The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better We’re big fans of hacking the Windows Registry around here, and we’ve got one of the biggest collections of registry hacks you’ll find. Don’t believe us? Here’s a list of the top 50 registry hacks that we’ve covered. It’s important to note that you should never hack the registry if you don’t know what you’re doing, because your computer will light on fire and some squirrels may be injured. Also, you should create a System Restore point before doing so. Otherwise, keep reading. Prevent Windows Update from Forcibly Rebooting Your Computer We’ve all been at our computer when the Windows Update dialog pops up and tells us to reboot our computer. There’s a couple of ways that we can disable this behavior, however. Prevent Windows Update from Forcibly Rebooting Your Computer How to Clean Up Your Messy Windows Context Menu One of the most irritating things about Windows is the context menu clutter that you have to deal with once you install a bunch of applications. Disable Aero Shake in Windows 7
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. "And this," said the Director opening the door, "is the Fertilizing Room." Bent over their instruments, three hundred Fertilizers were plunged, as the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning entered the room, in the scarcely breathing silence, the absent-minded, soliloquizing hum or whistle, of absorbed concentration. "Just to give you a general idea," he would explain to them. "To-morrow," he would add, smiling at them with a slightly menacing geniality, "you'll be settling down to serious work. Meanwhile, it was a privilege. Tall and rather thin but upright, the Director advanced into the room. "Bokanovsky's Process," repeated the Director, and the students underlined the words in their little notebooks. Mr.
Frugal & Natural Pest Control: Fruit Flies & Ants Be Gone! We have been attacked by an abundance of fruit flies lately in my kitchen. AHH! Don’t you love those little flying insects that seem to find every bit of food in your kitchen and around your trash can? Fruit Fly Trap 1 quart jar 1 piece of paper, rolled up into a funnel tape apple cider vinegar small slice of banana Fill a quart jar with a 1/2 inch of apple cider vinegar and a small piece of banana. As you can see in my picture, this easy trap is amazingly effective! Ant Trap We are often plagued with ants in the Spring time as well around here. 1 tsp. borax (borax is an natural laundry boosting powder available in the laundry section of the store, normally on the top shelf) 2 cups hot water 6 Tbsp sugar folded paper towel small shallow cup (like a creme burlee dish) Disolve borax in hot water. It’s Frugal Fridays! About Lindsay Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of three, homemaker, and writer.
How to Become a Human Calendar Mentally finding out the day of the week for any date is a skill you can easily learn. You don’t need to be an autistic genius – all it takes is basic memorization effort and some trivial math. When I first learned this technique many years ago, I did it just for fun. With time, I learned to enjoy the convenience of not needing a calendar anymore. The Method To find out the days of the week for any date, use the formula: [day of week] = (yearcode + monthcode + day) mod 7 If you’re not math-inclined, this may look quite scary at first, but don’t worry: using the formula is straightforward. Month and Year Codes The month codes are one of the formula’s most troublesome parts, since they don’t follow a clear logic. January: 1 February: 4 March: 4 April: 0 May: 2 June: 5 July: 0 August: 3 September: 6 October: 1 November: 4 December: 6 We also need the year code, which are also apparently arbitrary. Days of the Week The Calculation Step 1: Get the codes for month and year. 5 means Thursday.
How to Deliver a Speech that Gets a Standing Ovation Rebecca MacDonald, a Canadian immigrant born in the former Yugoslavia who started with nothing and is now executive chair of Just Energy, a $2.3 billion (market cap) energy firm, delivered such a vivid and passionate speech at the Womens' Presidents Organization annual conference on Thursday afternoon in Vancouver, that the entire audience of 650 women business owners spontaneously leapt out of seats to clap, howl and cheer her on. 'I laughed, I cried, I almost had to leave the room when she spoke about her relationship with her mother,' said Nancy Lyons, president of Clockwork in Minneapolis, raving about the range of emotions MacDonald inspired just moments after the remarks. So what can you do to make a speech that spurs your audience to similar applause and admiration? Get personal. Rebecca MacDonald told her life story—and didn't spare the details. Be honest. Tell jokes. Talk to your audience. Act as if each attendee is the only one. End on a high note.
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10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It | zen habits “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin, famously “Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin …” – Mark Twain By Leo Babauta Recently, reader Rob asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m. each day, and asked me to write about the health benefits of rising early, which I thought was an excellent question. However, there are a ton of other great benefits. Now, let me first say that if you are a night owl, and that works for you, I think that’s great. Greet the day. How to Become an Early Riser Don’t make drastic changes. Healthy Eating 5. Mexican-Style Chopped Salad Makes 4 servings 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced 1 jicama, peeled and sliced 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 cup cooked and diced shrimp, chicken, or ham 1. 2. Change It Up: Make it Asian Style Swap the vegetables for carrots, scallions, shredded cabbage, and snow or snap peas; add a dash of soy to the vinaigrette. Make it Indian Style Swap the vegetables for roma tomatoes (seeded), steamed new potatoes, carrots, and chickpeas (rinsed and drained); add a pinch of curry to the vinaigrette. Transform Your Body!
mental_floss Blog » Extreme Home Engineering: How To Build Your Own TiVo This week: How to build your own TiVo (or, How to never miss an important football game ever again.) Building your own TiVo—or FreeVo, as some call it—is more than a dream. It's more than a trend. Make and Wired have published detailed how-tos. For the technology dunces of the world—myself included—I had several friends break down the jargon into simple steps we can all understand. Your mission: To build your own digital video recorder from mail-order parts. The payoff: An integrated entertainment system that records TV programs with no monthly fees. Keep reading for your marching orders... Ingredients 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. "You have to consider WAF (wife acceptance factor -- or HAF if it's the wife doing the installation). Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Chris Weber is an occasional contributor to mentalfloss.com.