Friday, January 30, 2009

Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet Harvard Extension School


This course is all about understanding: understanding what's going on inside your computer when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you constantly rebooting your computer, how everything you do on the Internet can be watched by others.

Podcasts:

Vol. 1: Hardware
Changing PC BIOS Settings. Learn how to access and change a PC's BIOS settings! Available in Flash and QuickTime formats.
Dissecting a PC. Learn what the inside of a PC looks like! Available in Flash and QuickTime formats.
Plugging Everything In. Learn how to connect all those cables to your PC! Available in Flash and QuickTime formats.
Upgrading a PC. Learn how to upgrade a PC! Available in Flash and QuickTime formats.
Upgrading RAM. Learn how to upgrade a computer's RAM! Available in Flash and QuickTime formats and more!

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~cscie1/

PWN! YouTube - Easiest way to download YouTube videos for fair rights use

PWN! YouTube - Easiest way to download YouTube videos for fair rights use

Surf Canyon - Free Browser Add-On for Real-Time Personalized Search

Surf Canyon - Free Browser Add-On for Real-Time Personalized Search

DVD Authoring freeware- DVD Styler

DVD Authoring freeware- DVD Styler

NonTube Software » Products

NonTube Software » Products

Moo0 - 14 freeware and 2 shareware

Moo0 - 14 freeware and 2 shareware

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Is Technology Producing A Decline In Critical Thinking And Analysis?

Is Technology Producing A Decline In Critical Thinking And Analysis?: "Is Technology Producing A Decline In Critical Thinking And Analysis?

ScienceDaily (Jan. 29, 2009) — As technology has played a bigger role in our lives, our skills in critical thinking and analysis have declined, while our visual skills have improved, according to research by Patricia Greenfield, UCLA distinguished professor of psychology and director of the Children's Digital Media Center, Los Angeles."

Gadget Advisor Technology News

Gadget Advisor Technology News

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

whspr! | Get Emails Without Revealing Your Email Address

whspr! | Get Emails Without Revealing Your Email Address: "What is whspr!?

Need to receive a message by email, but can't (or don't want to) give out your email address? whspr! gives you a URL to share instead."

WinFF - Free Video Converter

WinFF - Free Video Converter: "WinFF is a GUI for the command line video converter, FFMPEG. It will convert most any video file that FFmpeg will convert. WinFF does multiple files in multiple formats at one time. You can for example convert mpeg's, flv's, and mov's, all into avi's all at once"

Software Shareware Freeware at UGN

Software Shareware Freeware at UGN

User Group Network - UGNN News Serivce

User Group Network - UGNN News Serivce

Monday, January 26, 2009

Prices | Notifu

Prices | Notifu

Download the Ubuntu Pocket Guide for Free

Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is now available in PDF format, as a free download. Written by award-winning author Keir Thomas, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is a totally unique and concise guide for everyday Ubuntu use.
  • Focuses on core competencies and background knowledge needed to be an expert Ubuntu user;
  • Readable, accessible, and easy to understand—even if you've never used Linux before;
  • 100% new and original! Written from the ground-up to cover Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10.

Spammers Are Gaming Google's Adwords

Spammers Are Gaming Google's Adwords: "The next time you run a search on Google, pay attention to which results you click on from the paid results area. Security experts say spammers are gaming Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Adwords program again in order to get malicious sites placed at the top of paid search results.

Some search results, listed to the right of organic search results in Google, contain links purporting to take searchers to the subject they are looking for, but redirect them to sites that infect their PCs instead."

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Linux Alternative Project - linuxalt.com

The Linux Alternative Project - linuxalt.com Linux alternatives to Windoze software.

Chris Martenson | - The Crash Course -

Chris Martenson | - The Crash Course -
The Crash Course. Ready to learn everything you need to know about the economy in the shortest amount of time? The Crash Course is a condensed online version of Chris Martenson's "End of Money" seminar. I met Dr. Yoko Clark, yesterday, and she was making Martenson's DVD available in various sites in Sequim. -tp

Friday, January 23, 2009

OnGuard Online

OnGuard Online
ATTENTION SPCUG MEMBERS. Please read the information on this site. Also, send your complaints to the proper officials.

Sharky Extreme

Sharky Extreme

Digital Cameras, Digital Camera Reviews - The Imaging Resource!

Digital Cameras, Digital Camera Reviews - The Imaging Resource!

Chat | Chat Rooms | Paltalk

Chat | Chat Rooms | Paltalk
Instant Messaging, Group Video Calls & Chat Rooms — All in One. Oh, and it’s FREE! »Download PaltalkScene

Welcome to the White House

Welcome to the White House: "WhiteHouse.gov will be a central part of President Obama's pledge to make his the most transparent and accountable
administration in American history."

