Sunday, May 31, 2009

Transfer Big Files Free - Send Large Files up to 1GB

Transfer Big Files Free - Send Large Files up to 1GB

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age » Flips&DigitalCams

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age » Flips&DigitalCamsFLIPS and digital cameras....I have an old FLIP...jonesing for a new, HD model.

Homeless people and the Internet - Boing Boing

Homeless people and the Internet - Boing Boing: "'You don't need a TV. You don't need a radio. You don't even need a newspaper,' says Mr. Pitts, an aspiring poet in a purple cap and yellow fleece jacket, who says he has been homeless for two years. 'But you need the Internet...'"

Pipes: Rewire the web

Pipes: Rewire the web: "Pipes is a powerful composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web."

Pipes: EZTV Releases

Pipes: EZTV Releases

Friday, May 29, 2009

How has writing for a world wide audience changed the way you write? | Blogush

How has writing for a world wide audience changed the way you write? | Blogush

Lunduke.com » The Perfect Linux Distro

Lunduke.com » The Perfect Linux Distro

10 Ways to Share Music on Twitter

10 Ways to Share Music on Twitter

U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

TestDisk - CGSecurity

TestDisk - CGSecurity: "TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy."

Speak-A-Message - Download

Speak-A-Message - Download

Download NTFSDOS Professional 4.03 - Full read/write access to NTFS drives from DOS! - Softpedia

Download NTFSDOS Professional 4.03 - Full read/write access to NTFS drives from DOS! - Softpedia: "NTFSDOS Professional mounts your NTFS volumes and gives them drive letters, so you can run applications and use files on NTFS volumes transparently. NTFSDOS Professional is small enough to run from a MS-DOS boot diskette so you can even access NTFS volumes on a system where Windows NT/2000/XP isn't installed or able to boot. This makes it ideal for repairing corrupt files or configuration problems that prevent a Windows NT/2000/XP system from booting."

FileBox eXtender - keep favorite folders at your fingertips

FileBox eXtender - keep favorite folders at your fingertips: "FileBox enhances Windows by adding several advanced functions to the standard Open File and Save File dialog boxes. (Note that if a program uses its own 'private' dialog boxes for these functions, you won't see our FileBox buttons, sorry.)"

Monday, May 25, 2009

BoonEx - Community Software Experts

BoonEx - Community Software Experts Download free software and create your own social network.

Download YouTube Videos as an MP3, WMV, AVI, MOV, WAV for FREE!

Download YouTube Videos as an MP3, WMV, AVI, MOV, WAV for FREE!

Unixmen - Linux howto and Tutorials - Socialist Party in Spain wants open source on school laptops

Unixmen - Linux howto and Tutorials - Socialist Party in Spain wants open source on school laptops: "Sunday, 24 May 2009 21:32

Socialist Party in Spain wants open source on school laptops

Spain's socialist party (PSOE) wants the laptops that are to be disseminated to 420,000 school students in September to be equipped with open source software."

TechBlog: Can you trust that new PC to be malware-free?

TechBlog: Can you trust that new PC to be malware-free?

To ensure that a new PC is malware-free, Schouwenberg recommended that before users connect the machine to the Internet, they install security software, update it by retrieving the latest definition file on another computer and transferring that update to the new system, then running a full antivirus scan.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Why Are Doctors Such Luddites? - CBS News

Why Are Doctors Such Luddites? - CBS News: "In its Orange County, Calif., offices, the Feinerman Vision Center staff has set up a Mac notebook in the waiting room with a private Twitter account. As an eye operation concludes, updates go out that enable a patient's friends and family to read how the procedure has gone."

HOW TO: Create Custom Twitter Backgrounds

HOW TO: Create Custom Twitter Backgrounds

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Svchost Process Analyzer - a svchost.exe file checker

Svchost Process Analyzer - a svchost.exe file checker: "Svchost.exe is the most mysterious process in Windows XP/Vista. Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). The authentic svchost.exe file is located in C:\Windows\System32, but numerous viruses and trojans use the same file and process name to hide their activities.

The free Svchost Process Analyzer lists all svchost instances and checks the services they contain. This makes it easy to uncover Svchost worms like the infamous Conficker worm.

Svchost Process Analyzer is a 100% freeware program from www.neuber.com. There is absolutely no installation required. Simply download and run the software.

Read also the svchost.exe user comments."

open thinking » 80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy

open thinking » 80+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy

Friday, May 22, 2009

Video Documentaries at DocumentaryWire.com

Video Documentaries at DocumentaryWire.com

SourceForge.net: ODIN (Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell): ODIN (Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell)

SourceForge.net: ODIN (Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell): ODIN (Open Disk Imager in a Nutshell)

TwitterPacks / Twitter Tools

TwitterPacks / Twitter Tools

PlugComputer Community

PlugComputer Community

Listen to the files with Panopreter!

