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 […]
Archive for July, 2012
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 […]
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”.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]