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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 | Author:

So on my netbook I have Windows 7, and for some reason the volume function on the taskbar is just wicked slow, so I wanted a quick way to mute, unmute, etc… in a quicker fashion.

Well I found a command line tool that gives you a lot of functions regarding volume, logging off, standby, etc…  So if you grab the program called NirCmd here ( then you can create shortcuts to mute/unmute, raise or lower the volume, etc…

The other option if you have this same issue is to download intellitype and then  you can use some function keys to do the same thing.  I’ve had some issues with this after the computer comes out of hibernation though.  The nircmd stuff seems to always work.

<shrug>  I think what I really want is a mute button on my chrome browser itself.  Pretty much 90% of the time I do not want my browser to make any noise.  I don’t want stupid ads talking to me, or crappy webpage music playing…  I wonder if they’ll add that in for me.

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Wednesday, November 04th, 2009 | Author:

Okay this was one of those things that always annoyed me, but I never really put any effort into fixing.

At work we have *REALLY* long shares on our network so when I would open up explorer or anything I would see:

This_Is_A_Dumb_Share_Name on ‘Server Description goes here (servername)’ (Q:)

Well that means the left pane of my explorer window had to be huge before I could see that the drive letter on that was “Q”    Very annoying.

Well you can change this behaviour very easily with a registry key.  (Only tested in XP)

Create a new REG_DWORD here:


Name this new REG_DWORD “ShowDriveLettersFirst”


0= Show drive letters after description (default)

1 = Show drive letters first only on network drives, local drives show after

2 = Don’t display a drive letter (WHAT?!  Why would you do that?!)

4 = Show drive letters before descriptions

So set the value to 4.   Restart and there you go!

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Sunday, October 11th, 2009 | Author:

I guess I’ve never really seen much in the way of performance art that actually impressed me or struck me as real art.  I guess everything I’ve seen was just some guy throwing paint at a canvas…where seeing it being made didn’t really add anything…  The only performance art I ever really liked was Bob Ross, but I guess that was really more instructional rather than performance… well anyways…

This is f’ing awesome…

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Saturday, April 18th, 2009 | Author:

This is probably one of the more impressive pieces of equipment I’ve ever seen… I love it.

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Monday, April 06th, 2009 | Author:

The Iron Sheik is completely different than I remember him from my childhood.   I think the excessive cocaine use has really gotten to him.   I think he’s even crazier than The Ultimate Warrior… He’s pretty crazy now, but really he was crazy then too.   I’m not sure what is up with the Iron Sheik, but he’s pretty whacked out now.   This is in no way Safe For Work ™

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