Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pingtest.net - Learn More

Pingtest.net - Learn More

Pingtest.net - The Global Broadband Quality Test

Pingtest.net - The Global Broadband Quality Test

Catalog Reveals NSA Has Back Doors for Numerous Devices - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Catalog Reveals NSA Has Back Doors for Numerous Devices - SPIEGEL ONLINE

MillionShort

MillionShort
Check out this search engine.

Wired Interactive Color-Changing Moto X Ad – When a print magazine borrows from the digital playbook | The Red Ferret Journal

Wired Interactive Color-Changing Moto X Ad – When a print magazine borrows from the digital playbook | The Red Ferret Journal
Be sure to watch the video.  You will no doubt see more items like this in future magazines.

Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8) HP ENVY dv6-7210us Notebook PC | HP® Support

Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8) HP ENVY dv6-7210us Notebook PC | HP® Support
Solution:  Possible update of driver for wireless

Why is chrome stuck on 'Downloading proxy script' ? - Google Product Forums

Why is chrome stuck on 'Downloading proxy script' ? - Google Product Forums
If Google Chrome seems to take a long time to load a website or search, it may be configured to acccess pages through a web proxy. Check whether the "Resolving proxy" message appears in the lower-left corner of the browser window.
Follow these steps to change your proxy setting (for Windows):
Click the Chrome menu  on the browser toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings.
In the "Network" section, click Change proxy settings. This will open the Internet Properties dialog.
Click LAN settings .
Deselect the "Automatically detect settings" checkbox.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sharing Flickr Photos

On the new Flickr photo page, just click on the share button, browse to < />, choose your embed size, and copy the code.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Microsoft launches fresh attack on Gmail with easy-switch tool for Outlook.com - Ireland’s communications news service – Siliconrepublic.com

Microsoft launches fresh attack on Gmail with easy-switch tool for Outlook.com - Ireland’s communications news service – Siliconrepublic.com

This utility allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet to the remote computers. When your computers are turned on, WakeMeOnLan allows you to scan your network, and collect the MAC addresses of all your computers, and save the computers list into a file. Later, when your computers are turned off or in standby mode, you can use the stored computers list to easily choose the computer you want to turn on, and then turn on all these computers with a single click.

WakeMeOnLan - Turn on computers on your network with Wake-on-LAN packet
This utility allows you to easily turn on one or more computers remotely by sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packet to the remote computers. 
When your computers are turned on, WakeMeOnLan allows you to scan your network, and collect the MAC addresses of all your computers, and save the computers list into a file. Later, when your computers are turned off or in standby mode, you can use the stored computers list to easily choose the computer you want to turn on, and then turn on all these computers with a single click.  I used this utility on my network to wake a PC with another 1.5 terrabytes available for copying, backup, etc. I don't need it all the time, but I can wake it up when I need it in just a second with this FREEBIE. -tp

How To Cure Smartphone Addiction (A Smartphone Detox)

How To Cure Smartphone Addiction (A Smartphone Detox)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Decoding QR Codes - Esponce - Turning things into hyperlinks

Decoding QR Codes - Esponce - Turning things into hyperlinks

Raising the CDC 6500 from the dead: Paul Allen's engineers attempt toughest computer restoration yet - GeekWire

Raising the CDC 6500 from the dead: Paul Allen's engineers attempt toughest computer restoration yet - GeekWire

Mustbin on the App Store on iTunes

Mustbin on the App Store on iTunes
 Mustbin encrypts and stores photos of important documents for you.

Malwarebytes : Chameleon

Malwarebytes : Chameleon

Chameleon Gets Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Installed and Running

Malwarebytes Chameleon technologies get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed and running when blocked by malicious programs.

3ders.org - 3D Printing Basics | Beginner's guide | 3D printers

3ders.org - 3D Printing Basics | Beginner's guide | 3D printers

MediaCrush

MediaCrush
Uploads and get URL of upload.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to stop Google from using your Plus profile as caller ID | ZDNet

How to stop Google from using your Plus profile as caller ID | ZDNet
[Thanks for link, S.]

Turn Off Your Twitter Junk Mail | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

One of the things I love about Twitter is that it can function as a crude, low-grade email replacement. But you know one thing I hate about Twitter? It sends more unnecessary email than your mom after her second bottle of wine. What the heck is up with all that email, Twitter? For a better experience, turn that nonsense off.
It’s an easy fix. Log into Twitter.com and head over to your Settings — click on the thing that looks like a gear. Next, click on Email Notifications.

iFixit Gift Guide - iFixit

iFixit Gift Guide - iFixit
Geek repair tools for the gearhead in your family.

