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     Computer Tweak is a computer tips and tricks website that will hopefully be informative and helpful to all computer users.  Please sign up for the Computer Tweak bi-monthly tech newsletter that will contain tips and free downloadable software.  The tips section contains information on Windows, Linux, Internet, and just about every other topic you could think about.  Browse around, join the message boards for tech help and become part of the Computer Tweak Community.  Thanks for visiting this website :o)

Updates and News

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

This isn't a full update, but I had to comment on something.  The last person that signed my guestbook decided to comment on the fact that I say, "basically" a lot when I'm writing this webpage.  My first reaction was, Do I?  After looking at a few of my tips section, I did notice that I do say the word "basically" quite a bit, in fact, I usually do when I'm talking to people about their computer.  I also say the words: simply, easy, beginner, etc...because I don't want people to feel intimidated about their computer or about the tips that I'm giving them.  Perhaps I should take the time and proofread my pages a little more, but I do this for fun, not for money, and I don't want to work that hard.  Hopefully the viewers of this site will get help with their computer, regardless of how many times I say, "Basically"  :o)

-Computer Tweak 

Monday, March 24, 2003

I'm writing this update after watching the Oscars and I realized I haven't seen most of the movies that were up for awards.  I guess I've become the modern movie watcher that waits for it to come out on DVD or Video, well, I guess once you get used to watching movies in your pajamas you really can't go back to getting dressed up to watch movies, besides movies in New York have their own special type of ambience of sticky floors, people that laugh at all the wrong scenes, and that one person who can't open a candy bar quietly.

I'm rambling aren't I?  Yes, well, here is the updates to the site, I'll be adding some more sections for the very new computer user with simple instructions for basic tasks.  You'll find this in the tips section under the heading of Beginning User.  So, here are the tutorials:

Before I head off I wanted to say one thing regarding the war in Iraq.  Whatever side of the issue you're on, whether it be in support of the war or protesting the war, always remember to honor our troops, pray for their safety, and wish for their speedy return to their loved ones.  Protesting the war is your right, earned by the founding fathers through war, defended since then by our military, and regardless of how you view this war, please remember to respect our troops.

Friday, March 14, 2003

I haven't had much time to update the site of late, but I should be able to update it a little more frequently now that spring as sprung.  Okay, so NY is still cold and it doesn't feel like spring has even come close to sprunging, umm, springing, umm, you know what I mean.  Here are a few of the updates and tutorials I have to offer:

Best download in the freeware section is OpenOffice.  If you don't have Microsoft Office, then I would suggest you download it immediately, it's just a great piece of freeware software.  Well, there's the update, doesn't it look so nice and pretty.  I'm going to be updating at least once a week now, mostly likely every Friday, so make sure you stop by to read my ranting.

Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Been a few days since I did an update to the site, but it was the holiday season and my computer decided to go on a vacation, it sent me postcards from all the locations it stopped at...lets see, here's the first postcard, umm, from Tijuana, I wonder what my computer was doing there.  Aww, isn't that cute, it wrote me, "Processor, I need no stinkin' processor" okay, so it had a little too much to drink I think.

Seriously though, I spent the holiday season with family and it was very relaxing and enjoyable.  Oh and we had a white Christmas in New York this year!  Now I'm fully recharged and ready to help you with your computer.  Here are the quick tips, tutorials, and downloads I have for you:

Click on the links or go to the different sections of the site,  there are lots more tips, tutorials, and freeware downloads.  Get exploring the site while I try to figure out why my computer has a tattoo that says, "0101010101" oh those wacky computers, they get a little drunk and they get binary tattooed on them.

Sunday, December 22, 2002

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.  Ho ho ho, time for me to deliver another Christmas time set of tips.  Got one for Win XP users and one for all Windows users.  Here they are:

Now don't say I didn't give you anything for Christmas.  There I gave you two computer tips all nicely wrapped up in a bow.  It's better than a lump of coal and more useful than argyle socks.

Thursday, December 19, 2002

Updates!  Yes, even though the Yule Tide season is upon us and all I want to do is drink eggnog until I get lightheaded, I decided that I should do another update to the site.  With that said, here's the updates:  I've added a new ramble, yes something got on my nerves recently so I vented out a ramble :o)

Other additions are some computer tips and tricks for you Windows Operating system.  Tips I'll be covering:

You can find these tips and tricks in the, umm, computer tips and tricks section or just click on the links above, sheesh, did I really have to tell you that.  It's almost as bad as the directions on shampoo: apply, rinse, apply again, rinse.  I mean, do they really have to tell you rinse out the shampoo?  Okay, maybe some people need it, so just go to the tips section to read up on these new additions.

