Thursday, September 30, 2004

create pdf file

create pdf file: "pdfMachine White

pdfMachine White is a free version of pdfMachine for producing great quality PDFs.

If an advanced feature is used, e.g. encryption, then a watermark is generated on each page. If you want to use an advanced feature without the watermark being generated then you must purchase and register the software."

Folder Lock - Folder Lock Software Free Download

Folder Lock - Folder Lock Software Free Download: "Folder Lock� is a fast file-security software that can lock, hide or encrypt any number of files, folders, pictures and documents in seconds. It is fast, reliable, portable and convenient. It makes your files hidden, undeletable and highly secure, it saves your password when you move files on removable disks from one PC to another, it lets you encrypt as well as lock your files and even locks your PC"

Sysinternals Freeware - Utilities for Windows 9x/ME

Sysinternals Freeware - Utilities for Windows 9x/ME
The Open Windows Award to Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell, the brainy coders behind Sysinternals Freeware. The site's collection of freeware utilities makes it easy to get the kind of under-the-hood info that Windows either hides or doesn't provide at all:

AV-disabling Bagle variant may take off

AV-disabling Bagle variant may take off
A new variant of the Bagle worm that turns off antivirus and personal firewalls is likely to spread rapidly, warn antivirus experts. Organizations blocking the .exe, .scr, .com and .cpl extensions significantly reduce their risk of infection to this worm, as well as many others. W32/Bagle-AS@mm spreads via e-mail and peer-to-peer networks, and has a spoofed address and variable subject lines. The worm is also called Bagle-AZ (McAfee), Beagle-AR [sic] (Symantec), Worm_Bagle-AM (Trend Micro)
“Similar to previous variants, it harvests addresses from local files and then uses the harvested addresses in the from field to send itself. It contains a remote access component and copies itself to folders that have the phrase ‘shar’ in the name, such as common peer-to-peer applications, including KaZaA, Bearshare and Limewire,” according to the McAfee advisory. The advisory also said that when the .exe file is run, the worm copies itself into the Windows System directory as Bawindo.exe.”

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Web English Teacher

Web English Teacher: " What do students really need to know? Fluency, voice, and style? Or grammar, punctuation, and spelling? As high-stakes testing expands, teachers must make tough choices to improve both writing and test scores. This month Web English Teacher features ideas to help with conventions of writing."
In the spring of 2000, my student teacher spent hours online trying to find information and ideas to help her in the classroom. "Someone," I thought, "should put ideas teachers can use in one place online. It would save a lot of time searching."

A neat site for English class resources, from grammar to literature.
With thanks to Linkfilter

Play Free Online Games, Download Games, PC Games, PS2 Games at Tiscali Games

Play Free Online Games, Download Games, PC Games, PS2 Games at Tiscali Games
Plenty of online games.


: "WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time."

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Coffee Break Arcade - Free Games

Coffee Break Arcade - Free Games
# Take a coffee break and play these free games

Bugged by Web Sites that Require Registration?
Bugged by Web Sites that Require Registration?

You know the ones we're talking about. A friend sends you the URL for some interesting news story, but when you click it, you get a page insisting that you provide personal information such as your name and e-mail address (and sometimes even a physical address and phone number) before you'll be allowed to read the story. This is annoying for two reasons: it feels like a breach of your privacy - especially those sites that make dozens of fields mandatory - and it takes extra time.

Well, now there's a way around these compulsive information-gatherers. Just copy and paste the offending site into this application and it will give you a password.
NOTE Have been using this now for 6 months and it works well.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Ripping Tips

Ripping Tips

Pick the right encoder, format, and bit rate.

Ripping a CD is easy; finding a setup that sounds great can take some tweaking. With the right tools and a little forethought, you'll be ripping like a pro.

