Archive for March, 2009

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Lock IE Homepage

If you are using Internet Explorer thenyou are using the one browser that allows web sites to change what page you have set as the browser home page. Rogue sites can change your home page and then lock your browser to make it difficult for you to change it back. Here’s how to get in […]

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

In The Classroom

I have updated my course list to show all the times and locations for my classes for term two. In The Classroom

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Why “Windows 7”?

Microsoft are calling the next version of their operating system Windows 7. I agree that this is actually the seventh version of this operating system but I wonder if they actually counted the same way I did to get to that answer. Why “Windows 7”?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Cascading StyleSheets

This series of tutorials covers the basics of how to use CSS to define the appearance of the content that you defined in your HTML. Cascading StyleSheets

Saturday, March 21st, 2009


Windows has a collection of built in Troubleshooters to help you solve any problems that you might have in configuring your hardware and operating system.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Internet Explorer 8

At 9am Pacific time today (Thursday) Internet Explorer 8 will be officially released and will be available for download from Microsoft. Now there is no excuse for anyone running Windows XP or Vista at home to still be running IE6.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

“Simply SQL”

There are all sorts of different approaches that various books take in teaching structured query language. Even so, the approach this book takes still stands out because it puts everything into a completely different but perhaps far more logical order. “Simply SQL”

Monday, March 16th, 2009

“The Principles of Successful Freelancing”

There are plenty of books around on setting up your own business but how many people thinking of freelancing within IT think to read them? This book is a bit different in that it is written specifically with IT freelancers as its target audience. “The Principles of Successful Freelancing”

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009


When it comes to printing things out from your computer, Windows provides a range of alternativce ways of selecting what you want to print and where and how you want to print it. In this article we look at some of the ways that Windows provides to handle Printing.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Comodo Backup

When all else fails you can always restore your entire computer contents back onto your computer from your backup. Provided you have a backup that is. There are a couple of different ways of backing up your data, one is to do the backups manually yourself and another is to have a backup program running […]

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Avast Anti-Virus

There are lots of anti-virus programs around some really good and some not so good, some you have to pay for and some which are available free. While you have to pay for the best of the anti-virus programs (Kaspersky and Nod32) some of the free ones are almost as good. Here’s my review of […]

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Email Script Updates

The latest addition to the advanced version of my form2mail script is a test that counts the number of web links entered into the free format message field. You can set the upper limit to whatever you consider reasonable and anyone using your form will be inable to send more links than your specified limit. […]