Daiwa's Articles
February 14, 2017 by Daiwa
This is a follow-up to Brad's linked post which is locked, recommending setting the processor power on battery setting to 99%.

The one thing his post didn't indicate is what the default processor power setting on battery was before he set it to 99%.  My rig has it defaulted to 50%.  My simple brain thinks setting it to 99% would increase power consumption and reduce battery life.  If the default on his Surface Pro 4 was 100%, setting it at 99% would make sense to increa...
February 9, 2017 by Daiwa
I finally transitioned to Windows10 Pro about 3 weeks ago when it came time to retire my Win7 laptop that had developed terminal constipation and display issues.  Among the many annoyances of the background/automatic update drill in Win10 is its handling of MS Office updates.  I use Word & Excel every day and I keep a bunch of documents pinned to the recent documents list in each application.  After getting them set up as I needed following the initial install, Update has remo...
January 5, 2017 by Daiwa
Just FYI for devs.

Have two rigs, both Win7ProSP1, both using the same skin (slightly modified Primavera by essorant), both using Firefox 50.1.0 with same theme and plugins.

One rig still has WB 10.46 beta, the other WB10.5.

The rendering of tab text in FF changed with 10.5 - rendered in white in 10.46 beta, in black in 10.5.

All the best & Happy New Year!
October 26, 2016 by Daiwa
Like the new layout & look of the forum pages.  Just noticed that the title text in list view doesn't change from bold to normal after reading a post (as it had previously).

Just FYI for the devs.
September 2, 2016 by Daiwa
For several months now, randomly, when I click on the 'go to last reply' icon next to the 'last reply' user's name in the Last Reply Info column (Recent Posts or My Replies) there is no such reply with that user's name.

Just FYI for Admins
February 19, 2016 by Daiwa
One of the most fascinating books (and maybe longest) I've ever read was Foucault's Pendulum by Eco.  Hard to imagine investing that amount of time in reading a book these days, but if you are so inclined, Pendulum should not disappoint.  Interesting fellow.
August 31, 2015 by Daiwa
Nuff said.
July 4, 2015 by Daiwa
For reasons unknown, clicking on the "Apply" button in WB Config now opens My Cart in the Stardock Store and won't actually apply the skin.  Not only that, My Cart shows 2 items in the cart that I never put there.  This behavior has survived several reboots.

Only happening on one of 3 rigs, so a re-install of WB would appear to be in order.  Only posting because it was so odd.  I'll post a follow-up after the re-install.

May 12, 2015 by Daiwa
Just seems like something people would enjoy knowing.  Physicians are currently subject to the scrutiny of the following fraud-prevention agencies & programs (could be more for all I know):


HEAT  -  Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team

CERT  -  Comprehensive Error Rate Testing

MACs  -  Medicare Administrative Contractors

MEDICs  - Medicare Drug Integrity Contractors

RACs  - Recovery Audit Program Contrac...
May 9, 2015 by Daiwa
Fools too often don't know they're foolish until it's too late.
February 27, 2015 by Daiwa
For other-than-AirPrint-printers requires a desktop app to print 'via', but works great.  Still can't print from within VPN sessions, but finally a solution for general printing to non-HP and network printers and it's free if you grab it now.  Not a new app, but newly free (temporarily) courtesy of Apple.
November 5, 2014 by Daiwa
Tim Scott.

Mia Love.
August 24, 2014 by Daiwa
I feel I've awakened in some alternative universe.  If Tom Friedman does something like this, I'll know I have for sure.

June 19, 2014 by Daiwa
Logged on to my laptop this afternoon and a popup appeared in the lower right corner of the desktop labeled "Magic Barrage".

Text below it was "Get Gift"

"Enjoy Game"

"Win Confidence"

And a button labeled "Play Now".

Which of course I'm not clicking.


Anyone know what this is and what process it might be associated with?  Nothing in Task Manager seems to match it.  MalwareBytes didn't identify a problem.

May 28, 2014 by Daiwa
Funniest scumbag on TV, hands down.  Thank you, God, for MSNBC.  Things are revealed there that we might otherwise never know.