Real Easy Ripping

Forget basic ripping software like Windows Media Player and the free version of RealPlayer--they're too restrictive. Windows Media Player 9 can rip music to WMA files, but you'll still need to buy extra software to rip to MP3. And RealPlayer can encode to Real Media format or AAC at high bit rates, but it encodes MP3s at only low bit rates. For good quality MP3s, you'll want to encode your music at higher bit rates than those offered by RealPlayer.
Several free Windows programs, like CDex and EAC, can rip to a variety of formats without such problems. I use CDex: It's simple and can rip music to any MP3 bit rate using LAME, an encoder consistently rated best in MP3 encoder listening tests. CDex can also rip from roughed-up CDs: Its Paranoia mode adds an extra level of error checking that compensates for scratches on the CD.
Choosing the Right Format

Before you rip away, think about what format you want to use for encoding your CD: Should it be the ubiquitous MP3 format, the open-source Ogg Vorbis, or a proprietary one like Microsoft Windows Media Audio?

Generally, you should use the format you can do the most with. While many devices support a proprietary format or two, pretty much everything reads MP3 files.
Normalize the Volume

Music is recorded at different volume levels. If you're listening to an entire CD, you just knock the volume up or down a notch--not a problem. But when a playlist pulls tracks from all over your library, these differences can jump right out at you. You can sidestep this problem by normalizing the volume when you rip. The software analyzes the volume of the track and adjusts it so it plays at the same volume as the other tracks. Most MP3 rippers, including CDex, have options to normalize music automatically as it is ripped.

Alternatives to Your Everyday Media Player

Don't get stuck in a rut with the same software.
Hey Windows Media users! And you ITunes folks, too. We know that you put up with your media player's problems and adapt your behavior to make it work. But you don't have to. Other media players are out there--and one may do exactly what you're looking for.

If you use Windows Media Player, try...

Musicmatch: If you prefer WMA files, Musicmatch can encode and play them just as well as Media Player can, and its file library is easier to use. Plus you can rip files into MP3 format--something you can't do with Media Player. The Plus version gives you faster ripping, faster burning, and more.

RealPlayer 10: Anything Windows Media Player can do, RealPlayer can do better. RealPlayer can play WMA music files and AVI video files just like Windows Media Player can, and it also plays Real's proprietary formats. Plus the integrated music store makes it easy to buy new tracks for your library. And compared to older versions of Real software, RealPlayer 10 seems lithe and less invasive.

If you use ITunes, consider...

Winamp 5.0 Pro: ITunes is easy to use, but power users may find it restricting. Winamp allows you to customize file names and folder structure for songs you encode, and it rips at up to 48X. You have to shell out $15 to get the full features, but the outlay is worth it. The interface is not as clean as ITunes', but try different skins to see if you can find one you like.

RealPlayer 10: Just because you buy tracks from ITunes Music Store, you don't have to use ITunes to listen to them. RealPlayer can play your ITunes songs, manage your IPod, and work with WMA files. And now it's available for Mac users, too.

JigZone: Jigsaw Puzzles Online

JigZone: Jigsaw Puzzles Online
The JigZone is the place on the internet for free online jigsaw puzzles.

How much time do you have?
You choose the level of difficulty, from a quick and simple puzzle of 6 pieces, to a challenging 247 piece cut.

Join MyJigZone
By becoming a JigZone member you can:
• Upload your photos.
• Make your photos into puzzles.
• Share your puzzles with friends.
• Integrate your puzzles into your web pages.
• Receive the puzzle-of-the-day by email.

Register Now ...While it's still free.

TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook

TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook
TiddlyWiki is a true work of art, allowing one to work with whole wiki toolbox (simple creation, editing, linking, searching) without any need to use web-server or server-side scripting.

It only requires browser to do all the work on the content and one simple plain-text-editor to save modified content into single html-file.

Ideal for quick note-taking, personal journals, thought-organization and all - without need for being always on and without relying on remote web-server. And no need to know anything about html, about installing software or anything. Create, edit, copy, paste, save - that's all skills one may need to work with that wiki-clone.

