Energizer Portable Battery Pack

Energizer has now created a portable solar battery pack. Just plug in your portable device, shine it against the sun and let the little bunny do the rest. Energizer just keeps on going.


Office 2007 Annoyance

If you have Office 2007 and are annoyed with some of its features. Here are the fixes to correct them or just make them go away.

1- Add Features to the Quick Access Toolbar
Click the little down arrow on the right edge of the toolbar. You'll then see
commands like Open, Quick Print and Spelling & Grammer. Click any of them to
add to the Quick Access Toolbar. Likewise click any already check item to
remove them from the toolbar. If there is a feature that doesn't appear you
just right click on any icon and choose Add to Quick Access Toolbar, the same
goes if you want to remove them.
2- Remove the Quick Access Toolbar
This is a must if your had enough of it. To turn it off click on the Office
button and choose Word Options. Clear the check box for Show Mini Toolbar
on selection and press ok.


Windows XP folder Ownership

Reinstalled Windows XP but now you can view your files that were in your My Documents folder. What you have is a violation of the ownership folder and hopefully this link will fix it.


If not your best bet is to copy all the files that are someone in your c drive and reformat Windows completely.


Don't Do it to Windows

Yes the following is a waste of time on Windows.
It's your choice on believing or not.

1- Vista multiple core improves boot time
There is an option in Msconfig utility that lets you set the number of processors for boot time and by default it's set to off.

2- Clearing prefetch directory (or cache) improves start time
Actually all this does in most cases is extends the boot time.

3- Disabling QoS and IPv6 will improve bandwidth and web performance
I still can't find any good enough reason to do so.

4- Turning off System Restore improves performance
I wouldn't chance risking my backups.

5- Clearing out cached and temp files improves performance, especially in web browser.

6- Disabling the last access time stamp will boost performance.
I wouldn't suggest on doing this because one day this might just help you resolve a known problem.


Do It to Windows

Here are a few Windows tweaks that are worth doing

1- Disabling XP's indexing saves on performance

2- In Vista write caching will improve SATA drive performance
To do this go to Explorer right click drive you want to speed up and select
properties -> click Hardware tab and -> select properties -> Policies tab and check both of the boxes beneath "Optimize for performance"

3- Disable unused network connections will improve boot time.

4- Tweak virtual will improve performance
To do this go to the Control Panel -> Advance under performance click Settings -> Advanced. In Virtual memory module click change -> custom size then up both Initial and Maximum size to roughly double your amount of RAM. Click Set and ok.

5- Ready Boost will improve system performance

6- Eliminate the Recent Documents / Recent Items folder with a registry hack
In XP install TweakUI and browse to Explorer then uncheck Allow Recent Documents on Start Menu. In Vista right click the taskbar and click Start Menu tab and uncheck Store and display a list of recently opened files.

7- Turn off the Windows splash screen will save time off your boot.
In XP at the run prompt type msconfig -> click the boot.ini tab and select
the /NOGUIBOOT option. Vista is similar instead its select the No GUI Boot option.

8- Defragmenting your hard drive improves performance


Kill Disk

Great application to help you wipe out a hard drive sensitive information that can be of value to others. It's better to be safe than sorry.


Remove Outlook Express

Having problems with Outlook Express or don't see they need for Windows to take up space when you need it the most.
Just remove Outlook Express if you really don't even use it.

Go to Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk CleanUp -> pick C drive if it gives you a choice and once Disk Cleanup opens up select the More Options tab.
In More Options click on Windows Components and select Outlook Express to remove it from your computer.


or go to DOS and type the following commands
cd\windows\system32 ENTER
osuninst.exe ENTER


Office Diagnostics

Having problems with your Office applications and can't seem to resolve them. Try Office Diagnostics and it just might eliminate those problems.


Map a Network Drive in Vista

It can be a little tricky when you compare it with Windows XP. But if you read the information carefully, you should be connected in no time.


Vista Versions

In the market for Windows Vista and still don't know which version to purchase. This link will help you decide which version comes with the features your looking to buy.


Solar Notebooks

Solar notebooks are currently out with at least 3 hours of life. Hopefully within time they will meet the same standards of any notebook.



Need help to setup your Twitter account to read your RSS feeds. Not a problem with the help of Twitter Feed. This site helps you transmit your RSS feeds to your Twitter account the easy way. I just wished the site was a little user friendly.

Helpful Links
Take RSS feeds to Twitter
Twitter Feed



Need an easier way to keep track of your expenses while on the road. Try Texthog and see how simple things can be. Texthog keeps tracks of your expenses via text message. You just sent a text message to Texthog and it stores the text messages for your to later review. You then put all your expenses together to show proof or to be reimbursed. The program still lacks some accounting fundamentals but it's very simple for the traveler on the go.


