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June 2012

Tips & Tricks
June 25, 2012

How to Pin a Batch File to the Taskbar in Windows 7

One of my favorite features in Windows 7 is the taskbar, as it combines the convenience of Vista's Quick Launch, while organizing windows in a more intuitive manner. I've grown accustomed to dragging program shortcuts into it, and having them remain there permanently. That is, until this morning. For some reason, I discovered that Windows wouldn't let me drag a batch file to the taskbar. In DOS, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows, batch file is the name given to a type of script file, a text file containing a series of commands to be executed by the command interpreter. Even when I right-clicked the file, I didn't see the typical "Pin to Taskbar" shortcut. Seeing as batch scripts can execute programs within themselves, I was surprised they were being blocked.…
The skull mask
Personal Stories
June 16, 2012

The Monk and the Gorilla

It was around the time where I was getting to be too old for Halloween, so I didn't do the whole candy collection thing. Instead, I served as a candy dispenser for the kids who wandered over to my parent's place. I decided I would also dress up to entertain the children that passed, but I wasn't exactly sure of what I would do. All I knew is that I had a mask, and a monk's robe. The mask was designed to make my head look like a large, sinister skull. Not quite unique, I know, but this one was different - when I first saw it, it struck me as being particularly high in quality. As a result, I couldn't help it - I…
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