In our office, we regularly receive a box of goodies from Microsoft. Yes, we are a cog in the great MS machine, but who can resist free stuff?? When Sgt. Grump (who is the designated stuff inspector along with his duties as chief curmudgeon and annoying voice of reason) opened the latest package, he found a little utility called Tweakomatic.
Tweakomatic is a nifty little utility that does similar things to TweakUI in that it lets you configure Windows and Internet Explorer settings, but it provides a way to script the changes, so you can do it remotely. Oooooh. Aaaaah.
That’s not what I’m writing about.
The utility didn’t come with any documentation, so Grump gave it to Cableman (who is the designated “I’m not gonna try it. Let’s get Mikey!” along with his duties as chief hardware guru and MOHAA map maker). After installing it, they found a readme file from the team that invented Tweakomatic.
It is fricking hilarious. (Well, to me anyway.)
My favorite part:
I thought we weren’t supposed to change settings in the registry?
As you probably know, Microsoft has a sort of love-hate relationship with the registry. The registry is the configuration database for Windows and Windows applications, and many options can only be set by manually changing a value in the registry. For example, if you’ve ever read a Microsoft Knowledge Base article, you