Archive for March, 2009

HELP! My System Tray is Overflowing

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Does your System Tray look like this?  Believe it or not, I’m pretty anal retentive about my desktop, email folders, and especially my taskbar and system tray.  I need minimal clutter – everything in one of these places should be there for a reason.

Luckily, most programs give you some control over where and when they display.  Winamp is by far the best example I’ve found of allowing customization though.  You can choose if Winamp will show in the taskbar, system tray, both, neither, and the icon if you choose to show it in the system tray.

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Anyway, for those of you interested in cleaning up your taskbar/system tray, check out these step by step instructions.

March 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Brackets and Talk Shows

Apparently I missed the economic revocery that happened over night freeing up the President’s time so much so that he needed an ESPN spot picking his NCAA brackets and to go on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Obama is the first president to visit a comedy talk show while in office.  Hey, Mr. President- how about we stop playing Mr. Celebrity and get to work.

March 20, 2009 at 8:57 am 1 comment

St. Patrick’s Day Pinch

Are you aware of the custom to pinch someone if they do not wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day?  I recall this ‘game’ from grade school, but apparently it isn’t as well known I thought it was.  Is this a regional thing?  Is it age related (I feel like my mom knows the rules, so you should too)?

March 17, 2009 at 10:13 am 3 comments

The BS of Airfare

Long and short – booked a trip, 2 plane tickets and a hotel last week.  Today, the same trip is $240 cheaper.  Why?  Because the airline reduced the ticket price $120 per person between last week and this.  Mind you that this flight isn’t until the end of September, so it’s not like they were having a fire sale on the last 5 seats.

Fixed pricing airline tickets, I wish.

March 11, 2009 at 5:50 pm Leave a comment

US Stock Market since Election, Nov. 4 2008

Utterly terrible.  In exactly 4 months and 1 day, the S&P, Dow Jones and Nasdaq indexs have fallen around 26%.  Nothing like losing a quarter of your entire savings in a quarter of a year (especially when it probably took a minimum of 4 years to make 25%).

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UPDATE

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March 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm 6 comments