Author Archives: Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.

Frying can happen any time you blink

Lounge member amcpherson moved his computer from one room to another, then discovered that his keyboard and a mouse had not survived the move.

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When a printer can’t work: Troubleshooting

When a Lounge member couldn’t enable printer sharing, he knew it wasn’t the printer’s fault — the problem was in Vista’s Network and Sharing Center.

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Enjoy July 4 sound and light show technically

Videographer Jeremiah Warren shares DIY instructions for reproducing Fourth of July special effects. But we advise you just to watch him do his thing.

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See whether the dinosaurs come out for QBasic

A Lounge member still uses QBasic. His problem with this program brought out self-described dinosaurs to help him consider it.

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Egyptian statue turns its back on the world

Although a thousand-year-old Egyptian statue had been standing quietly in a glass case in a Manchester, England museum for 80 years, it has lately commanded the attention of almost everyone who watches the news.

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Staying in touch selectively: Any tricks?

A Lounge member asks for advice about a problem that threatens almost everybody with an email account: how to eradicate spam from a compromised email address.

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Regular American mishap: California style

The hail-from place names in this video are Californian — but the situation is all-American, coast to coast.

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Webway robbery: You can lose your domain

Lounge member hobkirk was aghast to learn from GoDaddy that a domain name he’d owned, paid for, and locked had been suddenly transferred to someone else.

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Hot-shop hotshots entertain museum visitors

The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, has a glass-blowing studio equipped with theater seating on site. Almost any day, you can watch a talented crew of glass blowers making art in the museum.

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Your mother might fix your computer

When Lounge member RverDick wrote to the Hardware forum about his laptop’s over-sensitive touch pad, he received perfectly sensible advice.

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