College v2 reminded me today about the wonders of msconfig. This nice little feature lets you kill all of those unnecessary startup programs that launch at boot up on your pc. I had forgotten about this function and Adobe startup files were making me crazy.


To quick your start time follow this process:

Click on Start —> Run.

In the field type “msconfig”. A dialog box will pop up and one of the tabs is “Start up”. Here you can uncheck and remove programs that run automatically when windows starts.

(via College v2)


When I was in college and using OneNote, I carried My Notebook around on a flash drive and updated it manually on my laptop and desktop. Which worked fine unless you accidentally overwrote the wrong version and lost all of your notes for the day…or week. Not that I ever did that, of course.

Anyway, Chris Pratley has a post about how to keep your Notebook on a personal site, or the “hard drive in the sky”.

Of course it’s a little late for me, as I’ve already moved over to Google Notebook, but it might be just the thing for you students or professionals out there.


Weather Watcher

I have tried WeatherBug, but I didn’t like it’s chirping and nagging to upgrade. I tried Desktop Weather but it was gaudy and annoying. I like Forecast Fox, but I don’t always have my browser open. And then last week I tried Weather Watcher, and now I am happy.