Online People Search Engines

Here's an excellent site to find out what personal information about you, that is available online. It can help you to opt out of certain websites and take control of your privacy. At least you know what others know about you.


Air Cooler Device

This air cooling device is making a big hit with policemen and the military. And if your constantly on the road. This might be a great solution for you to keep cool.
Worth the price if you always want to be cool.

Buy Me



Ever wonder how many cubes of sugar into the things that you regularly eat. Here is a great link to remember.


Internship for Women

If your a women over fourty and looking for an internship. This web site is excellent to help you fine tune your web technology skills. Think of it as a great crash course to update your computer skills.


Block Cell Phone Text Messaging

Here is a great way to block unwanted text messages.
Works with most carriers but this link is setup up only for Verizon Wireless customers.

Go to the above link and block all text messages from web and email and allow only text messages sent to Nickname@vtext.com that way only your close friends who you text to will be able to send you text messages.


Flash Resumes

There has been lots of controversy in the past few months on online Resumes. Although this is a difficult time for everyone. The job market is jammed with millions of resumes and online resumes are a way to be noticed faster.
Just be cautious on who you give access to your online resume account and remember that with identity theft. It just makes it easier for thieves to steal your identity. So try to make your online resume brief and leave out the personal information for now.


IE 8 an Artist Dream come True

If you love to customize your browser then IE 8 will be a nice add on to your computer as long as your willing to give up the extra memory and space. I still can't see the point on giving up my space for IE 8.


IE 8 Memory Hog

The reports are coming in for IE 8 and even though it's an improvement to IE 7 it sure does eat up a lot of memory. So get ready to dish out at least 500mb.


Free Museums Admissions

Every now and then I find these great offers that I love to share with everyone. Check to see which museums in your area qualify.

Free Admission to 46 Different Museums (Target)
Target is offering Free Admission to 46 Different Museums!

There's always something exciting happening in the arts: a touring exhibition, a concert in the park, a favorite play, a great family outing at a local museum.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix - Target Kids Corner
Free arts activities with paid garden admission Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix AZ, 85008-3437

California African American Museum, Los Angeles - Target Sundays at CAAM
Free First Sundays
600 State Drive
Los Angeles CA, 90037-1267

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco - Target Tuesdays at Asian Art Museum
Free First Tuesdays
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco CA, 94102-4734

Centro Cultural De La Raza - Sunday Zapateado presented by Target
Free Second Sundays, 2 p.m.
2125 Park Blvd.
Balboa Park
San Diego CA, 92101

Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Target Free Holiday Mondays
Free Admission, MLK Day 1/21; President's Day 2/18; Memorial Day 5/26; Labor Day 9/1; Veteran's Day 9/11; Columbus Day 10/13
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Children’s Museum of LaHabra - Target Free First Saturdays
301 S. Euclid Street LaHabra, CA 90631

Target Free Family Saturdays
359 E. First Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Museo de las Americas, Denver - Target Free Family Days
Free First Saturdays
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO, 80204

The Children's Museum of Denver - Target First Tuesday Nights
Free First Tuesdays, 4–8 pm
2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver CO, 80211

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - Millennium Stage
Free performances every day
2700 F Street, NW
Washington D.C., 20566

Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville - Target Free Wednesday Nights
Free admission every Wednesday, 5–9 p.m.
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA

Young at Art Children's Museum
Target First Fridays
Free First Fridays, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
11584 West State Road 84
Davie, FL 33325

KidCity: The Children's Museum of Tampa - Target Free First Fridays
Free First Fridays, 5–8 p.m.
7550 North Boulevard
Tampa FL, 33604

Miami Children's Museum - Target Free Third Fridays
Free Third Fridays, 3–9 p.m.
980 Mac Arthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132

Chicago Children's Museum - Target Free First Mondays
Free admission for kids 15 and under. First Monday of every month, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
700 East Grand Avenue, Navy Pier
Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier
Chicago IL, 60611

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago - Target Free Tuesdays
Free every Tuesday
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL, 60611

Congo Square Theatre, Chicago - Target Saturday Matinees
2-for-1 Tickets, Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Various locations
Chicago, IL 60657

Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago - Target Saturday Matinees
Buy One, Get One Free, Saturday performances at 3 p.m.
821 North Michigan Avenue
Water Tower Water Works
Chicago IL, 60611

Art Institute of Chicago - Target Free Evenings
Free General Admission every Thursday, 5–9 p.m.
Free General Admission every Friday from Memorial Day until Labor Day, 5–9 p.m.
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60603-6110

The Field Museum - Target Free Second Mondays
Free admission every second Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496

National Museum of Mexican Art - Target Free Admission at the NMMA
Free admission every day during museum hours, 10 a.m–5 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday
1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Millennium Park Family Fun Festival Presented by Target
June 3–September 1, 2008 Daily, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Summer-long free festival of music, performances and family activities for all ages, seven days a week in the Millennium Park Family Fun Activity Tent and on the Jay Pritzker Pavillion Performance Stage.

