Here’s how to change the default message on networked HP printers from “Ready” to something more entertaining, and baffle your co-workers.
Your mileage may vary, but I’ve found this doesn’t work on some newer models. Older printers that are network-ready and support HPPJL (HP Printer Job Language) should work fine though.
Windows XP has an annoying habit of prompting you to restart every few minutes after you’ve installed updates. If you’re fed up of clicking Restart Later every few minutes but it’s not convenient to restart, try this: click the Start button, then Run, type sc stop wuauserv and click OK. This will stop the Automatic Updates service until your next restart, and stop it from bugging you.
Not now, Windows!
This reading order guide for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels is indispensable for any Pratchett newcomer.
Friend and fellow blogger Matt Harrison explains one of the ways that you can manage your iPod without iTunes.
If you’re in the market for a new TV, it’s tempting to go for the biggest screen you can afford. This might not be the best idea though – it all depends on the available viewing distance. CNET explains.