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Monthly Archive for February, 2006

Useless System Tray Icons

The system tray in Windows takes up valuable space on the screen, especially when the icons in the tray provide no benefit to the user. The icon for Marimba Tuner is one of the useless ones.

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Verizon Wireless refuses to reactivate Motorola StarTAC handsets on account that they aren’t GPS-enabled, yet there isn’t any law prohibiting them from doing so.

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Talking Tech Isn’t for Losers

Ever had a conversation that turned technical, too much so for one of the participants? Ever had that person call you names, interrupt, or try to get the topic changed? They need to get a clue.

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Sleep versus Chores

It’s 10:30 at night and I’m having a senior moment, deciding whether or not to go to bed now.

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AOL and Yahoo! have both announced changes in policy that may affect your ability to receive list traffic from this system, at least in an unadulterated form. A Quick Summary… AOL (and likely Yahoo! as well) will be transitioning to a paid-sender program, which I have no plans to participate in. There may be an […]

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A Painful Visual Studio .NET Install

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET takes forever to install. It copies a gazillion files to disk and and makes a utterly huge amount of registry additions. Needless to say the install discs could benefit from some re-vamping.

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