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’
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’
There are two things that keep annoying me when I work, and I have just discovered that Keyla cleverly prevents both:
- Accidentally hitting cAPS LOCK AND TYPING EVERYTHING IN UPPERCASE, and
- 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’
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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’
Here’s a silly little blast from the past I felt like sharing. Enjoy (See also this update.)
First, a little background: Back when I worked for Microsoft, there was often something new and curious coming along. Force-feedback joysticks, for instance. But they also had some really mind-blowing tech partnerships, like the Timex Data Link watch that was released in 1994 – that’s nearly twenty years ago! Continue reading ‘“Listen to the light”’