ZubaZ's Articles In Personal Computing
September 13, 2012 by ZubaZ
Sometimes I need a little break .  . .so I fire up Minesweeper.

It's fast and fun.  I think my best time on the smallest board is 18 seconds.


So I put a fresh install of Win8 on a test machine, installed Fences and Start8  . . . and Minesweeper!


Wait .. there is no Minesweeper on the PC.

I have to go to the store and get the free copy.

Fine.  Install.

Can't play from here . -sigh-


I get distracted after MS makes m...
November 16, 2010 by ZubaZ
I saw this and thought it interesting.



AeroWeather features include:

Temperature-based color changes Minimum and Maximum values let you define your own range of colorsMaximum temperature (or higher) is always redMinimum temperature (or lower) is always purpleColor is calculated based on minimum and maximum values For example, given a minimum of zero, and a maximum of 100, if the temperature is 50 degrees, the calculated color would be a shade of greenCondition-based...
September 11, 2010 by ZubaZ
If the EULA says you've licensed your software instead of buying it and further says that you cannot transfer the software then you can't.

Glad that's "settled". 
February 4, 2009 by ZubaZ
I love Fences!


Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable & resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computer's desktop, solving the "constant mess" problem that has plagued the desktop since its inception.

Fences also helps you finally appreciate the wallpaper you have hid...
October 16, 2007 by ZubaZ
Some evenings, I try to get a certain mellow mood when I'm in front of the PC.  I've got some R&B playing.  I'm running some skin hue shifted to be warm and cozy.  Up until recently that's as far as I could take it.  But that's changed now by a market leader.  Through Yankee Candle's Custom candle service you can now have votive candles that reflect your decor, mood, or fragrance needs.

Pop on over the the Custom Candle Creator and you can choose your label, message, ...
February 21, 2006 by ZubaZ
I have a friend that is picking up the Wi-Fi signal from a neighbor from her 802.11g laptop.
There is no security on the neighbor's signal.

Her husband just bought her a Palm TX which has 802.11b and she wants to but can't connect.

Could she pick up a 802.11g (that also supports access point and connect from there.

I have advised her that they could (and should) turn on some kind of encryption and the party is over. I have further advised her that the legality of what she is doing i...
January 10, 2006 by ZubaZ
I picked up the desktop pet and think it's pretty cool . . . but there are some things right off the bat I wish for:

A better ball, something like this: Link. Maybe being able to play kick with him.
More interaction with the little guy (all it appears I can do is tickle/pet and move). Being able to put him to bed. Or making him take medicine. Or a behavior change when I move him away from the trash can.
Give him a radio/BoomBox. With access to my playlist. Let him pick the music.