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October 14, 2004 by TasT
In the past few months I have watched an annoying trend. People uploading new walls and skins and then not even bothering to leave a comment or explanation.. This annoys the hell out of me. If someone has spent any time at all working on a new upload you would think that they woul at least want to tell me wnat resolutions it will work at or something.

For those that upload 3D wallpapaer if you don't leave some sort of comment it immediatly sets off the thef...
October 12, 2004 by TasT
I had alwaysmessed with the look of my computer from animated Icons in Windows 3.11 towindows themes in windows 95 but, I got addicted to windows customization in 1999.  I was running a couple ofweb sites and while out looking for a piece of software to review I ran intoWindowBlinds.  I just grabbed theshareware version and started using it.  The review turned into more of a how to article when Idecided to build a skin.  The skinwould be hideous to today's standards but ...
October 11, 2004 by TasT
    In another blog many people were arguingabout what service to your country is and that maybe their kids couldn't handlebeing in the armed services. Joining an American armed service is a decisionthat should be left to the individual.  His or her parents should notinterfere.  My son is currently at the MEPS station getting sworn into theMarine Core.  I wish that he had at least chosen the Navy, Coast Guard or Air forcebut, as I said it was not my decision and all...
October 6, 2004 by TasT
’Only if they will let me do it and the money is available’ should be the title of Senator John Kerry’s economic plan for America. While reading through his economic plan I discovered what seems to be an underlying theme of promises that just won’t ever materialize. I do however believe that he has written up quite the plan to get interest and probably some votes from the lower middle-income people and below. I think you’ll see what I mean as we go along, so for now let’s just jump right into s...
February 9, 2004 by TasT
There are many fixes and new features in the .5 release and it is plenty stable to use as your main email client. Be aware there is no installer you have to unzip the file to a directory and then run thunderbird.EXE.
October 1, 2003 by TasT
For quite some time now Missouri has had a “No Call List”. The list, for the most, part keeps for profit businesses from annoying me. The problem with the list is that it doesn’t prohibit charities and politicians from calling. The politicians aren’t that annoying they only call a few times a year. However the charities that tele-market are absolutely disgusting.

Next time one calls ask if the caller is a volunteer, 90% of the time the answer will be no. This tells me that the charity ...
September 27, 2003 by TasT
Some of you will remember the days when the family piled into the Impala, Vega or maybe even the Pinto Station wagon for the family vacation. Today these vehicles have been replaced by the SUV, these generally large gas guzzling vehicles are quick becoming the vehicle of choice for a family in the US replacing the sedan’s and station wagons of old.

I ask myself why is this? The original SUVs weren’t designed to replace the station wagon. Jeeps, Broncos, Suburbans, Blazers, Landcruisers and...
September 23, 2003 by TasT
Can grandma use Linux? In short the answer is yes. But only if she doesn’t have to install any software, configure anything or add or remove any hardware. When configured properly a Linux box works great for surfing the net, sending email typing up a letter and just about any other simple home or office task but there are few things that will keep it from becoming a desktop for the masses any time real soon.


Standards


In the English language I read from left to right top to bottom ...
September 20, 2003 by TasT
It was 1980 something. Between riding my YZ60 and working on it I tapped away at the keypad of my 16k Ti 1000. Then as I graduated to the YZ80 I also moved on the to the commodore 64 which was followed by a 1541D double sided floppy drive, a real Zenith monitor (we didn’t have a TV at the time), and a Okidata 180 printer. I was one of the few to turn my reports in printed out instead of hand written or typed on a typewriter. I then moved on to a KX125 and a Headstart 286 system with a hard d...