Show keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7

Microsoft released Windows 7 in 2009, and one thing I’ve always hated about it is that the option to underline keyboard shortcuts was gone. Why would anyone deliberately make it harder for users to work smarter, by no longer showing them those underlines? I’ve finally discovered that the underlines still exist — here’s how to turn them on! Continue reading ‘Show keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7′

How to add your own ringtones and notification sounds on Android

I had an idea to use certain sounds on my Android, but they’re not included among the standard sounds. I knew I would probably be able to find the sounds on the Internet, and surely it must be possible to copy them to my phone so that they can be assigned as ringtones and notification sounds.

As it turns out, achieving this is really easy. The only obstacle I found was that no single page described the process – so I am setting out to do that here. Continue reading ‘How to add your own ringtones and notification sounds on Android’

How to install MS Money 2004 on 64-bit Linux

Do you run Linux? Do you miss MS Money, the personal-finance application? I can answer yes to both questions, but I’ve found a solution. It’s possible to run Windows software on Linux, but sometimes it’s tricky.

This is a guide to overcome those traps. Perhaps I’m the only one to ever benefit from this installation guide, but there’s a slim chance that others might benefit too, so I’ll publish this instead of keeping it for myself.

Continue reading ‘How to install MS Money 2004 on 64-bit Linux’

Avoid accidentally using cAPS LOCK (and switch keyboard layouts) with Keyla

There are two things that keep annoying me when I work, and I have just discovered that Keyla cleverly prevents both:

  1. Accidentally hitting cAPS LOCK AND TYPING EVERYTHING IN UPPERCASE, and
  2. Windows’ perpetual inability to remember what keyboard layout I want to use.

Here’s how Keyla helps to solve both of these problems. Continue reading ‘Avoid accidentally using cAPS LOCK (and switch keyboard layouts) with Keyla’

Errata: geeky details

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I took a closer look at the images I had found yesterday and I noticed that my story was not entirely correct so I’m posting this to set things straight, rather than rewriting yesterday’s post.

I wrote that there were digits on both halves of the wristband, but the image shows all the digits on just one side. Even better, the digits are readable so I can analyze them all over again. Continue reading ‘Errata: geeky details’