Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to embed SVG in a webpage so even Internet Explorer can view it

All major web browsers support displaying SVG to some extent, except Interet Explorer (IE). The svgweb project comes to the rescue. Read more »

How to find files on Windows 7 with the advanced search

Windows 7 no longer has the easy search wizard I am used to Read more »

Two secrets to happiness

To be happy, you must keep two parts of you happy. There is the immediate experience, and there is the remembered self. Read more »

The secret to engineering success; How to fix the world #M

Imagine you are a benevolent dictator. You want your country, and your people to succeed. How can you make that happen? You can’t just order that it be true. Read more »

How much purchasing power has the dollar lost over time?

We have heard of inflation, but what is its effect? A dollar doesn’t buy what it used to. But what does that mean? I bought a house in 1988 for $97,000. If I had to buy it today with a weaker dollar, how much would it cost?
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Stop Picasa from rescanning photos every time and fix duplicate links to directories

this is how I got Picasa to stop scanning and discovering some of the same photos most every time I start it. Plus I got rid of duplicate entries for the same directories. And Picasa isn’t compacting the database as often when I quit. Read more »

How to create pretty word clouds that are yours to use for any purpose

A word cloud is a visual representation of information using words as graphics with meaning. The larger the representation of the word, the more significant Read more »

Do vitamins and supplements do anything? How can you tell?

Take vitamin D to prevent flu and much more. Read more »

How to engineer the boiling temperature of a liquid

This is the example to follow when you want to create a liquid with a new boiling temperature. Read more »

31 secrets. How to live a happy life with no regrets

1. Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.
2. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behavior. Read more »