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Title: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2005, 04:36:50 PM
How to apply 9x Dialup to XP:

1.Go to settings,control panel. Administrative Tools, Services Shortcut.
2.Scroll down to Net Logon. Right click Properties, Set to Automatic.
3.Do likewise for Network Connections, Remote Access Auto Connection Manager and
Remote Access Connection Manager.
4.Return to Settings. Select Network Connections. Click Advanced -at the Top- Click Dialup Preferences. -Make sure "Always ask..." and "Disable autodial..." at the bottom are unchecked.

Addendum: This will restore the "dialing" box for Firefox or any other apps, also enable Auto Disconnect for the IE stuff. In other words, just like 9x.

1.Go to Control Panel,Internet Options
2.Connections,Settings,
3.Properties,Options.
4.Under "Dialing Options",check the first one "Display progress while dialing" and the third one, "Include Windows Logon Domain".
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Manitoban on October 10, 2005, 05:03:49 PM
From "The LangaList" (2005-10-10)?
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on October 10, 2005, 07:58:42 PM
From "The LangaList" (2005-10-10)?
That's correct. One of my favorite newsletters. :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on October 17, 2005, 08:52:35 PM
A Really Small App
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AReallySmallApp.jpg)

It's a small program that displays Running Tasks, Number of Current Startups, IP address, Uptime, as well as graphs for CPU and Memory utilization.
It can also tell you if network computers are connected to your PC. The program can run in the system tray and hovering the mouse over the tray icon
provides you with a quick summary of the tracked information.


When you hover your mouse over the systray icon, this is what you see: (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AReallySmallApp2.jpg)

A right click on the icon reveals the following: (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AReallySmallApp3.jpg) This program is totally free but there is a little advertisement
for what this company sells. ( Only fair considering that we aren't forced to buy it. :) )


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AReallySmallApp4.jpg)     (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AReallySmallApp5.jpg)

For more information or to download the program, please go HERE (http://www.areallysmallapp.com/). It's also available from (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/MySharedFiles.jpg) (http://home.comcast.net/~bob03160/401Html.html)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on October 18, 2005, 03:50:13 PM
My New CMD Prompt Window
start > run > type--> cmd > Hit Enter

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/CMD01.jpg)

How many of you use the CMD prompt window in Win XP or 2000?
A recent article in Lockergnome prompted me to change that ugly black window
with the white letters.


Clicking on the top left corner of the CMD Window reveals the following menu:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/CMD02.jpg)

When you select Properties, you'll be presented with the following selections:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/CMD04.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/CMD05.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/CMD07.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/CMD03.jpg)

By adjusting the color scheme in the last window, you can drastically change the way the little or large CMD Prompt window looks.

When all the adjustments have been made to your satisfaction, click on OK

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/CMD06.jpg)
and decide if this change effects only the current session or you want to make it more permanent.





Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: DavidR on October 18, 2005, 04:22:30 PM
Nice tip Bob, a shortcut to the Run pop-up is to press the Windows Key (if your keyboard has on is between the Ctrl and Alt keys on the left of the space bar) + the R key together and the run pop-up is displayed, then just type in your command.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Spyros on October 18, 2005, 04:33:06 PM
An Indian discovered that nobody can create a FOLDER in Windows named as "con".

This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable...


At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened!

Try it out yourself...
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on October 18, 2005, 05:10:19 PM
Thanks David,
That is also one of the tips in this series back when it was still in the Off-Topic Forum:  :)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=4312.msg32300#msg32300

Spyros
Very intersting and strange. I would really like to know why ???
I'm sure there is a logical answer. Maybe it triggers some internal command?

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Spyros on October 18, 2005, 05:17:02 PM
Spyros
Very intersting and strange. I would really like to know why ???
I'm sure there is a logical answer. Maybe it triggers some internal command?

Solved!
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=102552
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on November 12, 2005, 09:15:07 PM
If you use  Gmail  like I do, then this is for you!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GmailTipsCompleteCollections.gif) (http://gmailtips.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=27)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: polonus on November 12, 2005, 10:03:52 PM
Hi bob,

Since you mentioned it the first time around, I installed A Really Small App. Very nice is the clipboard function it has aboard, good for the logs. I like it very much, cute, slim, sneak. Thanx. I wish you a good surfing time on the Internet in good health,

polonus
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Abraxas on November 14, 2005, 05:19:29 AM
  I'm a sucker for really small , but interesting programs . Thanks Bob  :)
A Really Small App v1.5 (http://www.areallysmallapp.com/)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on November 14, 2005, 05:18:52 PM
Two FREE media players worth checking out!

1. Evil Player (http://www.evilplayer.server-host.com/about.php) is a fast, powerful and flexible media player for windows.
Some of Evil Player's key features include Shoutcast, Icecast and Icecast2 support,
low memory footprint and native support for several popular formats (MP3, MP2, MP1, OGG, AIFF and MOD).

2. Mercury Audio Player (http://www.mercuryaudio.net/download.php) is a powerful media player for the Windows operating system.
Mercury will run on Windows 98 or later, and weighs in at the small size of 1935 KB for the MSI installation download.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Mercury.jpg)

Both files are also available at MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/)
 
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on November 14, 2005, 09:58:43 PM
ShellExtension Graphics Conversion Tool
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ShellExtension01.jpg)

Conversions can be made between all of the following formats:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ShellExtension02.jpg)

A right click on any of the supported formats brings up the following in the context menu:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ShellExtension03.jpg)

You can download the program directly from HERE (http://www.firmtools.com/products/shellextension/download.php)
The file is also available at MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/)

I consider this a worthwhile addition to the context menu especially if you do a lot of things involving graphics.  :)
Enjoy.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on November 16, 2005, 01:00:43 AM
Sure Delete v5.1.1
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/SureDelete.jpg)

Sometimes "delete" means "kinda sorta delete."
When you drag a file to the Recycle Bin, you only move it to a new location.
Even when you empty the bin, your files are still retrievable by Undelete utilities.
Sure Delete permanently deletes that data from your drive.
Whether you want to shred sensitive information or free up resources on your hard drive,
this program ensures that it's done permanently. Sure Delete supports the FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS disk formats.

A download from PCWorld is available from HERE (http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new/utilities/hard_disk/sdel.zip)
The file is also available at MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/)
 
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on November 17, 2005, 06:07:51 PM
FastTrackFTP (http://www.fasttrackftp.com/)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/FastTrackFTP.jpg)

This FTP server has many features including:
download resume, log files, directories compare and synchronization with a few clicks (considering local time zones),
clipboard monitoring, transferal of large (over 1 GB) files, proxy servers and firewalls support, SOCKS 4, 4.5 and 5,
download speed display, and assigning the starting directory (on a local hard drive as well as on a server) for each server.

A full discription and download is available at their website or you can download it from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/)
Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on November 21, 2005, 03:05:27 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/RenameMaster01.jpg)

Rename Master (http://www.joejoesoft.com/rm.php) is a free utility for renaming large groups of files with a few clicks. Anyone that has worked with websites, file archives, or collections of music, videos, or pictures has probably spent way too much time renaming hundreds of files.

Don't miss the demonstration movie of Rename Master in action. It's an excellent toutorial and can be found HERE (http://www.fileshow.com/movie/rename_master/rename_master.html)

The program can also be downloaded from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/)

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Abraxas on November 23, 2005, 05:51:23 PM
You've some fantastic programs listed here  bob3160 . ;) I love "good  freeware" and info. Thanks !  ;D
I just found this    Audiograbber  (http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/) which I'm playing with .
Have done some recording  so  far with surprising simplicity.
Next is to test out it's Mp3 ripping capabilities.
 Recording live to Hardrive I make a data file onto CD Rom, then convert .wav to Mp3. Not many free  programs I've tried can cut it ...

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 07, 2005, 03:13:06 PM
Microsoft Internet Explorer is no longer needed for Windows Updates.

You can now use WINDIZUPDATE (http://www.windizupdate.com/)
This free website allows users of Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3, Netscape 4.0, Mozilla Firebird 0.7, Opera 5, Flock, or K-Meleon 0.9,
to keep their copy of Windows up-to-date.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WindizUpdate01.jpg)

When checking for updates, information needs to be gathered from your computer.
(No personally identifiable information is collected from your computer.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WindizUpdate02.jpg)
My computer is already up-to-date!

There are some Restrictions and Issues.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WindizUpdate03SI.jpg)

There are many Good Reasons for using this website to keep your system up-to-date:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WindizUpdateGood.jpg)

There are also a few Disadvantages.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WindizUpdateBad.jpg)

In my opinion, the many obvious advantages far outweigh the few disadvantages unless the update is for a
serious security issue.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Abraxas on December 08, 2005, 07:53:42 PM
I tried  WINDIZUPDATE using Firefox 1.0.7.0 . My Computer is up-to-date  , which I had verified already , the " normal " way  ;)
Was a very simple install of the plugin. Advised of 2 driver updates, but opted not to as everything in that area is working fine. Will look into the file versions though, and if they are newer I may install them. I doubt that they are.
Amazing that this is available.
 Very interesting Bob ! A  slap in the face to Windows Update and Microsoft in general I think, isn't it ?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/2B4ANTONY43/WindizDriverUpdates1.jpg)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 22, 2005, 06:23:33 AM
                      A-ToolBar
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ToolBar01.gif)
The ultimate internet and desktop tool.
It brings you 50 useful tools in one program.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ToolBar10.jpg)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ToolBar03.jpg)
A-ToolBar has NO spyware or adware.
You can easily add new search engines in the search list.
No technical knowledge is needed.

It's also nice to note that A-ToolBar has been awarded the Softpedia "100% Free" Award (http://www.softpedia.com/progClean/A-ToolBar-Clean-19970.html) 
You can download it directly from HERE (http://www.softpedia.com/public/scripts/godownload.php?http://www.metaeureka.com/windows/MESetup.exe)
It's also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/A%2DToolBar3.01Setup.exe)
This is the only Too lBar I have installed on my system and it's a real timesaver.
I have to admit, I don't think I'll ever use all 50 functions built into it.
  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: TedNelly on December 22, 2005, 07:59:46 AM
Nice Find Bob  ;) had a little difficulty, however managed to get around that by using the good old
Windizupdate Forum search function. There is and update to the original .dll file that is first installed. Good stuff mate good job ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: polonus on December 22, 2005, 08:18:01 AM
Hi Bob3160,


I have used A-Toolbar from the start, very many things included, and I tested it for half a year. It is a 100% free of ad- and spyware. Just one of the few toolbars where you run no risks. Been one of the beta testers when it came out. The only thing I have reservations about is the Alexa info, but that is blocked anyway (you could choose for Google to do the same). I do not know why as the thumbnails are not that bad, but I still remember the things with related.html for Win 98. Good tool, keep on your machine. It recently was updated to a new version. Hey, Bob, what do you think about the new pact between AOL, Google and TimeWarner. Are the video's getting better now? Sometimes Google video quality is that downright miserable quality!!

greets,

polonus
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Inu-Ya on December 22, 2005, 11:22:29 PM
Microsoft Internet Explorer is no longer needed for Windows Updates.

