Tag: Guides

  • Add Variables, Operations, and Functions to Your CSS with the LESS Dynamic Stylesheet Language

    Add Variables, Operations, and Functions to Your CSS with the LESS Dynamic Stylesheet Language

    As a programmer, the most frustrating part about working with CSS is the redundancy. If you’re designing a layout with a strict color and font scheme, you can find yourself copy/pasting the same same snippets over and over…and what if that scheme changes? You get to track down each element, which takes forever even with […]

  • 5 Easy Ways To Geek Out Your Vehicle

    A vehicle is one of the most important assets we have. It gets us to all the vital places that we need to go, like to work and to the grocery store. The time spent in our cars can really add up, so why not make those commutes more enjoyable by adding a few bells […]

  • Office 2010: Fix Word Not Saving Default Settings

    In a previous article, I wrote about how to change the default font and document settings in Word 2010.  I recently ran into a frustrating problem on a computer where even though I was saving the settings as default like shown in the mentioned article, when I would close Word and then re-open, the old […]

  • How to maintain Inbox Zero and still read every email

    My inbox is a sanctuary, a veritable digital zen garden. I have 0 unread messages, I’ve never declared email bankruptcy, and I do a fairly good job of replying to any email that needs my input. A series of small yellow stars decorate my inbox, denoting any messages that still require my action. I’ve never […]

  • Office Pranking: A Photo Essay

    Ah yes, April Fools Day.  A cheerful (or nerve-wracking) time of  false pretenses, tomfoolery, and a few good gags at the expense of others.  And why not?  This day is all about giving the laughs out and taking them in; a constant ebb and flow of pranking and being pranked. The April Fools veteran knows […]

  • How To Change Default Font and Document Settings In Microsoft Word

    The release of Microsoft Office 2007 brought some major changes to the popular office suite.  Many did not care for these changes at first, but users soon started to enjoy the newest features of Word, Excel, and other Office 2007 programs. One feature in Office 2007 still seen in Office 2010 is a change in […]

  • How To Add Greasemoney and Other Scripts To Opera 11

    When I recently made the switch from Firefox to Opera, there were a couple of things I had to work out with my new web browser of choice.  One of my favorite add-ons for Firefox was Greasemonkey, which allows for the installation of scripts that modify and enhance web pages on-the-fly.  There is no version of […]

  • ‘Til the Blinking Red Light of Death Do Us Part

    I can still remember the launch of the Sony PlayStation 3. While the supply shortage was nowhere near that of the launch of the Wii or Xbox 360, it was still quite difficult to get your hands on one. All I knew is that I wanted a PS3. I wanted one badly enough to pay $600 […]

  • How To Use A Router as a Wireless Adapter Without NAT

    In a previous article I showed you how it is possible to use a wireless router and 3rd party firmware as a wireless adapter.  While the information in that guide is still relevant to most users, the steps provided create a limitation for more advanced users. In the previous guide, any devices connected as clients […]

  • Fix: Advanced Search Fields in Microsoft Outlook are Disabled or “Grayed Out”

    Group policy is a feature in the Microsoft Windows operating system that allows administrators to set rules and privileges for users on a network. One of its abilities is to disable indexing of files on your hard drive, which can be done for security or performance purposes. A common problem that can occur when indexing gets disabled […]