Delete Empty Folders

I recently found that I had a lot of empty folders in my MP3 folder after a wayward ripping session. So I whipped up this quick DOS one-liner to remove all empty folders. From a command prompt, just change to the folder containing all the empty folders and enter the following: FOR /f “tokens=*” %G… Continue reading Delete Empty Folders

Another Outlook feature disabled by Microsoft

After deciding that we are too stupid to be permitted to receive certain kinds of attachments in Outlook, Microsoft has also decided that one the most important features offered by Outlook, saved searches, are too dangerous to be permitted. Welcome back to 1995!

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Supports OPML

Not that I’ll ever use it, but it looks like Microsoft is supporting the use of OPML subscription lists in Outlook 2007. I tried NewsGator’s Outlook extension, and I think Outlook is the worst conceivable way to consume the large volume of information I have in my modestly sized subscription list. But at least Microsoft… Continue reading Microsoft Outlook 2007 Supports OPML

HOWTO: Create a Perl Shortcut That Acts Like a Drop Target In Windows

UPDATE: I recently installed ActivePerl 5.6.1.638 on a new Windows XP system, and I did not need to take any special actions to make perl scripts into drop targets. YMMV. If you use perl on Windows, you’ve probably got at least one script that you’d like to be able to put on your Desktop and… Continue reading HOWTO: Create a Perl Shortcut That Acts Like a Drop Target In Windows

Disable Balloon Tips

HOWTO: Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips in Windows XP Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Click Start, click… Continue reading Disable Balloon Tips

Scheduled Tasks – Running Tasks Without A Password

For XP Pro: Go to Start/Administrative Tools/Local Security Policy/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only. This is enabled by default, disable it. For XP Home: (Keith Miller) Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa Value name: limitblankpassworduse, Type: REG_DWORD, Data: 0 (disabled) 1 (enabled)… Continue reading Scheduled Tasks – Running Tasks Without A Password

Outlook 2002 Holidays Update

Very annoying. The holidays in Outlook 2002 (aka Outlook XP) only extend through 2005. I guess that’s part of Microsoft’s planned obsolescence, but I need to schedule beyond 2005, and I intend to keep using Office XP as long as possible. Strangely, Microsoft released a calendar update for 2007, but only for Outlook 2000! Well,… Continue reading Outlook 2002 Holidays Update