You can now use WINDIZUPDATE (http://www.windizupdate.com/)
This free website allows users of Mozilla Firefox 0.9.3, Netscape 4.0, Mozilla Firebird 0.7, Opera 5, Flock, or K-Meleon 0.9,
to keep their copy of Windows up-to-date.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WindizUpdate01.jpg)


Bob, May I say that this is your best finding yet  :) I'm now able to update. Well, I was but this is alot better. Better then Micrososft's though  ::) Good job
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Abraxas on December 23, 2005, 10:27:41 AM
Not too sure about Windizupdate.
The two recent Updates from Microsoft ; 1. Critical, and 1. Important ; came through anyway after using Windizupdate to download / Install them . Made Me think what's the point ?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/2B4ANTONY43/Windowsupdates1417Dec05.jpg)
Seems XP Automatic Update  didn't recognise them & overwrit them . Something screwy happened , ...
Anyone else have this happen ? Feedback guy's ?
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 23, 2005, 03:26:42 PM
Abraxas,
If your looking for feedback, please start a thread for that subject.
Thanks.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: DavidR on December 23, 2005, 03:56:04 PM
Well it sounds like the windizupdate doesn't update something the WindowsUpdate checks (update history perhaps, where ever that's located) to see what updates you have installed and which you require.

This is obviously a little bit of a pain, but the reason of using windizupdate is you can't or don't want to use windowsupdate, so swapping between the two would kind of negate why you went to windizpdate. I assume that windizupdate can detect installed updates, both windowsupdate and windizupdate ones.

I continue to use windowsupdate waiting on more Guinea pigs to test the waters, so I use either Maxthon or Avant to connect for updates. I too look forward to any feedback that may come but I feel the majority won't been switching between the two like you have tried.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 23, 2005, 04:04:54 PM
I've made a few changes and we'll leave this thread for discussion
on any of the items in new home for I thought this might interest you! (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 23, 2005, 07:49:03 PM
Please let me know if you have any problems accessing the new home of I thought this might interest you! (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html)

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Lisandro on December 23, 2005, 07:55:14 PM
Please let me know if you have any problems accessing the new home of I thought this might interest you! (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyReccomended-10-10thru12-22-05.html)
Why should we have?  ;D
Evrything seems fine (maybe dialup users will experiment some kind of delay because of the screenshots there).
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 23, 2005, 08:03:27 PM
Please let me know if you have any problems accessing the new home of I thought this might interest you! (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html)
Why should we have?  ;D
Evrything seems fine (maybe dialup users will experiment some kind of delay because of the screenshots there).
Hi Tech,
No you shouldn't have had any problems. I'm primarily concerned about those with dialup.
I intend to start a new page for each addition and only merge a limited amount into the main page.
At this point, I haven't created the actual inex page for this site..... ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 24, 2005, 01:12:23 AM
The index page of this new project is finished and can be viewed Here (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html)
Thanks
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: ..::ReVaN::.. on December 24, 2005, 01:53:15 AM
The index page of this new project is finished and can be viewed Here (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html)
Thanks

So i should put this one in my Favorites?
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 24, 2005, 02:39:03 AM
The index page of this new project is finished and can be viewed Here (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html)
Thanks

So i should put this one in my Favorites?

(http://www.cosgan.de/images/more/bigs/a063.gif)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: polonus on December 25, 2005, 04:29:04 PM
Hi folks,

Sometimes you have to recover what is on your smart disk in your camera, fail and you think all your pictures are gone, or you have to rescue data from your flash drive, actually for all portable partitions that use FAT, use this handy program: flash recovery, download from:
http://www.smartpctools.com/flash_recovery/download.html
Good to have,

polonus

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on December 28, 2005, 01:33:25 AM
The project is getting closer towards it's completion  :):
http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on January 03, 2006, 09:00:57 PM
If you use Amazon, this can save you money
Refund.com (http://www.refundplease.com/) keeps track of price changes for items purchased by users;
a price drop within 30 days of purchase entitles the buyer to apply for a rebate.
It's a little-known policy at online retailer Amazon.com that permits buyers to benefit from a price change at the site.
Amazon confirmed the policy, which rebates customers the difference in price should it fall within 30 days from the purchase.
The onus falls on the customer to keep track of the price and apply for the change. Refund.com (http://www.refundplease.com/) can do the tracking for you.

(If you save a lot of $$ using this, remember where you heard it.......  :) :) :))
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: CharleyO on January 03, 2006, 09:04:45 PM
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Bob, you really come up with some great stuff to help all of us.    :)

Thanks for all you do!    :D


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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on January 06, 2006, 03:52:33 PM
An excellent source for FREE-Ware.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PricelessWare.jpg) (http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/)
(Click on the image to get to the Website.)

There are NO Adware/Spyware programs on the Pricelessware List.
Enjoy.  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on January 08, 2006, 01:36:08 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/101RunCommands.jpg)

Has just been added to HighlyRecommended (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html) and can be accessed directly from HERE (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/101RunCommands.html)
I hope you find this useful.
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: polonus on January 10, 2006, 10:41:47 PM
Hello forum folks,

You want your JPG files to be clean, won't you? To-day there can be a lot of crap loaded into a JPG.file. There is a small powerful utility to clean your JPG files from anything that is not picture data.
JPG Cleaner version 2.6 download it from:
http://www.searchlores.org/zipped/jpgcln26.zip
Safe idea isn't it?

polonus

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on January 19, 2006, 08:59:17 PM
Compare Yahoo and Google Search results (http://twingine.com/)
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Twingine.jpg) (http://twingine.com/)
Since Google and Yahoo use slightly different criteria in their search engines,
it's helpful to search them both. This search engine does just that.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: CharleyO on January 19, 2006, 09:23:02 PM
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Interesting ... but I liked the Google results I got in 3 searches better than the Yahoo results. Still, Twingine could be useful sometimes.    :)


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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Zagor on January 19, 2006, 09:40:34 PM
Since Google and Yahoo use slightly different criteria in their search engines,
it's helpful to search them both. This search engine does just that.

Saved time is always a good thing. Very usefull link!
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: xistenz on January 20, 2006, 08:25:38 AM
Advanced WindowsCare

repair and fix windows with 1-click

Slow down, freeze and blue-screen crash are over. Advanced WindowsCare thoroughly examines the Windows system, accurately detects the bottlenecks for slowing down and crashing, fixes these problems and repairs Windows. All work will be done with 30 seconds and 1 click. The intuitive interface makes Advanced WindowsCare the perfect tool for Non-IT professionals

http://www.iobit.com/WindowsCare.htm
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on January 21, 2006, 06:26:22 PM
(http://www.goodsync.com/pics/goodback.gif) (http://www.goodsync.com/)
Good Sync is a FREE file and folder synchronization software for Windows.
GoodSync uses an innovative synchronization algorithm to synchronize your data between desktop PCs, USB drives, laptops and more.
Good Sync combines bulletproof reliability with an extremely easy-to-use interface.
This software is so easy to use that even a dummy like me has no problems using it.... :)
(http://www.goodsync.com/pics/softpedia_clean_award_f_s.gif) (http://www.goodsync.com/pics/geekfiles_5_s.gif) (http://www.goodsync.com/pics/download2you_45star5.gif)
Full details and a download link are available HERE (http://www.goodsync.com/)
This Keeper is also available at MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/)

For other helpful programs and tips, please check out my HighlyRecommended (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html)  website. Thanks :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on January 22, 2006, 09:37:43 PM
(http://www.wildbits.com/tunatic/img/tunatic92x85.gif)
Love that song but don't know what it is?
Tunatic can tag it for you!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Tunatic01.jpg)
Full details and downloads are available HERE (http://www.wildbits.com/tunatic/)

The Windows version is also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/). Direct download is available HERE (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/Tunatic1.0.1bSetup.exe)

Their database of song titles is constantly being updated. It doesn't have all the answers but,
when you don't have a clue, Tunatic is handy to have around.

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: CharleyO on January 23, 2006, 05:36:55 AM
***

Nice idea ... because my advancing C-Nile virus makes me forget the name of a song occationally!    ;)


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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on January 24, 2006, 09:03:31 PM
ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility NT
=========================================
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ERUNT01.jpg)
Registry Backup and Restore for Windows NT/2000/2003/XP
Windows 9x/Me automatically create backups of the registry at startup.
Unfortunately, this is not the case with Windows versions based on the
NT kernel.
In Windows NT and 2000, the registry is never backed up
automatically, and in XP it is backed up only as a function
of the System Restore program.
If you're like me and have System Restore turned off, then your registry
In Windows XP will not be backed up.
Using ERUNT solves that problem and gives you a restorable registry.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ERUNT.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ERUNT02.jpg)

Here's a neat trick:
Before installing a new program for testing purposes one could
save the registry with ERUNT, install and test the program, uninstall
it and restore the registry to be 100% sure that no debris is left.
Full details and download links are available
Here (http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/)

It is also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/). Direct download is available HERE (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/ERUNT1.1j%2DSetup.exe)
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: bob3160 on January 25, 2006, 10:03:32 PM
Instant Messaging (IM)
========================
Here's a listing of 9 IM programs and links where you can get further information and
download the various applications:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/IM-messenger.gif) MSN Messenger 7.5 (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,6793,tk,srx,00.asp)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/qnext_logo.gif) Qnext 2.1.0.46 Beta (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,23975,tk,srx,00.asp)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GoogleTalk.jpg) Google Talk Beta (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,28433,tk,srx,00.asp)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/YahhoMessenger.jpg) Yahoo Messenger with Voice 7.0.0.437 (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,5331,tk,srx,00.asp)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/TrillianBasic.jpg) Trillian Basic 3.1, Build 121 (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,8308,tk,srx,00.asp)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ICQ.jpg) ICQ v5 (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,5255,tk,srx,00.asp)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/aim_logo2.gif) AIM Triton v1.0 (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,30778,tk,srx,00.asp)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/skype.png) Skype (http://www.skype.com/)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/grouper.gif) Grouper (http://grouper.com/)

This is by no means a complete list but, it gives you a fairly good assortment.
At least all of these are FREE
  ;D
Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: xistenz on January 26, 2006, 07:33:55 PM
You forgot about

(http://gaim.sourceforge.net/images/gaim-logo.png) Gaim (http://gaim.sourceforge.net)  ;)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on January 30, 2006, 02:31:24 PM
Error Messages for Windows
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/MSWinErr_ss.gif)

Error Messages for Windows is a small utility that will allow you to look up MS Windows error code numbers
and display a descriptive message explaining what the numeric code actually means.
If you have software programs that produce numeric error codes now you can find out what they really mean.

Full details and a download link are available
HERE (http://www.gregorybraun.com/MSWinErr.html)
This utility is FREE and, (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/100Clean.gif)
Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: CharleyO on January 30, 2006, 06:57:08 PM
***

Thanks for the link to EMW. I have it on my old computer but had forgotten about puttting it on this new computer. I haven't needed it yet but you never know when.    :)


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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 06, 2006, 03:18:10 AM
How to remove unused device drivers from Windows XP machines
Press [Windows]+[Pause/Break] Keys to bring up the System Properties dialog box.
Select the Advanced tab and click the Environment Variables button.
Click the New button below the System Variables panel.
In the New System Variable dialog box, type devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices in the Variable Name text box and 1 in the Variable Value text box.
Click OK to return to the System Properties dialog box and then click OK again.
Select the Hardware tab and click the Device Manager button.
In Device Manager, go to View | Show Hidden Devices.
Expand the various branches in the device tree and look for the washed out icons, which indicate unused device drivers.
To remove an unused device driver, right-click the icon and select Uninstall.


For full details with helpful screenshots, please check the lates entry in my HighlyRecommended (http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/HighlyRecommended.index.html) website.

