Saturday, January 30, 2010

Backup Google Reader Subscriptions

Simply go to Settings when logged in to Google Reader (upper right corner, you may get a drop down box so select "Reader Settings").

Select "Import/Export"
Click on "Export your subscriptions as an OPML file"
and Save this file to your harddrive.

You can import these feeds back into Google Reader (or any reader that reads OPML files) quite easily by selecting "Import your subscriptions" on this same page.

Be safe - backup.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Get into Safe Mode!

To get into Safe mode, reboot and press the F8 key right before Windows starts up.  If you can't get into safe mode this way, here is the alternative method I use:
  • Click the Start Button
  • Type “msconfig” in the search box
  • Select “msconfig”
  • A “System Configuration” window will open
  • Select the “Boot” tab in the Boot Options section
  • Check the “Safe Boot/Minimal” check box
  • Restart
  • This will put you in “Safe Mode” with large icons and “Safe Mode” showing on all four corners of the screen (you may have to enter your password to get in).
  • Complete whatever your task is (possibly Restart again), then go back to “msconfig”, and uncheck the “Safe Boot” box, and restart. Should boot normally.
Thanks to How to Geek and Larry!


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How to Make the Heart Symbol

Use the numeric keypad to the right (or if you are on a laptop, press NUMLK) and then press ALT 3.  If on laptop, don't forget to release NUMLK.

Other fun ALT key symbols:
ALT + 1 = ☺
ALT + 2 = ☻
ALT + 3 = ♥
ALT + 4 = ♦
ALT + 5 = ♣
ALT + 6 = ♠
ALT + 7 = •
ALT + 8 = ◘
ALT + 9 = ○
ALT + 14 = ♫ Musical Note
ALT + 15 = ☼ Sunshine Symbol
ALT + 0169 = © Copyright Symbol
ALT + 0153 = ™ Trademark Symbol
ALT + 0174 = ® Registered Symbol
Works on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Wordpress, Word, etc.

You call that Parallel?

You call that Parallel?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lost the "Find" Ribbon at the Top of Outlook Messages?

Click on "Find" (see red arrow) and the ribbon will reappear!

This is for Outlook 2003 which I use at work.
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