‘PC settings’ gets major makeover in Win8.1

‘PC settings’ gets major makeover in Win8.1

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Series: CryptoLocker: A particularly pernicious virus « Windows Secrets

Series: CryptoLocker: A particularly pernicious virus « Windows Secrets

Avionics Magazine :: System Design: Solving Long-Term Digital Data Storage Problems

Solving Long-Term Digital Data Storage Problems

Digital preservation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Digital preservation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Verbatim UltraLife Gold Archival Grade CD-R 80m, 700mb, 52x - 50 pack

Verbatim UltraLife Gold Archival Grade CD-R 80m, 700mb, 52x - 50 pack

New M-DISC to Provide Up To 1,000 Years of Permanent Data Storage | techPowerUp

New M-DISC to Provide Up To 1,000 Years of Permanent Data Storage | techPowerUp

A billion-year storage medium that could outlive the human race | KurzweilAI

A billion-year storage medium that could outlive the human race | KurzweilAI

Concept - The Rosetta Project

Concept - The Rosetta Project

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Quick Tip: Change to a local account in Windows 8.1 - TechRepublic

After you install Windows 8.1, you will be asked to sign in to a Microsoft Live account. There will be no apparent way to move past that screen if your intention is to only have a local account. Here is the trick: Click the Create New Account link and then at the bottom of that next screen you will see a link that will let you cancel the process. You will then login using your local account.

Quick Tip: Change to a local account in Windows 8.1 - TechRepublic

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Review of Square Cash: The Money Is in the Email - WSJ.com

Review of Square Cash: The Money Is in the Email - WSJ.com
The service notifies you via email or text that it appears you have sent money, which gives you a chance to cancel a transaction that didn't come from you or was a mistake.
So, if you don't trust Square to defeat such things, you shouldn't use Square Cash.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

ThinkGeek :: USB Pet Rock

ThinkGeek :: USB Pet Rock
Come on.  You all knew this was coming, right?

Mummify It – make a permanent copy of anything online, for free | The Red Ferret Journal

Mummify It – make a permanent copy of anything online, for free | The Red Ferret Journal
...is a new service which lets you grab and store a web page for permanent record on their online servers. This is a very efficient way of doing things, and goes one step beyond mere bookmarking because the whole page is stored with all the content intact.

Capture & Share Screenshots In Seconds With Greenshot

Capture & Share Screenshots In Seconds With Greenshot
I have installed this and use it often.  It's fast, free, and has great features.  tp.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name | TechCrunch

How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name | TechCrunch

Windows Update Cleanup Saves Huge Disk Space in Your Root Drive | Next of Windows

Windows Update Cleanup Saves Huge Disk Space in Your Root Drive | Next of Windows
The update only works on Windows 7 with service pack 1 and above, meaning that in order to take great advantage of this new update, you will need to install service pack 1 on Windows 7 systems, if you haven’t done so. One thing you need to be aware of is that once you run Disk Cleanup wizard to have all windows update cleaned up, you won’t be able to roll back to a superseded update.
[Thanks J., for the link.]

How Is RAM Made, And Why Does The Price Fluctuate?

How Is RAM Made, And Why Does The Price Fluctuate?

Windows Update: Everything You Need To Know

Windows Update: Everything You Need To Know

Internet Explorer Under Attack! How To Protect Yourself From Getting Hacked

Internet Explorer Under Attack! How To Protect Yourself From Getting Hacked

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Beginner's Guide to YouTube

The Beginner's Guide to YouTube

TeraCopy for Microsoft Windows - Code Sector

TeraCopy for Microsoft Windows - Code Sector
TeraCopy is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. It skips bad files during the copying process, and then displays them at the end of the transfer so that you can see which ones need attention. TeraCopy can automatically check the copied files for errors by calculating their CRC checksum values. It also provides a lot more information about the files being copied than its Windows counterpart. TeraCopy integrates with Windows Explorer's right-click menu and can be set as the default copy handler.

How to Boost Your PC Startup Time With BootRacer and MSConfig

How to Boost Your PC Startup Time With BootRacer and MSConfig

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know | TechCrunch

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know | TechCrunch

Signal – Edit emails in your inbox

Signal – Edit emails in your inbox
For Gmail.