The longer you're current Win XP system has been installed, the more useless and sytem resource hogging unused
device drivers you'll find. I've removed approximately 45 from my own system.


Hope this helps :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 07, 2006, 04:44:21 PM
MSConfig is a tool which comes with Windows.
It includes a basic startup manager which allows you to enable/disable auto-start programs.
It does not however allow you to completely remove an entry from the list.


MSConfig Cleanup to the rescue!  It scans the startup configurations and allows you to remove any item that
has been previously disabled via MSConfig.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/msconfig-cleanup01.gif) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/msconfig-cleanup02.gif)
Click on the picture to make it bigger

Download available
HERE (http://www.get-in-control.com/msconfig-cleanup/msconfig-cleanup-setup.exe)

It's also availabe at MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/) A direct download link is available HERE (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/MSConfigCleanupSetup.exe)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/award_lockergnome.gif) Try it. It's Free!
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: CharleyO on February 07, 2006, 08:32:47 PM
***

Thanks, Bob! I could really use MSC Cleanup on my old computer ... and probably on this newer one eventually.    :)


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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 09, 2006, 07:50:35 PM
FoxyTunes
==============

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/FoxyTunes.png)

Do you listen to Music and use FireFox while surfing the Web?
Now you can control your favorite media player without ever leaving the browser and more...
The new FoxyTunes 1.2 is now public! Version 1.2 adds Firefox 1.5 compatibility,
support for Yahoo! Music Engine and several other tweaks and improvements.

FoxyTunes Features and a Downlod Link can be found
HERE (http://www.foxytunes.org/firefox/features.html)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 10, 2006, 03:19:29 PM
Firefox: Essential Extensions:

10 Must-Have Extensions
====================

•  Introduction
•  No More Ads
•  Flash Control Plus Three Tiny
   Gotta-Haves
•  Better Tabs, Downloads, And IE
•  Speed And Secrecy
•  Bonus: Search Plug-Ins
•  Quick-Click Chart
•  Image Gallery

Full details are available HERE (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/highlyrecommended/FireFoxEssentialExtentions.html)

Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 12, 2006, 02:57:31 AM
Desktop Control Panel
=====================
 
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/DCC01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/DCC02.png)
This utility temporarily hides desktop icons. The tool is ideal for when you need to grab a screen capture
of a dialog box and want a blank background. Just unzip the program, copy it to your desktop,
and run it when you want a clean desktop.
That's quite a utility for 19KB!
Download abvailable HERE:

http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/desktop.zip (http://bob3160.no-ip.org:4445/desktop.zip)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 14, 2006, 03:55:03 PM
Process Lasso
for Windows NT/XP/2000/2003 only.
=================================

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ProcessLasso02s.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ProcessLasso02l.png)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ProcessLasso01s.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ProcessLasso01l.png)
Click on the image for a full size view
Process Lasso is a unique new technology intended to automatically restrain running processes that are consuming too many CPU cycles.
Often times, processes that are 'out-of-control' can bring an NT system to a near halt.
Once one or more processes have become CPU resource hogs, termination of the offending process(es)
is very difficult since it is nearly impossible to even open the task manager.
Full details and download links are available
HERE (http://www.bitsum.com/ProSuper.asp)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: CharleyO on February 14, 2006, 07:49:22 PM
***

I have used free Iconoid for several years to hide desktop icons, remember positions, etc. A new version is now available that supports x64.    :)

http://www.sillysot.com/

This website is nice in that you can scroll over the tabs in the picture of Iconoid control panel to see it's features.


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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Abraxas on February 16, 2006, 10:08:11 AM
Thanks bob3160 for the link to ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility NT .
I've been trying to find a decent/simple  Registry backup method for My Son's system  (for obvious reasons  ;) ) who is using  XP Home Ed.
Using XP pro I  have the Backup utility ; dont know why MS didn't include it with XP Home edition, but that's Microsoft for you. ::)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 20, 2006, 12:00:01 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WinKeyView.jpg)
Lost your Windows Key
and can't find it?


THIS (http://68.35.31.5:4445/Windows%5FKey%5FViewer.exe) little app can do it for you.

Please note:
This is NOT a KeyGen. If you don't have one,
It will not create one.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 21, 2006, 02:34:29 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Pandora01.jpg)
A new way to listen to streaming music
"Your way - the way You like it"


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Pandora02small.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Pandora02.jpg)
Pandora (http://www.pandora.com/corporate/index.shtml) is the doorway to this vast trove of musical information.
 With Pandora you can explore to your heart's content.
Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go.
It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old,
well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice.
Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.

Full facts are available
HERE (http://blog.pandora.com/faq/index.html#15)

I'm hooked. Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: CharleyO on February 21, 2006, 08:28:12 PM
***

Wow ... I'm hooked too ... thanks, Bob!    :)


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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on February 26, 2006, 04:57:53 PM
WinAudit
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WinAuditSmall.gif) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WinAudit.gif)
This program allows you to perform a detailed audit of the hardware and software configuration of your computer.
The resulting audit report contains details on installed software, license information, peripherals, memory usage,
processor model, network settings, startup programs and more. It can be viewed from within the application,
or optionally exported to text, nicely formatted web page, XML and spreadsheet formats, or sent by email.
WinAudit also supports ODBC connections and can export audit data to an existing database.
Very small, standalone program that works well.
Download it from here:
http://www.snapfiles.com/dlnow/dlnow.dll?Inc=No&ID=107817

The program is also available at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/


Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: CharleyO on February 26, 2006, 09:13:24 PM
***

Handy app to have ... downloaded ... thanks, Bob!    :)

One thing I like is that it gets the model & serial numbers that some other programs do not.


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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Abraxas on February 28, 2006, 07:09:55 AM
Thanks for all these excellent Tools/ Applications/ Programs , Bob3160 . I never go away empty handed  ;)
Trying out " Better Tabs " ,  the Firefox extension on the previous page.
Must be one of the most powerful FF addons I've come across. The  " Save Session " feature is very interesting and unique . Took me a moment to figure why my profile was so large.  ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 04, 2006, 02:50:17 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/XYplorer01.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/XYplorer02.jpg)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/XYplorer.jpg)
Click this image for a full size view.
XYplorer (http://www.xyplorer.com/)   is an Advanced Tabbed File System Explorer (Win98/NT/ME/2000/XP)
Targeting everybody who is looking for a real alternative to the Windows Explorer.





 
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 09, 2006, 04:27:47 PM
UploadExpress 1.0.2 Build 41

(http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/6046/uploadexpress027os.jpg)

(http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/9029/uploadexpress3gf.jpg)

Upload Express was designed to make uploading a file to a particular location easy! 
Upload Express currently supports uploading to YouSendIt, ImageShack, and any FTP Server you desire. 
Upload Express is a Windows Explorer plugin that sits in the context menu. 
You can select a file, and then right click and Upload!

Full details and download link available HERE (http://www.killcode.com/)
The file can also be downloaded from MySharedFiles (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/)

The pictures in here where uploaded to ImageShack using this great new utility.
The way I have it set up, it saves the URL to the picture in the clipboard all you have to do
is insert it in the image prompt or, between (http://) code and your picture will be displayed.


Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 10, 2006, 02:27:00 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PXN801.jpg)
If you take lots of pictures like I do, then you know not all of them are perfect.
To dark, to light, red-eye, wrong size, etc.  etc.
PXN8 can even fix the photos you have stored on-line.
Now you don't need Photoshop or another expensive program to turn these rejects
into masterpieces. Just do it On-Line.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PXN802.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PXN803.jpg)
Once your photos are all fixed, you can save them to your computer or,
send them off to flickr.

You'll find everything you need to get started at:
http://www.pxn8.com/


Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 19, 2006, 03:02:34 PM
Talk to a human
Don't you ever get frustrated when you cannot talk to a real live person on the phone,
but get some robot telling you to hit this button, that button, etc. 
Well, here is your chance to talk to somebody (a real person).
gethuman (http://www.gethuman.com/us/) contains a listing of phone numbers of many companies
we frequently need to call. These are the phone numbers the companies don't tell you about.  :)

Sorry US only.

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 25, 2006, 01:40:44 PM
Loki for FireFox and Loki for IE
========================

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/LokiFF.jpg) (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/lokiff.html)   

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/LokiIE.jpg) (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/lokiie.html)

Note: Requires Wi-Fi Adapter

For any one on the road, this is a fabulous tool.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 27, 2006, 04:33:35 PM
AutoStreamer
AutoPatcher's little brother, has finally gone final! At its current state,
AutoStreamer works as a slipstreamer-only. Basically, all it really needs is a source
(that being an original Windows CD or a local share) and a Service Pack file.

Screenshots:
Main screen (http://mhtools.knoware.nl/raptor/autostreamer/as01.jpg), Using CD (http://mhtools.knoware.nl/raptor/autostreamer/as02.jpg), Picking Service Pack file (http://mhtools.knoware.nl/raptor/autostreamer/as03.jpg), Skiping slipstreaming (http://mhtools.knoware.nl/raptor/autostreamer/as04.jpg), ISO options (http://mhtools.knoware.nl/raptor/autostreamer/as05.jpg), Working! (http://mhtools.knoware.nl/raptor/autostreamer/as06.jpg)

Requirements
1. Windows 2000/XP/2003 (Windows 9x/Me won't do)
2. The latest (complete) version of AutoStreamer
3. Administrative privileges
4. A CD recorder and a blank CD

Supported Service Pack files:
- Windows 2000: SP3 onwards (meaning you can't select a SP1/SP2 file as a service pack)
- Windows XP: Any
- Windows 2003: Any

Running AutoStreamer
Here's an example of Windows XP SP2 slipstreaming by Powerless: Guide (http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/using_autostreamer/using_autostreamer.html)

Download:
AutoStreamer 1.0.33 (Installer) (http://home.comcast.net/~bob03160/AutoStreamer.exe) [844KB]


Credits:
Brought to you by SteelTrepid (http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showuser=45890) and Raptor (http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showuser=10533)

I've provided a new and faster download link for the Installer.


Have fun  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on April 04, 2006, 01:22:27 AM
If you use WIFI and care who uses your computers HotSpot,
then this will do the trick.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WIFIZone.jpg) (http://www.mywifizone.com/)

Start your Dowload by clicking on the immage below:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WIFIZone01.jpg) (http://myWIFIzone.zip)

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on May 02, 2006, 07:48:17 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/USB-AutoRunSuite.gif)
APO USB Autorun Suite enables you to add autorun functionality to your USB drive.
It provides an Autorun.inf Builder and a standalone portable Starter too.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/USB-AutoRunSuite02.gif)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/USB-AutoRunSuiteDetails.gif)

Website: http://www.archidune.com/apo/
Download: http://www.archidune.com/apo/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=1&Itemid=5
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on May 12, 2006, 10:03:43 PM
EULAlyzer - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/eulalyzer.html (http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/7928/eulalyzer0ao.gif)

No one puts End User License Agreements at the top of their reading list. Failing to read these, though, can results in privacy risks, unwanted software, and other nasty surprises. You should always read EULAs from end to end, but EULAlyzer makes it easier to home in on the important parts. To start, click the plus-sign button in EULAlyzer and drag it to the text requiring analysis. You'll see the text appear in the program's window. When you click "analyze," EULAlyzer searches the document for what it calls "words of interest" (reminiscent of a "person of interest" in a police investigation). EULAlyzer than assigns its Interest Rating to the program. You can then search the entire EULA for keywords--"trial," for instance--and pull up further data on the product.

