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MozBackup -- Backup Firefox and Thunderbird Profiles

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 9:15 PM by Randall
When I reformated and reinstalled XP over the weekend, I needed an easy was to backup and restore my Thunderbird and Firefox profiles with all... [Read More]

Running Games on Windows Vista Beta 2

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 8:38 PM by Randall
While I'm not enough of a gamer to care (and doubly so as I am not planning to move to Windows Vista until I have... [Read More]

EssentialPIM -- Freeware PIM Actually Worth Downloading

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 at 8:52 PM by Randall
There are a large number of Personal Information Manager programs, both freeware and payware. Most are either so underpowered as to be useless or are... [Read More]

Time for that Reformat

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 8:42 PM by Randall
I mentioned in my review of SVS a few days ago that I would probably have to reformat my hard drive soon. That... [Read More]

allSnap -- Make Windows Snap to Other Windows

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 8:30 PM by Randall
Many people like how windows automatically align in some program such as Winamp and some versions of Photoshop. allSnap is a small freeware desktop... [Read More]

Reading Email Headers -- A How To

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 9:09 PM by Randall
While I usually restrict myself to software, occasionally I find a web site with useful information and just have to mention it. Today, I discovered... [Read More]

Poke -- Cheat In Almost Every Game Out There

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2006 at 9:19 PM by Randall
I stumbled across a nifty little program today: Poke. It's a fairly simple to use universial cheat program for single player Windows games. It... [Read More]

SVS -- Virtualize Software Installs

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 at 8:46 PM by Randall
VMWare has been in the news quite a bit since they released a freeware VMWare Player that allows one to install an operating system and... [Read More]

Tempinbox -- Easy, Free, Throwaway Email Addresses

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 9:53 PM by Randall
Ever wanted to register for a web site, but did not trust them with your email address -- and they require a good email address... [Read More]

FreeMind -- Free Mind Mapping Software

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 9:55 PM by Randall
Software Gadgets must be more popular than I thought as I've received several emails asking -- no demanding (in one case) -- that I add... [Read More]

Skype Offers Free Calls in US and Canada During 2006

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2006 at 9:42 PM by Randall
You've probably heard of Skype. You may even be using Skype to talk to your Skype-using friends around the world for free. Skype has... [Read More]

Windows PowerShell (aka Monad) RC1 Now Available

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 at 8:47 PM by Randall
Windows has always shunned the command line while Unix-based OSes have embraced it. This has meant that the command line (CMD) that comes with Windows... [Read More]

Taskbar Shuffle -- Rearrange Programs on Your Taskbar

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 9:12 PM by Randall
I regularly work with sets of multiple programs. When I do, I like to have those programs arranged in the same order on the taskbar... [Read More]

3tunes -- Record Music From Pandora in FireFox

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 9:51 PM by Randall
If you like music, you've probably heard of Pandora, a streaming music discovery web application.You give it an artist or a song and creates... [Read More]

WinSCP -- Freeware SFTP (and SCH) Client

Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 9:56 PM by Randall
Many web hosting companies strongly suggest (or even require) that their customers use SFTP (Secure FTP) instead of FTP to upload files to their web... [Read More]

PIXresizer - Very Easy Image Resizing

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2006 at 10:00 PM by Randall
I suspect everyone has one. A friend or relative who just doesn't understand image files and how large they can be when they come off... [Read More]

FightGear -- Open Source Flight Simulator

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 at 8:28 PM by Randall
I've crashed a large number of airplanes (and one space shuttle, but that's another story) in my day. Fortunately, they were all simulated fights (and... [Read More]

Stellarium Desktop Planetarium -- Major New Release

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 8:06 PM by Randall
A few months ago, I plugged Stellarium 0.7.1 here. It's a very nice program that turns your computer into a planetarium. Version 0.8.0 was... [Read More]

FotoTagger -- Annotate Pictures with Tags

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 3:30 PM by Randall
FotoTagger is an image annotation tool. It allows you to place textual annotations on JPG pictures. For example, You can label all the people... [Read More]

The Broth's Global Mosaic -- Yet Another Fun Internet Time-Waster

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 3:12 PM by Randall
Everyone needs another way to waste time and avoid real work, right? The Broth - The Global Mosaic is a surprising simply idea that... [Read More]

Synergy -- One Keyboard and Mouse for Multiple Computers

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:55 AM by Randall
Multiple computers per person are becoming more common in some type of businesses (and even for some home users) -- often with different operating systems... [Read More]

Zurpy -- Save Stuff & Access From Any Computer

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 at 5:54 PM by Randall
Okay, this really isn't my thing as I only use one computer, but I received an email from a friend who loves Zurpy and... [Read More]

Napster -- 2,000,000 Music Tracks Now Free!

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 at 1:27 PM by Randall
Long ago and in a previous incarnation, Napster was the hub of freely traded online music. Then it got... [Read More]

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