Right click and "send to" Notepad or Wordpad …

http://www.petri.co.il/send_to_notepad_shortcut.htm How can I quickly send files to Notepad for quick editing? This is one of my favorite tweaks, and it will amaze you how you lived all these years without knowing it (or did you? you wouldn’t be here if you did…) The easiest way of all is to do the following: 1. Go to %SystemDrive%\documents and settings\%username%\sendto (or \Windows\SendTo in Win9X).
2. Right-click in the right hand panel and select New > Shortcut
3. Create a new shortcut to Notepad.exe in the sendto folder. Now if you right-click any REG, TXT, VBS, CMD, DAT, NFO etc. file, you can choose the Send To menu and send the file to Notepad which will immediately open it for editing.]]>

FlickrDown is kix azz!

I was tired of downloading pictures one at a time from someone’s flickr page and so I searched the web for a good program to do it. It will download the highest resolution pictures from someone’s photo sets. It works with a proxy server too! Sitesnagger or wget would download way too much stuff! This application is awesome!

Here’s where you can get it:
http://greggman.com/pages/flickrdown.htm

Re: Upgrade from Windows Vista to XP!

I know so many people who’ve gone back to XP it’s not even funny anymore. I upgraded my laptop to Vista before my trip last March and couldn’t WAIT to get back home to uninstall it. It really is pathetic. I’m sure that SP1 will fix hundreds of issues, if not thousands. It pissed me off to no end that it would take minutes to copy a simple 1kb file, really pissed me off … and when you tried to cancel, the damn window would turn grey and hang for more minutes! Kinda crap is that?!?

I also read that in Vista SP1 MSFT is reverting to displaying the actual RAM on a x32 machine, instead of the amount that the BIOS returns. Alas, XP SP2 still has this issue of not displaying the actual memory (on my system it shows that I have 3.25gb when I in fact have 4gb.) Where the missing 750mb is is for another day.

Some guidance for your 401K funds.

http://finance.google.com to grab the last day, month, 3 month, and ytd data and then put it into a CSV, so I can sort it and decide which funds to pick from. Here’s how:
1) Create a file with all of the funds in it. Mine from Sun looks like this (I call mine sunw.txt):
WATFX
VBAIX
VIIIX
FCNTX
GSTIX
SSHFX
LLPFX
HWMIX
NBGIX
TMGFX
USRLX
FDIVX
DRGTX
VTINX
VTOVX
VTENX
VTXVX
VTWNX
VTTVX
VTHRX
VTTHX
VFORX
VTIVX
VFIFX Here’s the script:
#!/bin/bash
rm -rf output.txt
mkdir tmp
cd tmp
rm -rf *
echo symb,day,month,threemonth,ytd > ../output.txt
for i in `cat ../sunw.txt`;
do
echo $i
wget -c -N “http://finance.google.com/finance?q=$i”
day=`grep -3 “1