Angry Alien Productions, Sase and Topsie

Angry Alien Productions, Sase and Topsie
* Jaws. Alien. Titanic. The Shining. The Exorcist. What do they all
have in common? The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Troupe re-enact each of them
at this site: And they are only 30-seconds

Saturday, September 25, 2004

TaxCalc Lite

TaxCalc Lite
Intuit is publishing TaxCalc Lite again this year – it can be downloaded for FREE here. TaxCalc Lite offers all of the features found in TaxCalc to enable taxpayers filling out basic self-assessment forms to complete their tax returns quickly and accurately, without making any potentially costly mistakes. Since filling out a self-assessment tax return seems to get more complex with each passing year, it makes sense to get some independent help to make sure that you're not paying too much tax.

Welcome to Eudora!

Welcome to Eudora!
A powerful and user-friendly email client

Download free computer games at IronCode Software

Download free computer games at IronCode Software: "Non stop tank action! The powerful and ruthless war computer Skullnet has turned on its creators, humans. Skullnet is now threatening to eliminate entire mankind. As a pilot of the highly advanced tank Ajay, your job is to battle and destroy Skullnet's mighty armies, and finally, destroy Skullnet itself!"

Friday, September 24, 2004

Firewalls stop intruders cold

Firewalls keep hackers and bandits out while your computer is connected to the Internet. They hide your computer from would-be intruders and stop anyone from trying to get in. They also prevent spyware and adware from contacting the mother ship with your personal information.
Now that you have spyware detectors up and running,( You DO have don't you) check out one of these three firewall programs to beef up your security even further.

ZoneAlarm is one of the more well-known firewall programs, and it's the one I run at home. It installs easily and alerts you via a pop-up window the second anyone tries to access your connection--coming in or going out. A paid version of ZoneAlarm offers more options, but the free version is enough for basic security, which is why I'm listing this one as free. (Free/Windows)

Kerio Personal Firewall is another solid firewall program that provides protection similar to ZoneAlarm's. I like how this program essentially fingerprints trusted programs so that Trojan horses, which impersonate other programs, have no chance of squirming in. Kerio Personal Firewall has both paid and free versions, like ZoneAlarm, and the free version works great.(Free/Windows)

Intego NetBarrier X Personal Firewall for Mac OS X offers a four-level line of defense against hackers and vandals and prevents exporting of personal information. Not even a Mac is bulletproof (though I'll admit it's close). Unfortunately, you'll need to pay to play with this program. (Shareware/Mac)

Adware and spyware detectors are an integral part of personal computer security, but only part of your first line of defense. Get one of these programs to protect your data and to keep out hackers and other Internet vandals and to keep spyware from reporting back to advertising companies.

Picasa: Automated Digital Photo Organizer software, instant photo albums, sharing & printing: Download

Picasa: Automated Digital Photo Organizer software, instant photo albums, sharing & printing: Download
Here's what you can do with your free copy of Picasa 1.6:

Find all your photos -- and make photo albums, quickly and easily.
Edit with ease -- Crop, reduce red-eye, and enhance with one quick click.
Print at home -- No mistakes. No waiting. No hassles. Just beauty.
Share photos online -- via email or Picasa's Hello technology.
Make slide shows -- set to your own MP3 music files. …and much more!


blinkx: "blinkx changes the way you find and access all kinds of information, from anywhere in the world, without having to endlessly search. blinkx rapidly links you with the information you need from the web, from online news sources and files on your own PC."

CDCheck - CD checking and recovery software

CDCheck - CD checking and recovery software
This utility detects and recovers damaged files on CD-ROMs. You can discover which files on your CD are corrupted. You can also use the program proactively, to insure that your data on CD-ROMs are safe. In addition to CD-ROMs, the program can be used with other local or removable media, such as disk drives, floppy disks, and Zip drives.( also works on DVD's

Version: 3.0.1
Price: Free


Wik & The Fable of Souls arcade game: "Wik & The Fable of Souls
Wik and the Fable of Souls is a dark and delightful action-fable of an unlikely hero and his noble struggle against a mysterious foe. Featuring superbly detailed graphics, enchanting music and never-before-seen game play, Wik and the Fable of Souls will keep you spellbound with amazement. Download and discover the mystery of Wik!"

