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Use PowerShell and WMI to Get CPU Information
Suppose you want to get some information about the CPU in your computer. Can you remember which Control Panel utility will provide that information? If you use a PowerShell script to access WMI you can always get the information you want no mater how they rearrange Control Panel. More ...

Inkscape Preferences
Inkscape is a highly configurable application. Many of these configuration options can be set through the Preferences dialog box. There is probably a hundred things you can configure through the Preferences dialog box. Here I'll describe a couple of the most important ones. More ...

Code to Fade Between Two different Pictures
You've probably seen websites where a picture fades out, being replaced by another picture that fades in. This effect is called a visual transition and it's easy to do with just a tiny bit of code. More ...

How to Create the Most Basic Java Window
A lot of Java programming involves creating command line applications. But I like to get to opening a graphic window as quickly as possible. This is no problem because it's actually very easy to create a basic JFrame window. More ...

Inkscape Text Kerning
Although Inkscape might be considered a vector drawing application, it is also a powerful typographical design program. Actually Text Kerning is not a good title for this article because in it I will cover all the different typographical adjustments you can make in Inkscape. More ...

How to Install JDK 8 on Windows and Get Started with Java Programming
Java is one of the most popular programming languages in use, particularly for client-server web applications, with nine million developers, and more than three billion mobile phones run Java. All you need to learn to program Java is the free JDK (Java Development Kit). More ...

Inkscape Exercise: Draw Photorealistic Sphere
Although Inkscape is a 2D drawing application, it is quite capable of drawing photorealistic 3D images. To demonstrate this capability, in this article I show you, step-by-step how to draw a photorealistic sphere. More ...

The Power of a Positive Attitude
One of the most important personality traits required for the achievement of a successful life is a positive attitude. What I mean when I say positive attitude might be more accurately described as a realistic attitude. More ...

Fundamental Digital Logic Gates
All the advanced features of the most powerful computers, such as mulicore and parallel processing are done with digital logic. In this article I explain the fundamental concept of digital logic in simple and clear language so that anyone can understand it. More ...

Inkscape Layers and Z-Order
Inkscape's use of the Z axis is represented by layers and is called z-order. When you first draw an object on an empty canvas, it has a z-order of 1. If you draw a second object, it has a z-order of 2. If you draw a third object, it has a z-order of 3 and so on. More ...

Access Useful Laptop Settings in the Windows Mobility Center
Some useful laptop settings are collected together in a group called the Windows Mobility Center. Near the top of the secret menu, select Mobility Center. Here you'll find controls for setting the screen brightness, sound volume, screen orientation, and such. More ...

Code For a Basic 2-Column Fluid Webpage Layout
In this article, I provide simple code for a 2-column webpage that does not use a table, but does use some of the latest HTML5 semantic elements. One nice thing about this design, besides the fact that it uses minimal html code, is that it creates a fluid layout. More ...

Speed Up Windows 10 by Disabling Trivial Visual Effects
Does your Windows 10 PC perform annoyingly slow? You may be able to get a significant performance boost by disabling unnecessary visual effects. Here's how. More ...

Create Animated Glistening Gold Text With SVG
The heading is the most important part of your web content. They say you should use an attention getting headline. Few things can get more attention than animated glistening gold text. More ...