WiFi2HiFi 2.0

WiFi2HiFi 2.0
Stream music.  For MAC

Set Up Google's Account Recovery Options to Avoid Getting Locked Out

Set Up Google's Account Recovery Options to Avoid Getting Locked Out

Embed Video on a Web Page with Google Drive

Embed Video on a Web Page with Google Drive

3ders.org - Peachy Printer - The world's first $100 3D Printer | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Peachy Printer - The world's first $100 3D Printer | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Scammers Flood The Internet Archive With Pirated Movies | TorrentFreak

Scammers Flood The Internet Archive With Pirated Movies | TorrentFreak

A Guide To Twitter Slang, Lingo, Abbreviations And Acronyms - Business Insider

A Guide To Twitter Slang, Lingo, Abbreviations And Acronyms - Business Insider

DEFCAD Launches ‘The Pirate Bay’ of 3D Printing | TorrentFreak

DEFCAD Launches ‘The Pirate Bay’ of 3D Printing | TorrentFreak

Courses | Coursera

Courses | Coursera
Lasting class listing.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Review: GAG the Graphical Boot Loader - TechRepublic

Review: GAG the Graphical Boot Loader - TechRepublic
Incidentally: Also, if you have a particularly old office PC that still uses a trusty floppy disk drive, GAG can even install the boot loader directly to a blank floppy disk. Honestly though, the utility of this feature is rather limited for boot loader backup purposes, in the unfortunate event that your Master Boot Record is destroyed on the main hard drive. Alternatively, you can simply use the bootable ISO (albeit without a customized menu on disc) or write GAG to a bootable USB flash drive.

Building A PC? How To Get The Best Deals On Parts

Building A PC? How To Get The Best Deals On Parts

Firefox 24 Is Now Ready For You To Download

Firefox 24 Is Now Ready For You To Download

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dynamically Update Your Web Pages Via E-Mail | DaniWeb

Dynamically Update Your Web Pages Via E-Mail | DaniWeb

Searching Twitter Effectively | Marketing Ideas You Can Copy

Searching Twitter Effectively | Marketing Ideas You Can Copy

Used Car Fuel Economy Label

Used Car Fuel Economy Label

YouTube's New Player Adds Features & Goes Cleaner

YouTube's New Player Adds Features & Goes Cleaner
  • Captions, when available, can now be turned on/off using a toggle
  • To turn annotations on or off, click the gear icon
  • To change to the large or small sized player, click the gear icon
  • To go into fullscreen mode, click the icon in the bottom right of the player
  • Options for quality (144p, 240p, 480p, 720p, etc) are available in the gear icon, as before.

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library
  • Pixabay
    A site that provides free, public domain images that don't even require attribution. Unfortunately, it also offers Shutterstock images, which aren't free, but they are clearly set off so I don't think users will find that too confusing.
  • Public Domain Image Resources
    Wikipedia maintains a page of online resources for finding public domain images and other content online. While not all of the sites include exclusively public domain images, this list is a good place to start looking for content, particularly if you are looking for more specialized items.
  • Getty Open Content Program
    The Getty recently started an Open Content Program to "share images of works of art in an unrestricted manner, freely, so that all those who create or appreciate art…will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects." You can find these images by conducting a search on the Getty Search Gateway and then filtering your results by checking the box next to "Open Content Images", which is the second option in the Highlights section of the filters in the left menu. All images found through this program should be credited as "Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program" (see http://www.getty.edu/about/opencontent.html).
  • Rijksmuseum
    Images on the Rijksmuseum website are fully searchable and downloadable. Each item that has entered the public domain includes this information in the section of the item description entitled acquisition and rights.
  • Yale University Art Gallery
    The Yale University Art Gallery has stated that, pursuant to the University's Open Access policy, "anyone may use the Gallery’s open-access material without further application, authorization, or fees due to the Gallery or to Yale." Unfortunately, at this time, there is no way to limit search results to only items that are in the public domain, however, when you click on an item, the entry will state whether the image is in the public domain (see image). You can find more information on properly attributing images on the Art Gallery's Terms of Use page.

Are You A Mac Or PC Person? Find Out Now!

Are You A Mac Or PC Person? Find Out Now!

Techmeme

Techmeme

Friday, September 13, 2013

7233 Posts as of today.

Friday the 13th, 2013.

Can You Really Be Anonymous Online?

Can You Really Be Anonymous Online?
The ultimate truth is, there’s no real way to be truly anonymous online. But on the other hand, no government agency really cares that much about you pirating things or seeking encounters on CraigsList. 

