Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Daisy Bell

How old are you? Do you remember Daisy Bell?

I happen to know that I am a direct descendant from this Harry Dacre! 

"Daisy Bell"

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do
I'm half crazy all for the love of you
It won't be a stylish marriage
I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two…

Harry Dacre

New Cool Site with lots of storage

I have already mentioned drop.io which provides a wonderful site to share/send data, links, leave voice mail, etc and now I bring you OOSAH .  With 1 TB of storage for free, this I believe, is only the beginning to many such websites providing services like these.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Paitence is Manditory with Windows

It really does not matter what version of the Windows Operating system you are currently using, when it comes to any sort of update, be prepared for things to run a little sluggish upon initial re-start of the computer.  I have had a recent rash of questions regarding the following problem(s):

After performing a windows update, it prompted me to restart my computer, which I did, but when I restarted, all I got was the blank desktop with no icons....

This is completely normal, in fact this is completely normal when your antivirus performs any sort of virus definition updates and/or scans from outside of the windows environment. When you restart the computer, take a look at the hard drive light, somewhere on your computer case. This may even appear solid (on all the time) initially as things are loading from start up. Thing is, there is a lot going on when you first restart your computer and even more if you have just performed any sort of updates, as these need to be logged by the system, and the changes implemented.  So the next time you restart your computer, only to find no icons, WAIT a few minutes.. like as many as 5, depending on your system's performance.  Of course if you haven't run CCLEANER   in some time, you may find this to be essential for any sort of computer optimizing--read my tip on this for more info.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Dealing with Ike

I was here in Texas during Hurricane Katrina and now I'm here witnessing Ike.  It always amazes me how people can be so stupid, taking chances with their lives by deciding to stay in their homes, especially after going through all the previous hurricanes.  As I am currently in the interior, just over an hour from Houston, in College Station where the winds are now starting to pick up as the eye is about 20 miles from Houston.  We still have power but for how long it is quite uncertain. Switching between the Weather Channel and CNN as well as stepping outside periodically to watch as the wind and rain continues to pick up, I am glad this is as close as I need to get to such a disastrous event.  

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Avast Registration

Many of you are contacting me with regards to your Avast Antivirus stating that it running out and requires renewal.  Note this is a FREE program and the good folks at ALWIL simply want to keep track of all that are using the program.  If you are having troubles with this, please contact me and I can help you out. It is a very simple procedure but can be tricky if you don't know where to look.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

All Things Google-Facial recognition now at Picasa

If you haven't taken advantage of all that is Google, I highly suggest you check it out!  As there are so many parts of your internet experience that Google provides free of charge (like Chrome,  the new Browser)  and a revamped Picasa website,  this is just one more reason why not give them a try, especially when the latest features of their photo software "Picasa" now includes facial recognition!