Archive for May, 2010

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Assigning a Different Drive Letter to the CD ROM Drive

If you allow your CD-ROM/DVD drive to take whatever drive letter your system assigns to it then any changes you make to your system such as adding an extra hard drive will result in the drive letters for your removable media drives changing. This will break any links to that media that you have saved […]

Friday, May 21st, 2010

How to Define a Function

The start of another series of introductory JavaScript tutorials. This one introduces the concept of functions and how to define them in JavaScript. How to Define a Function

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

COBOL Reserved Words

All programming languages have what are known as reserved words. These are the words to which the language has assigned special meanings and they generate the basic structure of how the language itself works. You can’t use reserved words for any purpose within the language than that for which their use is reserved. Not all […]

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Dynamic Image Sizing

People use all different screen resolutions on their computers and not everyone has their browser window open full screen. This simple JavaScript will detect the available space in the browser window and select between two different sized versions of the same image depending on whether or not the larger one will fit. That allows those […]

Monday, May 17th, 2010


Some browsers (mainly Internet Explorer and browsers built on top of IE) can sometimes produce an error message referring to this file. Here’s the question I was asked about this and what I suggested should be done to fix it. user32.dll

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Using the Windows Key on your Keyboard

Most computer keyboards these days have a couple of extra keys at the bottom that earlier keyboards didn’t have. One or two of these keys have a Widows logo on them. There is probably also one there with a small menu icon on it. In this article I explain what those keys on your keyboard […]

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Combining Case Clauses

You can combine the case clauses in a switch statement together so as to perform exactly the same processing for multiple values. Combining Case Clauses

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The DEFAULT Clause

When yo use a switch statement you need to specify the individual values that you are testing the field for. The default clause allows you to provide processing for all of those values not specifically catered for. The DEFAULT Clause

Saturday, May 1st, 2010


If you are not on my mailing list then you will not have received my “Behind the Scenes” newsletter. Each of the monthly newsletters contains links to all the pages added in the last month, a brief description of what I have been doing with the site, and an article that isn’t published on the […]