## Sunday, 18 December 2016

### Highlighting and MS Word: Can't Remove Highlighting

How do you get rid of colors that appear in your text? Suppose you have tried the painting tool, the highlighting tool, and all else, but nothing worked, so say you had the option to turn off highlighting off for some reason, say hacking, which is probably my case today. What else can you do to get rid of the annoying colour in the background? Here you have the best of the solutions if you don't mind losing formatting. Basically, click CTRL + SPACE BAR to remove all formatting after selecting your chunk of text with the select tool/mouse.

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## Friday, 9 December 2016

### Where do All the Movies Go in Windows?

I used an application (called Camera) that comes with my MS Windows, and using it was easy, but, when I tried to retrieve the movie itself, it all became something like Mission Impossible.

I finally found the answer: Found!

Basically, they all go to the folder called Pictures, inside of the subfolder called Camera Roll. Just look there, and you will see them all, I promise you.

The application is interesting because, different from the others, you do not need to save the movies after you record them, it suffices pressing the red button. In compensation... .

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## Friday, 14 October 2016

### What to Expect: Interviews and Google

I came across a network message about this guy, Pierre Gauthier, a guy who apparently started his own IT company quite a few years ago (18). He was recently subjected to a test with the company Google. He seems to have gotten furious, and it seems that he could be right in what he says most of the time. They told me that if we mention the source, we can copy the entire document. Since it is all very interesting, that is exactly what I decided to do.

This is the call for his article: Yahoo

And this is his own text:

The source of his article is apparently his own writing. You can find this article on http://www.gwan.com/blog/20160405.html

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## Friday, 23 September 2016

### Windows 10: Updates, Turn It Off, How

These guys rock: GPolicy

It is all a matter of unrestraining your Windows\SysWoW64 and your Windows\System32, believe it or not!

Oh, well, you also have to download and install Group Policy, so that you can use gpedit.msc, which then allows you to basically kill the disgraceful, and possibly harmful, definitely harmful in my case (had to reinstall the system several times for receiving bugs together with the updates), updates forever. Yes, we have beaten the MS bastards (I chatted with them, and they told me that it was impossible to turn off the option updates, so that, once more, realistically... . I know, I know what you will say: At least it is free to ask questions to MS. Yes, with that, we have to agree: It would definitely be worse if we had to pay for it)!

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## Wednesday, 21 September 2016

### MS Windows 10 and Updates

I just had to address a problem that happened to a MS client: They wanted to get rid of MS updates because they deeply believed that those were bringing problems to their computer systems each, and every, time. That is when I contacted MS, and they let me know that we cannot turn off updates in this version (MS Windows 10).

Well, MS was prosecuted in the past for issues like this, and it looks like we need to do that again: Australia has privacy laws in place. Our computers are ours, so that who has to decide on whether we get something or not is us, not them. I think they are once more working inside of illegality, and this person  has deep beliefs that they might even be being targeted by a certain class of people working at MS at this stage, given the so many problems that come associated with their updates, repeated instances.

Whoever has the time, not sure about bucks, but it always ends up in the press, so that it must be at least good publicity, especially if it is an IT company that does that, please do it in the name of all of us, mortals.

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### From .JPG to .PDF

The best place ever: Free and perfect!

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## Saturday, 10 September 2016

### Cant Run Chkdsk

I called MS, and all on this one, so listen to me: Dont call them. They will even ask to enter your computer, but things are realistically quite simple if your problem is the same that I had: I was at the DOS terminal, and I typed the standard thing, so that I typed chkdsk/f/r. I got a mistake. I saw NFTS on my screen, and the computer saying that it could not run the command because it was locked. I then did not get the standard message, where we have an option to choose to run the command on reboot, and that is where I got worried.

MS will tell you to do the unimaginable. Don`t try them if that is your problem. Simply realize that you are in the wrong drive. In my case, all I had to do was literally typing C:, and repeating the command, believe it or not.

At that height, the MS guy had already convinced me to even format a USB with the NFTS option, believe it or not.

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### Windows 10 and Boot Issues

If your computer is freezing at the boot, and you are not succeeding in going beyond the troubleshooting screen, like you have tried all options there, and nothing works, you can try the freezers page here, and all those strategies, including chkdsk, and, if that still doesn't work, you will probably need to reinstall Windows 10. The good news is that MS became smarter on this version, as if it had been my suggestion, and you now do not need to format your disk again. The bad news is that you may end up losing all your files, and programs for simply forgetting to unplug your USB after it is reinstalled. I have just done that! Poor me!

