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Windows needs your permission

I’m a fan of Windows Vista and I like the extra security measures. At home, I run my laptop full on with UAC and logins. It rarely causes me an issue. But even a die...

Comcast – Nice

A few days ago my neighbor’s invisible fence installer cut through my Comcast cable. A quick call to Comcast and they had a service truck out the next day at 9:30 am (as promised). I...

Internet Access Down

Looks like our neighbor’s had an invisible fence put in today. Nice, but one unfortunate side-effect was that the installer cut my cable. Miss Dig (the service to call to notify underground facilities of excavation)...

Desk Drive Milestone Reached

I was checking the download numbers this morning and noticed that Desk Drive has exceed 100,000 downloads. I only track the downloads from my site so the number is likely much larger given the number...

Desk Drive 1.6.5 Released

Desk Drive 1.6.5 adds Dutch (Belgium) to its growing list of languages. This latest translation forced me to widen the program’s window size to accommodate the longer strings. And I thought German had long phrases....

Desk Drive 1.6.4 Released

Desk Drive 1.6.4 now comes in 32 bit and 64 bit versions. There were no code changes necessary for 64 bit support because Desk Drive is written in C#, however, a 64 bit installer is...

Friday Links #20

[Smushit: Optimize Images For Web Without Losing on Quality MakeUseOf.com ](http://www.makeuseof.com/dir/smushit-optimize-image-size-loosing-visual-quality/)- a web tool that lets you optimize images for the web and reduce the size without compromising on visual quality. Featured Firefox Extension: Nodobe...

true knowledge

Google does a great job at key word searches but it is less adept at answering questions like the follow: What time is it at Google Headquarters? Is Jennifer Lopez single? Who wrote the Principia...

The World’s Longest Second

Why must every Microsoft tool take 20 minutes to uninstall and leave you with no feed back other than this: It’s next to useless and totally misleading. Flame off…

FreeSnap 1.4 Released

FreeSnap 1.4 is available for download. New features include incremental size, a configuration file for settings, 64 bit support and a help dialog. The help dialog is a handy reference for all the keyboard shortcuts....
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