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Living Room / Re: Strange question about salsa
« on: March 03, 2010, 10:48 AM »
What you eat WITH it may not be, but that is another issue.   :D :D :D
Only brussel sprouts, I promise ::)

Seriously though, the reason I microwave it is because I pack it for lunch to put on top of homemade burritos that my wife makes. I don't want to put cold salsa on a hot burrito and I prefer salsa to picante sauce.

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Living Room / Re: Strange question about salsa
« on: March 02, 2010, 04:01 PM »
I've been searching the web on this and I believe it is from the jalapenos. But, I don't have a good answer as to why they spark.

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Living Room / Strange question about salsa
« on: March 02, 2010, 12:02 PM »
What the heck is in store bought salsa that makes it spark when microwaving it? I've noticed several times that when I try to heat up salsa in the microwave, it will spark as if there is metal in it (there isn't). Has anybody else experienced this?

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When you see all that white space, is it multiple empty paragraphs?
If so, a macro that will, in a selection, replace two endPara marks with one, run repeatedly until there are no empty paragraphs will be handy.  This will take care of excessive space due to multiple Returns and also double spacing from double Returns.

If the white space is because of Word's Space Before and Space After settings (the proper way to construct a Word doc as it's poor form to use empty paragraphs for spacing), then you can automate editing those settings (hotkeys, right click, buttons, etc. with macros assigned to add/sub 2 or 8 pts before/after and/or specific settings like zero pts b4 or 4 pts after) depending on your needs and typical approach.
You don't really need macros to do this. Set one paragraph the way you like it then right click on the style and choose Update to Match Selection. That will change/update everything with that style. If you update it in normal.dot then it will be that way forever.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Stupid phrases like "Free trial!"
« on: February 26, 2010, 12:22 PM »
I believe it is also what Best Buy does. They sell you a machine loaded with crap then charge you to remove it all. To be fair, the manufacturers put most of the crap on there but, still...

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It would be nice if you have a one click reboot/hibernate that used a preset setting stored in config.ini.

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Living Room / HD speed for Audio/Visual
« on: February 05, 2010, 09:35 AM »
Would a 5400 RPM drive be adequate to use for storing movies that I will watch on the local computer? I don't want to buy more features than I need and I'm thinking that the 5400 rpm will suffice and use less power.

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Finished Programs / DONE: Search Subdirs for Missing File
« on: January 18, 2010, 07:28 PM »
I need the capability to search a directory that has a lot of subdirectories and find those subdirs that are missing a certain file. I'd like to be able to run a search and be able to see which folders are missing a filename that I can supply as an argument.

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Yes, a screen listing would suffice.

I see how I could use that to find a file or dir but I don't see how I'd use it to find a dir that did not have the file argument in it.

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General Software Discussion / Need help or app for a unique search
« on: January 18, 2010, 03:27 PM »
I need the capability to search a directory that has a lot of subdirectories for those subdirs that do not have a certain file in them. I need to create a list, report, or readout of those subs. To be specific: I need to find those subdirs that do not have *.lrf in them.

Is there an existing search util that will do this for me? I don't speak regex but if that's what it takes, could someone hold my hand a bit? Could it be done in Autohotkey? I also have Directory Opus if that helps.

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all I have to do is get distracted for a split second (phone, kids, TV, whatever) and then I have a mess to deal with.
This is why I always monitor any installation with Total Uninstall. Ashampoo Uninstaller is also good for this.

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Nothing can top Quicken. They change the file format for online banking downloads every few years, forcing you to upgrade so as not to lose functionality.

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Just a reminder; if you planning on getting Win 7 x64, Sandboxie is not compatible with 64 bit operating systems.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Win7: Anyone else getting excited?
« on: September 28, 2009, 08:42 AM »
I've been running the 64bit Ultimate version on all 3 of my home's machines. I installed it the day it went RTM. I have a Technet sub. I wouldn't call it that revolutionary but I am very pleased with it. I have yet to see a crash and I have had zero problems finding drivers for anything. Most of my software is compatible with the OS and the rest have beta versions out there that are compatible (DirOpus for example).

The interface is slick. I am coming from XP, having skipped Vista. I did try Vista a couple of times but always got frustrated by it and uninstalled it. I don't see any of those frustrations with Win 7.

Win 7 is solid and the UI is nice. But, I don't see any compelling reason to pay hundreds of dollars for it over XP.

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Found Deals and Discounts / Total Uninstall 1/2 price 29 Sep
« on: September 22, 2009, 09:37 PM »
bitsdujour.com has Total Uninstall for $15 on 29 Sep. For $11 more you can get the pro version. I'm in for this one.

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Every time I see this thread I start singing in my head the following. Anybody else want to admit their age by saying they recongize it?

Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself
I'm A Man Of Wealth And Taste
I've Been Around For A Long, Long Year
Stole Many A Man's Soul And Faith
And I Was 'round When Jesus Christ
Had His Moment Of Doubt And Pain
Made Damn Sure That Pilate
Washed His Hands And Sealed His Fate

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General Software Discussion / Re: Add tabbed documents to MS Office
« on: August 26, 2009, 12:34 PM »
http://lifehacker.co...oft-office#c14984642

Quote from SebastionP
From the Terms and Conditions:
* Third-party software
The software comes with other software as well as legal responsibility for the intellectual property of the free software providers to enjoy and commitment.

Having mentioned this caveat, I installed this last night and I do like it. Seems like something MS should have implemented on their own.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Add tabbed documents to MS Office
« on: August 26, 2009, 12:15 PM »
Make sure you read the EULA carefully. I forget the exact wording but it said something about installing 3rd party software.

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Living Room / Re: Free Mousepads?
« on: August 15, 2009, 07:34 PM »
I've got a couple of extra mousepads but I no longer have the proper drivers for them.

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Living Room / Re: Help put spare laptop to use
« on: July 20, 2009, 08:10 PM »
I kinda like the test bed idea. I might give Linux a whirl just to say I did. I also might try Windows Home Server and see what that can do for me. Fortunately, I have a MS Technet subscription so I can try it for free. I'll let you know how it goes. Now, if I could only find some free time to do it in.

Thanks for all the suggestions

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Living Room / Help put spare laptop to use
« on: July 20, 2009, 04:35 PM »
I have a spare laptop that I want to find a use for. It is about 5 years old, has an 80GB hd and the battery is dead. It still works on AC and I don't want to invest in a new battery as I already have a better laptop and 2 desktops. So, what is a good use for this thing? I don't need more central storage as I already have a 1TB NAS with a media server running on it. Is there a way to run antivirus/anti-spyware apps on a central machine and have the others route through that? If so, would that mean I wouldn't need these running on each individual machine? Any other ideas for putting this thing to use?

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This happened to me once after doing a go-through with CCleaner.
Hasn't happened since, but for a long time, I un-checked firefox stuff from the cleaning queue.
Did you do any cookie-and-temp-file-cleaning before this happened?
This will happen if you run CCleaner while Firefox is still open.

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If you religiously monitor each installation with tools like Ashampoo Uninstaller or Total Uninstaller, you can easily wipe out everything that gets installed, including registry entries. I use Ashampoo and try to monitor each new installation.

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Or, run your os in a sandbox. I swear by Returnil. Muck it up as much as you want then simply reboot and you are fresh again.

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I use Netvibes in conjunction with Delicious. I have a tag group named "Daily" in Delicious that contain all the sites I visit daily. Then I monitor that RSS feed on Netvibes. I do the same with other often used categories; "Support", "Software", etc.

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