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Security Tango

Security Tango: "The Security Tango is my name for the dance you have to do every time you want to assure yourself that your computer is free of viruses, spyware, keystroke loggers, backdoors, trojans, and other forms of malware (click the Definitions button on the left to see what all those things mean). It's something you need to do regularly and often - daily is not too often! The simple act of getting on the Internet and downloading email or going to a Web page can expose your computer to malicious crackers who would love to take over your machine for their own use."

Furl - Your Personal Web

Furl - Your Personal Web: "# Save a permanent copy of articles, pages and receipts with a single click
# Search across all the data in your archive in an instant
# Automatically share what you find through email, RSS or your own site
# See what others are saving and find new, useful information"

Gallery :: your photos on your website

Gallery :: your photos on your website: "Gallery is a web based software product that lets you manage your photos on your own website. You must have your own website with PHP support in order to install and use it. "

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Assemble pictures and they spring to life!

Assemble pictures and they spring to life!
"I enjoy every minute with this challenging game. Every level is not one, but three challenges! The first challenge is to solve each level, which is both fun and frustrating. Then there are two more challenges waiting for me: Can I make it in fewer moves to earn silver or even gold? And this is only playing in puzzle mode!"
Get Jig Jag! Gold Now - it's risk-free with our 2 Month Unconditional Full Refund Guarantee. Buy it, and if you're not totally happy, keep it and we'll give you your money back. The only risk is if you don't buy it you'll never know how much fun you missed out on!

English to French, Italian and German and Spanish Dictionary -

English to French, Italian and German and Spanish Dictionary - "WordReference is now heading in a new direction. For the last few years, the site has used dictionaries from Collins dictionaries. While these were good dictionaries, Collins Dictionaries was not interested in continuing to offer their dictionaries for free on WordReference."
You can look forward to improvements such as:
1. Many, many more words and expressions
2. Example sentences
3. Pronunciation symbols
4. Regionalisms (US vs. UK, France vs. Quebec, etc.)
4. Ability to suggest missing words/expressions for addition to the dictionaries.
5. Rapid improvements in entry correctness, formatting and usefulness and over the next couple of weeks!


ClipURL: "Sick of trying to remember a string of gibberish to get to your favorite content? Tired of trying to explain to someone that you have to watch for the 'wrap' in the email so the url you sent them will work? Tired of posting forum messages with links to your content that will not work because they are too long?
ClipURL to the rescue!"

Monday, September 20, 2004

Omea Reader Features: Organizing, Searching and Processing RSS Atom Feeds, Newsgroups and Bookmarks.

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP
or 2003 Server ONLY

Omea Reader Features: Organizing, Searching and Processing RSS Atom Feeds, Newsgroups and Bookmarks.: "Omea Reader is a unique 'Personal Reading Environment' that does away with the need for separate programs to handle different kinds of on-line information such as web pages, internet newsgroups, and RSS and Atom feeds. Now you can work with all these different types of information in one unified interface."

Free Accommodation world wide through Hospitality Exchange - Hospitality Club

Free Accommodation world wide through Hospitality Exchange - Hospitality Club: "Do you love meeting people from other cultures? Do you love traveling? Do you love helping other people? Then this is the place for you to be!"

With thanks to "Anonymous" for this link.


Abisource's free AbiWord word processor lets you create, open, and save files in Microsoft Word's .doc format, as well as in RTF, HTML, WordPerfect, and other standard formats. It includes a spell checker and supports more than 30 languages, including Hebrew and Arabic. You'll find the Windows version here.

