Archives for December 2006

Fred Langa And The Langalist – WE MISS YOU, FRED!

A open letter to Mr. Fred Langa of the now defunct ‘solo’ Langalist Newsletter:

Dear Fred,

For years I read your magazine column and then continued to follow you when you went on your own and started the Langalist newsletter. Like thousands of other subscribers, …continue reading

Another Crack In Vista's Armour – Pirates Circumvent Activation

Windows Vista operating systems will require that the product must be activated during the first 30 days of operation, or the product will automatically reduce functionality until activation takes place. Well it seems that a second crack is appearing that maintains Vista in a constant …continue reading

Google – U.S. Government Search

I just can’t get enough of Google and just when I think I know everything about it, something new pops up. If you are not aware (I wasn’t), Google has a specific search engine just for the U.S. Government.

And if you have ever searched …continue reading

Must-Have Tool: WinSock XP Fix – Free

There are some tools that we should all have in our arsenals to keep our systems running at peak performance. And one of the tools that I have used on broken systems that refuse to connect on the Internet is WinSock XP Fix. This tool …continue reading

Computer Classes On Our Honeymoon

On our cruise to Alaska, I remarked how they were wasting computer lab space by not offering basic classes to passengers (aboard a Holland America liner). Regent Seven Seas Cruises is doing it! I should poke my head in just to see how well it …continue reading

Google And Trust – Lost In The Shuffle For 2006?

Even as 2006 comes to a rapid close, the signs that 2007 could be even rockier for Google are already beginning to show some significance.

First up on the block, Firefox’s own Blake Ross has some rather pointed, while be it valid concerns, …continue reading

Steel Inventory v1.2

Steel Inventory is a program written and used by the people who are in the mainstream network and system administration field. The program has been written based on the ideas and necessities faced by every network/system administrator.

As a key feature, Steel Inventory provides …continue reading

The Value Of IT Certification Boot Camps

There is no career field expanding quite as fast as the Information Technology field. Most experts predict this field will remain one of the fastest growing segments of the job market for many years to come. There is hardly a job that does not use …continue reading

3D New Year's Countdown

With this 3D New Year’s Countdown Screensaver, Hourglasses and timepieces float around as the clock softly counts down to the New Year. When midnight comes, confetti falls and a flashing Happy New Year greeting is played with an orchestral rendition of Auld Lang …continue reading

MoveOnBoot v1.95

MoveOnBoot allows you to copy, move, or delete files on the next system boot. This can come in handy if you need to replace or delete files that are locked by other applications, loaded into memory, or cannot be changed until next system boot.

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