Monday, June 26, 2006

It's entirely possible... get in an 8 hour day, with a 6-month old at home from day-care (thanks to the latest deluge in the Mid-Atlantic). It just takes 18 hours.

That's all.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Birdy Nam Nam - Absesses
This is turning into a video blog...

Paul Irish, a.k.a. shares a video of 4 parisian DJs in action. More here.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Fun with Carbonation and the Fresh Maker

As mentioned on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday, I bring you the The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments: Technorati Tags: , ,

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Amazing Hole In One
When I hit a ball in the rough, it stays there. Not so with Fuzzy Zoeller...

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Windows: Right-Click Issues

My home computer used to freeze whenever I right-clicked the desktop, and the only fix was to kill the explorer instance and start it again. Major PITA. First I figured I had a virus or something, but when a scan came up clean, I figured there had to be something wrong with the registry.

A quick google search turned up this excellent article:

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers

My specific problem was fixed this way:

Problems when you right-click an empty area in the Desktop?

If you have a problem when you right-click on a blank area on the Desktop, then you need to inspect the handlers in this registry key. ...

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Directory \ Background \ shellex \ ContextMenuHandlers

The only handler present by default (in a clean XP installation) is the New handler. If you find any additional sub-keys there, it may have be added by third-party applications.

And should you ever get too trigger-happy and delete too much, this Knowlege Base Article will come to your rescue:

New Command Missing in Windows Explorer