Listen to the files with Panopreter!: "Panopreter reads text file, rtf file, word document and web page in .htm format,"

Harden-It | Harden your Windows Installation (Sny flood, Syn attack..)

Harden-It | Fpr propeller heads: Harden your Windows Installation (Sny flood, Syn attack..): "Harden-It™ is a Network and System hardening tool for Windows, by hardening the IP stack your Network can sustain or completely thwart various sophisticated network attacks. Harden-It is intended for advanced or professional user."

GFI Backup Home Edition - Freeware

GFI Backup Home Edition - Freeware: "To assist home PC users in these troubled economic times and to help them understand the importance of data backups, GFI Software is offering for free its newly-developed backup and recovery software GFI Backup 2009."

1 Hour Software by Skrommel - DonationCoder.com

1 Hour Software by Skrommel - DonationCoder.com: "Need a quick fix? A little tool to brighten your day"

ZEUS Software

ZEUS SoftwareFREE utilities.

M.P.S. Freeware

M.P.S. Freeware: "A small program for static screen capture, with a nice photo-camera - like look and functionality, and easy to use. With a single click capture screen and save as BMP, JPEG or PNG. Selected area can be automatically adjusted at 3/4 format or free. Windows XP(Size:230kB)"

Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree.org

Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree.org Free tutorials in areas of computers, math, money, careers, etc. Registration required, but use any name and any throw-away, email address you may have at Google or Yahoo, etc. -tp.

Peeved at Auto-Warranty Calls, a Web Posse Strikes Back - WSJ.com

Peeved at Auto-Warranty Calls, a Web Posse Strikes Back - WSJ.com: "'The Internet is evolving, and is allowing for groups of people to do their own justice socially,' says Mr. Silveira. 'It's as if we all live in one small town in an old Western movie, and once your picture goes up on the bulletin board as wanted for some deplorable crime, nobody forgets.'"

Free Drive Encryption for Windows Vista 64 bit and 32 bit and XP.

Free Drive Encryption for Windows Vista 64 bit and 32 bit and XP.

Mac Help and Tutorials

Mac Help and Tutorials

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Introduction to Geotagging Images

Introduction to Geotagging Images

An Adjustable Black and White Conversion in Photoshop Elements

An Adjustable Black and White Conversion in Photoshop Elements

Smart Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Elements

Smart Dodge and Burn in Photoshop Elements
Dodge and Burn, Duck and Cover. Do your thing with the right tools. -tp.

Migrating from XP to Windows 7

User State Migration Tool

The User State Migration Tool can help you improve and simplify your migration process. Capture desktop and application settings, user accounts, and users' files; then easily migrate them to a new Windows installation. You can use this tool for both side-by-side and wipe-and-load migrations. Click here to watch a video demonstration on how to migrate a user from a Windows XP environment to Windows 7.
http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=11813411&s1=2d0d0461-02ec-e32f-641c-d900f9c3b9ab

19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet

19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet

Diagnose boot problems in Windows XP using MSCONFIG | Microsoft Windows | TechRepublic.com

Diagnose boot problems in Windows XP using MSCONFIG | Microsoft Windows | TechRepublic.com: "Diagnose boot problems in Windows XP using MSCONFIG"

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Google falling behind Twitter, admits chief | Business | guardian.co.uk

Google falling behind Twitter, admits chief | Business | guardian.co.uk: "Google 'falling behind Twitter'

• Co-founder Larry Page says search engine has been losing out to micro-blogging site in battle to provide real-time information
• Chief executive hints that Google could go into partnership with Twitter"

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus - Reviews and free Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus downloads at Download.com

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus - Reviews and free Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus downloads at Download.com Freebie. Good Consumer Report ratings...even over PAID antivirus programs. [Thanks, Mary..]

Twitter away your time for fun and profit | Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine

Twitter away your time for fun and profit | Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine
Twitter Away Your Time seems like a good title for a presentation. -tp.

Save paper & ink printing only what you want « PrintWhatYouLike.com

Save paper & ink printing only what you want « PrintWhatYouLike.com I tried this. Works great, works fast. Remove images and background from a web site and only print the text. Try it with the spcug.net site, for example. -tp.

Fliggo - Create Your Own Video Site

Fliggo - Create Your Own Video Site

10 handy Firefox about:config hacks | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com

10 handy Firefox about:config hacks | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com: "1: Speed up Firefox

To start with this, type: "about:config " (without the quotes AND no space between the words/colon) in the Firefox address line.

