Archive for July, 2012

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Changing YourRegistration Details

Two pieces of information that need to be entered when Windows is first installed are the Registered Owner and Registered Organisation. If you bought the computer with Windows already installed then this information (which gets used when you install other software) will not contain the correct values. In this article I tell you how to […]

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Text Only Browsing (Turning off Images)

Not everyone uses a fast connection to the internet, there are still some people using dialup connections. Unfortunately some web page creators (they are certainly not webmasters) forget about this and create web pages that are way bigger than they ought to be making their page almost unusable to those on dialup and in many […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Updated Pages

Finally after a couple of months break with just creating new pages, I have now returned to updating more of the existing pages on the site. XHTML – Buttons CSS – Add Section Numbers to Headings XHTML – Fieldset and Legend JavaScript – Don’t like Frames

Monday, July 16th, 2012

“Artist’s Guide to GIMP”

This is a practical book rather than a reference book – it demonstrates how to use GIMP to achieve particular effects rather than simply listing all the commands. Find out more about what I think of the book “Artist’s Guide to GIMP”.

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

PL/1 Statement Reference

All programming languages have a number of words that have special meanings in that language. These are known as reserved words and they can only be used in the appropriate parts of the programming code where they are intended by the language to be used. Trying to use a reserved word for something else will […]

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Repeated CrashesDuring Boot

Some bad sectors on the hard drive in one of my computers resulted in it deciding to crash part way through booting. It would then try again, and again, and just continue looping and crashing at the same spot without ever managing to boot up (not even into safe mode). Fortunately with the aid of […]

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Replacing Text in a Graphic

When you have an image that contains text, the text may or may not be all that readable – especially if you have resized the image from its original size. Provided that he text doesn’t overlap anything too complex in the image you should be able to remove that current text and replace it with […]

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Creating and Destroying Objects

In most object oriented programs the objects that the program have a limited life span. They get created at the time when they are first needed and are removed once they are no longer required. In this C++ article we look at the two special methods that are defined for each object which handle these […]