Chicago Children's Choir - Target Free Family Concert in Millennium Park
Thursday, June 12, 6:30 p.m.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Target Family Nights
Free First Thursdays, 4–8 p.m.
3000 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston - Target Free Thursday Nights
Free every Thursday, 5–9 p.m.
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Boston Children's Museum- Target $1 Friday Nights
$1 Admission every Friday, 5–9 p.m.
300 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Flint Institute of Arts - Target Free Saturdays
Free every Saturday
1120 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48503

Arab American National Museum, Dearborn - Target Family Free Sundays
13624 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn MI, 48126

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit - Target Free First Sundays
315 East Warren
Detroit MI, 48201

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis - Target Free Thursday Nights
Every Thursday night from 5–9 p.m.
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis MN, 55403

Minnesota Children's Museum - Target Free 3rd Sundays
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul MN, 55102

The Magic House - St. Louis Children's Museum - Target Free Family Nights
Free Third Fridays, 5:30–9 p.m.
516 S. Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122

The Coterie Theatre - Kansas City - Target Saturday Matinees
2-for-1 tickets on Saturdays
Crown Center
2450 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108

The Black Repertory Theatre, St. Louis - Target Next Generation Family Matinee Series
2-for-1 Tickets, free admission for ages 8-18 with purchase of one adult ticket - Thursday and Saturday Matinees - Performances at The Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

Museum of Modern Art - Target Free Friday Nights
Free Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
11 West 53 Street
New York NY, 10019

Brooklyn Museum - Target First Saturdays
Free First Saturdays, 5–11 p.m.
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn NY, 11238

Children's Museum of Manhattan - Target Free First Friday Nights
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024

New Museum for Contemporary Art - Target First Saturdays for Families
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Mint Museum of Art - Target Family Fun Saturdays
Family activities on Second Saturdays, 10:30–12:30 p.m. Free admission for kids 15 and under with adult purchase
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte NC, 28207

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Community Festivals
Check www.rockhall.com for dates. Free family festival and entertainment.
One Key Plaza
Cincinnati OH, 44114

Please Touch Museum - Target First Wednesdays
5–7 p.m.
210 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Amon Carter Museum - Target Family Fun Days
Family Activities on second Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m.
beginning November 11, 2007
Admission is always free!
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Target First Free Sundays
Free First Sundays, 12:15–7 p.m.
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Nasher Sculpture Center - Target First Saturdays
Free admission from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on first Saturdays
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Victory Media Network Outdoor Digital Art Gallery at Victory Park
Starting March 23, 2007
Free and open to the public daily
Victory Plaza
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219

Seattle Art Museum - First Free Saturdays presented by Target at the Seattle Asian Art Museum
Free First Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
1400 East Prospect Street
Seattle WA, 98112-3303


Vista Service Pak 2

It's about time and I hope this time Microsoft fixed all the bugs that people have been complaining about the first time they used Vista.

32 bit
32 bit Fast Download
64 bit
Windows Server 2008
Vista & Server 2008


How the Internet Works

I hope this video teaches you something. It is so difficult to try to teach people about the Internet when still people refuse to want to learn.


Google Maps good in India

Google just keeps on going with it's Google Maps. Now if your traveling to India Google Maps can help you to get to your destinations. It's only a matter of time before Google Maps will be symbolized as the new world Atlas map.


Feed Demon 3.0

Now you can read your favorite feeds from Google reader via your desktop with the help of Feed Demon. It's just another great way to read your RSS feeds via Google and Feed Demon.


Office SP 2

Yes Office 2007 Service Pack 2 is out and hopefully this time Microsoft fixed those pesky bugs that were annoying you when you first installed it.

Direct Link

Fast Download Link


Vista SP2 Blocker

If your looking for the Vista SP2 Blocker, here it is again. I can't blame some companies for blocking the SP2 update. Because of Microsoft games in incompatibility.


Vista SP2 Notable Changes

It's important always to read this information before doing a service pack. You never know what can go wrong especially when it's with Microsoft.


Twitter Hacked Again

For all those Twitter users beware, it's not the first time that Twitter has been hacked and it's only a matter of time before Twitter will be a hackers tweak.