Tip

If Firefox is fubar’d because you accidentally misconfigured about:config, you can fix it in one of two ways:

* Make a backup of your prefs.js file before you start editing. Then, if something goes wrong, you can restore it by copying it over the corrupt file.
* If you can’t restore via a backup prefs.js file, you can exit Firefox and issue the command firefox -safe-mode to bring up the Firefox Safe Mode screen. Then, just select Reset All User Preferences To Firefox Defaults. Note: This will restore all user preferences to their default values.

This hack requires a few steps. Search for pipelining in the filter and you should see:

network.http.pipelining: Change this to true.

network.http.proxy.pipelining: Change this to true.

network.http.pipelining.maxrequests: Change this to 8.

Now search for max-connections and you should see:

network.http.max-connections: Change this to 96.

network.http.max-connections-per-server: Change this to 32.
2: Disable antivirus scanning

This is only for the Windows version. If you’re downloading large files, this scanning can seriously slow things down. And since you will most likely scan the downloaded file anyway, you’ll probably want to disable this. Of course, if you are uber paranoid (not a bad trait for computing), you might want to leave this entry alone.

To disable antivirus scanning, search for scanWhenDone and you should see:

browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone: Change this to false.

3: Open Javascript popups as tabs

If a popup window lacks the features of a browser window, Firefox will handle it like a popup. If you would prefer to open all windows, including popups, as new tabs, you need to tell Firefox in about:config. Search for new window and you will see three entries. Of those three entries, you will want to modify:

browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction: Change this to 0.
4: Spell checking in all fields

By default, Firefox checks spelling only in multiple-line text boxes. You can set it to check spelling in all text boxes. Search for spellcheckdefault and you should see:

layout.spellcheckDefault: Change this to 2.
5: Open search bar results in new tab

When you use the search bar, the results display in the current tab. This can be a nuisance because you will navigate out of the page you are currently in. To make sure Firefox always opens search results in a new tab, search for openintab and you should see:

browser.search.openintab: Change this to true.
6: Auto export bookmarks

In Firefox 3, bookmarks are automatically saved and exported for you. The only problem is that by default, they’re saved as places.sqlite instead of the more convenient bookmarks.html. To change this setting so that they can be easily re-imported, search for autoExportHTML and you should see:

browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML: Change this to true.
7: Disable extension install delay

One of the few gripes I have with Firefox is the silly countdown you must endure every time you want to install an extension. Fortunately, this can be disabled. Search for enable_delay and you should see:

security.dialog_enable_delay: Change this to 0.
8: View source code in an external editor

When you need to view the source of a page, it opens up in browser popup. Most developers would probably like to have that opened in their favorite editor instead of having to cut and paste. To do this, there are two entries to modify. Search for view_source.editor and you will see:

view_source.editor.external: Change this to true.

view_source.editor.path: Change this to the explicit path to your editor of choice.
9: Get more add-on search results

When you do a search in the Add-on window, you’ll see just five results. You might find it more efficient to increase this number. Search for getAddons and you should see:

extension.getAddons.maxResults: Change this to 10 (or higher, if you want to see even more).
10: Redefine the Backspace button

Did you know you can configure Firefox to use the backspace button to either go back a page or go up a page? This keeps power users from having to go back and forth from the keyboard to the mouse. Search for backspace and you will see:

browser.backspace_action: Change this to 0 for previous page and 1 for page up.

Videos - Free video downloads and streaming video - CNET TV

Videos - Free video downloads and streaming video - CNET TV
Copy your iTunes library to an external hard drive.

Monday, May 18, 2009

HowStuffWorks "About Article Tools"

HowStuffWorks "About Article Tools": "As you surf the Web, you've probably seen different tools that you can use to share and interact with the content. Some of them -- like print and e-mail -- are pretty self-explanatory. But if you're not involved with social networking or bookmarking sites, you may not be aware of everything that these tools can do. Read on to learn about the article, networking and bookmarking tools now available on HowStuffWorks."

Why E-Books Look So Ugly | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Why E-Books Look So Ugly | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Etext Center: Collections

Etext Center: Collections
More e-books to read from the University of Virginia Library.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Some e-texts to read on your netbook or laptop.

vk.edward.li - EeeRotate

vk.edward.li - EeeRotate
Rotate your screen to read books in portrait mode. Used along with the Microsoft Reader (next POST), you can use your netbook or laptop as a e-reader. -tp.

