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Sep
6
comment Dictionary Desktop Widget
I've used Wordweb for a few years and find it to be the best I've found. The free iPhone app is very good too.
Sep
6
comment What is the purpose of a Windows Workgroup?
The quick answer is that it allows peer to peer networking, as opposed to server-centralised networking with domains.
Sep
5
comment Free remote backup between two locations
Dropbox is great for a lot of reasons, but the main problems with it is that you have to keep all synced files in one folder and that you cannot choose which files to sync on which machines, they all have to have all the files (which is not good for my laptop with small SSD).
Sep
5
comment Creating a Mom-Proof laptop. Imaging software?
I used to use SteadyState for this purpose. It makes the laptop very slow and it can be more hassle than it's worth. I find Rescue and Recovery on ThinkPad laptops to be the best solution now.
Sep
5
answered Free remote backup between two locations
Sep
5
comment Outlook over VPN unbelievably slow, are there configurations that will help?
Inbox Zero seems to be some sort of GTD ripoff.
Sep
5
answered Free Windows utility that I can use to check the quality of an SD card?
Sep
4
comment What units does wget use for bandwidth?
@harrymc: The bug report here discusses the fact that wget uses kibibytes (KiB) instead of kilobytes (KB) - savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?22765
Sep
3
comment What units does wget use for bandwidth?
So would that be true kilobytes (1000 bytes), or binary kibibytes (1024 bytes)? Hard disk drive manufacturers seem to be the only ones that use kilo-, mega- and gigabyte units correctly.
Aug
29
awarded  Yearling
Aug
15
comment How to change color of the drives' used space in Windows 7?
Back in 2001, I was so appalled by the Luna theme in XP that I made my own. It was very simplistic, but later on I just used a self-modified version of the Royal Noir theme, with thin window title bars.
Aug
14
answered How to change color of the drives' used space in Windows 7?
Aug
14
comment How to change color of the drives' used space in Windows 7?
He's talking about the colour of the bars in Computer, not in Disk Management.
Aug
14
answered What software for Mac OS X can take auto screen captures at intervals?
Aug
14
answered Replace home network hardware with motherboard with many ethernet ports?
Aug
14
answered Font zooming without a wheel
Aug
14
comment Domain name search (trying to find a site whose URL I forgot)
This is not an answer to your query, but I recommend using Delicious.com for saving links that you may want to find again in the future.
Aug
14
answered Change Windows 7 Device Manager icons
Aug
14
answered How can I use iPhone headsets as a computer microphone?
Aug
14
comment Does a USB Headset require any Specific Soundcard?
Hardware accelerated sound is only good for offloading the CPU, which is only really relevant when playing games; it does not affect the sound quality. I don't play games, but it is my understanding that even EAX 5.0 is no longer hardware accelerated from Vista onwards.