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Bono warns the world against rampant piracy (Download Squad)

Jan 6th 2010 3:10AM Difficult to understand why anyone whould listen to Bono. The man is a twerp.

Workbench rant: software annoyances I can do without (Download Squad)

Jan 29th 2009 3:15AM Events, not necessarily initiated by me, that take the focus away from the window that I am typing into. I look up from the keyboard, and the last fifty keystrokes have gone -- where?

Coign of Vantage - Time Waster (Download Squad)

Sep 29th 2008 6:06PM Hmm. Interesting.

Top 5 iPhone buzzkills (Download Squad)

Aug 29th 2008 3:33PM I'm beginning to wish I could put an iPhone filter on my PC. I really don't want to read about this thing any more.

Theft is Bad Karma: Stop Pirating Photoshop! (Download Squad)

Aug 19th 2008 2:03PM Jeebus, if Picasa is a bit slow at finding new photos you can try 'Refresh Thumbnails'. Just right click on the folder concerned. I have in the past had trouble with Picasa being slow to find new photos, but not lately, and I've got a lot of photos.
I think it's a very good program for managing photos, and also for very basic edits. It has the simplest straighten tool I've seen.
Best app. for photo work is, I think, Lightzone, though I find it is awkward to print from.

Adobe Photoshop Express Beta launches (Download Squad)

Mar 28th 2008 12:11PM I would recommend that everyone complains to Adobe, via the feedback link on the site, about Terms ond Conditions 8a. It is simply unacceptable.
Flippant remark: if an Adobe executive brings his wife to my party, would I have 'a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, ... publicly perform and publicly display...' etc. OK, silly point, but this sort of nonsense from companies make me cross.

Remap your boss's keyboard as a prank with SharpKeys (Download Squad)

Feb 2nd 2008 2:40AM This reminds me of a prank I did in the mid 80s when I was working for a large blue mainframe company. We switched certain keytops on a colleagues keyboard. He typed his login details, using the hunt and peck method, and when he eventually looked at the screen there was a very rude message instead of the expected user details. Much head scratching!
Another time, when hardware/firmware engineers responsible for terminal development visited, we generated an upside down character set (generating symbol/character sets was new stuff at the time). Had then foxed for quite a while.