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FileZilla -- Freeware FTP/SFTP Client

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 3:56 PM by Randall
I've been using CuteFTP Pro for many years. I bought it back at version 3 when it was the cheapest worthwhile program that handled SFTP... [Read More]

CCleaner -- Clean Up After Messy Programs

Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 2:25 PM by Randall
A lot of programs are "messy" -- leaving all sorts of temporary files on your hard drive. Other programs keep a history of where you... [Read More]

Peacefire -- How to Get Around Blocking Software

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006 at 2:19 PM by Randall
While many parents install Internet Block Software to keep their children from viewing "porn sites" -- such software often blocks many other sites that have... [Read More]

Firefox and Thunderbird Security Updates

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 9:31 PM by Randall
Firefox released a security update (to and Thunderbird will not be far behind according to reports I've seen.. Some important security issues were addressed... [Read More]

FlashGet -- Award Winning Download Manager Now Free

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 8:50 PM by Randall
FlashGet was been a popular, award-winning commercial download manager. "Was" because it is now available free. Like most Download managers, FlashGet can split large... [Read More]

Opera 9 -- "World's Fastest Browser" Gets Better

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 5:32 PM by Randall
As a web designer, I have to have all the major browsers available to test web pages, so I downloaded the new Opera 9.0... [Read More]

Methods for Boosting Your Internet Connection

Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 8:38 PM by Randall
If you have some skill with regedit, you can try to tweak Windows to boost your Internet connection's throughput. The amount of boost varies with... [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]

Easy HTML To Any Script Converter

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 9:45 PM by Randall
I was modifying a template for a SMF forum today. This involved taking a large chunk of standard HTML code and converting it to... [Read More]

ieSpell - A Spell Checker for Internet Explorer

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 at 6:52 PM by Randall
I try to avoid using Internet Explorer, but I know many people still use it. iespell is a spelling checker for IE (for when... [Read More]

X-Chat IRC Client -- Freeware Builds for Windows

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 8:53 PM by Randall
The X-Chat IRC client is open source software and is considered one of the best cross-platform IRC clients. Unfortunately, the "official" Windows built is... [Read More]

uTorrent -- A Tiny, Powerful BitTorrent Client

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 9:55 PM by Randall
If you think of peer-to-peer file sharing at all, you probably think of it in connection with downloading music. While this is frought with copyright... [Read More]

ASP.NET Web Matrix -- HTML Editor for ASP.NET Users

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 10:02 PM by Randall
Those who design web sites with Microsoft's ASP.NET often seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to HTML editors. Most... [Read More]

PuTTY -- A Freeware Telnet/SSH Client

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 10:10 PM by Randall
Many Web Hosts (like Dreamhost) provide access to a unix shell account. Long ago, before the days when script kiddies made high security a... [Read More]

Yahoo Music Engine 1.1

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 9:56 PM by Randall
Yahoo has issued a major upgrade to its Yahoo! Music Engine -- although you would not really know that it was a major upgrade... [Read More]

Apple Quicktime without Itunes

Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 9:46 PM by Randall
Apple really wants people to download Itunes, so they bundle it with Quicktime. To get Quicktime, you have to take a copy of Itunes whether... [Read More]

Great News -- RSS Feed Reading Made Easy

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 8:55 PM by Randall
While browsers are beginning to handle RSS feed reading, their services are fairly basic. With FireFox, for example, I never saw the point of looking... [Read More]

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Available For Public Testing

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 10:22 PM by Randall
Microsoft has made their latest beta preview build of Internet Explorer 7 available to the general public -- well, at least those of the... [Read More]

First Page 2006

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 9:08 PM by Randall
I've used one version or another of Homesite as my HTML editor of choice since about 1997. While I've tried many other editors, none... [Read More]

Weather Watcher

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 at 8:49 PM by Randall
I've gone through a number of programs to display the current weather over the years, but I've only recently found a program that I really... [Read More]

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Released

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 4:13 PM by Randall
Mozilla released a major update to Thunderbird, their open source email program, today. According to the Thunderbird web site, here are the major changes... [Read More]

Messenger Plus 3 for MSN Messenger

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 10:34 PM by Randall
While I don't use Instant Messengers much (as I can't get anything done when I have one on as far too many people want to... [Read More]

Pop Peeper -- An Email Monitor

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 at 11:14 AM by Randall
As a webmaster with multiple domains, I get a lot of email. Unfortunately, even with server-side spam filtering, I still get email that I really... [Read More]

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