Saturday, September 18, 2004 "A hub of information for Gmail users around the world including articles, news, FAQs, forums, tutorials, Web sites, and more about the new Google email service released in beta version by Google on April 1, 2004. "

Free Monitor for Google - query Google easily. Google Monitor Query

Free Monitor for Google - query Google easily. Google Monitor Query: "Free Monitor for Google is a free Web promotion software designed for search engine specialists and webmasters. It allows you to find position of your web site in Google Top for popular keywords and get more traffic from Google. Google Monitor will query Google and show you the postion of your site by your target keywords and also how well your competitors are doing. It keeps statistics for several URLs and several lists of keywords. You can add notes."
NOTE I have used this and it is very good.

CCleaner - Crap Cleaner software download

CCleaner - Crap Cleaner software download
Just as regular excercise is good for your health, a regular workout for your hard disk is recommended. Windows has its own tools for doing this, but CCleaner makes a slightly better job of it.

The application is free to use and shows the door to all kinds of temporary files, from temporary internet files to old automatic back-ups from application such as Office XP and file sharing software. It also shakes out old entries from your computer's registry, such as unistallers and invalid shortcuts. The makers guarantee that it contains no apyware or adware.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Your Nation

Your Nation
Some people thrive on statistics. They always like to be in the know about what the figures are on a certain matter. One of the biggest fields of statistics that is compared is between various countries. These figures tell us how each country is doing in a particular matter by itself, and in comparison with other countries. This type of data may put most of you into a deep coma, but some do find it of interest.So for you two here it is.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Welcome to

Welcome to is a reference site, with articles divided into categories, which you can access from the main page. It also contains a directory of links to pertinent information from other sites. It's a good example of how the web should work, and it's useful for those looking for an additional or alternative view to the mainstream viewpoints.

Computeractive | active prices

Computeractive | active prices
Computeractive's Active Prices online shopping service offers you comparative shopping from the comfort of your home. If you're on the lookout for the best deals around, whether it's for PCs, peripherals or more, check out
Active Prices

WAYN - Travel friends reunited - FREE SMS - Travel Maps - UK - Australia - USA - Europe - Travelling Forum

WAYN - Travel friends reunited - FREE SMS - Travel Maps - UK - Australia - USA - Europe - Travelling Forum
WAYN is a new site that allows you to keep track of all your contacts from around the world and make new friends based on where they have been, where they are going and where they are now?

Scholastic's The Magic School Bus For the Little ones

Scholastic's The Magic School Bus
Called The Magic School Bus, it is a site dedicated to Ms. Frizzle, a teacher who takes her students on some of the wildest field trips ever imagined. Every where from outer space to the bottom of the ocean, there is no limit to where they have been. This site is about the whole MSB experience, from the television shows to the books to the games (computer based, of course), as well as the Traveling Bus (over 17 states and thousands of students visited), and the live stage show. This is education at it's very best as it is humorous, fun and exciting, all while getting a lesson across.

So bookmark this site for your little ones, and let them spend some time in the activity lab here. It will be time well spent.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

NOVA Online | Life's Greatest Miracle

NOVA Online | Life's Greatest Miracle: "Welcome to the companion Web site to 'Life's Greatest Miracle,' originally broadcast on November 20, 2001. A sequel to the most popular NOVA of all time, 'Miracle of Life,' the program once again uses the extraordinary microimagery of Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson to track human development from embryo to newborn."

Digital Freedom Network "Advancing freedom worldwide through information & technology." Home

Digital Freedom Network "Advancing freedom worldwide through information & technology." Home
The world of today is a rapidly changing place. Events that years ago would have taken months or years are now happening in days and weeks. The Internet has helped to spread the word about these changes, and is able to monitor ongoing situations.

Today's site is one such location. It is called The Digital Freedom Network. It is an international human rights organization that strengthens peaceful advocates of freedom and democracy by publishing their material on the Internet and lobbying on their behalf. The information contained here is eye opening, and sometimes covers events that don't make the mainstream media.

Welcome to WordToys!

Welcome to WordToys!
Welcome to WordToys!
The most ambitious Word add-in ever created. And absolutely FREE!
Free for all. Free forever.
It doesn't happen often that an add-in for Microsoft Word really breaks new grounds. WordToys was created to do just that.