Of course, EULAlyzer is no substitute for reading the EULA. Whenever you want to install software, you should read the EULA first, period. But EULAlyzer does save you time and effort. You can also save EULAs in EULAlyzer, so you can check back later if you think a program's not treating your PC (or your privacy) as kindly as it promised it would.

Download EULAlyzer  - http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/eulalyzerdl.html
Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on May 18, 2006, 10:22:28 PM
A new toy for a growing boy!!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PortoPage01.png)
Full information available at the following web site:
http://www.protopage.com/v2

Here's my current lay-out (Subject to change)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/MyNewPortopageSmall.png)
To see the full size image, please go to the following:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/MyNewPortopage.png

If you go to my personal Start Page ( http://www.protopage.com/bob3160 ), page one will be missing.
You are able to lock each page which means it's private (which is what I've done to page one) or,
unlock the page to make it public for all to enjoy. :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Locked-Unlocked.png)

If you're wondering how I got Pandora ( http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg164026#msg164026onto my new Starting Page,
Just go to Add a new Widget, select Website and use the following
web address:
Code: [Select]
http://www.pandora.com/?cmd=tunermini
The name you assign this or any other widget is up to you.  :)

This is one of those things that happens to work best if you're using
FireFox or in my case, Bon Echo.
It also work on IE but FireFox is recommended.

Enjoy  :)

P.S.
They even have a forum for questions and help:
http://protopage.phpbbnow.com/

As pointed out by CharleyO, there appears to be an incompatability
at the moment with those using Opera.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on May 20, 2006, 11:32:59 PM
Has any one else tried setting this up on their computer and if you have,
what's your opinion?
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on May 26, 2006, 02:54:39 PM
Shrink Pic
==========

Automatic image resizing:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Shrink01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Shrink02.png)

Shrink Pic can automatically resize images that you are sending by email, instant message, or upload via your browser to your blog account. The program resizes the images on-the-fly, so there is no additional dialog or interface to deal with. 
http://www.onthegosoft.com/shrink_pic.htm
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Abraxas on May 27, 2006, 12:18:02 AM
bob3160 :
A new toy for a growing boy!!!
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7691/portopage015mo.png)
Quote
Has any one else tried setting this up on their computer and if you have,
what's your opinion?

I had a play around , in about half an hour I managed to create a " kind of page "  ;D
I found that there is really only one panel to put html script. Maybe selecting another widget is all it takes to create more panels for scripts and pics. As you will see it's possible to insert a web page  :-[ And a picture ...
I think once I spend more time at it the ' template ' arrangement may open up a lot more possibilities.
What I mean is figuring how to manipulate and edit things . Good prospects though once you learn how to place the items in a neat way.
Have a look if you dare  ;D  I think the music plays , you click on lo-fi or hi-fi to listen ...
http://www.protopage.com/zilch_encyclopedia
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2006, 04:30:52 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ANVSOFT_flash_slide_show.gif) ANVSOFT Flash Slide Show Maker (http://flash.dvd-photo-slideshow.com/)
It's a Flash album creator to make animated photo slide shows with SWF file as the output format.
It transforms your digital photo collection to Macromedia Flash file format ( SWF ) which you can share
your memorable moments with your family or friends on your own homepage or website.

With ANVSOFT Flash Slide Show Maker, you can easily turn a folder full of still images
into a stunning Flash slide show with background music and special transition effects .

This Flash slide show software allows you to add nice looking animated slide shows to your website in no time!

It creates both the SWF file and the HTML file for you.
As you can see from the example I've provided, the HTML file is easily edited to reflect your
personal information.
http://home.comcast.net/~bob3160TheForum/trolley.html

This program is easy to use and totally FREE.

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on June 14, 2006, 03:07:29 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/i00.png)
Using iResize (http://k.galanos.googlepages.com/iresize1)'s easy to understand interface you can also save the resulting images into different image formats
(jpg, bmp, tiff, png, and gif). For those who have a wide screen monitor (or a laptop that is equipped with one)
and want to convert their 4:3 wallpapers into the 16:9 image resolution, this is easily done by simply checking on
the "Wide" option and choosing the target resolution (1280 x 800, for instance).
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/i02.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/i01.png)
The donation request when resizing multible images is the only reminder that this is Free
but help for further developement is requested.  ::)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/i03.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/i04.png)
Extreamly easy to use.
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 22, 2006, 10:37:37 AM
http://www.econsultant.com/i-want-freeware-utilities/index.html

might be of interest

450+ freeware utilities :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 22, 2006, 10:46:32 AM
http://dozleng.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar

calendar of updates
Nice!

have a good one avast! world :D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on June 23, 2006, 01:37:13 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/core01.png)   Core FTP LE (http://www.coreftp.com/) - free Windows software that includes the client FTP features you need. 
Features like SFTP (SSH), SSL, TLS, IDN, browser integration, site to site transfers, FTP transfer resume,
drag and drop support, file viewing & editing, firewall support, custom commands, FTP URL parsing, command line transfers,
filters, and much, much more!

Screen Shots:
http://www.coreftp.com/screens/index.html

Download from the following website:
http://www.coreftp.com/download.html
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 23, 2006, 01:53:21 AM
http://www.getdemocracy.com/

free online tv player :D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 23, 2006, 02:42:25 AM
http://www.tagfetch.com

this is a different type of search engine :o



Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on June 23, 2006, 03:07:22 AM
Here's an international listing of search engines:
http://www.searchenginecolossus.com/
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 23, 2006, 12:37:45 PM
http://www.software4u.tk/

new free firewall :o
don't know anything about it,just thought it might be of interest ::)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on June 24, 2006, 02:22:23 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/WinPad.png)
WinPad is FREEWARE!
WinPad comes with more than basic text formatting features like:
Centre, Right, Left align text
Underline, Strikethrough text
Set text as subscript, superscript
Change text colour
Change text to lower or uppercase
Insert images in the document
WinPad doesn't have the 64k limit of Windows Notepad
Ability to email the file
Few features which will be useful for programmers.
Screen shots and download link available at:
http://www.sgssoft.com/winpad/winpad.asp#download

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 24, 2006, 04:43:53 AM
http://www.studioline.biz/EN/downloads/photo-basic/default.htm

Add descriptions to your images, send photos per email in just the right size,
print high-quality copies, display slide-shows, publish web-galleries, safe-
keep your images on CD or DVD.  You'll get the award-winning functions of
StudioLine Photo Classic – and it’s free. 8)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on June 24, 2006, 02:13:05 PM
In WinPad, has any one figured out how to change the background color???
Black isn't acceptable since most cut and past functions consist of black text color.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 24, 2006, 02:32:01 PM
http://lists.thedatalist.com/index.html

nice 8)

good a.m.bob3160
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 24, 2006, 02:33:25 PM
http://www.live.com/

beta....but look good 8)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 24, 2006, 02:41:55 PM
http://tutorial.mail.yahoo.com/us/

if you use yahoo mail, this is a nice tutorial of the new yahoo mail coming :o
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 26, 2006, 02:58:04 PM
http://www.iobit.com/WindowsCare.htm

got good reviews from users at download.com-scroll down to read testimonies on above link :o
haven't tryed it and probably won't :o
happy with the set-up i have now,just thought it would be of interest to some ::)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 26, 2006, 03:44:19 PM
http://video.google.com/freetoday.html

today-june 26th only-free movies to watch
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: SherriBabee on July 02, 2006, 06:27:07 AM
http://www.iobit.com/WindowsCare.htm
got good reviews from users at download.com-scroll down to read testimonies on above link :o
haven't tryed it and probably won't :o
happy with the set-up i have now,just thought it would be of interest to some ::) 

Ya know, i've been using this for a few months or more and I can't complain.. .Back when I installed it I did notice a difference in my overall system performance for the better... Mind you I have lots of little gadgets tho lol.. But the one thing I did notice in your screenshot tonight is the *49* problems and that was the Exact amount of errors mine showed to on my system... That I don't understand and wonder if other users when they first set it up get those same results? 

Just an observation on my part... 

Rgds
Sherri

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: TedNelly on July 02, 2006, 09:17:50 AM
Hi Sherri
have been running this utility/program for quite some time.
No when I first ran the program it detected 11 so called errors to the default Windows XP settings. If you have tweaked some of your Win Xp Registry settings,
Advanced Windows Care will report these as possible problems/errors  when they are not
eg Advanced Windows Care detects that there is an error in NTFS in the 8.3 naming convention which I have altered by choice.
Other examples are:
thumbnail size value should be 60
Icon Color value should be 8
Icon wasp titles should be disabled
So I guess what I am trying to say is that not all of the reported error are true error as such,well thats
as clear as mud but I hope it helps to explain some of the errors Advanced Windows Care is set to repair ???
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: SherriBabee on July 02, 2006, 06:08:23 PM
Hi Sherri
have been running this utility/program for quite some time.
No when I first ran the program it detected 11 so called errors to the default Windows XP settings. If you have tweaked some of your Win Xp Registry settings, Advanced Windows Care will report these as possible problems/errors when they are not     eg Advanced Windows Care detects that there is an error in NTFS in the 8.3 naming convention which I have altered by choice.

So I guess what I am trying to say is that not all of the reported error are true error as such,well thats
as clear as mud but I hope it helps to explain some of the errors Advanced Windows Care is set to repair ???

Hi TedNelly, Well that definately makes sense, I didn't even think about the changes/tweaks I have made prior to installing that program   ::)   But it was just kinda strange to see DrHayden1's post/pic showing the exact amount of errors/fixes as mine....

"Clean as Mud" LOL, like that expression   ;D ... Yep sure does explain it now to me... Tks sweetie   ;D

Rgds
Sherri

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on July 03, 2006, 01:14:10 AM
sherribabee hi!

what post/pic of mine are you talking about ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: SherriBabee on July 03, 2006, 04:40:30 PM
sherribabee hi!
what post/pic of mine are you talking about ;D 

Hi DrHayden1

This one:  http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg182252#msg182252
with the pic of "Advanced Window Care" showing how many things it found to fix....  ;D

I see where neighbors too, im in Illinois   ;D

Rgds
Sherri

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on July 03, 2006, 04:56:50 PM
hey sherriBabee ;D

realized what it was after i posted here :D

where in illinois?
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 03, 2006, 05:05:05 PM
Quote
where in illinois?
The PM function of the forum is more suited for these answers.....
sherriBabee,
Your Avatar is much larger than the usual size used for an avatar.
It would be nice if you could adjust it or, if you need help, most of us would
be happy to assist.  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: DavidR on July 03, 2006, 05:14:58 PM
@ SherriBabee
As Bod said you might want to change your avatar for another or resize. We try to keep avatars around 100 X 100 for those who don't have high resolution monitors.  Or use this resized one until you find one better suited for you, whilst this one is a little over 100 pix. tall it is much smaller and not so wide.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: SherriBabee on July 03, 2006, 05:27:45 PM
@ SherriBabee
As Bod said you might want to change your avatar for another or resize. We try to keep avatars around 100 X 100 for those who don't have high resolution monitors.  Or use this resized one until you find one better suited for you, whilst this one is a little over 100 pix. tall it is much smaller and not so wide.

you must not have noticed, but I did change it already... See my post again

Sherri
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on July 03, 2006, 05:31:29 PM
must better sherribabee :D

have a good one,i'm outta here  :o
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 03, 2006, 05:58:45 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/FreePOPS.png)

Is an easily extensible program, which allows access to the most varied resources
through the POP3 protocol. Mainly, it can be used to download mail from the most famous webmails,
but it could also be used as an aggregator for RSS feeds and much more.
This way it is possible to get all your messages in your favorite email client.

