Windows 7 remote reboot

If you have ever used windows remote desktop to manage a windows desktop environment you already know how useful it is to be able to reboot the machine remotely. While this can be accomplished using a command line I had grown used to doing it using task manager in windows xp. With windows 7 however they have taken this feature away. Instead there is an even easier way. All you need to do is press the “Alt + F4” keys and ...

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Long time no blog…..

It seems I never seem to get a chance to post. Between work, holidays, birthdays, and my sons extracurricular activities I have about enough time to read my email, check a few articles or burn a CD. I will try to get some updated pictures of Owen on the site as the holidays draw nearer. He had another successful photo shoot this year and I know many will look forward to seeing them.

All in all life has been pretty pleasant ...

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Calibrating the Leapster by Leapfrog

My son’s Leapster seems to need calibration every so often. Below are instructions to re-calibrate the screen.

The following are instructions for calibrating the Leapster™ handheld.

1. Insert a cartridge*, turn the unit on and wait for the sign-in screen to appear.
2. Hold down the Home, Hint and B buttons simultaneously.
3. When the screen changes, press the A button.
4. Using the Stylus, touch the center of the targets.

*if your unit has built in games you will not need to ...

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Optimizing Firefox 3 for speed (aka about:config hacks)

There are a lot of articles and “tweaks” that explain how to to speed up internet browsing with Firefox on the net these days. I have listed a few of the safer ones below.

The first thing you will need to do is open up Firefox and type in “about:config” (without the quotes) in the address bar and press enter. You will first be greeted with a popup that says you may void your warranty, just dismiss this popup by clicking ...

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