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How to Make Your Own Website with Your Own URL

If you’ve looked into making your own website, you’ve surely run across companies that offer to help you make your own website for free. But inevitably, no free service is going to give you your very own URL because this costs money.

But getting your own URL isn’t as expensive as it might sound. In fact, you can set up a website with your own domain name for only $5.21 per month.

There are hundreds of ways to make your own website. The way that I’m going to show you is what I believe to be the cheapest, fastest, easiest, and overall best way to do it. Continue reading

How to Make Music Notes on Facebook

Ever wanted to insert music notes into a status message or comment on Facebook? Want to add a bit of musical flair to some song lyrics or a “happy birthday” message? Here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Where’s “Scheduled Tasks” in Windows 7?

If you’re coming from a Windows XP background, you’re probably accustomed to using XP’s “Scheduled Tasks” folder to run programs at specified times or events. At first glance, it may appear Windows Vista and Windows 7 lack this functionality, since there is no “Scheduled Tasks” to be found. However, it’s still there, but under a different name: Task Scheduler. Continue reading

How to Save a Word Doc as a PDF

Saving a Microsoft Word document as a PDF can be a great way to ensure that your document looks exactly the same no matter who’s viewing it and to ensure that your document can be viewed by as many computer users as possible (thanks to the ubiquity of Adobe Reader).

To export your Word document to PDF format, just follow the instructions for your version of Word: Continue reading

How to Delete an Old Email Address from Outlook Autocomplete

If you update an Outlook contact but the old email address keeps showing up in Outlook’s autofill, just follow these steps:

  1. When the old email address appears in the autocomplete box, use your up/down arrow keys to highlight the address
  2. Press the “Delete” key on your keyboard
  3. If you haven’t done so already, finish typing the contact’s name
  4. Now press Ctrl+K on your keyboard to load the new email address from your contact list

How to Change a Drive Letter in Windows XP/Vista/7

A “drive letter” is the letter that precedes paths to files on that drive. For example, C:, D:, E:, etc. Windows lets you change the drive letter of hard drives, USB flash drives, DVD drives, or other drives attached to your system if so desired. These instructions work on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7: Continue reading

How to Temporarily Disable Spell Check in Word

Sometimes you’re working on a Word document and you want to disable spell check for just that one particular document. Just follow the instructions for your version of Microsoft Word: Continue reading

How to Zoom Emails in Outlook

The “zoom” command can be tricky to find in Outlook. Just follow the instructions for your version: Continue reading

Browse WordPress 2.2 Source Code

A very useful resource for WordPress plugin developers: Browse the WordPress 2.2 source code at PHPXref.com.

Tip: Insert Random Text into Microsoft Word

It’s easy: just type =rand() into a Microsoft Word document and press Enter. It’ll be replaced with a five-sentance paragraph:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

You can also type in =rand(3) to get three five-sentance paragraphs.

I figured out that the highest you can go is =rand(200), which produces 14 pages of random goodness. (Assuming you have 12-point Times New Roman font.) Typing =rand(201) and then pressing Enter doesn’t do anything.

So, what’s the practical use of this?

Well, say you want to test some text formatting or text wrapping. Instead of pounding on the keyboard for three minutes producing gobbeldy-gook text to test on, just use Word’s random text insertion.