Monday, December 16, 2002

I've added a new section to the website, it's located under Computer Tips and Tricks and it will deal with helping people with writing web-pages.  My first tutorial will be on how to install CGI-Script on a Unix server.  When I was starting out I found this to be difficult, especially since I was very green when it came to understanding Unix/Linux type systems.  I'll give you step by step instructions on the basics you'll need to know.  Enjoy the tutorial and if you need help with any CGI questions you could always ask on the message boards or email me.

Friday, December 13. 2002

My first e-book has been listed on this site, it's all about Anonymity and the web, showing a person how they're tracked and how to make themselves a little more anonymous while online.  It's an important topic really, I don't think that many people are aware of how much information they give out on the net.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, evvverywhere you go, oops, sorry, spontaneous singing in the middle of this update.  It is looking like Christmas at the moment, the sky has that winter white grey look to it and it's getting nice and cold.  Speaking of cold, brrr, I need some coffee.  Thanks for stopping by and checkout my e-book.

Thursday, December 12, 2002

As promised I tackle the most annoying email virus that is going around at the moment.  Yes, let's say it altogether now, KLEZ!!  I thought this one would be gone by now, but I just opened my email account this morning and saw a few Klez or variations of Klez in my email, ugh, so let's deal with this problem already.  Click on computer tips to get rid of the nasty annoying Klez virus.  If there is any computer tech topics you would like for me to cover, just email me :o)

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Added another tip to the Tips section.  This is a really easy basic one, but someone asked me about it today and I thought, what the heck, since I'm explaining it to them in an email, I might as well write a quick tip tutorial on it and post it to the site.  After all, when one person has a computer question, you know that a bunch of other people have the same problem.  The tip is how to change your screen resolution - very simple tutorial, but I hope it's helpful to someone.

I'm halfway through writing an e-book on Anonymity, some interesting stuff really and I'll be posting it to the E-books section of this website.  So check back in a few days and take a look at it.  I'm still debating on whether I should publish my e-books in a self-extracting file or use a PDF converter to make a PDF file.  Choices, choices, choices, and I'm not sure which would be better.

Well, check out the new tip and tomorrow I'll be working on a tutorial on how to remove the Klez virus, oh please read that one...If I get one more email with Klez attached I'm going to grrrr, get mad!

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

One day old and this website already has an update! I've added a small tutorial on how to make your Windows XP operating system look like Classic Windows 98. When I first installed Windows XP I found it took me some time to get used to the layout of the operating system. Well, I soon found I could make my new Win XP look like my Old Win 98. So, here's the tutorial to show you how. I've included pictures with the tutorial so it's an easy to understand process. Just go to the Computer Tips section to read this article. Also, this is a great tip if you have a technophobic person in your house and they're complaining about Win XP, trust me, make it look like Win 98 and they'll feel way more comfortable.

What else is new? Umm, I'm getting into the holiday mood, yes, I know it's still a little early, but nothing says Christmas Time like Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. I think I've watched it every year for as long as I can remember. That followed by The Grinch, umm, old cartoon version...while the new movie was good, can anything really beat Boris Karloff narrating a christmas cartoon? I think not!

I'll be adding another update tomorrow, so stop in and check out what's new.

Posted By Andrew M.

Monday, December 9, 2002

Welcome to Computer Tweak, this site has just gone live, so this is the maiden voyage and the first update posting I'll be doing for the site. I really wanted to give this page a sense of community, so I've made sure there are ways you can participate in this site. Please feel free to post to the Message Boards, I'll be looking at them daily and I'll be able to answer your tech questions or at least I'll try to answer your tech questions.

The tips section is full of helpful hints that I'll be adding to at least once a week, so if there is an area of interest you would like me to write about, just post to the boards or drop me an email. Don't forget to sign up for the Computer Tweak Newsletter, the first one has already been sent out and you can check it out in the Archive section.

Well, that's about it for now, have a great holiday season and I'll be updating some more tomorrow, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently or semi-frequently. Happy Holidays.

-Computer Tweak