5 Websites For Every Portable Application On The Web

5 Websites For Every Portable Application On The Web

How to Print Part of an Excel Spreadsheet: 6 Steps - wikiHow

How to Print Part of an Excel Spreadsheet: 6 Steps - wikiHow
A lot of clients and friends ask me how to do this because they have trouble.

Microsoft’s Cortana to battle Siri | KurzweilAI

Microsoft’s Cortana to battle Siri | KurzweilAI

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

Don't Be A Fender Bender: 5 Driving Simulators That Teach Road Safety

Don't Be A Fender Bender: 5 Driving Simulators That Teach Road Safety

Thursday, September 12, 2013

▶ Military Smart-Dust In chemtrails - YouTube

▶ Military Smart-Dust In chemtrails - YouTube

A Bill of Rights for the Internet of Things - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

A Bill of Rights for the Internet of Things - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

· Consumers, not companies, own the data collected by Internet of Things devices.
· Internet of Things devices that collect public data must share that data.
· Users have the right to keep their data private.
· Users can delete or back up data collected by Internet of Things devices.

Israeli Researchers Debut Software That Extracts 3-D Objects From Photos | Singularity Hub

Israeli Researchers Debut Software That Extracts 3-D Objects From Photos | Singularity Hub

DIMBODY 3d desktop scanner | Indiegogo

DIMBODY 3d desktop scanner | Indiegogo

Rubicon 3D scanner | Indiegogo

Rubicon 3D scanner | Indiegogo
200 bucks for scanner.  Output file to 3D printer and print!

A ‘no-reformat reinstall’ for Windows 8

A ‘no-reformat reinstall’ for Windows 8
Along with File History, Win8′s backup/restore system has two new components: Refresh your PC without affecting your files (“Refresh” for short) and Remove everything and reinstall Windows (“Remove”).
Refresh is a nondestructive reinstall that restores Win8′s core system files to factory-fresh condition. It can strip away deleterious changes caused by application installations, bad settings, data corruption, and so on.

Why You No Longer Need a KVM Switch For Your Multi-PC Setup

Why You No Longer Need a KVM Switch For Your Multi-PC Setup

Saturday, September 7, 2013

12 great free and open-source music making programs | Freedom fighters... | MusicRadar

12 great free and open-source music making programs | Freedom fighters... | MusicRadar

New Search Engine Zeekly.com Protects Your Privacy As An Alternative To Google, Yahoo & Bing

New Search Engine Zeekly.com Protects Your Privacy As An Alternative To Google, Yahoo & Bing

NSA Laughs at PCs, Prefers Hacking Routers and Switches | Threat Level | Wired.com

NSA Laughs at PCs, Prefers Hacking Routers and Switches | Threat Level | Wired.com
[Thanks for link, J.]

PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost)

Ping iso direct download, here: http://ping.windowsdream.com/ping/Releases/3.02/PING-3.02.iso

PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost)

PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost)
For LINUX.

5 Free Apps to Clone Your Hard Drive

5 Free Apps to Clone Your Hard Drive
BTW, Huffpost Tech is a good site to check now and then.

Visual CD - Download

Visual CD - Download
Catalog your CDs and DVDs.  FREE.

Ant Video Downloader: Dead Easy Tool For Downloading Online Video [Firefox, IE]

Ant Video Downloader: Dead Easy Tool For Downloading Online Video [Firefox, IE]

Live - YouTube

Live - YouTube

Secrets Of YouTube You Should Know…

Secrets Of YouTube You Should Know…

Friday, September 6, 2013

Small Data Can Also Be Big Data | SmartData Collective

Small Data Can Also Be Big Data | SmartData Collective
Good article about using data wisely in business.  Combine small data sets to make "big data".

18 Top Sites For Trend Spotting | LinkedIn

18 Top Sites For Trend Spotting | LinkedIn

Running Linux on your Mac: 2013 edition | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Running Linux on your Mac: 2013 edition | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Search Engine Land’s Guide To Bing

Search Engine Land’s Guide To Bing

Search Engine Land's Guide To Google

Search Engine Land's Guide To Google

Tag Cloud on Search Engine Roundtable

Tag Cloud on Search Engine Roundtable

Ooops! 10 Common User Errors & How To Fix Them In Windows 8

Ooops! 10 Common User Errors & How To Fix Them In Windows 8

Wednesday, September 4, 2013