin rights on an application
Are there any security concerns from doing this? Privilege escalation or whatnot?
Nov
8
comment Where the does sender's name in an e-mail come from and how can I change what name I send?
I forgot about this question, haha. Anyway, this worked.
Sep
27
comment Where the does sender's name in an e-mail come from and how can I change what name I send?
@CharlieRB, yes, that's how I changed the name.
Sep
19
comment Large recovery partitions
I stand corrected. I've never found them useful before, but just having all the drivers in one place is worth keeping the partition.
Sep
9
comment Large recovery partitions
If you're knowledgeable about computers and your computer is out of warranty, there's no harm in getting rid of the recovery partition and reclaiming the space. You'll never need it.
Sep
9
comment Can't boot flash drive on GIGABYTE motherboard
This is pretty incredible.
Aug
28
comment Linux, how to know the current boot disk
grawity is absolutely right, once you solve this you should switch to using UUIDs instead, which prevents this sort of problem.
Aug
28
comment Linux, how to know the current boot disk
Ohh. I didn't know you could even do that.
Aug
25
comment Create a hyperlink to an email address in OpenOffice/LibreOffice Writer
Will you accept my answer so later visitors can find it better?
Aug
23
comment How to synchronize an arbitrary Windows folder with a Dropbox account?
Symlinks are great.