Wrist watches used to be an almost compulsory accessory for men and women alike: not only did they tell you the time of the day, but also functioned as an indicator of your style, wealth and personality — well, unless you were one of those rare types who preferred pocket watches. Everything changed when cellphones exploded […]
Posts by Troy Larsen
Take a look at the pristine Google Chrome start page below. If you like what you see, just open this article in Chrome and follow along. In a few clicks, your Chrome start page will become as clean and clutter-free as the one in the picture below.
I got my first tablet device a while ago during the season sale. It was a shiny new ASUS Eee Pad known as the Transformer. At $300, the deal was more than compelling, although it did not include the bottom part – the dock that could double up as the back cover, complete with a […]
Blackberry Curve is a pretty slick smartphone, and my girlfriend Tara definitely likes her 8900, no question about that. As for me, I don’t have anything against it, except it has the nasty habit of making inadvertent phone calls from inside her purse. It doesn’t happen very often, but it has happened more than once […]
As you know, email signatures are those lines that contain your titles and contact information and which are somehow inserted by your mail client at the end of every message you compose. Now here is the tricky part. If you’ve never created a signature in Thunderbird, when you finally get around to doing that, you’ll be in for a big surprise: how do heck do you do it?
I use Mozilla Thunderbird as my desktop email client. Maybe it is not the finest piece of software in the world, but it kind of works for me. Besides, throughout the years I have seen a good share of different email clients, and not all of them were pretty. In fact, some were so ugly […]
Here is what I found today. I came to the Rogers website to see what’s new with my wireless provider. The first thing I noticed was a large banner that read: “The Revolution is coming. June 2nd”. What got me intrigued was the picture of an HTC cellphone with its keyboard slid out and the […]
I would like to warn everyone who uses Skype: beware of your chat/instant messaging client if you do any kind of web development on your computer, as Skype, for some very obscure reason, uses port 80 (yes, the standard HTTP port) to connect to whatever communication server it has to talk to in order to get you online.
Hi folks out there! Before I start blogging full throttle I thought I’d provide some background on who I am and what made me go public with my concerns. I am a rather conservative non-techie guy who, like everybody else, has to somehow deal with the ever increasing complexity of the world around us. Apparently, […]