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Thursday, August 18, 2011

DT Has Moved to WordPress

I'm testing out WordPress.com.

You can now find Desultory Thought at http://desultorythought.wordpress.com.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Don't Ever Call Yourself a Nice Guy

Would you say you're a "nice guy"?

Do you ever wonder why "nice guys finish last"?

Does it feel like people just take advantage of you because you're "too nice"?

Do you ponder if women really are attracted only to jerks?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Troubleshoot Internet Connection Issue

Your network says it's connected, but for some reason it won't allow you to connect to the internet.

If you're having to read this from someone else's computer because yours won't connect to the internet, I may be able to help.

There are a variety of potential causes for this issue. If you search Microsoft's Knowledge Base articles, you'll probably not find a solution. They offer limited help.

If you are searching with Google, you'll probably find a whole array of different answers, for different reasons, and different scenarios. You might wind up trying 10 different "solutions" before you find what is actually wrong for you.

So if you can't get online from your computer, even though it claims you can, here's what you might want to try:

Monday, August 8, 2011

War Bomber Plane Riddle

It is the war times...

A bomber plane flies up into the air.

It makes its way to the enemy territory.

As the plane is flying over, the pilot presses a button to open the bay, it works.

The pilot then presses a button to release the clamp that holds the bomb. The bomb doesn't drop.

Why didn't the bomb fall?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Phillips GoGear Vibe MP3 Player Review

Phillips GoGear Vibe MP3 Player
Not to sound like a shill, but I have to commend Phillips. If you want a great little MP3 player, I have to recommend the Phillips GoGear Vibe

I have the little black 4GB one, which is too small (on storage space) for most people, I know. The Phillips GoGear Vibe is nothing fancy. It's just a small device that could easily get lost in your pocket.

It isn't the latest and greatest. Far from it. No touchscreen. No fancy anything.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Best Backup of Full Blogger Template

Anyone that gives instructions for changing your Blogger template will first remind you to click "Download Full Template", before making any changes. Although it's important to do, there is a better way to do it if you have a customized template.

If your template is plain-Jane and you have no added widgets, you have no need for this information.

If you are like me and like to customize the heck out of your Blogger template, you'll want to keep reading.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Embed a Comment Form in Blogger Posts

There is a simple and easy way to embed a basic comment form into all your Blogger blog posts. You don't even need to edit the template.

Blogger has provided an "embedded comment form" option for you.

It's not the prettiest, but it gets the job done. If you have comments allowed but don't use an embedded form, all you'll get is a little link inviting readers to "Post a Comment" - very bland. It also requires additional steps for the reader.

Worst of all, it's easy to overlook.