Brad Wardell's views about technology, politics, religion, world affairs, and all sorts of politically incorrect topics.
Draginol's Articles In Personal Computing
December 13, 2017 by Draginol
How's that for a dramatic headline? Groupy is a new program from Stardock that does something so simple that, in hindsight, seems like it should have always been part of the OS.  It allows users to drag windows together and create a single tabbed window. Like so: A few years ago at CES, I showed a prototype of it to Mary Jo Foley , Paul Thurrott , Brad Sams and others.  The motivation to create Groupy came from the frustrating of having lots of windows ope...
October 27, 2016 by Draginol
  My desktop running WindowBlinds, DeskScapes, WindowFX, Fences, Start10 at 5K resolution IconPackager, Tiles and more at 5K resolution   Object Desktop is a suite of desktop enhancement utilities designed to allow users to customize their Windows desktop to work however they want it to work. The core components of it are: WindowBlinds – customize the Windows GUI Fences – organize your desktop IconPackager – customize your icons ...
August 9, 2013 by Draginol
I was on this week’s episode of Windows Weekly with Mary Jo Foley, Leo Laporte and Ed Bott. You can listen to our antics here:
February 25, 2013 by Draginol
I occasionally upload “stuff” to YouTube before I share it on the forums (and sometimes I don’t). So if you want to get a sneak peek of things going on, check out my YouTube channel. -> Brad Wardell on YouTube
February 25, 2013 by Draginol
As we get more connected online, the haters of the world become more empowered. I am often astonished at some of the brazen behavior I see in comments and on forums by people who, one assumes, are functioning people in real life.  I think a key ingredient is narcisism. i cant think of any other explanation for someone who puts effort into trying to upset other people while their own identities are just a bit of Google-Fu away. If you’ve ever read an article on someone before, there...
February 18, 2013 by Draginol
I sometimes wonder how many misunderstandings occur online due to people who don’t speak English as their native language interpreting dry humor as literal statements.  I recently saw on a forum a discussion that quoted banter back and forth between myself and our PR rep. It goes something like this: PR Rep: Got a 4.5 out of 5 on Game X! Me: Oh no! That’ll wreck the Metacritic score – we want it to end up at 79. High enough for sales but low enough so we don’t have to ...
November 2, 2012 by Draginol
If you have Windows 8 and want the Start menu back, the single best way is to use Start8 .
October 20, 2012 by Draginol
So far is to run it via Parallels on the Mac.  In that setup, on a MacBook Pro with the way MacOS X Mountain Lion handles full screen it actually almost works.  Now if there was only  a way to make the charms bar less obnoxious.
September 19, 2012 by Draginol
Multiplicity 2 was released today. You can get it here: Here’s a video of it in action: What makes Multiplicity special isn’t that it’s the first program ever that can enable users to use multiple computers at once. You can get a digital switch to do that and heck, there’s freeware out there that will let you use a keyboard and mouse to move back and forth between computers. Instead, what makes Multipl...
September 17, 2012 by Draginol
Anyone who has an SSD already know this. But there are still people out there who aren’t sure on this.  The performance difference of putting in an SSD is greater than any single upgrade I’ve ever seen since the days back in the early 90s of going from 4M to 8M in memory on Windows NT or OS/2.
September 17, 2012 by Draginol
October is going to be insanely good. I have a ThinkPad X1 Carbon on order for my wife. A new Kindle white on order for me. And of course the iPhone 5 will be generally available. It does appear technological progress and innovation is accelerating.              
September 10, 2012 by Draginol A great way to diffuse a raging Internet troll.
September 8, 2012 by Draginol
For the last few weeks, the poor IT team have been battling spam bots. Let’s give a shout out to all our hard working moderators who have been able to clean it up quickly and the IT team that’s been making it harder for them to do it.
September 5, 2012 by Draginol
It's no secret I'm not a fan of the way Microsoft is handling Windows 8.  So how could they have done it? First, simplify/unify the underlying platform in a way that developers can feel confident that they're not going to get screwed over again (That Silverlight knowledge in my brain is going to be stored right with my OS/2 SOM storage). That means .NET .NET .NET.  You make sure that if you write for .NET 4.5 that it'll work on any Windows 8 target.  I don...
September 5, 2012 by Draginol
Playing around with that this evening.  Trying to migrate from my 2010 Mac Pro. Taking a lot longer than I’d like. I also have a ThinkPad X1-carbon on the way. I’ll let you know how that goes when I get it.