Monday, September 27, 2004

Small changes

Gee, hope you aren't too surprised to see a post from me! It has been a while. <words type="famous last" >I am going to make an effort to post more often on here...</words>

I did make one little change to my blog layout. Bet you can't see what it is! Yes - it's the "Get Firefox!" button. I've decided that I should proudly display my browser preference (which I also share with for all to see.

This is the part where I really should let you know about the advantages of Firefox but there are many others who have gone into that in far greater detail than I care to here.

Well, my bed is calling so farewell from another post.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

"My name is mister Aydsi"

Pretty funny little virus story on The Register about a worm called "Amus"

Now, worms and viruses aren't funny at all - however this one has a twist. It uses the Microsoft Speech Engine which is built into Windows XP to talk to it's victims.

In case you're "clickaphobic" (or are just plain lazy) and don't want to click on the Register article link here's what the virus says:

How are you. I am back. My name is mister hamsi. I am seeing you. Haaaaaaaa. You must come to turkiye. I am cleaning your computer. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 0. Gule. Gule.

...which I'm sure leaves you all much more enlightened.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Number One

I always wondered what it would be like for people to be number one in a Google search.

Well, thanks to my gorgeous girlfriend Melinda, I need not wonder any more.

What is more interesting than just the fact that the profile which is attached to this blog is number one is the fact that I've gone through the whole result set (the extended one that is) and every single page linked to in the results was a direct reference to myself.

I've always been pretty pleased with my nickname as it usually seemed quite unique and now I've got Google backing me up! :)

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Neat little trick

I don't use Windows and Outlook at home, however it is standard fare in my work environment. One of the things that I like about Outlook 2003 is the fact that it can be configured to sit in that over-used, over-burdened but still useful system tray.

The trouble is, the context menu really sucks ass. Why, oh why, isn't there a New Message item in that menu? Why isn't there, now that I think about it a whole bloody new item sub-menu! It could have included:

  • New Mail Message
  • New Contact
  • New Note

...and all the other crazy stuff which I usually never use. See, that would be USEFUL. Instead we have to drag Outlook's lumbering bulk up onto our screen and then locate a little "New Message" button and click it.

At least, that's what I *used* to do. Now I just click the quicklink icon for "New Email Message" which I created with the tips from Spongemental's weblog.

Give them a go. I have only used the new email one because that's what I do with Outlook most often. But you're free to go wild.