Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

Peekaboo Clipart

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

> I'd like to set up my clip art so it is peeking out from a page border. It > should appear as though the area between the edge of the paper and the page > border is blocking a part of the clip art. Can this be done? I don't think you ...

BOOTLOADER USB INIT

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Words to live by? More like words for a cell phone to die by. My cell phone's 1 year warranty ran out about a month ago. Therefore, it stands to reason that my cell phone itself was due to die. Right? Right on schedule, during the past week, it has been responding ...

I’m so sorry sir, we’ve hidden the menu

Friday, March 9th, 2007

It seems like just about every other product coming down the pike these days is opting to turn off menus by default, without providing clear and easily discoverable alternative ways to access the menus' functionality. In Office 2007, it's okay (for me, at least) because we have the "ribbon". In these ...

Book sightings?

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Dian Chapman, my technical editor for the Word 2007 Bible, tells me that her two copies of the book arrived yesterday. I still haven't seen any yet. I emailed Jim Minatel (my AE) to find out why not, and he tells me that the first printing is already out of ...

SharePoint Designer 2007 Website Login Problem

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Who woulda thunk? I've just spent the past several hours wrestling with a problem. Using SPD 2007, I couldn't log on using FP Extension to www.mvuc.org or to www.herbtyson.com from the new computer (T470). The identical login credentials worked fine logging onto the control panel, as well as when logging via ...

Frustration and Amnesia (Reminder: Adobe Acrobat Font Error)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Trying to use Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro after finally solving the activation problem. Note: if you're using a dual core processor, it will think you're trying to activate on two computers at the same time. The end solution is to download and run the 2.70 patch. It's available here: ftp://custserv:9p0hakuloa!@ftp.macromedia.com/pa_support/270_patch.zip   The instructions ...

PowerSpec T470

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

I ultimately decided on the PowerSpec T470. Micro Center was offering a $100 rebate, which brought it down close enough to the 1730. What finally convinced me was the rebate, plus the fact that the HP contains a number of proprietary parts that make repairs exceedingly expensive.   Unfortunately, the T470's GeForce ...

Looking for Mr. Goodsystem

Friday, February 16th, 2007

I looked at the HP a1730n yesterday at Micro Center. Its "experience" numbers looked good top and bottom, but graphics looked pretty weak because of the shared memory aspect of the 6150 LE, which can "borrow" up to 399MB of the computer's 2GB of RAM. Not only is that borrowing ...