Website:
http://www.freepops.org/en/

Available for the following Operating Systems:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/OpSys.png)

Downloads:
http://www.freepops.org/en/download.shtml
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 14, 2006, 02:54:22 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ECC.png)
Expired Cookies Cleaner is a freeware program for removing
expired cookies from you personal computer (PC).
Full details and the file download are available here (http://www.astatix.com/tools/expired-cookies-cleaner.php).

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 17, 2006, 07:40:56 PM
If the Show Desktop (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/SD.png) icon is deleted from Quick Launch,
the procedure below will recreate the file.

Open Notepad (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/NP.png) and enter the following text:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop


Save the new file as Show Desktop.scf then drag and drop the icon
on the Quick Launch bar or whatever location you want the shortcut to appear.

Or, this will also work:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/run.png)
Click Start, Run and type the following command:
regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32
Use copy and paste where ever possible. It's more accurate.

You could also use the keyboard shortcut:
windows key + m This will show the desktop.
And to restore its: shift + windows key + m

You can also use:
Windows key + D
Which acts like a toggle (Show and/or Hide)

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 22, 2006, 02:48:45 PM
Boost Your Internet Speed - Free!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/OpenDNS.png) (http://www.opendns.com/start/)

OpenDNS (http://www.opendns.com/) can identify and stop sites trying to phish (steal) your personal information or money.
The OpenDNS phishing protection works with all operating systems and browsers,
and complements any other security measures already in use,
such as a firewall and anti-virus software.

Enjoy the extra speed and protection. I know I am. :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/OpenDNS02.png)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on July 22, 2006, 11:27:15 PM
hey bob3160...have you tried opendns and is it ok to tryout and use ::)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 23, 2006, 12:13:50 AM
hey bob3160...have you tried opendns and is it ok to tryout and use ::)
If it's in here and I posted it, I've also used it or in this case and most, am still using it. :)
That's why I call this HighlyRecommended.  ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: DavidR on July 23, 2006, 12:28:21 AM
The welcome to OpenDNS image that Bob posted is an indication that you have set it up correctly, so I would assume that Bob is using it (as he has confirmed).

I changed my DNS server details to use this because if the phishing blacklist, etc. I can't see how they can claim that it speeds up your existing internet connection, when all it might reasonably do is speed up your DNS query. The DNS query (converting the domain name to an IP address) part of the connection is a very small fraction of the time to display a page, etc. so any improvement would be negligible.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on July 23, 2006, 12:52:25 AM
thanks bob3160 and davidr for the reply :o

think i will leave as is....my high speed wireless broadband with my modem and linksys router is as fast as i need it to be
with my download speed as just tested it- is 5.46 Mbps and upload speed 468 kbps
how much improvement could that opendns be(could'nt tell in a blink of an eye) ::)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 23, 2006, 12:56:02 AM
It's the Safer and Smarter features that I like.
As David already mentioned, the speed portion is minuscule.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on July 23, 2006, 02:37:51 AM
ok thanks bob3160 ;D

might try it later :o
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 28, 2006, 03:19:07 PM
Software Designed with Kidz in Mind:
Thanks to Lesieur Logistics, Llc our Kids of all ages, can
now be SAFE on the net and it's all FREE.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Kidz01.png) (http://kidzcd.com/kidzcd1.html)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Kidz02.png) (http://kidzcd.com/kidzcd5.html)
                                                     (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Kidz03.png) (http://kidzcd.com/kidzcd9.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Kidz04.png) (http://kidzcd.com/kidzcd13.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Kidz05.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Kidz05.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Kidz06.png) (http://www.kidzcd.com/kidzprotection.html)
Click on the image to get to the appropriate link.
To end the application, you need the following key combination: CTRL + L

These applications get some high marks by some trusted friends:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Kidz07.png)
I've also made this available at MySharedFiles (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/) in the Kidz Korner (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/Kidz+Korner/)

Enjoy :)  ( I know my Grandkids will. )
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on July 31, 2006, 09:04:56 AM
http://www.myspeed.com/pe/index.html

MySpeed PC  is a downloadable speed test program that accurately measures your Internet connection bandwidth, and provides an easy to understand report of your download and upload speeds and connection quality.
very nice and on your desktop..very accurate 8)
and its ++FREE++


Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: polonus on August 01, 2006, 11:33:24 PM
Hi bob3160,

You like Sisoft Sandra, but rather have a free program that can do more. Here it is for download:
http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

yours truly,

polonus
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on August 02, 2006, 12:28:59 AM
Nice program. Thanks Damian. :)

(http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/9062/pcwizzard01ed5.png) 
(http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/2135/pcwizzard02we2.png)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on August 07, 2006, 03:31:42 AM
An excellent program but NOT for the novice users.
Dial-a-fix Light 0.57.7 (FREE)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/daf02.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/daf01.png)
CLICK FOR A LARGER IMAGE
Dial-a-fix is a tool to assist advanced users with the repair of various Windows problems,
such as problems with Windows Updates, COM/ActiveX object errors, WSH, VBscript,
and Jscript issues, broken Windows system applications and more.
We need to stress the fact that this program is not intended as a casual tune-up or fix-all software,
but specifically aimed at technical users that have at least a fairly good idea of what kind of problem
they are trying to fix. Dial-a-fix applies solutions that are based on Microsoft Knowledgebase articles,
Microsoft MVPs, and other repair solutions from selected support forums.
The program`s primary philosophy is to fix problems by setting various things back to their Microsoft defaults.
It also includes shortcuts to several common fixes like flushdns, repair IE,
reset the Windows firewall and others.
Direct downloads available at:
http://djlizard.net/software/Dial-a-fix.exe
MySharedFiles (http://69.247.79.81:4445/Dial%2Da%2Dfix.exe)

Note: The full edition is available at Dial-a-fix Full (http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on August 14, 2006, 10:42:26 PM
ShellFTP (http://www.shellftp.de/) is a small FTP uploader that integrates into the Windows Explorer
and allows you to upload selected files to an FTP server via the right-click menu.
It supports multiple server configurations and passive mode. A unique feature is the ability to automatically
create thumbnail images (if you are uploading images) and an option to generate BB or HTML tags that link to the uploaded files,
so you can simply copy and paste them into your message board post or HTML code.
This is how I set it up on my system:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/ShellFTP00.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/ShellFTP01.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/ShellFTP02.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/ShellFTP03.png)

Direct download availabe at:
http://www.shellftp.de/files/ShellFTP_0.6.exe

I've also made ShellFTP_0.6.exe available at MySharedFiles (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/)


Enjoy  :)

Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on August 28, 2006, 07:36:04 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/MediaCoder.png)

MediaCoder is an open source universal audio/video batch transcoder (converter),
which puts together lots of excellent audio/video codecs and tools from the open source community
into an all-in-one solution, capable of transcoding among different audio/video formats with many extra features.

Supported Audio/Video/Container Fomats:
=======================================
MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, AAC+, AAC+V2, MusePack, WMA, RealAudio
FLAC, WavPack, Monkey's Audio, OptimFrog, AAC Lossless, WMA Lossless, WAV
H.264, Xvid, DivX, MPEG 1/2/4, H.263, Flash Video, 3ivx*, RealVideo*, Windows Media Video*
AVI, MPEG/VOB, Matroska, MP4, RealMedia*, ASF/WMV*, Quicktime*, OGM*
CD, VCD, DVD, CUE Sheet

Full details, screen shots and, download links available at:
http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/

Direct download also available from MySharedFiles (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/) at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/MediaCoder-0.5.0-r2.exe
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on September 12, 2006, 08:37:07 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/TextMaker.png)
Open, view and print common word processing formats for free.
Similar to the way Adobe Acrobat Reader works for PDFs, TextMaker Viewer lets you open,
view and print documents from Microsoft Word, Pocket Word, OpenOffice.org,
OpenDocument and TextMaker, even if you don't have those programs installed on your system.
The latest version can also be installed onto a USB flash memory drive.
Website (http://www.officeviewers.com/index_en.htm)           Direct Download (http://www.softmaker.net/down/TMViewerSetup.exe)

Supported file formats:

 .doc Microsoft Word 6.0 up to Word 2003
 .dot Microsoft Word templates 6.0 up to 2003
 .tmd TextMaker 6.0 up to 2006
 .odt OpenDocument Text
 .sxw OpenOffice.org Text
 .rtf Rich Text Format
 .psw Pocket Word (Pocket PC)
 .pwd Pocket Word (Handheld PC)
 .htm/html HTML documents
 .txt Text files (DOS, Windows, Unicode, UTF-8)

TextMaker_ViewerSetup is also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on September 15, 2006, 03:24:42 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/DriverMax_small.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/WebsiteRelated/Viewfullsize.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/DriverMax.png)

DriverMax enables you to backup and reinstall all your Windows drivers.
If you need to reinstall Windows, you can easily install all your drivers
from the backup without having to insert or search for your original driver CDs.
You can choose to backup/install all your drivers or only selected drivers based on several filters
or manual selection. DriverMax can export the drivers to a folder of your choice,
and optionally compress them into a single zip file.
Free registration required after 30 days.

DirectDownload (http://hxxp://innofiles.com/soft/dmx/drivermax.exe)

Also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles):

Enjoy.  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on September 24, 2006, 02:48:22 AM
Vista Transformation Pack: Vista-ize your XP

It is a theme generated by a sweet little app called Vista Transformation Pack (VTP). It turns XP into Vista, at least visually. The VTP is a slick one-stop shop install that transforms just about everything to look like Vista. The login screen, the toolbar, the windows, sounds, screen-savers, and even wallpaper. I love the look and feel of the Vista components, but love the stability and widespread use of XP, this is the closest I will get to Vista. It even includes a transparency function to mimic Vista's Aero Glass. The VTP installs fairly easily, is free and seems to run seamlessly with not a hiccup so far on my machine. Note that VTP does mess with Windows system files and may rearrange your icons, but there is a detailed warning during the install process, so you can see all it does. Didn't harm my machine at all, so good luck! Here is the list of things it will Vista-ize on XP:

    * Boot screen
    * Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
    * New msstyles files (visual styles)
    * New desktop and file icons
    * New toolbar icons
    * Progress Dialogs
    * Sounds scheme
    * System Tray icons
    * New Wallpapers
    * Windows Media Player Skins
    * And much more

There are a few styles in the display properties to choose from so find the one you like best. Enjoy.

http://www.windowsxlive.net/?p=137


http://www.windowsxlive.net/?page_id=15    some screenshots-scroll down
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Lisandro on September 24, 2006, 04:19:51 PM
Note that VTP does mess with Windows system files and may rearrange your icons, but there is a detailed warning during the install process, so you can see all it does. Didn't harm my machine at all, so good luck! Here is the list of things it will Vista-ize on XP
Ok, but after installing it, can we use the 'old' XP styles like Homestead or Media Center (Royale) or not?
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on September 26, 2006, 03:28:07 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/VT.png)
VolumeTouch v1.1 [290K] [Win2k/XP] [FREE]
VolumeTouch is a freeware replacement utility for the Windows speaker icon usually located in the bottom right of your screen,
next to the clock. With VolumeTouch you can adjust the volume instantly from any application without leaving your current work.

Requirements:
==============
Windows 2000 or Windows XP
Microsoft .NET Framework (free download) from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en
Use control panel add/remove programs if you want to check if you already have it installed.

