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The deprecation of Microsoft Paint
A while ago, it came out that Microsoft Paint would be deprecated going forward on Windows 10, replaced, instead, with Paint 3D. There have been loads of [...]
Open Live Writer–Recommendation
A quick ol’ post to recommend this excellent piece of software, For the longest time I just used the built-in WordPress Editor to write, save, edit, etc. [...]
Windows 10 “Game Mode”
For a while now Windows 10 has had a “Game Mode” feature. I’m rather mixed on the feature myself, but generally find it strange. [...]
Mo’ Memory, Mo’ Problems
I’m writing this, right now, on a computer from 1999; a Rev C iMac G3 system that I got off Craigslist for $20. This system has 64MB of memory and a 333Mhz [...]
IPS Screen “Burn in”?
With older CRT screens, “Burn in” was when the phosphor coating was effectively “burned off” by the scanning beam. There were many [...]
New Processors and Windows 7 and 8/8.1
There has been some concern and even repudiation about Microsoft’s decision to not provide updates to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 when run on hardware [...]
A Road Less Travelled: PowerMac G5
I’ve not been particularly partial to Macintosh computers, having gravitated largely towards the somewhat more “open” environment that is [...]
Desktop Icon Dotted Focus Rectangle Mystery
There is a seemingly common affliction affecting some users of Windows where they find that their desktop icons receive old-style focus rectangles. This [...]
Retrieving and Setting individual Program Volume
I’ve previously written about making adjustments to the Windows Master Volume control programmatically. I alluded to the addition of possible other [...]
Old Plastics and you
As anybody knows, there can be a lot of incorrect information on the internet. Internet “Just so” stories can spread like wildfire if they are [...]