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: www.ebay.com 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 ||vi.ebaydesc.com/ws/* as a filter.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ammyy.com 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.