Use Skybound Stylizer to Learn CSS

Use Skybound Stylizer to Learn CSS

I’ve been teaching myself computer stuff for almost two decades now. From computer applications to programming, to web design to any other coding needs. Part of that learning list was teaching myself some CSS. I recently found the Stylizer application … More »

Cygwin Commands for Text Manipulation

Cygwin Commands for Text Manipulation

DOS has a few commands like find, findstr and sort which can be used to manipulate text. ($ help <cmd> shows the usage help for all these commands.) However, their usage is very different from those that a Unix user … More »

How to Set Windows Logon Warning Message

How to Set Windows Logon Warning Message

Especially in systems that are part of an enterprise domain, you may have noticed a warning message after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del and before the login window. It is called a Legal Notice. While it is irritating most of the times, there … More »

How To Delete Posts From Windows Live Writer

How To Delete Posts From Windows Live Writer

While Windows Live Writer is a wonderful blogging software that lets bloggers work offline, it is poorly documented. Ironical. On top of it, the Windows Live Writer blog, much like other Windows blogs has no search feature to check for … More »

Trayconize Any Program to System Tray

Trayconize Any Program to System Tray

The ability to minimize programs to the system tray has been made possible for a reason. There are always programs which we don’t intend to exit but do not use as frequently. During work, e.g., we open a web browser … More »

Teach Your Grandma Computers

Teach Your Grandma Computers

If you haven’t thought of any Christmas gift yet, consider teaching your old computer-illiterate grandma how to use computers. The ultimate goal is for her to send you a mail, but to reach there are a few important steps one must learn. Here are six steps I can think of. More »

My Experiments With PrtSc

My Experiments With PrtSc

Ever since I made the post about using dual monitors, one issue has been buzzing in my mind. What happens when you take a PrtSc of dual monitors? Is there a way to take only one of them? The following screenshots show … More »

The .profile in Cygwin

The .profile in Cygwin

We have seen a few things about the .profile while customizing the Cygwin terminal. Here are the remaining sections of the file. Prompt export PS1=”\[\e]2;\u@\h:\w\007$green\]\u@\h:\[$pink\]\w\[$blue\]$ \[$BLUE\]” The PS1 is a defined environment variable that determines how a prompt should behave. … More »

Customizing the Cygwin Terminal

Customizing the Cygwin Terminal

  Cygwin loads its settings from a file called .profile present in the HOME environment variable. By default, HOME is set to /home/<username> which in Windows can be reached in C:\cygwin\home\<username> (assuming you have installed Cygwin in C:\cygwin folder). .profile … More »

Use Dual Monitors

Use Dual Monitors

Dual monitors are all the rage these days. People whose work is closely tied to the stock market use dual monitors: the Bloomberg/Reuters terminal and the work monitor. In other workplaces, especially where there aren’t too many restrictions on the … More »