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Philocthetes's Articles In Personal Computing
January 16, 2012 by Philocthetes
Thanks to the Great Recession, I've escaped a direct business need to adopt Win7 and also have not earned enough disposable income to try playing with it myself. Market conditions have also seriously suppressed my interest in reading about said OS, so I'm left in some kind of fogie-newbie land and hope Stardockia can answer a basic question about generational change in the MS OS family.

I've had access to some Win7 rigs in a workplace where I can still earn as a contractor. I'...
May 11, 2009 by Philocthetes
I've had my Vista box since too soon after the bits went gold and have diligently kept it updated. Why is it that I am still seeing very inconsistent (or no) reliablity when I use the 'new and improved' search function?

I still have no real idea whether searches have ever been accurate on this box. I often need to search several tens or hundreds of files in a subfolder set for strings like "Feature X" and I need both filename matches and text content matches. When the set I'm working with is ...
November 17, 2008 by Philocthetes
I've been working from home for several years now, but I've been sitting on the same cheap task chair that my mom bought me when I started my full-time undergrad studies back in 1991. The pneumatic thingy that keeps my overweight derriere in the air is starting to fail, the thing never had ergonomic features worth the name, and, most importantly, I finally have the capital to make my first serious investment in my home workspace.

I've admired Aeron chairs since they came out, but mostly for t...