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    figured it out! under "account settings" there's...

    figured it out! under "account settings" there's an entry for "local folders", and for that there's yet another "empty trash on exit" checkbox. that's the one i missed -- clear that and voila,...
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    Thunderbird do NOT empty trash on exit

    i'm having problems with Thunderbird clearing out my Trash folder every time i exit -- i would like to retain deleted emails similar to the way the windows recycle bin works, and only delete them...
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    finally got around to doing the upgrade, and sure...

    finally got around to doing the upgrade, and sure enough my dual boot was left intact, just as i had wanted it, just as everyone here said it would. thanks!
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    thanks for the info on EasyBCD -- looks like a...

    thanks for the info on EasyBCD -- looks like a very useful tool, and particularly in this case if things go bonkers.

    and yeah, most definitely will be imaging the drive before i venture down this...
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    upgrade to Win10 in dual boot environment

    i've got a laptop with dual boot set up between Windows Vista and Windows 8.1. i'd like to upgrade the 8.1 partition to 10, but i want to keep the dual boot with Vista -- IOW, have the dual boot now...
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    i hear what you're saying, but i've never had...

    i hear what you're saying, but i've never had performance problems at any of the "big" providers, most of whom charge roughly $5/mo for basic services. now support is a whole other issue -- i've...
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    but doesn't Google charge $5/mo/user? i've got...

    but doesn't Google charge $5/mo/user? i've got 20+ email addresses -- that's way out of my league! i can get an entire web site with unlimited email accts for $5/mo.
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    interesting -- definitely will take a look at it....

    interesting -- definitely will take a look at it. thanks!
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    to wrap this one up, i contacted the host company...

    to wrap this one up, i contacted the host company and they skirted around the issue of whether the hack was at the server level (their responsibility) or at the web site level (my responsibility). ...
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    thanks -- i'm going to talk to them today to find...

    thanks -- i'm going to talk to them today to find out exactly why they are holding me accountable here.
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    i just deleted it.

    i just deleted it.
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    question -- as a shared web site, i don't have...

    question -- as a shared web site, i don't have access to any FTP logs (at least that i'm aware of). but would the host server itself have FTP logging info? is there anyway that i could tell if my...
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    i haven't really pressed the host on the why's...

    i haven't really pressed the host on the why's and wherefore's yet. was trying to educate myself a bit before challenging them on the issue.

    no file uploading anywhere. in fact, on both blogs,...
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    yes, generally update the wordpress stuff within...

    yes, generally update the wordpress stuff within a couple of days of the update becoming available. the last time this happened (today) all my wordpress stuff was up-to-date.

    typically the...
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    thanks for the reference -- unfortunately, i...

    thanks for the reference -- unfortunately, i don't see much there that helps. the alleged malware files that are appearing show up in directories that are not even in the wordpress directory tree.
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    Website being hacked?

    i have a small web site and my hosting provider keeps finding what they allege are malware infected files. typically when i get a warning email from them, i just delete the files in question and...
  17. does anyone know exactly what the Transporter...

    does anyone know exactly what the Transporter Sync interface for sharing files looks like? what makes Dropbox so great is that you can share a folder of photographs with an HTML link, and when the...
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    no, i don't think that's the point of the article...

    no, i don't think that's the point of the article at all. Langa said he's trying to time "how long your system takes to go from power-on to a stable desktop". just because a one-line batch file in...
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    seems to me that whatever timestamp you capture...

    seems to me that whatever timestamp you capture via a "bootdone.bat" file is going to be close to meaningless. all that tells you is at what point in the reboot sequence that particular batch file...
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    FWIW, i've been testing TeamViewer on some of the...

    FWIW, i've been testing TeamViewer on some of the computers i now connect to with LogMeIn, and i haven't seen all that much difference in performance. i have run across some minor quirks with TV...
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    sounds like maybe there's some other SUN software...

    sounds like maybe there's some other SUN software installed, and possibly some other applications that use Javascript. as you note, Java and Javascript are two different animals -- Java is a...
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    i've always been curious about the often cited...

    i've always been curious about the often cited recommendation that one regularly change their passwords. if none of your accounts have been hacked, doesn't that by definition mean that the passwords...
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    that's next on the list to try -- right now the...

    that's next on the list to try -- right now the users are apparently content to just work around the problem. at some point, though, i really want to get to the bottom of this, as i've never quite...
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    at one point i actually started down that path,...

    at one point i actually started down that path, but never fully implemented it on all shares on all machines because it seemed to me that given the fact that the Home computers can't even PING the...
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    pinging by IP address. have checked the router...

    pinging by IP address. have checked the router config and don't see anything there unusual -- pretty much all default settings. have tried using a static IP address, and that doesn't help....
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