E-Books: A Cool, New Way to Read - PC World

E-Books: A Cool, New Way to Read - PC World

How to Buy a Netbook - washingtonpost.com

How to Buy a Netbook - washingtonpost.com

Sunday, May 17, 2009

TBUZZ | An Arc90 Project

TBUZZ | An Arc90 ProjectTweet the page you are on with a button on your toolbar. Fast, easy, free.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

How To Connect Your Laptop To Your Television (Technology & Cars: Home Entertainment)

How To Connect Your Laptop To Your Television (Technology & Cars: Home Entertainment) Lots of how-tos on Videojug.

Make: Online : Jimmie's uglified camera

Make: Online : Jimmie's uglified camera

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram|Alpha: "Making the world's knowledge computable

Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer. Based on a new kind of knowledge-based computing."

Pikaba Social Shopping, Online Merchant Network, Community Marketplace

Pikaba Social Shopping, Online Merchant Network, Community MarketplaceBuying something. Ask. Pick best offer. Give it a try.

Puppy Linux - only 100 MB

I downloaded an ISO of this and tried it out today, nice small OS only 100MB, another alternative to Ubuntu, you might post it on the blog. [S.S.]
http://www.puppylinux.org/?q=manuals/puppy-40/english/how-get-puppy

Friday, May 15, 2009

Senior Computer Use

If you cannot see the video, try Mozilla Firefox, or go to: http://www.youtube.com/v/n3QdGljaxsY&hl=en&fs=1

FreeRinger

FreeRinger

When I choose "Shut Down" from the Start Menu, my computer hangs at the "Please Wait" screen

When I choose "Shut Down" from the Start Menu, my computer hangs at the "Please Wait" screen: "Q. When I choose 'Shut Down' from the Start Menu, my computer hangs at the 'Please Wait' screen

A. Most likely, one or more of your drivers is not allowing itself to be unloaded.

-This, supposedly, is less of a problem in Windows 98 and Windows Me than in Windows 95 (most drivers are no longer unloaded when you shut down), but it still seems to trip up Windows from time to time.

-Try hitting Enter when it hangs to 'wake it up.'

-Try holding Shift while clicking Ok in the 'Shut Down' dialog - this might allow you to shut down faster, and bypass whatever is causing your system to hang.

-This can also happen if the sound file for Shutdown becomes corrupted. Double-click on the Sounds icon in Control Panel and remove or change the sound event for Shutdown."

Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - Panda Research Blog

Panda USB and AutoRun Vaccine - Panda Research Blog

Tonido - Privacy and Online Freedom from third-party servers | Personal Web Applications and Private P2P Network | Tonido

Tonido - Privacy and Online Freedom from third-party servers | Personal Web Applications and Private P2P Network | Tonido: "Tonido is an open personal web application platform that runs on your desktop which safeguards your privacy and online freedom"

Free Online Research Tools

Free Online Research Tools:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Software for Students : Windows 7 shortcut keys

Software for Students : Windows 7 shortcut keys

Engineering Windows 7 : Some Changes Since Beta for the RC

Engineering Windows 7 : Some Changes Since Beta for the RC
I installed WIN 7 on my iMac, using virtual software from Sun. < http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads > Everything works fine. See the site in the post to read about changes to release copy of Win 7.

Monday, May 11, 2009

VMware: Team Fusion: Windows 7 on Mac with VMware Fusion: A Practical Guide

VMware: Team Fusion: Windows 7 on Mac with VMware Fusion: A Practical Guide: "Next, based on what we’ve seen in our VMware Fusion forums, you have to do a little bit of tweaking.

First, Windows Easy Install will parse the disk image as Windows Vista (either 32 or 64 bit, depending on which ISO you downloaded). Go ahead and change that to Windows Server 2008 (again 32 or 64-bit, depending on which one you downloaded). We’ve heard that it works fine defined as “Vista” too, but this appears to be the best way."

Installing Windows 7 on a Mac

Installing Windows 7 on a Mac I am trying this with VMWare Fusion 2.0.4 today. We shall see. -tp.

InstantShot! « DigitalWaters.net Projects

InstantShot! « DigitalWaters.net ProjectsFOR MAC USERS...SCREEN CAPTURE.............DON'T SAY WE DON'T DO ANYTHING FOR MAC USERS.

Best sites online to watch movies for free

Best sites online to watch movies for free

BooZet Freeware | Visual CD - index the contents of your media storage

BooZet Freeware | Visual CD - index the contents of your media storageI use this to create a directory of my thumb drives and export it as a web page for later examination and reference. Works fast. Of course, it's good for indexing/cataloging CDs full of data...like a SPCUG CD, for instance. -tp.

