One of my favorite reference articles on how to remove spyware has been updated. I haven’t exactly looked for others, but if you’re a computer consultant of some type, or people just ask you to clean their system of this garbage, this is definitely a comprehensive article of how to go about it. Even if you know the steps, it’s good to refresh your memory in case you’ve overlooked a few things as well.
For the new people reading it, I know it can be daunting. Just follow the steps one by one and it’ll provide you with visible results.
Oh yeah, Panda ActiveScan is another free antivirus online scanner they didn’t include. That’s the one I use. 😉
I can see “a few” tips I definitely need to check through sooner or later. Hopefully sooner. (Thanks Chris!)
When authoring a web site, keep in mind that the Googlebot is software, which means it has a set of capabilities and limitations and algorithms it uses to index content. There are lots of effective ways to trip up the Googlebot and make it impossible for it to index your content. Alternately, the Googlebot can index your site well, and then people will find it when searching for words it contains.
As a web site author, there are a few simple things you can do to help the Googlebot understand your web site as fully as possible.
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Print from just about anywhere through a PDF driver, then save it as a file. Type a word document just the way you want, convert to PDF, then email to whomever you want. They’ll see it exactly the way you want them to. No catch – it’s free!
I finally convinced myself to clean install Windows XP, so I decided to try out nLite to see how well it worked. For some background:
MSFN’s Unattended XP CD
It takes quite a bit to do step 2 and 3 on that site, which requires manually typing some batch files and stuff. nLite is different because it allows you to do essentially all from a GUI (Graphical User Interface).
All that’s really required is the .NET Framework and a CD burner. I had already slipstreamed SP2 (Service Pack 2) onto my Windows XP CD, so all I had to do was go through the other prompts.
Continue reading nLite – a GUI Windows install customizer
Finally, a good explanation on how to highlight alternating rows in Excel – automatically! (I hated having to do it by hand.)
I got a bunch of stuff coming up next week for all of my classes: two exams and a poem to be memorized. I’m not even close to being prepared. So, I came home after my two classes for today and stumbled onto this site properly named Study Guides and Strategies. I really need to create some good habits now or it’ll just keep getting worse and worse. Possibly, it might pass onto my children if I don’t sow good seeds now. Just something to think about…
Why go back and forth from mouse to keyboard when you can do quite a few things on the keyboard. That way, you can work faster. Time is money, right?
Here’s a few ones I use most:
- Ctrl+C: Copy
- Ctrl+V: Paste
- Ctrl+X: Cut
- Ctrl+Z: Undo
- Alt+Tab: Switch between applications
- Windows Key+D: Minimize all windows and view the desktop
In Internet Explorer or Firefox:
- F6: Move cursor selection to the address bar
- Ctrl+Enter: Automatically add http:// and .com before and after whatever word you type
In Windows XP, go to Control Panel > Display Properties > Appearance > Effects, then uncheck “Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key“. Then, wherever you see an underlined letter within Windows (like the menus), just press Alt then the corresponding letter…see?
I dont know why, but I felt compelled to write this since there’s been quite a few friends that I see use the mouse when they don’t have to. You know who you are…
I have a lot of homework I need to do by tomorrow. Lots of reading, a two-page paper to type up, a bunch of accounting problems…just a lot of stuff.
I had some things to do before 10pm. But after that, I went to Starbucks to get a Venti Non-fat No-whip Mocha, then headed for Denny’s in hopes to keep awake for at least three hours. The waitress got me a nice quiet table near the back.
Continue reading Late night homework cram session
That means home sweet home.)
Things are fine, except I left my cell phone charger in the hotel room. I called and hopefully they can find it and send it to me. At least I realized it now rather than tomorrow, so they’re aware of it.
I’m going to be gone for the weekend to San Diego with a bunch of friends, and I’ll get back on Monday. Call my cell phone if you need me – otherwise, have a nice weekend! 🙂