Automatic Print Email - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

Automatic Print Email - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com
Voted one of the worst downloads of 2008 - Burn through your toner and ink cartridges. Print EVERYTHING in your email in box. Yipes.

Next Freeware - Free Software Downloads

Next Freeware - Free Software Downloads

Pothos

Pothos: "Red Button is a free program for Windows optimization. By means of program Red Button you can reduce space occupied by system on a disk; to switch off and remove unnecessary, disturbing to work components; to increase speed of loading, work, turn off of system; in time to clean 'junk' files; to raise safety and convenience of system; to reduce degree of influence on environment; to lower system charges.
The program has surprisingly simple, convenient, and graceful interface. For introduction of the selected changes it is enough to you to make just one click."
Someone have a second machine to try this on? Sounds good, but....

JDMCOX Software

JDMCOX Software: "20 free Windows programs"
Includes: USAPhotoMaps 2.77 downloads USGS aerial photo and topo map data from Microsoft's free TerraServer Web site, saves it on your hard drive, and creates maps with GPS accuracy.

1 Hour Software by Skrommel - DonationCoder.com

1 Hour Software by Skrommel - DonationCoder.com: "1 HOUR SOFTWARE
by Skrommel

Need a quick fix? A little tool to brighten your day? Then you've come to the right place!"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama Staff Arrives to White House Stuck in Dark Ages of Technology - washingtonpost.com

Obama Staff Arrives to White House Stuck in Dark Ages of Technology - washingtonpost.com: "Two years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federal bureaucracy yesterday, encountering a jumble of disconnected phone lines, old computer software, and security regulations forbidding outside e-mail accounts."

reCAPTCHA Mailhide: Free Spam Protection

reCAPTCHA Mailhide: Free Spam Protection

Amazon Author Stores Directory: A

Amazon Author Stores Directory: A
SHOP YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS AT AMAZON BOOKS.

5 Ways to Get Gadget Help Cheap at SmartMoney.com

5 Ways to Get Gadget Help Cheap at SmartMoney.com: "5 Ways to Get Gadget Help Cheap

Even an advanced degree is no guarantee that you can program your digital video recorder or successfully configure a desktop PC these days."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

20 Windows 7 Tweaks & Tips – Every Secret Uncovered to Date


It's been over a week since the Windows 7 Beta was released to the public. You've read our initial impressions and even followed our guide to installing the OS using a USB key. So what now? Microsoft's post-Vista Windows experience is more than the obvious Taskbar and user interface updates; there are plenty of hidden features and shortcuts that haven't been advertised. But fear not: we've compiled a list of every known Windows 7 tweak and secret. Follow these 20 tricks to make the most out of this beta and become a Windows 7 power user.
http://tinyurl.com/c9dj3w

This OS is running on a really old machine and it runs faster than it did in XP Pro.
HP 1.3 Ghz AMD Duron 512MB Ram shared video and a 20 GB HD.

SlideShare is the best place to share powerpoint presentations

SlideShare is the best place to share powerpoint presentations

The country's new robots.txt file

The country's new robots.txt file
Whitehouse.gov made a dramatic change to their robots.txt file in accordance with OPEN information. -tp.

Letterwhiz.com -- Free Letter Templates

Letterwhiz.com -- Free Letter Templates: "Letterwhiz.com offers a multitude of free, fully customizable letter templates for all occasions"

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blogger Buzz: Blogger Custom Domains

Blogger Buzz: Blogger Custom Domains: "Blogger now supports using a custom domain for serving your blog. If you already own a domain named, say, mysite.com and want your blog to be served at that address instead of at a blogspot.com address, we can host your blog on that domain for you — for free. Your old Blog*Spot address will forward to your new custom domain, so the switch will be seamless for your readers."

Toxel.com » Trick Photography with Books & Magazines

Toxel.com » Trick Photography with Books & Magazines

SourceForge.net: Switzerland: Files

SourceForge.net: Switzerland: Files: "Switzerland is a tool for testing networks, ISPs and firewalls developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org). It will spot IP packets which are forged or modified between clients, inform you, and give you copies of the modified packets."

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tutorial » MS Paint Tricks

Tutorial » MS Paint Tricks
Lots of things you didn't know about MS PAINT/

YouTube - PlayingForChange's Channel

YouTube - PlayingForChange's Channel: "www.playingforchange.com"
Stand by me..........

Foxmarks Bookmarks Synchronizer Firefox Extension | Browsers & Clients Download | PC World

Foxmarks Bookmarks Synchronizer Firefox Extension | Browsers & Clients Download | PC World: "f you who rely on the Firefox browser to remember your Web site passwords, here's something you might like. The latest version of the popular, free Foxmarks add-on now has a feature for synchronizing and effectively backing up the passwords that your browser stores, in much the same way as it does for your bookmarks."

