Picture of the Day: “Stone Mill”

From photographer Michael Tyo: Near my home is this delightful old stone grist mill. It was built in the late 1920’s by Henry Ford to provide a counterpoise to his renovated Wayside Inn across the street. I hope you like it.


You can see more of my photos at www.tyophoto.com. Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
Focal length: 24mm
Shutter speed: 0.5 second
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 200

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How to hide the ‘Search’ and ‘Task View’ buttons from the taskbar in Windows 10

Windows-10-logoMicrosoft made a number of changes to the visual user interface in Windows 10. I found many of those changes to be good ones, but some of them could have benefited from a little more forethought.

Two great examples are the ‘Search’ and ‘Task View’ buttons that were added to the taskbar in Windows 10. While it’s true that these buttons come in handy at times, many users (myself included) prefer not to use them.

In my opinion, the best way to open a Search box is to simply press the Windows+S key combination. That way you can start typing your search query without having to even touch your mouse.

And as for the Task View feature, very few people even use it. So why clutter up an already crowded taskbar by displaying those non-essential buttons?

Luckily, it’s very easy to hide the Search and Task View buttons from the Windows 10 taskbar. Just follow the simple steps listed below: [Continue Reading]

Is your blog infected with malware? Find out right now with a free scan from Sucuri.

sucuri-logoIf you run a blog, chances are you’re concerned about it getting hacked and infected with malware. And in this day and age, that is a very valid concern.

Hackers and scammers are always probing blogs for security weaknesses, and if they find one they can quickly gain access to your blog’s server and install malware that will turn your blog into a vehicle for distributing all kinds of nefarious code to your blog visitors’ computers. [Continue Reading]

Q&A: Is it a good idea to install an SSD as a second drive?

Question from Eric S.: I would like to install a solid state drive in my Lenovo desktop PC just to install my programs on. I mostly use Photoshop and Lightroom along with a couple of web browsers.

I’m not really interested in making the SSD the boot drive by installing Windows. My question is whether it’s worth adding an SSD as a second drive just for running programs?

Rick’s answer: [Continue Reading]

How to discreetly send the same email to multiple recipients

emailHave you ever needed to send the same exact email to several recipients without them knowing that other people are receiving the same email?

Sending the same exact message to multiple recipients can come across as a bit spammy, but there are occasions when it’s both necessary and legitimate to do it.

As luck would have it, there is a very simple way to send the exact same email to several people while making it appear to each recipient that it was sent only to them. Here’s how to do it: [Continue Reading]

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