Archive for May, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Windows Updates

The normal windows update process just downloads and installs the various upgrades for you. This makes it extremely easy for you to keep your operating system up to date and as secure as it can be. The problem comes though if for any reason you need to reinstall your operating system. If you do that […]

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Bank Web Sites and Poor Code

It isn’t only security issues that you need to concern yourself with when it comes to online banking. You also need to consider how well or poorly written the processing on that web site is. While you have reasonable control over the security aspects of your use of the bank web site, you have little […]

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

“The Book of CSS3”

This book from “No Starch” provides a practical guide to the parts of CSS3 that you can use now and also introduces some of the most interesting of the other modules. “The Book of CSS3”

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Transparent Icon Labels

Do you have icons on your windows desktop? Does the text description under them have a plain colour background or is your background image visible through the text? To get rid of a plain colour background in Windows XP is quite simple. Transparent Icon Labels

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Step By Step Network Your Computers & Devices

This O’Reilly book produced in conjunction with Microsoft provides you with step by step instructions on how to set up a home network which includes Windows 7 computers (along with possibly Vista, Windows XP, Mac, and Ubuntu Linux based computers as well). Read more about what I think of the book “Step By Step Network […]

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Adjusting Gamma

What colours you see on your computer screen will not necessarily match what others see when they view the same thing on their screen and it may not match what you get if you print the information out. If it is important that you get colours matching properly then you will need to adjust your […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Dynamic Page Content using Selection List

Dynamically changing what you display in the web page based on which option is selected in a drop down list is no more complicated than any other method that you might use to make such a selection. It just requires slightly different code in order for it to work. Dynamic Page Content using Selection List