Autoruns for Windows

Autoruns for Windows
Introduction

This utility, which has the most comprehensive knowledge of auto-starting locations of any startup monitor, shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them. These programs include ones in your startup folder, Run, RunOnce, and other Registry keys. You can configure Autoruns to show other locations, including Explorer shell extensions, toolbars, browser helper objects, Winlogon notifications, auto-start services, and much more. Autoruns goes way beyond the MSConfig utility bundled with Windows Me and XP.
Some SPCUG members should look at this again. Maybe you won't change anything, but you should see what is running...without using msconfig program from the start | run menu.

FormatFactory - Free media file format converter

FormatFactory - Free media file format converter

mp3DirectCut - editor to cut, fade, split and record compressed mpeg audio

mp3DirectCut - editor to cut, fade, split and record compressed mpeg audio

How To Reinstall Windows Without Losing Your Data | MakeUseOf.com

How To Reinstall Windows Without Losing Your Data | MakeUseOf.com

Factbites: Where results make sense

Factbites: Where results make sense
Cross a search tool with an encylopedia -

TrendSecure | Trend Micro™ RUBotted (Beta)

TrendSecure | Trend Micro™ RUBotted (Beta)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Five Minute Project: How to Turn Your XP Machine Into an SMTP Virtual Server » The UberReview

Five Minute Project: How to Turn Your XP Machine Into an SMTP Virtual Server » The UberReview

Official Google Blog: Powering a Google search

Official Google Blog: Powering a Google search

Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. Glary Utilities PRO 2.9 - Numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. Glary Utilities PRO 2.9 - Numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.
FREE.................TODAY.................12 JANUARY................ONLY.
Works fast. Works on 64BIT Windows Vista, too. Get it today. INSTALL IT today.

Hidden harm of Google searches | Australian IT

Hidden harm of Google searches | Australian IT: "Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch, Rewiring the World, has calculated that maintaining a character in the Second Life virtual reality game requires 1752 kilowatt hours of electricity a year. That is almost as much used by the average Brazilian."

Tiny Charges Often Precede Big Trouble - Security Fix

Tiny Charges Often Precede Big Trouble - Security Fix: "Tiny Charges Often Precede Big Trouble

Security experts advise consumers to keep a close eye on their bank and credit card statements, and for good reason: Small, unauthorized charges often are the first sign that thieves have made off with your account number and are getting ready to sell it to other crooks or use it to rack up thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases."

Video: Sony Introduces 8-Inch Lifestyle PC

Video: Sony Introduces 8-Inch Lifestyle PC

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Digital Conversion; A guide for Seniors


Thank you, Marsha.

Friday, January 9, 2009

GEARlog A Gadget Guide by Geeks for Geeks


The Web abounds with gadget blogs. What makes this one different? Our posters are PC Magazine analysts and editors; we encounter an enormous amount of new products and announcements every day, and we know what you want to know about. Because Gearlog is the gadget blog written by geeks, for geeks.
http://www.gearlog.com/

Saints - Isidore of Seville

Saints - Isidore of Seville
Patron Saint of computers and the Internet.
JIC.

Turn on Vista's Hidden Check Boxes Feature

Turn on Vista's Hidden Check Boxes Feature

Most tech-savvy users know how to select multiple files: Hold down the Ctrl key while clicking each individual file. Of course, that can get a little tricky if you're working with a long list and/or a lot of files: It's too easy to mis-click and "lose" all your selections. That's why I'm loving an undocumented Windows Vista feature: check boxes. Instead of holding down the Ctrl key, you simply click a check box next to each file you want to select.

To enable this handy option, open any system window (like Computer or Explorer), click the Organize menu, and then choose Folder and Search Options. Next, click the View tab, and then scroll down until you see "Use check boxes to select items." Enable it, then click OK.

Presto! Now, whenever you mouse over a file, a check box should appear in the left column. Select multiple files, then drag 'em wherever you want or do whatever else you need to do. Also, note that you can click the "master" check box next to Name to instantly select all the files (as an alternative to the old standby Ctrl-A).