To make a USB that you can use for that purpose, you go to the own MS, and get a program called Media Creation Tool: Media Creation

You will need a blank USB disk of at least 4 Gb. It will probably take you 30 minutes after you have downloaded, and installed the tool to get the USB ready for action.

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## Tuesday, 6 September 2016

### E-mail Bombing

The signs you have been sent a bomb via e-mail are sometimes easy to identify: Look at this e-mail address. It says sihalli@hotmail.com, and the e-mail refers to my yahoo account, trmsorfiap@yahoo.com

First of all, were it an official e-mail, from yahoo, we would see it coming from @yahoo.com, is it not?

E-mails like this are very common, and can have several objectives: Some people confirm if your account is still active by sending you one of these. They can then keep on sending you marketing material, like for eternity, after you reply to one of these. Sometimes they come with attachments, and those attachments contain the file that is needed for them to intrude your computer, the back orifice thing. Sometimes they are just for fun, so that someone might be watching or something: You will get distressed, and a lot of e-mails that you need to keep inside of your box will be deleted with the marginal watching, and enjoying every second of your affliction.

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## Thursday, 25 August 2016

### Suppressing Page Numbers: MS Word

Basically, go to the page that precedes the page whose number you intend to suppress, choose the tab that says Page Layout, position your cursor in the end of the text of the page that precedes the page you want to change, make sure you are not inside of the footer, put the cursor over Breaks, and, as it expands, choose Next. Only that action should already solve your problem. If if doesn't, then you will probably succeed after watching this video: Video

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## Saturday, 13 August 2016

### Formula that Escapes the Intended Margins

Latex is a very flexible tool: You can actually reduce the size of entire formula in the middle of your paper quite easily. Most of us get into trouble with that because we forget that the commands to do that do not work in Math Mode. That simply means that we have to place them before the double or single dollar sign at the beginning of our formula and after the double or single dollar sign in the end.

We have all these options available:

 tiny scriptsize footnotesize small normalsize large Large LARGE huge Huge

All we have to do is adding a {\ together with the option we want, so say {\small in front of our formula and } in the end of it (after the dollar signs in the end and before those in the beginning).

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## Wednesday, 29 June 2016

### Items: Dash or Bullet?

If you are having the same problem I had today, which is that when you use \begin{itemize} you get a dash instead of a bullet for your \item, the solution is adding the following line to your preamble:

\renewcommand\labelitemii{$\bullet$}

You can actually use any symbol you like to mark the item. A quick and ad-hoc way is:

\item[*]

if you want to see * instead of the bullet, for instance, marking the start of the item.

If you want to see a plus, then write

\item[+]

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## Wednesday, 22 June 2016

### Latex: Page Numbers

To insert page numbers in Latex, all you need to do is typing \pagestyle{plain} after your \begin{document}: You put this command wherever you want to start having page numbers.

You can also decide to change the style of the numbers. If you do, then you can use \pagenumbering{style}

The sigmatoid style can be replaced with arabic, roman, Roman (uppercase roman numerals), alph (letters, lowercase), and Alph (uppercase).

The information about style of page numbering was found on Page Latex

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## Monday, 6 June 2016

### Bibtex Entries: fields, classes, etc.

Bibtex sorts out one of the main doubts we usually have in terms of the Bibtex: What the fields that we can use in the description of an item are, what classes are allowed, etc. As far as I understand, Latex is a programming language, so that you could actually change all that if you wanted, and had studied Latex enough, but it is much nicer getting it all from the oven, after cooked, is it not?

At the moment, I do believe what the mentioned source states, so that we should have:

article
book
booklet
A work that is printed and bound, but without a named publisher or sponsoring institution. Required field: title. Optional fields: authorhowpublishedaddressmonth,yearnote.
conference
The same as INPROCEEDINGS, included for Scribe compatibility.
inbook
A part of a book, which may be a chapter (or section or whatever) and/or a range of pages. Required fields: author or editortitlechapter and/or pagespublisher,year. Optional fields: volume or numberseriestypeaddresseditionmonthnote.
incollection
A part of a book having its own title. Required fields: authortitlebooktitlepublisheryear. Optional fields: editorvolume or numberseriestype,chapterpagesaddresseditionmonthnote.
inproceedings
manual
Technical documentation. Required field: title. Optional fields: authororganizationaddresseditionmonthyearnote.
mastersthesis
misc
Use this type when nothing else fits. Required fields: none. Optional fields: authortitlehowpublishedmonthyearnote.
phdthesis
proceedings
techreport