Archive for September, 2006

I Can Search That Phrase in Three Keystrokes

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I perform a lot of web searches during an average day. The search engine I currently use most frequently is Google, but I also regularly search MSDN, Knowledgebase articles, and a few others on occasion. Being a keyboard junkie, I’m always looking for ways to reduce keystrokes for common activities, and my goal is [...]

Finally, A Use For the Caps Lock Key

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

The Caps Lock key is a large, easily accessible key that I rarely use and just wastes space on my keyboard. This article shows how to remap a key on your keyboard to another key (Windows 2000 and up). I used it to map Caps Lock to Ctrl. I still use the real left Ctrl [...]

Why I’m Not a Fan of Tabbed Browsing

Monday, September 18th, 2006

In the earlier days of Windows, there was only SDI (single-document-interface) and MDI (multiple-document interface). An SDI application, as its name implies, displays only one document or view. Examples of this are Explorer, Internet Explorer (prior to v7), Notepad, and Paint. Many SDI applications allow multiple instances to be opened with a different document in [...]

Review: Internet Explorer 7

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Firefox is a decent browser. Many of the bugs have been fixed. The one thing that kept me from switching to Firefox in the past, full HTML format on the clipboard, has improved in newer versions (the source URL is now included), but the page title is still not added to the source HTML, so [...]

The Tipping Point for Low-Energy Light Bulbs

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

The time to eliminate the incandescent light bulb has arrived. These Fast Company and BBC News articles cover the latest info in great detail. In summary, CFL (compact flourescent light) bulbs have finally hit a sweet spot of price and functionality. They produce excellent light, fit in a standard light bulb socket, are extremely energy-efficient, [...]