19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet

19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet

My surefire scam for adding hundreds of Twitter followers

My surefire scam for adding hundreds of Twitter followers Lots of good advice about Tweeting here. Etiquette, included.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tweetake

TweetakeBack up all your Tweets to a .csv file. FREE online service, no reg., except your Twitter name, etc.

YooouuuTuuube

YooouuuTuuubeWatch in multiple screens.

Twitter Search To Become Real Search

Twitter Search To Become Real Search: "This is about to change. According to CNET, Twitter’s new VP of Operations, Santosh Jayaram, said that Twitter search will soon start crawling the links included in tweets. There’s a lot of links there, and given Twitter’s huge growth, soon these links might comprise a hefty portion of the overall web, making it a much more complete search engine that it currently is. It’s a big technical leap, but it shows that the folks at Twitter are serious about search."

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Flash activists use social media to drum up support - USATODAY.com

Flash activists use social media to drum up support - USATODAY.com

CineGobs - CineGobs Keyer

CineGobs - CineGobs Keyer: "CineGobs Keyer is a freeware keyer, for Windows PC's using the .net 2.0 framework."

Welcome to optikVerve Labs - virtualStudio

Welcome to optikVerve Labs - virtualStudio: "virtualStudio is a stand-alone, full-featured photo editor that can run virtualPhotographer and other plug-in filters. Now you can quickly and easily retouch and enhance your photos like a professional, using the power of plug-ins. virtualStudio includes all the features you’d expect to find in high quality editing software, and even comes with a selection of picture frames and the ability to add a title and copyright information."

Cyber-Command May Help Protect Civilian Networks - washingtonpost.com

Cyber-Command May Help Protect Civilian Networks - washingtonpost.com: "The Pentagon is considering whether to create a new cyber-command that would oversee government efforts to protect the military's computer networks and would also assist in protecting the civilian government networks, the head of the National Security Agency said yesterday.

The new command would be headquartered at Fort Meade, the NSA's director, Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander, told the House Armed Services terrorism subcommittee."

Saturday, May 2, 2009

HBO Alzheimer's Project

HBO Alzheimer's Project: "Living With Alzheimer's" - Yes. Off topic, BUT if you read this and you know someone caring for someone with Alzheimer's, PLEASE pass on this link:
Living With Alzheimer's
http://www.aarp.org/family/caregiving/alzheimers/?cmp=NLC-WBLTR-CTRL-5109-F4

Friday, May 1, 2009

Simple Solution - CNET Computer help Forums

Simple Solution - CNET Computer help Forums: "Computer help: How do you future proof your digitally archived documents?
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) Moderator - 01/05/09 10:39 AM"

ShowMyPC.com - Remote Support, Instant Desktop Sharing, Web Conferencing, Access Remote PC Free, Online Meetings

ShowMyPC.com - Remote Support, Instant Desktop Sharing, Web Conferencing, Access Remote PC Free, Online MeetingsEasy to setup and use. SSH protection. Generate a new password at each host sign in. Go to client machine, start executable that you have downloaded from showmypc.com, then run/view HOST machine. Very slick. -tp

ShowMyPC - Free Portable VNC | Portable USB Pen Drive Applications

ShowMyPC - Free Portable VNC | Portable USB Pen Drive Applications

Outertech - computer memory and cache optimization, tuneup and internet utility software

Outertech - computer memory and cache optimization, tuneup and internet utility software: "Batchrun is a graphical script creation tool that eliminates the need for knowledge of arcane scripting languages to execute batches of commands. With Batchrun .brs batch files you can launch any number of programs or dialup connections with just a simple click. You can control the starting process with many properties like priority or run mode and control their behavior a tad. Download." Maybe you should have a propeller on your cap??

585Soft

585SoftFree software. From good source recommending this site.

Eterlogic - SecretDrive: the best solution to encrypt your private data

Eterlogic - SecretDrive: the best solution to encrypt your private data: "32 bit version is absolutely FREE !

SecretDrive is a small, efficient and reliable program to create up to 8 encrypted virtual disks. Virtual disk is protected by one of five modern encryption algorithms"

Standby Power : Data

Standby Power : DataResidential appliances...audio, battery, home, kitchen, office, etc.

Boot From A USB Flash Drive

Boot From A USB Flash Drive

Free Printables

Free Printables

Prevent Fraudulent Website & Email, Internet Identity Theft Protection Tool , Download Anti Phishing Software - Gralic Wrap

Prevent Fraudulent Website & Email, Internet Identity Theft Protection Tool , Download Anti Phishing Software - Gralic Wrap