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Get A Life

You don't like abortion. You don't like contraception.
You don't want people marrying if both get an erection.
You don't like single parenting, or seeing too much skin.
You don't like sex-ed either; you think that it's a sin
To teach kids how to cope with all the things that are to come.
You think that being gay is all about sex up the bum.
You don't like masturbation. You think Satan is to blame
For everything that you don't like. You're all the bleedin' same…

You're all bloody perverts. What leads you to be vexed
Is you're unhealthily obsessed with other people having sex.

Daz

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Here's something I've been meaning to share for a while, but somehow never got around to it. It addresses a small instance of that growing trend, in graphical interfaces, of making stuff look cool and flashy at the expense of usefulness.

Before Windows Vista, the folder-tree in Windows Explorer consisted of dotted lines, with clickable boxes to open or close a sub-tree. Like this:

[Click picture to enbiggen]

Since then, they've been clickable arrow-heads with no lines. It's not a huge inconvenience not having them, but I like those lines. When you're nine-or-ten layers down into the directory-structure and the top-level directory has scrolled off the top of the chart, they give an at-a-glance indication of where you are in relation to that top level. And, having helped inexperienced users a fair few times, I can attest that the dotted-lines graphical representation is much more intuitive. The lines directly represent and imply a structure, whereas a staggered column of triangles merely looks, to many newbies, like an oddly out-of-whack list.

So, anyway, here's the thing I've been meaning to share for lo! these many moons; a way to get those dotted lines back. Unfortunately, it involves using a .reg file, which WordPress won't allow me to store for you to download, so I'll have to talk you through the (painless) process of making one.

First, open a fresh Notepad text-document.

Now paste this into it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"FriendlyTree"=dword:00000000

(Note: don’t delete the blank second line.)

Now click FileSave as…

Make sure you're saving it to somewhere convenient.

Change the Save as type: drop-down to All file types

In the File name: box, type (or paste) Show_Folder_Tree_Lines.reg

Click Save and close the document.

Now find the Show_Folder_Tree_Lines file you've just made. Either double-clicking it, or right-clicking and selecting Merge should begin the process of adding the contents to the registry. You'll probably be presented with a security warning or two, followed by a dialogue asking if you really, truly want to add the information to the registry. Click whatever okays and yeses are necessary, and eventually you should be told that the "keys and values … have been successfully added to the registry."

It's so long since I added this that I forget whether a restart is needed before the change will be apparent, but other than that, you're done. You should now have a properly-represented folder-tree in Windows Explorer.
Daz


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Snurkle. Snort. Giggle.

Whatever

PROLOGUE

ACT I

ACT II

ACT III

ACT IV

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I have discovered a new illness. It's possibly the illness with the narrowest—you might, if you believed in intelligent design, call it targeted—effect ever seen in a disease affecting human beings.

For starters, it only effects women.

Secondly, it only effects them in very specific circumstances.

It's called "oestrogen vibe," and it causes women to be less inclined to argue, but only if the subject under discussion is atheism. (more…)

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I Am So Going To Hell!

Is it wrong, Gentle Reader, that I guffawed slightly at this? Am I a bad person for chuckling at calamity?

It is said that Mr. Graff held the first U.S. patent for a fire hydrant, but this cannot be verified: the patent office burned to the ground in 1836, destroying all the U.S. patent records!

Daz

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Do Electromagnets Have Immortal Souls?

This is one of those odd little questions which pop up now and again. Confronted with an atheist's disbelief in afterlives, the believer will ask something like, "Well where do you think life goes after death?" To which the instinctive, though unhelpful reply is usually something along the lines of, "What part of 'no life after death' didn't you understand?"

As I say, not really helpful. So okay, here's a handy metaphor. (more…)

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Please dispose of chick tracts in the approved manner.
Daz

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