Category Archives: Software

How To Stop Annoying OpenOffice Writer Date Auto-Correct!

If you use tables in OpenOffice Writer and happen to write a date such as December 25, 2017 then expect it to turn into 12/25/17. For reasons unknown the good folks down at OpenOffice feel you don’t have a right to type a day of the year the way you want. They know best apparently! To turn off this insanely annoying feature simply choose the following from the Writer menu at the top of the page:

Tools > Options > Writer > Table > Input In Tables > Then Uncheck Number Recognition

Once this is done you are free to write dates within tables and cells as you please!

How To Change Your Caller ID On MagicJack 2015-2016

MagicJack Computer Internet PhoneYou’ve enjoyed the convenience of making cheap quality VOIP calls over the internet courtesy of Magicjack.  However you can’t figure out how to change your outbound caller ID as it would show up on other people’s phones.  Maybe you don’t want your full name, or just want the phone number itself to be the caller ID? Perhaps you’ve searched the internet, and are only taken to out of date solutions that no longer work?  Here is what actually works in the years 2015-2016.  Simply go to your account at, and log in.  Then click the top tab labeled “Call Features”. Then scroll down the menu to hit “Caller ID Name”. Find your phone number and/or Magicjack Device Name on the list, and change the name in the blank next to it. Hit “Submit”, and your Magicjack Caller ID has been changed.  It’s a far simpler process than calling up your phone company to change your landline caller ID.  That is if they even allow it!

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Java No Longer Supports XP!

Java StinksOn April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP because they need to force people on to other versions of Windows to increase profits.  So in other words they gave at least 20% of computer users an ultimatum.  Along with an even higher percentage of businesses trying to maintain a budget.  They’re clearly kicking themselves in the rear for making XP too good as it was the first version I’ve used that was actually stable!  Unless you want a new computer it’s ridiculous to spend nearly $100 for a new operating system when your current one is working great.  If Microsoft really wants people to upgrade then offer a low cost or free one because most people won’t upgrade due to monetary limitations.

Java is software you probably have installed on your computer.  It’s used for online applications barely 0.2% of the time, and it’s often vulnerable to viruses if you aren’t allowed to have the latest updates. Despite the fact that the vast majority of computer users don’t need Java they’ve decided to alienate the ones who do by disallowing upgrades of their useless software for those using Windows XP.  So we recommend uninstalling it no matter what your operating system is because it’s simply worthless, and could be a security risk to your computer!

Your best bet for a low cost Microsoft Windows upgrade is probably Ebay if other software companies eventurally force you to upgrade.

You can also get a refurbished computer for cheap as well with a later version of Windows.