What is Audacity?

What is Audacity?: "Audacity is a free audio editor. You can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, and MP3 files, and more. Use it to edit your sounds using Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited Undo), mix tracks together, or apply effects to your recordings. It also has a built-in amplitude envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode and a frequency analysis window for audio analysis applications. Built-in effects include Echo, Change Tempo, and Noise Removal," "Become a Bravenet Member, it's Free!

You are one step away from becoming a new Bravenet Member. It's totally free to join! Fill out the registration form and click on the submit button below. Please be sure to fill in all fields. "

Monday, September 13, 2004

PC Pitstop: Free PC Diagnostics and Tuneups

PC Pitstop: Free PC Diagnostics and Tuneups: "Is your PC acting sluggish? Are strange windows inexplicably popping up on your screen? Do you have to reboot your computer because of errors and lockups? Our free computer checkup and diagnostics can help you detect and fix many common PC problems! Our full PC tune-up should be your first stop."

Futuris Imager

Futuris Imager
It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Besides that, a picture is also worth a thousand different types of software to view it in. There are just too many choices when it comes to software that deals with photo viewing, editing, and organizing. I'm going to make things even more complicated by throwing another option into the ring. It's a free piece of software called Futuris Imager. This software has the normal set of features that you have come to expect in an image viewer - support for multiple formats, scanner and camera integration, and printing capabilities. Along with this, it also permits you to mess with your photos in a number of ways, thanks to the included filters. Screen capture is also built in, allowing you to capture content in a variety of different ways. Those of you who enjoy viewing your photos automatically will appreciate the slideshow functionality. Once you're done editing your image, you can then use Futuris Imager to send it by e-mail, or even create HTML for the image. Most of the features of this software will look familiar to you, but there's also some new stuff here that keeps things interesting.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Filehand Home Page

Filehand Home Page: "Not only does Filehand Search 2.0 search your hard drive and network drives instantly, it shows you the information you need. You don't have to poke around at all the search results to find the piece of information you're looking for."

System Requirements

Filehand Search runs on Windows XP Home and Pro, and Windows 2000. (Sorry, it will not run on Windows 95/98/ME/NT.) You should have at least 256MB of memory. For disk space, Filehand Search uses about 20% of the size of the files that you will want to search.

You also need .NET Framework 1.1

Friday, September 10, 2004

tinySpell: Check your spelling with this freeware

tinySpell: Check your spelling with this freeware
Probably the most useful tool that I have on my computer.
It is an unfortunate reality that people will usually judge you as uneducated when they often see spelling mistakes in your compositions. Spelling checkers are now a must for people who write using computers.

Spelling checkers are usually included with top word processors like Microsoft Word, but the thing is, you don’t want to open Word just to type a small memo or simple notes. Sometimes Notepad is enough for simple tasks.

For a simple work around with these limitations you can simply just fire up Notepad and download a small utility called tinySpell v1.3. This utility is compatible with all Windows versions, is freeware, and eats almost no system resources at all.

All you need to do is start the application and type your notes or memos from any word processor. If you make a spelling error, the program will beep to alert you of the mistake. Just click on the application on the system tray and it will give you word recommendations for automatic spell change.

This app works not only on Notepad or Wordpad but on every word processor in the Windows environment; it even works when typing from Internet Explorer, Opera, or Firefox.

With tinySpell you will never have to worry about spelling mistakes even if you use word processors with no spelling checker. A word of warning though, this program should only be used for small writing chores and definitely not for novels or long documents.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Hurricane Tracker

A nifty little Java applet that plots the courses of hurricanes. You can change how fast it animates, see the courses of several hurricanes overlayed, and see how fast the storm moved.
With thanks to for the link., Tools for coping with life's stressors

I found some VERY good content at this site and I recomend it to anyone., Tools for coping with life's stressors: "Welcome to, home of the Tools for Coping Series - onsite manuals for coping with a variety of life's stressors, authored by: James J. Messina, Ph.D., & Constance M. Messina, Ph.D."

