Posts by tag: cunning

No Reboot after Update

After having installed new update(s), Windows 7 would by default reboot your computer without even bothering to ask you if you are fine with losing your unsaved data or interrupting on-going calculations. To avoid this, feed the following into the registry (create a *.reg-file with this content and double-click it): This will grant you a […]


Missing Notification Area Icons in Windows 7

Almost after every other system boot (Windows 7 on my Dell laptop), some notification area icons tend to disappear (while the corresponding processes/services are running issue-free). The “champions” are the volume and the power icons, although they are not the only ones affected. And I’m not talking about those “show icon and/or notification” modes which […]


Whimsy HTC Desire

A couple of weeks ago, my smartphone HTC Desire HD running on Android 2.3.5 started to completely freak out: ··  USB tethering ceased to start automatically when the device got connected to a computer’s USB port. ··  When making or accepting calls, the speaker started to turn on at the very beginning of the conversation. […]


Perfection Loop Knot

This is how I’m hanging my photos (and other stuff) on a picture rail using a fishing line (I didn’t make this video, just found it on YouTube): As you can see, the line shown in the video is yellow(ish) — but that’s just for demonstration reasons. It looks (hides) way better if it’s transparent. […]


Disappearing Preview in Avid Studio

After having installed Avid Studio on my Dell XPS 17 laptop (purchased in October 2011, running Windows 7 64 bit with Intel Core i7-2720QM @ 2.20 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with DirectX 11 and 1 GB dedicated RAM), I faced a pretty nasty problem: whenever I played a […]


Спам “руками” сервера рассылок

Когда ко мне в специально отведенный для рассылок почтовый ящик начали пачками сыпаться пробные выпуски различных рассылок-новичков, я несколько насторожился. Наверное, на любом крупном рассылочном сервере есть опция “подписаться на пробные выпуски раздела каталога”. Щелк — да, хочу! — и к твоему обычному набору новостей, обзоров, анонсов, советов, уроков и наставлений добавляются три первых выпуска […]


Ads I

Think About It

“Тысячелетняя репутация может зависеть от поведения в течение одного часа.” (японская пословица)

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Puns & Slips

“Жизнь похожа на чашку чая... Почему -- не знаю... Я не философ...”