A full discription and download link available from:
http://www.hi.is/~antoni/volumetouch/

Also avilabe from MySharedFiles:
http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/VolumeTouch.png)

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on October 08, 2006, 05:38:40 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/TheWonderfulIcon.png)

The Wonderful Icon
http://www.thewonderfulicon.com/

The Wonderful Icon is a small program that adds a single icon to
your system tray, from which you can perform dozens of very useful functions.
You can minimize any program or folder to the system tray,
bounce windows to the edges of the screen, set windows to be on-top,
adjust the volume, empty the recycle bin, start your screensaver... you name it!

More Screen Shots availabe here:
http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshots/the-wonderful-icon.htm

Full discription and download available from SnapFiles:
http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/wonderful-icon/the-wonderful-icon.html

It's also available from MySharedFiles:
http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on November 11, 2006, 04:33:04 PM
PDF2EXE v1.0.0.128 (http://www.pdf2exe.com/)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PDF2EXE01.png)

PDF2EXE is a freeware program to quickly convert PDF to EXE, making PDF readable on any computer without
Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat software installed. The conversion from PDF to EXE preserves the look and
feel of the original document.
With PDF2EXE, you can distribute your Adobe PDF files to your customers and share PDF documents with your
friends without worrying about whether they can read it or not. PDF2EXE users can have more control over
PDF files.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PDF2EXE.png)
 
[1.56M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP] [FREE]

PDF2EXE is also available from

MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles)  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on November 12, 2006, 04:33:40 PM
MR Tech Systray (http://www.mrtech.com/mrsystray/index.html) - FREEWARE!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/mrTech_small.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/mrTech.png)
Click image to enlarge
MR Tech Systray is a swiss army knife of tools, tweaks and system options.
It will not only let you quickly shut down, restart or log off from Windows,
it can help keep your hard disk a little cleaner, organize your MP3 & Other Media files,
edit MP3's iD3 tags, sort text lines, log reboots and tune your system.
Other features include: system-wide shortcut keys, an incredibly fast program uninstaller,
a directory jump list, enhanced system information, save or print screenshot/window and more.

Both versions are also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles)  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on November 13, 2006, 08:37:52 PM
SpeedFan 4.31 (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/SF.png)
======================

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/SpeedFan.png)
If you need a tool that can change your computer's fan speeds,
read the temperatures of your motherboard and your hard disk,
read voltages and fan speeds and check the status of your hard disk
using S.M.A.R.T. or SCSI attributes, then you came to the right place.
SpeedFan is the software to go. It is fully configurable and you can create
custom events to handle every situation in an automated way.
SpeedFan works under Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003 XP.
If you are planning a hardware upgrade and would like to move to Vista,
consider that SpeedFan is compatible with it too.

Direct Download (http://www.almico.com/speedfan431.exe)

SpeedFan4.31Setup.exe is also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles)  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on December 01, 2006, 03:01:28 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/NetworkMagic.png)

Set up, Manage and Secure Your Home Network (http://www.networkmagic.com/nmlp/home-networking.php?src=google&kw=network%20magic)

Share printers and files easily
Monitor and repair your network
Protect against wireless network intruders
View your entire network on the network map

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/NetworkMagic01.png)
 Includes 30-day trial of premium features

You can see what their Easy File sharing website looks like at the following link:
http://bob3160.net2go.com/
_________________________________________________________________________________________

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/NetworkMagic_speed_test.png)

Speed Test (http://www.networkmagic.com/product/speed-test/)

Ever experience slow Internet speed or Web page loading times? Pretty much all of us have.
What's extremely difficult to figure out is what is causing the problem. Is your Internet connection slow?
Is your wireless network connection not working correctly? Is someone else in your house downloading
large files and using up all of the available bandwidth?

Network Magic gives you a quick way to speed test your Internet connection,
and diagnose what your problem may be if you are experiencing below average speed.

Includes 30-day trial of Premium features

I personally use both of these products and am extremely impressed how easy it made network management.
I purchased the pro version of Network Magic back in Jan. of this year.  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on December 03, 2006, 12:08:59 AM
All your favorite old Atari games all in one (playable) place.
and FREE+++++++++

http://www.intellectualdelinquent.com/ATARI.htm
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on December 03, 2006, 01:48:55 AM
Cute and sure brings back a lot of memories.
I was a lot better at these games when I was younger.  ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: CharleyO on December 03, 2006, 05:25:31 AM
***

Thanks, drhayden ... I have some of those I bought on a cd several years ago but some I do not have.    :) 


***
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on December 03, 2006, 10:06:14 AM
http://www.groovz.com/play/kaboom/
The classic Atari 2600 game Kaboom! This is a very addictive game that requires an extrodinary amount of hand-eye-coordination. If you love challenging games that require skill and concentration give Kaboom! a shot.
++IT'S FREE++
Requires flash...click on fullscreen ::)
Use your mouse to move left to right :P
One of my all time favorites :o
Who needs to pay $599.99 for a PS3 ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: t l s on December 03, 2006, 03:24:39 PM
Great to see those Atari games again!  This is a good day for nostalgia (but hard to believe how many beers I once won playing Frogger and Space Invaders).  And it was fun showing my daughter how technoligically deprived I was when I was her age (Pong).

Thanks!
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on December 09, 2006, 03:52:02 PM
Keeping Our Kids Safe!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/KidRocket00.png) (http://www.kidrocket.org/index.php)
http://www.kidrocket.org/index.php
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/KidRocket01small.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/KidRocket01.png)
Click image to enlarge

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/KidRocketDownload.png) (http://www.kidrocket.org/KidRocket_v1.exe)

KidRocket_v1.exe is also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles) in the Kids Korner Folder :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on January 18, 2007, 01:34:10 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/StellariumSmall.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Stellarium.png)
Stellarium Planetarium {Say that 10 times fast}!

Stellarium (http://www.stellarium.org/)  is a FREE OpenSource planetarium program for Mac/Win/Linux.
It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
Except that you won't get a stiff neck while using Stellarium!

Fairly simple to use >> once it is setup for your locale and proper screen resolution.

Enjoy!

Thanks to RandomBox (http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?showuser=1523)  from another forum I frequent. :)

It's also available from MySharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)

At night, this is nicer to watching than TV.  ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Lisandro on January 18, 2007, 01:53:22 AM
Stellarium Planetarium
I've downloaded from three different mirrors and all I get is a 19Kb 16bits application  ::) ???
I could only get if (16.6Mb) from your shared files  ::)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on January 18, 2007, 03:57:02 PM
Stellarium Planetarium
I've downloaded from three different mirrors and all I get is a 19Kb 16bits application  ::) ???
I could only get if (16.6Mb) from your shared files  ::)
Tech,
I downloaded it from their site,(The URL posted in the review) installed it, enjoyed it and then added it to MySharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/).
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on January 18, 2007, 04:02:29 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AM-DeadLink.png)
AM-DeadLink
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,22977/description.html?tk=nl_hsxdwn

Zap Dead and Duplicate Favorites.
Do you collect Favorites? Me, too, and that's why I use AM-DeadLink.
It's a brilliant tool that checks your browser's bookmarks to see if they're
alive and well (or dead and in the 404 bit bucket); it also checks for duplicate links.
AM-DeadLink works with IE6 and IE7, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera.

Also available from MySharedFiles
http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on January 31, 2007, 12:41:09 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/th_USBManager.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/USBManager.png)
Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager (Standard)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=94991901-bfc4-485e-bcae-c9df0accdaae&DisplayLang=en
Use this application to backup and restore presentation, pictures, songs
and applications from and to USB Flash Drive devices and take them with you.
Use USB Flash Drives to store personal data, to keep your network configuration
and to share information with your friends.

The USB FlashDrive Manager is also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles)  :)
Look for USBFlashDriveManagerSetupWizard.msi
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 06, 2007, 05:01:43 PM
AutoComplete Settings In Internet Explorer 7

By default, AutoComplete stores entries for Web addresses as well as user names and passwords for forms.
(You are prompted whether you want to store passwords or not store them).
You can configure what AutoComplete is used for or even turn it off completely.

To perform this task in Internet Explorer 7 please take a look at the following tutorial:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/tipstricksfreeware/AutoCompleteSettingInIE7.html (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/tipstricksfreeware/AutoCompleteSettingInIE7.html)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2007, 03:31:52 PM
Gadwin PrintScreen (http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/print_screen.gif)
 
System Requirement.

Gadwin PrintScreen requires Microsoft ® Windows 98/Me/2000/2003/XP/Vista, or Windows NT 4.0SP6. If you are running any of these operating systems and have a Windows-compatible mouse or pointing device, your system has already met all the requirements necessary to run Gadwin PrintScreen. A full installation of Gadwin PrintScreen requires 1 megabyte of hard drive space.
Download freeware Gadwin PrintScreen now
http://www.gadwin.com/download/ps_setup.exe

This is a simple, easy to use Screen Capture program with some useful options.

I'm currently using it on my system.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/ScreenCaptureTest.png)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on March 07, 2007, 10:40:51 PM
could you reduce the size of that picture of yours bob....it scared garfield :o
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 07, 2007, 11:10:29 PM
could you reduce the size of that picture of yours bob....it scared garfield :o
It scared Alice. That's why I put it here so she wouldn't see it as often.... ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on March 08, 2007, 12:34:04 AM
no thank you bob...will fix myself if ever needed ;D
don't click on pic to enlarge...it's scary enough small :D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 10, 2007, 04:37:48 PM
GOM Player
http://www.gomplayer.com/main.html

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GomPlayer00.png)

GOM is a FREE media player with popular audio & video codecs built-in.
No need to install codecs separately! Try one of your broken AVI files
or one of the files that is being downloaded with GOM. GOM supports all
kinds of features for highly advanced users who desire to watch video clips
at the best quality. Try one of your broken AVI files with GOM that other media players
couldn't play. You will discover.. the Magic..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_GomPlayer01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GomPlayer01.png)     (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_GomPlayer02.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GomPlayer02.png)
Click on an Image to enlarge.

Download available from download.com:
http://www.download.com/3000-20-10551786.html?part=undefined&subj=dl&tag=button

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 14, 2007, 03:00:54 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_UnderCover.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/UnderCover.png)
UnderCoverXP (http://home.versatel.nl/eric.heesakkers/undercoverxp/index.htm) v. 1.14 is a program to easily print pre-designed CD and DVD covers.
It supports JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP formats and can automatically scale front covers,
back covers, front + inside, inlays, DV ...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_UnderCover00.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/UnderCover00.png)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_UnderCover01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/UnderCover01.png)   

Download from Snapfiles
http://www.snapfiles.com/php/download.php?id=105477&a=7115180

The program is also available from MySharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)

Enjoy.  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: TedNelly on March 15, 2007, 09:42:05 AM
UnderCoverXP / GOM  nice additions Bob cheers mate (http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8399/thumbsup4kk.gif)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: watchthisspace on March 19, 2007, 06:21:59 AM
wow... two years old and still going strong.

Great too see  :D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 19, 2007, 04:50:48 PM
wow... two years old and still going strong.