Cerulean Studios: The Creators of Trillian and Trillian Pro IM Clients

Cerulean Studios: The Creators of Trillian and Trillian Pro IM Clients: "The award-winning*, multi-network Trillian IM client allows you to seamlessly integrate all of your communications traffic in a single, sleek package. Stay in touch with contacts spanning multiple networks and grab the latest news, stocks, and other information with our versatile array of plugins."

Please Note Due to United States export encryption laws, there are two versions of Trillian. Trillian with encryption routines is not exportable outside the United States. If you are a non-U.S. user, you should download the encryption-stripped version of this software. Download

Digital Web Books - DNL Reader for Desktop Author, Page Author and Desktop Communicator. Official web site.

Digital Web Books - DNL Reader for Desktop Author, Page Author and Desktop Communicator. Official web site.: "The Digital Web Book DNL reader allows you to view DNL files, download it from here then 'Open' or 'Run from location' when prompted. To view the DNL samples, please click on the links below then 'Open' or 'Run from location' or save them to your computer."

Know-how Wiki: Know-How Wiki

Know-how Wiki: Know-How Wiki: "Welcome to Know-how Wiki!

The aim of this website is to provide opportunities to exchange advice on how to solve particular problems. What kind of problem? Any kind, really. If you are curious, creative and you like to think and communicate, chances are you will like it here. Also, you may be able to connect with people who share your interest in a particular problem."

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Main Page - Wikitravel

Main Page - Wikitravel: "Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. So far we have 2386 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. Check out the Help page to see how you can edit any page right now."

Main Page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Main Page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Welcome to Wikipedia, an open-content encyclopedia in many languages. In this English edition, started in January 2001, we are working on 343598 articles. Learn how to edit pages, experiment in the sandbox, and visit our Community Portal to find out how you can edit any article right now."

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine puts the history of the World Wide Web at your fingertips. The Archive contains over 100 terabytes and 10 billion web pages archived from 1996 to the present.

To start using the Wayback Machine to surf the web as it was, just type a URL (a web site address) into the box above, click the Take Me Back button, and start exploring the past."

Rough Draft

Untitled Document
Sometimes writing with a full-featured word processor like MS Word feels like hitting a nail with a jack hammer. Word is just too big and bloated for everyday use, with distracting features that specific users rarely need.

Enter RoughDraft v2.11, a simple freeware word processor with writers of novels, short stories, articles, poetry, plays, and screenplays in mind. This text editor can manipulate text files and the universal Rich Text Format files (RTF). Being able to handle RTF files means that you can do simple formatting functions with your text with available fonts, colors, and indentations, just like you can in Windows Wordpad.

But unlike Wordpad, this freeware gem even includes a fast spelling checker that can have an extended functionality if you download Word Web, a standalone freeware thesaurus.

Evrsoft 1st Page 2000. The world's free HTML editor.

Evrsoft 1st Page 2000. The world's free HTML editor.: "1st Page 2000

1st Page 2000 2.0 is the tool that lets you create powerful, great looking websites faster, easier and on-time." and its FREE

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Security Scan - Sygate Online Services (sos)

Security Scan - Sygate Online Services (sos)
The accuracy of the S.O.S. test depends on correctly retrieving your computer’s IP address. If S.O.S. does not correctly retrieve your IP address the scan results will not be correct. This is because your IP address can be masked or hidden if you are connecting through a firewall or a proxy server.

Also, if you are running any type of security program, which logs any form of attack, you may see log entries from IP address’s, or This is not an attack on your computer or network. Please do not be alarmed by these logs.

The information collected from any scan on this site is not used, stored or viewed by Sygate in any way for any reason whatsoever.

Firefox Extensions Converted Me

Most everyone I know - including myself - is switching from IE to Firefox. It took me the longest time to make the switch because I could not find a spell checker for Firefox (like ieSpell for IE). Plus there was no Google bar available except the one that comes with it which is OK for searching but I missed the IE version because of the features it had.

