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If you ask Microsoft Windows to uninstall a Windows program

Did you ever notice that if you ask Microsoft Windows to uninstall a Windows program it puts a dialog box that says it is configuring that program. If that were a child you would say do what I say and don't tell me what you are doing instead. Configure means to form something, if you look it up on Google it says to put it together and The Free Dictionary says To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses. Why is all that necessary just to get rid of the unwanted program?

Use The Handy Search Feature In Firefox

The Firefox search is one of the things I use frequently everyday. Just press ctrl-F and this will open up a small tool bar at the bottom of your screen. Firefox will search the current page visible on your screen. This is handy for large web pages if you need to find anything that takes a long time to find by looking or just any text that may appear multiple times on the same page. Just begin typing in the search box, the search will begin as you type. The word you are searching for will turn green. -> Read more

Notepad is a really great windows utility

Notepad is a really windows utility that I use several times every day. Notepad can be found in Windows accessories with paint and the calculator but I always keep a shortcut handy.
If you have some text with formatting such as from a word processor, you want to get rid of just paste it (ctrl-v)into notepad and then copy (ctrl-c)it back out. F5 will add the date but if you are keeping a journal of system events or something .LOG on the first line will automatically put the date there each time you open that notepad.

Blinder Vision

a better idea

In order to have a successful blog you need blinder vision, that ability to work every day without any reward. Just keep on working. In any successful endeavor you need to have a period of start-up when the work is great and the rewards are small. This is the time when it is hardest to work. You need to keep you eyes and mind focused on your goal and work on your blog every day. Set yourself a goal of at least one or two blog posts every day and achieve that goal.

Content Management Systems


A content management system (CMS) is a software package, which is written for a group of users to create content for a web site. This could be a community of users sharing information about a common topic. A CMS typically would contain a forum, a blog and articles. It would also contain databases to track users and their profiles. These profiles would contain information about users and what authority each had to make updates to the website. Content management systems are for creating communities of users. Drupal is the foremost CMS.

What is the biggest mistake you can make with your website?

Business people

The biggest mistake you can make is intentionally keep people from using your website. This usually is accomplished by forgetting your goal. Just about any goal you might have in mind involves the visitor not you. In the old days this might have been accomplished with a splash screen which required visitors to click before they could see your website. Now days this might be done with box or window that pops up in front of or obscures view of the website until the visitor enters some information to get a newsletter or something. All these things are for you and do nothing for your visitors, always put your visitors needs and wants first. Never put roadblocks that keep visitors accomplishing their purpose. Never prevent visitors from using your website. Otherwise all your time and money you have invested in your website is a complete waste.



  • 11:58 AM 31 October 2014
  • dashaver.com