Great too see  :D
Just remember, we've ALL gotten that much older to.  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 19, 2007, 04:56:16 PM
The first post for this topic was actually May 4th, 2004

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=4312.msg30979#msg30979 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=4312.msg30979#msg30979)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on March 19, 2007, 05:18:18 PM
thanks bob...for saying we all are getting older as i just turned "58" today(the 19th) ;D
click on garfield-he comes alive ;)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: CharleyO on March 22, 2007, 07:39:07 AM
***

A Belated Happy Birthday, drhayden1 !      :D


***
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2007, 04:09:49 PM
Convert & Open Version 1.0
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_ConvertAndOpen00.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ConvertAndOpen00.png)     (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_ConvertAndOpen01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/ConvertAndOpen01.png)
( Click on an Image for Full View )
No more copy and pasting of incorrect
/invalid URLs.  Convert & Open automatically
 repairs bad links such as h**p,
f*p, htp:site.com, and converts back slashes
 to forward.  Removes blank spaces, link
breaks, tabs  and bad characters.  Also
restores missing slashes and repairs bad emails.
Note: Convert and Open only works in Internet Explorer !


Direct Download (http://camtech2000.net/Programs/cnvopn10.zip)
cnvopn10.zip is also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles)  :)
Convert and Open Test Page (http://camtech2000.net/Pages/TestPage.htm)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2007, 05:56:46 PM
Starter v5.6.2.8 (http://members.lycos.co.uk/codestuff/products_starter.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Starter.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Starter.png)
Click picture to Enlarge

Starter is yet another startup manager for Microsoft Windows
As a primary purpose, Starter allows one to view and manage all the programs that are starting automatically whenever operating system is loading.
It enumerates all the hidden registry entries, startup folders' items and some of the initialization files, so that the user could choose to temporarily
disable selected entries, edit them, create new, or delete them permanently.
Secondary purpose is to list all the running processes with possibility to view extended process' information
(such as used DLLs, memory usage, thread count, priorities etc.), and to terminate selected process
(even a Windows NT service, having enough access rights).

Another one is Windows' services (and drivers) manager with some advanced features.
Starter is a real Freeware program and is not crippled in any way among the similar products.
The user interface is pretty simple and has a lot of options that are self-explanatory.

 System requirements
Microsoft Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003.
There are no specific requirements except this one: registry operations on a Windows NT based operating system may require special access rights.
As a rule, members of "Administrators" and "Power Users" groups have nothing to worry about.
Starter.zip is also available from MySharedFiles (http://bob3160.googlepages.com/mysharedfiles)

Enjoy. :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on March 30, 2007, 04:36:48 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/coolirislogo.png)
A COOL add-on for Firefox (http://www.cooliris.com/Site/index.html)

Lets you browse faster than ever by giving you the power to preview links
without clicking or leaving your current page.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/th_Cooliris.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/Cooliris.png)
Click on image for full view
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on March 30, 2007, 10:19:43 PM
New! Introducing Gmail Paper
Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for it, and it’s here. We’re bringing it back.
A New Button
Now in Gmail, you can request a physical copy of any message with the click of a button, and we'll send it to you in the mail.
Simplicity Squared
Google will print all messages instantly and prepare them for delivery. Allow 2-4 business days for a parcel to arrive via post.
Total Control
A stack of Gmail Paper arrives in a box at your doorstep, and it’s yours to keep forever. You can read it, sort it, search it, touch it. Or even move it to the trash—the real trash. (Recycling is encouraged.)
Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe
Google takes privacy very seriously. But once your email is physically in your hands, it's as secure as you want to make i
Check it out
https://mail.google.com/mail/help/paper/more.html
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on April 01, 2007, 10:12:48 PM
Google has a reputation for loving April Fools Day. Google loves April Fools Day so much in fact they've chosen today to launch two new free products.
The first TiSP, or Toliet Internet Service Provider enables anyone with indoor plumbing to get broadband by simply dropping a fiber-optic cable down their toilet and flushing. Once in your sewer line one of Googles trained Plumbing Hardware Dispatchers (PHDs) will plug your cable into Googles global data networking system and you'll be surfing the web within the hour. TiSP is currently in beta because "when things go wrong, they go very, very wrong"
Gmail is also seeing an upgrade this April Fools Day (Gmail's birthday) with the introduction of Gmail Paper. Gmail paper promises to deliver paper copies of all your favorite emails to your door printed on high-resolution glossy paper. Once you have the emails in hand you are free to file them or simply throw them away. Every email is printed on paper that is "96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum, and thus, actually helps the environment."
Free toliet based internet and paper emails delivered right to your door? With stuff this great you would almost think Google was pulling an April Fools joke. They wouldn't do that though, right
++for the post above and for the thread that orangecrate had++ :o ::)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=27476.0
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on April 01, 2007, 10:23:51 PM
Microsoft announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said at a press conference, "This is adding true and immediate value for our shareholders."
"Windows Vista is the #1 source of indigestion for IT professionals world wide, the addition of the #1 producer of over the counter antacids seemed a natural fit to Microsoft's current business model," added Microsoft's energetic leader.
Shares of MSFT were up 15% on the news, and analysts across the board came out in support of the announcement. "It's a solid move that should drive tremendous profits for MSFT in 3rd and 4th quarter '07 as IT professionals everywhere attempt in vein to assimilate Windows Vista into their organizations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools'_Day
 ;D ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on April 02, 2007, 04:34:51 AM
Quote
author=drhayden1
https://mail.google.com/mail/help/paper/more.html
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=27476.0
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools'_Day

I endorse and recommend lot's of things but don't think that April Fools items
offered by Google or any one else are among them.... :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on April 07, 2007, 05:41:01 PM
Virtual CD-ROM drive from Microsoft
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/VirtualCDRomControlPanel.png)
A nifty free tool from Microsoft which you may find useful.
Microsoft's Virtual CD-Rom Control Panel lets you mount an ISO file of a CD in one step,
without having to burn it to an actual, physical CD first.
You then have access to the full contents of the CD and can get at any or all of the data.

The Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel also lets you mount several images at once,
each with its own drive letter. I don't know what the upper limit is,
but I've had as many as four ISOs mounted at once, in addition to the two real CD drives
in my system. And, of course, because the ISO files actually reside on your hard drive,
you can access them at normal hard-drive speeds, which are usually much, much faster than CD drives.
Download it from:
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Virtual-CDROM-Control-Panel-Download-16468.html

winxpvirtualcdcontrolpanel_21.exe is also available from MySharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)
To install, simply extract the files into a Folder of your choice and run the program.
To uninstall, delete any open Virtual drives that you may have created and then simply
Delete the Folder you created for this application.
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Lisandro on April 07, 2007, 07:29:48 PM
Virtual CD-ROM drive from Microsoft
I've tested it and I prefer MagicDisk (http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm)
Better interface, stability and it's a freeware, imho.

Avoid DAEMON Tools 4.08 (http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?mode=ViewCategory&catid=5).
Some security programs relate as being adware!
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on April 07, 2007, 08:35:22 PM
MediaMaster : Your music, anywhere

Some of you may remember when MP3.com tried to allow users the ability to access to their music online. The music industry was none to excited about the idea, sued the pants off of mp3.com and it was shut down selling the actual domain name to CNET.
Apparently the makers of the Oboe Music Locker and now MediaMaster weren't paying attention. Both companies give users the ability to upload all of their music to the service and then listen to it on any Internet enabled device. Oboe even gives you the option of "Sideloading" other peoples music into your playlist.
MediaMaster is the newest kid on the block in online music players. The site does roughly the same thing everyone else did, but this time they're doing it with cover art and widgets. The site allows you to upload tracks directly off your computer's hard drive and then adds then album to your play list as the albums cover art. Clicking on the cover art will take you to a playlist of the entire album where you can select individual songs to play. Users are also able to create custom playlists from all their albums and create their own radio station that is playable on any program that can handle a .pls file.
The site is currently offering unlimited accounts. They don't allow users the ability to download music or listen to other people's music (like Oboe) so they also probably have a decent better chance at being around for a while.
http://mediamaster.com/
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on April 08, 2007, 02:14:29 AM
Re: MediaMaster
If you take a look at bob3160'sMusic (http://69.247.79.81:4445/bob3160%27sMusic.html)
and from there select PLAY then Recently Added then again press the PLAY button, You'll find you can indeed share
your music with others..... ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on May 01, 2007, 07:46:29 PM
Photozig Albums Express (http://www.download.com/Photozig-Albums-Express/3640-12511_4-10664751.html?sb=3&v=0)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig02.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig02.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig03.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig03.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig04.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig04.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig05.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig05.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig06.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig06.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig07.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig07.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig09.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig09.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig10.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig10.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_PhotoZig11.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/PhotoZig11.png)
Click on any image to enlarge it

If you've got lots of photos you'll appreciate this freebie which organizes your pictures,
along with short videos and songs, into albums. You'll be able to create multiple albums,
organized in any way you want, easily search and browse for photos with tools such as keyword search and filters.
You'll also be able to share them with other. You can even post them on the web.

You'll find my creation here
http://my1.photozig.net/bob3160/
Or, view the slideshow here
http://my1.photozig.net/bob3160/Album1/photodetails.html?slides=0
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Darth.Mikey on May 01, 2007, 10:22:08 PM
Avoid DAEMON Tools 4.08 (http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?mode=ViewCategory&catid=5).
Some security programs relate as being adware!

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_spyware_tips1367.html (http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_spyware_tips1367.html)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Lisandro on May 01, 2007, 10:59:27 PM
Frankly, I do not trust in a company that does these things...
I'd rather use MagicDisc that is freeware (clean): http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Darth.Mikey on May 02, 2007, 08:27:45 AM
Frankly, I do not trust in a company that does these things...
I'd rather use MagicDisc that is freeware (clean): http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm

I have many original pc games and i am always afraid my original discs will get scratched and i also hate switching those discs all the time that's why i create images of the discs and then use daemon tools to mount them.  However if you can tell me of an alternative that emulates the file/copy protection like Daemon Tools does i would be more than happy to make the switch. Until then i am staying with Daemon Tools. Just uncheck the Daemon Tools Search Bar when installing and you're looking at a clean install ;)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on May 02, 2007, 09:43:23 PM
System Restore – NO Respect! (http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/windows/2007/05/01/system-restore-%e2%80%93-no-respect)
System Restore - Some people hate it however, there are times it comes in very handy.
Especially when you don't have anything else to fall back on.
There are however times you need to turn it off to clear out malicious content (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/HowToToggleSystemRestore.html).
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on May 04, 2007, 01:46:04 PM
Google Browser Sync (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,64057/download.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_GBS01.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GBS01.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_GBS02.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GBS02.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_GBS03.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GBS03.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_GBS04.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GBS04.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_GBS05.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GBS05.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_GBS06.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/GBS06.jpg)
(Click on any picture for a full view)

 Keep your Firefox browsers synced across all your PCs with this extension.
Have you ever bookmarked an interesting Web site at work--only to forget the URL
when you're at your home PC? Google Browser Sync makes your Firefox browser settings
available on any two or more Firefox-equipped, Internet connected PC. In fact, this Firefox extension
can remember bookmarks, cookies, and passwords for those Web sites.

Whenever you open Firefox, Google Browser Sync asks you if you'd like to restore any pages from your last session.
The pages you select automatically open in their own tabs. The program takes a few minutes to set up,
and it takes a few seconds whenever you open Firefox.

Note: Google Browser Sync is free, but it does require a Google account. It also requires that you create
and remember a PIN that you'll use the first time you sync your bookmarks on another computer.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: OrangeCrate on May 04, 2007, 03:49:53 PM
^,

That's pretty cool.

Also, glad to hear Alice is doing well.