But now that's all changed!

SpellBound is an extension for Firefox 0.9+. This allows you to spell check forms (e.g. a comment on a message board, etc.) before submitting them when using Firefox. There are no special system requirements beyond those to run Firefox 0.9 or above and it has been verified to work with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Googlebar was created to address the widespread desire for the Google toolbar to support Mozilla, since many users of Mozilla enjoy having all of Google's specialty searches in one convenient location.

After surfing Firefox's extension page, I have found many extensions that will definitely help me out when just using the browser for personal or business use.

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP: "They're back! PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They add fun and functionality to the Windows experience."

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Hotel reservations -

Hotel reservations -
This one is a departure from the normal posting on here but I include it for its usefulness. An accommodation booking website for all European destinations. They offer high quality accommodation such as hotels, villas, spa's and resorts in popular and more remote areas of Europe. Please check them out for all your last minute break ideas.

Chronicle of Riddick Video Game Soundtrack

Vivendi Universal Games - Downloads
I'm a huge fan of the Chronicles of Riddick concept emerging out of the universe created when Pitch Black came out several years ago. I haven't played the Xbox game, so I can't pass judgment on game play, graphics, or story, to offer advice on buying it or not, but I can offer you a pointer to get the entire game soundtrack free from Vivendi Universal's gaming division. The soundtrack offers 17 different compositions, which range from slightly macabre to frantic percussive beats pulsing under orchestral moods. All compositions are original works by Gustaf Grefberg, who also composed the music for the Xbox game Enclave. VU Games wrapped the whole thing in one monstrous 43MB zip file, and they make you enter a date of birth (no other personal info required), which I'm sure is an attempt to prevent direct linking, but those minor hurdles are well worth the collection of original compositions included in the 46 minutes of music.

Microsoft Windows Media - Windows Media Player 10

Microsoft Windows Media - Windows Media Player 10
Windows Media Player 10 is now available for download. If you were holding off on downloading Player 9; skip it. WMP10's feature set, reliability and appearance all make Player 9 seem like a dinosaur. Even if you are holding off on downloading XP SP2 (which automatically upgrades you to WMP9), get Windows Media Player 10; it's more stable than any previous version and it doesn't offer the frustrating error messages running rampant in Player 9 (which are usually the result of a bad codec, not the player itself). Navigation is dramatically improved, with consistent access features via a unified top navigational layout.

Internet Explorer’s Add-On Manager

Browser Add-Ons are one of the many ways that viruses, spyware, and other malware can attach to your computer and cause you grief. Browser Add-Ons are also one of the many ways that legitimate publishers can add functionality to Internet Explorer or to specific Web sites and pages.

With Windows XP Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer was updated to include a new Add-On Manager to allow you more visibility into and control over the software that makes itself part of Internet Explorer.

In this video I'll walk you through the highlights of IE's new Add-On Manager.

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Friday, September 03, 2004

Software suggestions from the AnandTech Software Forum

Software suggestions from the AnandTech Software Forum: "Cool Software suggestions from the AnandTech Software Forum"


An intriguing new model for music sharing, Mercora transforms its members into broadcasters who can stream any song in their library to others using Mercora's peer-to-peer network. Members can create groups and specify who gets to hear their music. But all listening is live: There's no downloading permitted. In the spirit of P-to-P, members can't listen in unless they make their own content available for sharing.

Download Burn4Free freeware burning software

Download Burn4Free freeware burning softwareBurn audio CDs for your CD player with only two clicks. Free upgrades available.

Thursday, September 02, 2004


This is really a fun site to visit. You'll find quote categories and authors to search from, or you can just type in your own random query. I really like the ability to narrow the search down to the type of quote that you're looking for. From humorous to inspirational, you're bound to find something that'll work for your needs. If an author really grabs your attention, you can even directly search for his/her name on Google. Quote-O-Matic is a great resource for anyone who loves a good quote.


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