Tuesday, April 24, 2007
The quick solution is to run the secret: "net stop beep". That stops the secret beep service from running.
But a more permanent fix is to go into the Device Manager (Control Panel -> System, Hardware tab, then the Device Manager button). In the View menu, pick "Show hidden devices". Now down in the treeview, under Non-Plug and Play Drivers, there is a "Beep" driver. You can change the properties on it to disable it and stop/disable the service. Ignore the prompts to reboot now.
That's it. No more beeps. Well, unless you run VMWare. See my other post about that.
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Friday, April 20, 2007
Thirty years ago, Gianna Jessen's mother had an abortion when seven-and-a-half months pregnant. The abortion failed and, 18 hours later, Gianna (pictured) was born alive. She suffered cerebral palsy as a result of the botched abortion, yet has defied doctors' predictions that she would never walk. In fact she has run a marathon, is an accomplished singer and writer and travels the world to campaign against abortion.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Fast-forward to tonight. Holy moly. 25 kids from pre-k to 5th grade all slapping newspaper and paste everywhere. An entire bowl of paste spilled. How do kids get everything in their hair? In the past 10 years I don't think I've ever managed to accidentally wipe some ick from my hands into my hair. I think I have to go back to c. 1991 when I had a problem removing a stubborn oil filter.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
http://www.shorpy.com historical photos. This is also an interesting business model. The content is just free for the taking from public domain sources.
http://www.on-my-desk.blogspot.com A look at lots of designers' workspaces. Mine is amazingly bland, mostly because I don't do a lot of design work anymore, but also because I have kids around that steal every cool toy or inspirational clipping. In exchange I get to look at their odd liger-ish animal drawings and a parade of stuffed animals in all the latest paper and tape fashions.