A Quick Speed Up Vista Tip

I have a cheap laptop with Vista Home Basic (VHB) on it. VHB doesn’t include the fancy interface, Aero Glass, that is the hallmark of the Vista OS. Which is fine, I don’t need that — I think I’m more comfortable with the way I’ve been using Widows since ’97, anyway. [Continue reading]

Outlook 2007 Oddity

Here’s something strange: When you’re writing an email in Outlook 2007, you’d think the “text format” setting would be under the “Format Text” tab, right? You’d be wrong. It’s actually under the “Options” tab. According to Microsoft engineers*, this is strictly to keep you on your toes and prevent you from becoming complacent. *Note: The opinions expressed herein may or may not represent the opinions of actual Microsoft engineers, none of whom were consulted in any way other than presumably in the writing of this post. [Continue reading]