Category Archives: tips and tricks

Must Read: For Everyone Driving A Car: A Serious Warning About Your Tyres!

Through Milena, who lives in California, this ABC News report about the dangers of driving with tires*, sold as new, but are actually as old as 6, 8 or in some cases even 12 years old. The British Rubber Manufacturer … Continue reading

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Love is in the Air, or Hot Air (Air Under Pressure)?

Since yesterday there’s a lot of talk about the new MacBook Air. At the risk of being blamed by the Mac fans, I’d like to mention the following (and thanks to Peio for the useful link): – the battery of … Continue reading

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How Fast Is Your Internet Connection?

If you’ve ever wondered, and didn’t know how to check, here’s a useful website: Speakeasy. By measuring the download and upload rate from the 8 locations in the USA you will be able to accurately measure your current line throughput … Continue reading

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DNS Tools

DNSstuff is a web site with DNS tools, reports and Hosting tests, advanced network and domain name tools. Top 3 tools are: 1. DNSreport: Provides comprehensive information about the specified domain that may verify DNS ‘health’ or identify problems or … Continue reading

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Check your MS Windows Startup List – esp. if your computer boots slowly

Many times your MS Windows XP computer may be booting very slowly. To solve that, one needs to go into Start -> Run, and type msconfig there, and then press “Enter”. This will start the System Configuration Utility, where you … Continue reading

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Russian keyboard layouts

If you are looking for a Russian keyboard, and you don’t have an actual one, e.g. you are outside of Russia, here’s a solution to your problem: virtual keyboard! You can choose among 4 standard keyboard layouts (йцукен, йцукен typewriter, … Continue reading

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Omniglot – writing systems and languages of the world

Just found this (thanks, Anne-Rachel!): Omniglot. It allows me to check the spelling, pronounciation, and different meaning of every letter in every alphabet. On this page all languages are listed.

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Think about nature, when you drive

Driving a few days ago from Sedona to Phoenix, Arizona, I was often switching the gears of my Hyundai from “D” to “N”. That is, in other words, I was not speeding and jumping on the gas or on the … Continue reading

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Dell notebook

I got a new Dell XPS m1210 – wonderful piece! After some minor updates and edits, I can highly recommend it for usage by anyone. It’s worth getting one! I could recommend it, but not immediately – there are some … Continue reading

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