April 2006 Archives
- Tip 10: Halt background services to improve performance.
- Tip 9: Increase available disk space by scaling back System Restore.
- Tip 8: Scrub your hard drive clean.
- Tip 7: Run two displays on the same PC.
- Tip 6: Force unresponsive applications to close at shutdown.
- Tip 5: Automatically optimize your hard drive.
- Tip 4: Set a custom resolution.
- Tip 3: Stay on top of registry changes.
- Tip 2: Recover lost data.
- Tip 1: Automatically log when and why shutdowns have occurred.
Services Guide for Windows XP
Figure out which services you can disable
I am not sure where this article originally came from I've used a current live link, but I don't think it is the source.
- Believes the first priority is preservation of capital.
- As a result, is risk-averse.
- Has developed his own investment philosophy, which is an expression of his personality. As a result, no two highly successful investors have the same approach.
- Has developed his own personal system for selecting, buying and selling investments.
- Believes diversification is for the birds.
- Hates to pay taxes, and arranges his affairs to legally minimise his tax bill.
- Only invests in what he understands.
- Refuses to make investments that do not meet his criteria. Can effortlessly say 'no'.
- Is continually searching for new investment opportunities that meet his criteria and actively engages in his own research.
- Has the patience to wait until he finds the right investment.
- Acts instantly when he has made a decision.
- Holds a winning investment until a pre-determined reason to exit arrives.
- Follows his own system religiously.
- Is aware of his own fallibility. Corrects mistakes the moment they arise.
- Always treats mistakes as learning experiences.
- As his experience increases, so do his returns.
- Almost never talks to anyone about what he's doing. Not interested in what others think of his investment decisions.
- Has successfully delegated most, if not all, of his responsibilities to others.
- Lives far below his means.
- Does what he does for stimulation and self-fulfilment - not for money.
- Is emotionally involved with the process of investing; but can walk away from any individual investment.
- Lives and breathes investing, 24 hours a day.
- Puts his money where his mouth is. For example, Warren Buffet has 99 per cent of his net worth in shares of Berkshire Hathaway; George Soros, similarly, keeps most of his money in his Quantum Fund. For both, the destiny of their personal wealth is identical to that of the people who have entrusted money to their management.
What is priceheat? A one-click Amazon price checker, a bookmarklet, a widget, price comparison 2.0.
The Student Academic Services at California Polytechnic have an interesting article on procrastination, discussing why we do it, how it affects us, and what we can gain from overcoming our procrastinating tendencies. They also offer a simple four-step cure:
- Realize you are delaying something unnecessarily.
- Discover the real reasons for your delay. List them.
- Dispute those real reasons and overcome them. Be vigorous.
- Begin the task.
Microsoft Office Primary Interop Assemblies
Download the Office XP PIAs and use them to develop Office XP solutions with Visual Studio .NET.
Office 2003 Update: Redistributable Primary Interop Assemblies is available for download
The Microsoft Office 2003 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs) redistributable is a Microsoft Windows Installer package that contains the Primary Interop Assemblies for Microsoft Office 2003 products.
Mr. Prosser said, "You were quite entitled to make any suggestions or protests at the appropriate time, you know."
"Appropriate time?" hooted Arthur. "Appropriate time? The first I knew about it was when a workman arrived at my home yesterday. I asked him if he'd come to clean the windows and he said no, he'd come to demolish the house. He didn't tell me straight away of course. Oh no. First he wiped a couple of windows and charged me a fiver. Then he told me."
"But Mr. Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."
"Oh yes, well, as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."
"But the plans were on display..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well, the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice, didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display on the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard.'"