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Configuration Mania Firefox Plugin

Anybody who has messed with Firefox’s configuration settings (by typing “about:config” as a URL) realizes the potential for disaster one can bring about while tinkering around.

Somebody bothered to write a plugin to handle most of the configuration.  Awesome.

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June 12, 2007 Posted by | Linux, Mac, Software, Windows | Comments Off on Configuration Mania Firefox Plugin

Internet Explorer Renderer

IE NetRenderer is a website that will render whatever website you specify in whichever version of Internet Explorer you specify.  This is great for Linux and Mac owners who don’t want to deal with finding a way to hack a version of Internet Explorer onto their system just to check browser compatibility.

June 12, 2007 Posted by | Linux, Mac, Software | Comments Off on Internet Explorer Renderer

Symbolic Links in Windows (sorta)

Okay, so this isn’t exactly equivalent to how symbolic linking is done in Linux, but it could be pretty handy.  You basically use the “SUBST” command to assign a drive letter to whichever folder you want a shortcut to.

subst <drive letter> <folder path>

subst P: “C:\Documents and Settings\jimbobray\My Documents\work\logs\5-14-2007\txt”

A word of caution, though: If you delete anything via the substituted drive, it will bypass the Recycle Bin and be gone forever and ever.  Amen.

Thanks, Lifehacker!

June 12, 2007 Posted by | How-To, Software, Windows | 2 Comments

Interview with Peter Cullen (a.k.a. Optimus Prime)

It’s weird to see the voice actors for your favorite childhood cartoons.  You never really know what to expect.

June 12, 2007 Posted by | Movies, Television, Video | 2 Comments

Locked Files in Windows

Back in my Microsoft days, I hated not being able to delete a file because it was “in use by a system process.”  With this little app, you can find out who has that annoying little file all locked up.

June 12, 2007 Posted by | Software, Windows | 1 Comment

Emergency Info

Lifehacker has a great guide on organizing essential information just in case of emergency.  Are you prepared?  If something happens, do you have the following readily available?

  • Up-to-date medical insurance information
  • An updated will
  • Power of attorneyinformation
  • Life insurance info
  • A basic guide to your bank accounts – numbers, passwords
  • A basic list of bills in case someone else needs to help you pay them
  • Doctor and vet info
  • Spare keys for both house and car

Now that I think about it, this would really make it easy for a robber to come in and steal your life and identity.

June 12, 2007 Posted by | How-To | Comments Off on Emergency Info