Tuesday, January 18, 2011

recent items in start menu of windows 7

So, I missed the recent items/documents in the start menu, so I looked up where it went in windows 7.  And here it is: 

I guess microsoft thought it was too unsecure/insecure, so they made it hidden.  So, you have to customize the start menu and re-enable the recent items.


Monday, January 10, 2011


Annoyed by some more computer-related oversights.

Outlook recurring appointments delete your history if you try to end the recurrence or move the time/date to a new time/date.   Since I sync my outlook calendar to Google Calendar I was able to edit the still existing appointment there and get the recurring appointment to come back on outlook next time it synced (so that was a phew - short lived though).  In try to actually change the recurrence details from Google by un-checking the repeat check-box, it deleted my history on Google now, without any warning.  Ridiculous.  So, both Outlook and Google made the same mistake.  If we're going to be using online calendars, tasks, scheduling in place of paper versions then these things need to be ironed out, and I would have thought they'd have been ironed out 10 years ago!!!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Google Docs

I use Google docs for a lot of documents but I've got a problem with it now.  I use iGoogle too and since I'm logged in to use igoogle on my media center pc, I give access to my documents to anyone else who's using my TV/Media Center  after I'm done.  I'd like to have two separate logins, or something to that effect... where I can keep my private documents to myself but allow other people at my house to use my igoogle account and such, or just not have to worry about forgetting to log out of iGoogle all the time, but also not have to log in to Google every time I use iGoogle.  Ya know...

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Windows 7

So, here's the problem, why is this dumb network tray icon either filled in black or gray sometimes? I can't seem to find any difference other than sometimes I look down and the icon is gray...


Intelligence versus foolishness

Intelligence, persecuted, needs outspoken support in order to prevail against foolishness.