Quick tip: Printer paper orientation

I only use my printer occasionally, and it’s even rarer that I’ll want to print on letterhead paper or on the reverse of an already-printed page, so I often forget which way the paper should go in!

Fortunately most printers include one of the below icons embossed on or near the printer tray. The folded corner denotes the “top” of the page, i.e. where the letterhead would go, and the lines show which side will be printed on, so you know whether to place the paper face-up or face-down.

Beats trial and error!

Beats trial and error!

More details are in the post at Of Zen And Computing.

Quick tip: Fix noisy volume knobs

Lifehacker describes a quick fix for old volume knobs that cause static and popping when turned up or down. It sounds silly, but just switching the equipment off then turning the volume knob back and forth for a minute or so may get rid of most of the built-up grime that’s causing the static. I actually tried this the stock car radio from my twelve-year-old car and it worked a treat.