Posts Tagged ‘computing’

In light of stories like this, can anyone tell me why we still have CAPS LOCK keys on our keyboards? How often is it actually used?

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 at 19:35 | 0 comments
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I got a notice the other day from iLounge saying there was a new reply to a post I was watching. And I though it was weird since I haven’t been reading that site since they changed the name from iPodLounge. I turns out I would have been scared if I had remembered watching that […]

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 at 23:46 | 0 comments
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I got a meeting change notices via my email program (Lotus Notes) this morning. Since it was a meeting I normally attended, I accepted and got this reply back from the organizer: Note this was a change for last Friday. Then why is Lotus Notes stupid enough to show me a change to a meeting […]

Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 08:44 | 0 comments
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If email is overwhelming your life and your inbox is out of control, I would highly recommend checking out the Inbox Zero series of posts on 43 Folders. It can make a huge difference in how you look at email. I don’t agree with everything that is presented, but it is cathartic to be able […]

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 23:03 | 0 comments
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An issue today with a test site containing live site data (and testing the comment notifications) reminds me of the time I added 200 people to a Listserv and forgot to use the quiet option. So I got each and every response back. And then they were forwarded to my work account on Lotus Notes […]

Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 20:18 | 0 comments
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If you’re trying to delete a message out of the Lotus Notes Webmail application, be sure to beware of the “the document has already been deleted” error: If I am trying to delete a message, and it’s already been deleted, don’t show me an error. Just say “great” and get on with life.

Sunday, August 24th, 2008 at 20:42 | 0 comments
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In the process of upgrading my PC at work to XP, I changed the base directory that the the Microsoft Excel AutoRecover data was stored in. Actually I had forgotten that the AutoRecover data was stored there, but was reminded of this when I tried to change tabs in the “Options…” dialog: This might seem […]

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 at 06:28 | 0 comments
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Error reporting can be one of the most difficult things bout programming software. You’re trying to tell the user that something went wonky, but not send them into an all out panic. This excellent example (of how not to do error reporting) comes from Microsoft Outlook: The first issue with this error is that I […]

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 at 07:52 | 0 comments
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I was trying to delete a file from a Windows network share at work when I got an interesting error: Perhaps I should try deleting a different file? Or, if you’re actually having this error, and trying to delete the file, it is likely that the filename is exceeding the maximum path length (for some […]

Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 05:39 | 0 comments
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After using the iPod for a while, I had a few questions about the interface. Give these a shot, in the comments, and I’ll post the correct answers in a few days. After pressing pause, you can press play to resume the current song. When listening to a playlist, at the beginning of a track, […]

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 at 16:05 | 0 comments
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