Monthly Archives: January 2010

A few Windows hacks

Useful Tips Change XP Start Menu Text Follow these steps to change your start menu text from the default ‘start’ to whatsoever you may desire. First you’ll need to download and run Resource Hacker. 1. Within Resource Hacker, navigate to C:\Windows\explorer.exe and open it. 2. Expand the String Table folder and you should see a […]

How Facebook crunches images

I have found a few things out about what Facebook does to your pictures after you upload them, 100% by my own experimentation. In list format: Scales the image down so that the longest side is 604 pixels if it was bigger than that to start with. Recompress all images as JPEGs at quality 85. […]

Check up

I have a few things to say. First, I’m a little bit busy. I still don’t consider myself busy by the standards of some of my friends (I have hours and hours of free time, for reals), but it has picked up this year, I think. Second, I started off this year trying to consistently […]

Mini-Review: Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World by N.D. Wilson is a wild ride. To be fair, the preface warns the reader with such injunctions as “This book does not go straight,” and “I’ve forgotten to include seat belts, and I don’t know where I left the liability waivers.” The narrative weaves […]