 :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on June 11, 2007, 01:14:20 AM
Revo Uninstaller (http://www.download.com/RevoUninstaller/3000-2096_4-10687649.html)
Nice find Dan

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo01.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo02.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo02.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo03.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo03.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo04.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo04.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo05.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo05.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo06.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo06.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo07.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo07.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo08.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo08.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo09.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo09.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Revo10.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Revo10.png)
Click on any picture to enlarge

Enjoy  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on June 25, 2007, 02:26:00 PM
OpenDNS
Worth another look and consideration. Browse Smarter and Safer.  :)
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg185494#msg185494 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=16849.msg185494#msg185494)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 25, 2007, 03:43:15 PM
just did the OpenDNS after chatting with you bob and no problem...easy setup and seems to be doing the trick-even though i would like to see somewhere that it is working besides the setting i put in the network setup ::)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Lisandro on June 25, 2007, 05:39:56 PM
Comparative reviews of defragmentation utilities:
http://donnedwards.openaccess.co.za/2007/04/great-defrag-shootout-part-1.html
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Lisandro on June 25, 2007, 05:53:11 PM
How to Permanently Wipe a Hard Drive
Most users are aware they can securely erase files and drives using free utilities like "Eraser" [1] and "Boot and Nuke" [2] that overwrite the data multiple times. At this site [3], suggested by subscriber Chris Price, they show how you can securely wipe a drive using a little-known feature built into many hard drives.
[1] http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/
[2] http://dban.sourceforge.net/
[3] http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=129&tag=nl.e622

Quoted from Gizmo free Edition of Support Alert (http://techsupportalert.com/issues/al_current.htm)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: drhayden1 on June 25, 2007, 06:29:00 PM
thanks tech...using this one now http://donnedwards.openaccess.co.za/2007/05/great-defrag-shootout-viii-jkdefrag-v38.html
and i also removed pc tools firewall plus and went back to comodo pro after seeing the firewall ratings http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php scroll down....
thanks again ;D
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Lisandro on June 25, 2007, 07:46:15 PM
I also removed pc tools firewall plus and went back to comodo pro after seeing the firewall ratings http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php scroll down....
thanks again ;D
Welcome back to the Comodo team 8)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on July 13, 2007, 05:39:52 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/sZc_DropMyRights_Firefox.png)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/sZc_DropMyRights_IE.png)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/ShellFTP/sZc_DropMyRights_MSN.png)
For those of you looking to set up safer browsing through the use of DropYourRights,
you'll find a  tutorial  here (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/dropmyrights/DropMyRightsInstructions.html)
You'll also find some special icons repaired by Sasha and the DropMyRights.msi program ( which is no longer offered by Microsoft  :'( )
at MySharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/) in the DropMyRights (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/DropMyRights) folder.
This should go a long way towards making your browsing experience safe.
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on August 29, 2007, 06:58:02 PM
ALShow (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,67057/description.html?tk=nl_ddxdwn)
Click to enlarge                                         ..                                                   Click to enlarge
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_AlShow00.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AlShow00.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AlShow02.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_AlShow01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AlShow01.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AlShow03.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AlShow04.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AlShow05.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AlShow06.png)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/AlShow07.png)

If ALShow can't play that video clip, you're really sunk--this media player claims to handle every codec out there,
and that appears to be true. In addition to the dozens of codecs included with the file (everything from AVI and MOV to Ogg Vorbis and beyond),
the program automatically seeks out missing codecs and downloads them on the fly if needed.

Version: v1.5 beta1
Price: Free
Operating Systems: Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP

Go to the download page now:
ALShow (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,67057/description.html?tk=nl_ddxdwn)

May I suggest a perfect video file to try out this software? It's called GodsRealm (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/videos/GodsRealm.wmv). (3.85MB)
Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on September 14, 2007, 11:54:46 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/th_Appget01.png) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/Appget01.png)
Click to enlarge

Appget (http://www.app-get.com/) 0.6.9 is a version-control-program.
Appget will show you a list of your installed Applications. When an update is available for one of them, it will be shown in Appget.
There you can update the specific applications in seconds.

Also available from MySharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)
Direct download available at:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/appget%5Fsetup%5F069.exe (http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/appget%5Fsetup%5F069.exe)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on November 04, 2007, 12:31:50 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/dtaskmanager.png)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/I%20Thought/dtaskmanager_icon.gif) DTaskManager (http://dimio.altervista.org/eng/), obviously, is a Task-Manager, but specifically engineered to give additional functionalities
that the Windows bundled TaskManager (and other third party products) do not have:

1. Three different ways to close a process, as the "termination request", the standard "forced termination"
with dialogue tolerance, and the "forced termination" of any type of process,
bypassing all permissions (it can also terminate running system processes).

2. DTaskManager allows you to suspend and reactivate a process (as in Linux). This is useful, for example,
to temporarily suspend a task that uses system resources when you don't want to terminate it (such as a DivX encoding process).

3. DTaskManager allows you to select more than one process at a time, and terminate all of them "simultaneously".

4. DTaskManager does not need any useless confirmation.

Direct download: DTaskManager v.1.51 (http://dimio.altervista.org/stats/download.php?id=4)   

The zip file is also available from MySharedFiles (http://home.comcast.net/~mysharedfiles/)

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on December 01, 2007, 06:12:59 PM
Did you ever get an error message (missing or corrupt) referring to one of these file types?
DLL  · VBX  · VXD  · OCX  · INF  · SYS  ·
Here are some safe places to find your missing or corrupt dll files:
http://www.dll-files.com/ (http://www.dll-files.com/)
http://www.dll-download.net/ (http://www.dll-download.net/)

The following site also has VBX  · VXD  · OCX  · INF  · SYS  · files you might need.
http://www.windll.com/
 (http://www.windll.com/)
A great source when you run into a problem.  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on April 25, 2011, 02:37:47 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110425-ijx7-28kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110425-ijx7-28kb)

Photoscape (http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php)
Is an all in one program which includes everything from a file viewer to a photo editor,
slide show creator, batch editor, screen capture program, and more.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Ashish Singh on April 26, 2011, 07:33:58 AM
An Indian discovered that nobody can create a FOLDER in Windows named as "con".

This is something pretty cool...and unbelievable...


At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened!

Try it out yourself...

I knew that years ago....One more thing does anybody know how to create a folder without any name (I mean not even a single character)????
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Gargamel360 on April 26, 2011, 08:39:34 AM
I knew that years ago....One more thing does anybody know how to create a folder without any name (I mean not even a single character)????
Not I.......but if I was a necromancer like you, I would not bother with such paltry issues as nameless folders  ;)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you!
Post by: Ashish Singh on April 26, 2011, 09:06:35 AM
I knew that years ago....One more thing does anybody know how to create a folder without any name (I mean not even a single character)????
Not I.......but if I was a necromancer like you, I would not bother with such paltry issues as nameless folders  ;)

Well its a bit challenging kind of thing just try to do this rather than commenting on me...(May be some people know this but its a bit interesting)
As the thread topic I am posting something interesting following or not is in your hands.

Thanks for the sarcasm though :)

Thanks & Regards
Ash
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Ashish Singh on April 26, 2011, 09:16:30 AM
: Chat with Friends through ms dos Command Prompt NOT TESTED THOUGH :-


1) All you need is your friend's IP Address and your Command Prompt.

2) Open Notepad and write this code as it is.....!

@echo off
:A
Cls
echo MESSENGER
set /p n=User:
set /p m=Message:
net send %n% %m%
Pause
Goto A

3) Now save this as "Messenger.Bat".

4) Open Command Prompt.

5) Drag this file (.bat file) over to Command Prompt and press Enter.

6) You would then see Command Prompt Showing Some Thing Like This:
Messenger
User:


7) Now, type the IP Address of the computer you want to contact and press enter


8) Now all you need to do is type your message and press Enter.
Start Chatting.......!
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on April 27, 2011, 02:44:51 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v190/bob3160/m_20110427-cjnx-122kb.jpg)

  Mozilla Firefox 4 (http://www.mozilla.com/)
  Safari 5 (http://www.apple.com/safari/)
  Google Chrome 10 (http://www.google.com/chrome)
  Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx)

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Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Ashish Singh on April 28, 2011, 12:17:26 PM
One more interesting thing I would like to share here that is
Hotmail was not originally from Microsoft.
It was introduced by an Indian named "Sabir Bhatiya" and it became so popular that Microsoft bought it.
I don't know the reason why he sold it.... But its the truth

Regards
Ash
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on April 28, 2011, 06:11:27 PM
One more interesting thing I would like to share here that is
Hotmail was not originally from Microsoft.
It was introduced by an Indian named "Sabir Bhatiya" and it became so popular that Microsoft bought it.
I don't know the reason why he sold it.... But its the truth

Regards
Ash
Please use this thread to post  free software that you have personally tested and can recommend. Thanks  :)
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: logos on April 28, 2011, 06:16:27 PM
One more interesting thing I would like to share here that is
Hotmail was not originally from Microsoft.
It was introduced by an Indian named "Sabir Bhatiya" and it became so popular that Microsoft bought it.


... yes, and jack smith ;D (ex-apple engineer)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotmail#History

... but seriously, who cares... companies come and go, most Google apps were acquired and further developed etc...
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Ashish Singh on April 29, 2011, 04:29:20 AM
Hotspot Shield DM
Publisher: AnchorFree Inc
   
 
100% Free VPN- Protects You Online And Gives You Access To Blocked Websites! and many more

License:  Freeware
OS:  Windows Vista
Size:  259 KB
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Ashish Singh on April 29, 2011, 04:39:55 AM
Here's the list of free software which may interest you...........

http://www.jasonchen.com/free_software/
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Ashish Singh on April 29, 2011, 04:45:49 AM
Here is the 70 coolest software...available for free

http://www.seopher.com/articles/the_70_coolest_free_applications_in_existence
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Shiw Liang on May 02, 2011, 04:55:09 PM
Mz tools are quite useful :)
I don't know if you guys had given a try before

Here is the link:
http://www.mztweak.com/mz7optimizer.html

Here are some key features:

    Boosts PC performance
    Speed up games
    Tweak and personalize Windows
    Increase system security
    Smart memory & processor management
    Increase network performance and download speeds
    Optimize & backup your registry
    Remove unused and temporary files from your system
    Configure Windows startup and services
    Manage power plans for laptops/netbooks
    Schedule shutdowns
    Much more...
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on August 25, 2011, 02:52:58 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110825-7sjf-72kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110825-7sjf-72kb)

When installing, after the first few clicks, choose the Custom installation and
uncheck the Web Update Application which is actually the ASK TOOLBAR in disguise.

(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110825-gexf-32kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110825-gexf-32kb)

More information than there are chickens in a chicken coup.
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110825-lcu7-104kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110825-lcu7-104kb)

Download it from:
http://downloads.pcworld.com/pub/new/utilities/system_resources_tune_up_/pc-wizard_2010.1.961-setup.exe
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: bob3160 on August 26, 2011, 02:30:37 PM
(http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/m_20110826-edec-82kb.jpg) (http://my.jetscreenshot.com/2701/20110826-edec-82kb)

Windows 8 will be improving the speed in which you can copy, rename, move and, delete your files but why wait.
TeraCopy (http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php) can do that right now and, it's Free.
Title: Re: I thought this might interest you! ( HighlyRecommended )
Post by: Lisandro on August 26, 2011, 05:44:49 PM
Windows 8 will be improving the speed in which you can copy, rename, move and, delete your files but why wait.
TeraCopy (http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php) can do that right now and, it's Free.
Very good tool.