Hands on with Mattel’s weird Mindflex Game

Hands on with Mattel’s weird Mindflex Game
A toy, more or less, but the big boys have some headpieces that control video graphics.

hakia

hakia
Great, semantic search engine.
What is SEMANTIC SEARCH? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_search

Ten lesser known “must have” free Programs, part 1 - review & download link | freewaregenius.com

Ten lesser known “must have” free Programs, part 1 - review & download link | freewaregenius.com
The list :

1. Everything: lightning-fast free desktop search for files and folders.
2. Digsby: multi-protocol free desktop IM client, email notifier for regular and web mail, and social networking tracker.
3. Returnil: a free virtualization software that provides an “undo” option for your system.
4. Q-Dir: a multi-pane free file manager that offers a good range of functions and an excellent user experience.
5. Launchy: free search-box based launcher for your apps and files.
6. The KMPlayer: media and DVD player that is feature rich and will play anything you throw at it.
7. Threatfire: free, effective antispyware that offers real-time protection and behavior based (heuristic) detection of malicious software.
8. ArsClip: free, feature rich clipboard manager with hotkey-access from any application. Can store “permanent” clips for frequently used items.
9. Xobni: free Outlook extension that provides superfast searches in Outlook and threaded conversations.
10. 3RVX: free hotkey and mouse enabled volume control with cool visual effects.

Supercharge Your Wireless Router With Open Firmware - Wired How-To Wiki

Supercharge Your Wireless Router With Open Firmware - Wired How-To Wiki

Photoscape : Free Photo Editing Software (Photo Editor) Download

Photoscape : Free Photo Editing Software (Photo Editor) Download: "Photoscape is the fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos."

Ur I.T. Mate Group - Product Support - Outlook Export

Ur I.T. Mate Group - Product Support - Outlook Export

KLS Backup 2008 - Professional Backup Archive System

KLS Backup 2008 - Professional Backup Archive System: "KLS Mail Backup is an easy to use backup program that allows you to back up and restore your Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox profile files."

FreeOCR.net the free Windows OCR software list

FreeOCR.net the free Windows OCR software list

Printable Grocery Lists

Printable Grocery Lists

Download ProgDVB

Download ProgDVB
Watch satellite TV on your PC.

Linksys by Cisco » Learning Center

Linksys by Cisco » Learning Center: "Videos
Securing Your Home Network"
Linksys also has a new, email newsletter. See it at: http://tinyurl.com/7lt7ks

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pogoplug' Device Makes Any USB Hard Drive into NAS


CES is the time to unveil nifty devices, and that's what Cloud Engines has done with its Pogoplug. Essentially a USB-to-NAS adapter, the small gadget connects external USB hard drives to the internet through your router.

"Consumers are buying millions of external drives to store their personal content, yet extending this content outside the home is overly difficult.," said Daniel Putterman, chief executive officer of Cloud Engines, Inc. "Pogoplug makes this possible for anyone, with no network setup or configuration."

www.pogoplug.com

Get Vista upgrade, never pay full price

Get Vista upgrade, never pay full price

Congress Urged To Postpone Nation's Switch To Digital TV - washingtonpost.com

Congress Urged To Postpone Nation's Switch To Digital TV - washingtonpost.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

'Cybergeddon' fear stalks US: FBI

'Cybergeddon' fear stalks US: FBI: "\'Cyber war!\' flashes on the screen at an internet security conference. Cyber attacks pose the greatest threat to the United States after nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction -- and they are increasingly hard to prevent, FBI experts said Tuesday."

PureText - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

PureText - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com
Have you ever copied some text from a web page or a document and then wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple by adding a new Windows hot-key (default is WINDOWS+V) that allows you to paste unformatted text to any application.

Version 2.0 adds Vista support, a new default hot key combo, optional sound, and various other visual enhancements and bug fixes.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Scam Alert: Conning the Curious - AARP Bulletin Today

Scam Alert: Conning the Curious - AARP Bulletin Today

Recycling

CLALLAM COUNTY, Wash. -- Free recycling of televisions, laptop and desktop computers and monitors will be available in Clallam and Jefferson counties starting Friday, thanks to the new E-Cycle Washington program.

Where to go: In Clallam County, eCycle Northwest at 272693 U.S. Highway 101, on the water side 1.5 miles east of the 7 Cedars Casino, is one of the collection sites.

Owner Dan Tharp said people can drop off the recyclable electronics between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment in January.

Tharp can be reached at 360-681-8645 or 360-775-0467.
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/36982044.html
This explains how it works. http://www.2good2toss.com/clallam/?site_id=clallam_county  
What recyclers will accept: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/eproductrecycle/

 




60 Most Wanted Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes, .PSDs and Resources

60 Most Wanted Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes, .PSDs and Resources

TeamViewer Download

TeamViewer Download
Free for non commercial use. Remote operation. Several versions of this program available.

Friday, January 2, 2009

WhosTalkin?

WhosTalkin?\
WhosTalkin.com is a social media search tool that allows users to search for conversations surrounding the topics that they care about most. Whether it be your favorite sport, favorite food, celebrity, or your company’s brand name; Whostalkin.com can help you join in on the conversations that you care about most.

cool, fun gadgets

cool, fun gadgets

Thursday, January 1, 2009

disposableWebPage.com

disposableWebPage.com
Could be practical for practice, or to countdown to an event, etc.