ZubaZ's Articles
July 28, 2017 by ZubaZ
It is with sadness that I report that one of our own is ill.

Xiandi has been a member of our community since 2007 and has created some amazing skins.

Her body is no longer able to tolerate her chemo treatments and she is now under hospice care at the hospital. She has put up a good fight. She said to tell you that she loves each and every one of you.

It's fairly near Stardock HQ so I will be going over today to visit.  I will happily take your good thoughts with me.

My favorite ...
November 15, 2016 by ZubaZ
I have three events on my calendar that have lasted through many event purges; my wife's birthday, our anniversary, and joining this place.

It is still the most friendly group of internet denizens around.

September 16, 2012 by ZubaZ
If you aim at nothing, you are sure to hit it.  But if you at least try . . something might happen, right?

I live in a suburb of Detroit; a city that needs help. There are good people trying to do their best and still having trouble.

And it's a city filled with children that have few choices and limited futures.

The YMCA in Detroit has been building schools for the past two years.  Schools that are safe and that have teachers who are trying to build leaders where...
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...
March 26, 2012 by ZubaZ
A pipe extending from my house into the back collapsed and had to be dug out for replacement. I can only hope that by the end of today I'm only sore when I move and not when I'm sitting still.

Red Five . . standing by.

Hit the link to see the video. (no need to sign up [I think]).



February 15, 2012 by ZubaZ
Stardock Support is looking to make improvements in many of our systems in the near future.

We're updating the support page to make resolving issues faster and easier.  It will make it easier for people having issues to find the right channel to get the solution to their problem.

For as long as Stardock has been around we've been a part of the skinning community and we've relied on that partnership to ensure products improve and new users get help.  The comm...
October 4, 2011 by ZubaZ

I'm collecting data.

If, when you try to change cursors using CursorFX, you find that it takes two clicks of the Apply button to make the change I need to know.


What version of CursorFX are you using?  Free or paid?  Version #?

What operating system are you using?  32- or 64-bit?

Installed via Impulse or the Stardock store?


January 28, 2011 by ZubaZ
I upgraded from Vista to Win7 adn backed up everything I needed . . except my skins.




Time for a DX widget to do it for me.


After a search in the DX galleries I *did* find these. . which doesn't help but are awfully cool.


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". 
January 21, 2010 by ZubaZ
Facebook, twitter, etc?  Heard of it?  It'd be nice to be able to share skins or what-have-you.
January 21, 2010 by ZubaZ
I know I'm running classic on this rig and it doesn't help but how about a better title and well . . not using a windows control?  U.G.L.Y and breaks teh whole look and feel you have going on.

January 21, 2010 by ZubaZ
January 21, 2010 by ZubaZ
In the second panel down on the right there is a section for other skins of the same type . . but some catagories aren't skins . . . like suites.

January 18, 2010 by ZubaZ
Sometimes it seems like the basics are forgotten.

It all starts with this. There are two parts to customer experience: the customer, and the experience.

The CUSTOMER is a person. A human being. Your neighbor, your aunt, your postman, your car mechanic, your librarian. This is a person who deserves to be listened to, not just "monetized" or reduced to a number in a database somewhere in the cloud.

The EXPERIENCE is everything that happens to that person as they interact with your company...