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)
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
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
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
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.