I’ve never understood the preoccupation with the rollover of the calendar. I mean, I get the “any excuse to party” thing but beyond that I’m at a loss.
Anyhow, I do hope the next 365 days are better for all of us.
Updated – Bad Tweaks
My Bad Tweaks article is somewhere around 15 years old. Links to sources have disappeared. I updated the links today, mostly to the Internet Wayback Machine archive. I’ve also backed up these sources to PDF and have linked to those where appropriate.
Updated – UAC – Quick notes on why I disable it
As of today my original article is over eleven years old. Links to sources have disappeared. I updated the links today, mostly to the Internet Wayback Machine archive. I’ve also backed up these sources to PDF and have linked to those where appropriate.
UAC – Quick notes on why I disable it
WinAmp Community Update Project (WACUP)
Updated to build #6840. This is the second release in 8 days.
I’m a beta tester for WACUP. I’ll have a related article in the next week or so.
Download & Info
Download & Info
Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Windows 7: A year after the end-of-support deadline, millions choose not to upgrade
“Microsoft officially ended support for its one-time flagship operating system, Windows 7, at the start of 2020. As the year draws to a close, I ran the numbers to see how many PCs are still running this unsupported OS. Spoiler: It’s a big number,”
Go Ed Go!
“Psychological Flexibility” May Be Key To Good Relationships Between Couples And Within Families
“What makes for a happy family? The answer — whether you’re talking about a couple or a family with kids — is psychological “flexibility”, according to a new paper in the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. Based on a meta-analysis of 174 separate studies, Jennifer S. Daks and Ronald Rogge at the University of Rochester conclude that flexibility helps — and inflexibility hinders — our most important relationships.”
The paper cited even goes beyond that
“Within romantic relationships, higher levels of various forms of psychological inflexibility were linked to: (1) lower relationship satisfaction for themselves and (2) their partners, (3) lower sexual satisfaction and (4) emotional supportiveness, as well as (5) higher negative conflict, (6) physical aggression, (7) attachment anxiety, and (8) attachment avoidance. Taken as a set, these results suggest that psychological flexibility and inflexibility may play key roles both in couples and families to shape how individuals interact with the people closest to them.”
My takeaway: Don’t be a hard-ass. It’ll only make you miserable.