Monday, December 03, 2012

Free Commander XE Beta

So I'm trying to find a file on the network and I learned something new and obnoxious about Windows 8's File Explorer.  When you search, you can't select whether you want to search inside the objects.  After reading this thread on a Windows forum, I threw up my hands and installed FC.       

Friday, November 30, 2012

Windows 8 Start Button

So I've been using windows 8 since November 5th.  Having gone from XP to 8, it was a bit of a shock.  Call me a Luddite, but I can't stand the Metro tiles on a non-touch desktop format, so it's nice to have the desktop option. Also missed the Start button and found out about Torch's app.  CNet had a positive review on it as well.  Tried it out and it's pretty sweet.  I'm happy with Pale Moon so I didn't install the browser.  Did install the Media Player Classic, will mess with it later as I prefer VLC

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Looking over the blog posts, can't believe I've never included CCleaner.  The sweet bomb for temp file and registry cleanup.

Pale Moon

I appreciate FireFox to no end and found a tweaked-for-Windows version called Pale Moon.  Have been using it for at least two months now.  No issues with any of my addons, to include Sky Pilot.  Definitely snappier than regular FF. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

How to Imbed a Link in a Post Title

If you're frustrated with the new publishing interface, join the club. The old Dashboard had a field where you could copy and paste a link to imbed in the post title. To do so in the new interface, this is what I put in the post title field to get it to work:
<a href="">Post Title</a>

Windows Installer Cleanup Utility Update

[Sigh] Microsoft decides to remove a perfectly good utility. Thanks to Softpedia for posting it for download.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Mac Flashback Trojan

Of *course* there are Mac viruses in the wild, just not the boocoo that MS attracts. But this one looks like the proverbial major pain in the whereever. Many thanks to Gizmodo.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Angry IP Scanner

For network scanning, Angry IP Scanner is a sweet little program that does the trick. Cross-platform, has nice internal options, and if you know Java, you can write your own plugins.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Darik's Boot and Nuke

Darik's Boot and Nuke, DBAN, is what you use on hard drives when it's time to whistle taps over the PC, laptop, whatever. The only thing that's better than DBAN to wipe a hard drive is to physically melt down the hard disk platter in a furnace.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Gadwin PrintScreen 4.6 Freeware

Nice freeware utility for screen capture. Easy to configure, nice options to include capture the mouse arrow.

eBay-FireFox Description Display

FYI for eBayers who use FireFox and would (imagine that!!!) like to see the item description. You can surf private browsing, use No Script, and have the pop-up blocker enabled so long as you have in Tools - Options - Content: in pop-up blocker exceptions and all three Advanced JavaScript Settings allows checked.

Edit: 2012-03-27: Also found the description blocked after logging on.  With Ad Block Plus, can't have ||* as a filter.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 Remote Admin Tool

For remote admin with users who have a working internet/LAN connection, this is the bomb.

CNET: Disable Mobile Geotagging

CNET drill on how to disable GPS geotagging with Android, iPhone, and Blackberry devices.

Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

When you post a photo taken from a GPS smart phone, it can contain location information. Not good when posting family-kid pix.

Sync Toy 2.1

Sync Toy is the bomb when it comes to keeping folders/files on various storage devices up to date.

Digital Copiers Retain Info

Has dated info, but... a hard drive is a hard drive, be it on a PC or a copier.