Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Video files (offline)

Not sure about the legality, but for students (and you) to use youTube videos (offline) in presentations (especially if your organisation has a firewall that blocks YouTube) you can try which will allow them to download the videos.

Web Design

Joyce pointed me to a web page analysis by Brooke Marshall

Marshall, B. (2008). Obama defeats McCain. Retrieved October 29, 2008, from

Friday, October 24, 2008

Windows XP - adding a folder open icon to task bar

Although I know most of you are probaby using Windows Vista, I thought Id better document this before I forget how.

On my IBM Laptop there is no windows key, so how to I create a quick link equivalent to [Windows]+[E] (open explorer) (in this example I will get it to open Drive D).

  1. Right click on the desktop and New > Shortcut

  2. In the "type the location of the item box type in... 
    %systemroot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,D:

  3. In the "Type a name for this shortcut" enter
    "Explorer D"

Other stuff

  1. Test it by double clicking

  2. To change the icon, right click and click change icon button

  3. To add to your task bar (the one with Start at the bottom of the screen, just drag it (I delete my desktop one)

  4. To open a specific folder (eg. D:\myfolder\GoodStuff ) in properties: 
          Target : %systemroot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,D:\myfolder\GoodStuff
           Start in: D:

.. easy aye...

By the way if you really want to create a shutdown icon in XP, the code for this is
shutdown -s -t 0 (the last character is a zero)