Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Have Been Away

I just returned from a 17 day trip to France where I was stationed while in the army. We had a great time! Practicing my French before leaving really paid off. They loved me!

I am going in for spinal surgery tomorrow, October 1st. During my recovery I hope to be able to use a laptop to post again.


Saturday, September 06, 2008


Ever thought ‘what is this song?’ Let Tunatic hear it and you will get the artist's name and the song's title within seconds. Tunatic is the very first song search engine based on sound for your computer. All you need is a microphone and Internet access.


This page allows you to browse our music by composer, performer, instrument, form and time period.

There are several ways to obtain music from Musopen. You can browse our collection, search for music, or listen to a piece at random.


As many as 20 to 30 processes may be running invisibly, silently in the background on your PC. Some hog system resources, drastically slowing down your computer. Others are a threat to security and privacy. A few may be harmless.

The Windows Task Manager displays most of these processes but you have no information to learn and understand what is what.

Get the latest definitions and exhaustive advice on all the processes running on directly in the Windows Task Manager by downloading the QuickLink InfoBar from

Friday, September 05, 2008


There are several sites that can help you search for people. CVgadget is very fast and complete. Just enter the person's first and last name. Then, click Search. It will look through more than a dozen resources. It searches social-networking sites and several Google services.

The Secunia Online Software Inspector

The Secunia Online Software Inspector, or short OSI, is a fast way to scan your PC for the most common programs and vulnerabilities, thus checking if your PC has a minimum security baseline against known patched vulnerabilities. This may have appeared here before, but it bears repeating.

WOT - Warns You About Risky Websites

The Web is full of innocent-seeming sites with bad intentions. Sites that host spyware or malware. Sites that spam you. Sites that scam you. Sites that invade your privacy, or that children shouldn't view. Unfortunately, there's no simple way to tell the good sites from the bad. WOT rates every site for trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy, and child safety, and shows you the results using simple-to-scan colored icons. Free program.

Hands-On With Google's Chrome Browser

A test spin with the beta (0.2x) version of Google's first browser* shows a couple of notable differences from the other big Web-browsing players - Like Internet Explorer and Firefox - (along with several similarities). Be sure to watch the slide show.

However, read this: Early security issues tarnish Google's Chrome

More information:

* A web browser is a software application which enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information typically located on a Web page at a website on the World Wide Web or a local area network.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sony recalls 440,000 Vaio laptops

Sony said today that it is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptop computers worldwide due to faulty parts that could trigger overheating. Read more...

Monday, September 01, 2008

Comcast to cap monthly consumer broadband

Starting October 1 customers of Comcast's residential data services will have an invisible barrier on their monthly data usage. Under the new guidelines of Comcast's Acceptable Use Policy announced Thursday, that cap will be set at 250 gigabytes per month, per account.