Make a Cool Lunch-Bag for your Kids
When Alvis was in elementary school, I would often make her brown-bag lunches to take to school.
I would write her name on them, maybe sketch out something pretty with Sharpies.
Now that she is in junior-high, she would die if I even suggested anything to this effect.
John Watson had the brilliant idea to see if he could run a paper lunch-bag though his printer to print a graphic on it.
Took him awhile but he got it down.
- How to make the coolest brown-bag lunch in class - flagrantdisregard
Wish I had thought of that.
Move Hidden Application Windows on your Laptop Display
Working with dual-monitors at home is no big deal. I'm not disconnecting them.
However, I get into an annoying problem at work with my laptop and dual monitors there.
See, when I remove the laptop and go portable, some applications will reopen back on the "phantom" desktop. I can see the application in the task-bar, but can't get the program to launch on my laptop's display. Bummer.
Sometimes I get lucky and the program uses an .ini file I can edit and set the X and Y display values back to 0,0 to get the program to open on my laptop display. Sometimes that's not an option and I am stuck.
I had seen somewhere before a tip to deal with this but lost it.
Fortunately Ashley over at CyberNet News was reading my mind. The very next day, this article appeared.
- How to Move Windows with the Keyboard - CyberNet News
Ashley's tips are simple.
- Right-click on the application in the system-tray,
- Select "Move"
- Take a stab in the dark and try to use the move-cross cursor on the phantom space to drag the application back, or
- ...just press the keyboard arrow-keys to move the application window back to your laptop monitor.
Now wasn't that easy!
The 2007 Best Lists
I'm sure we will see a lot more of these lists coming in the next week.
Collections of the best applications of 2007. I like them as they allow me a quick source of potential noteworthy applications that I may have overlooked, or forgotten.
Here are two to get things started.
Lifehacker's 2007 Guide to Free Software and Webapps - Lifehacker
SHELL EXTENSION CITY - They are running a list of their top 25 programs, tips and tweaks of 2007. There are only a few listed per day and have listed them up to #10 right now. Some new things I haven't heard about, and some old ones I was surprised to find on the list. Check the prior posts to get numbers 14-25 which have already been posted.