Tuesday, April 27, 2004

:Instant Search and More

I found this tool while re-downloading an old favorite, the google toolbar. The new one, called the Google Deskbar, sits in your task bar at the bottom of your screen. It makes it handy for doing quick searches. It even offers searching without using your browser. I have been using it for about a week and I love it. It's my new favorite. Download you copy today for free.

Google Deskbar

Friday, April 23, 2004

:FREE Anti Virus protection

The free edition of this anti virus program has been available for years. It used to be available for non-profit organizations as well. I think they just changed that.
It is a really nice program and works well. Integrating nicely into Outlook and Outlook Express.
Now there really is no excuse not to have antivirus protection on your home computer.
AVG FREE Edition

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

:Remote Control your computer

Another great tool that is put into use very regularly. VNC allows you to remote control a computer that is connected to the Internet. Password protected access ensures security. I still recommend a firewall for any connection to the Internet. Properly configured it can relatively hide the VNC server. Download here.

Monday, April 19, 2004

:No more pop-ups

This geek tool is a must for browsing the internet. Not only does it provide a handy quick search tool for the best search engine on the Internet, but it blocks those annoying pop-ups. Download your free Google Toolbar at http://toolbar.google.com

Friday, April 16, 2004

Thursday, April 15, 2004

:Geeky Gas

Not really a technical thing, but a really cool site anyway. And with the rising price of gas, this might become very popular. A great example of taking an idea and putting it on the web. Great job, guys!


Wednesday, April 14, 2004

:Keep your computer up to date

Your computer might be new, but the security patches loaded might not be. Update your computer (both new and old) to the latest and greatest security patches. While your at it, schedule this to complete automatically.
Microsoft Windows Update

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

:Block the Internet Spy

Spyware is evil. Spyware is the dirt of the Internet. Clean your computer with this free program and see your performance boost online.
I have used this program for quite awhile. It is one of the original spyware removal tools. I also think it is the best.
You should run it on a weekly basis. Make sure you have the most up to date copy.
Ad Aware

Monday, April 12, 2004

Geek Internet Tools

By far, one of the best geek tool sites on the Internet. I love this site. I can test email servers, lookup domains, and get ping reports.
Traceroute, Ping, Domain Name Server (DNS) Lookup, WHOIS, and DNS Records Lookup

Friday, April 09, 2004

New Virtual October, Inc. Product: QuickSizzle Email Maker & Mailer

Virtual October, Inc. has recently added a new product, Virtual October, Inc.: QuickSizzle Email Maker & Mailer.
This will allow website owners to develop and maintain Opt-in email lists with professional automatic opt-out links, lists of all members, response analyzer, anti-spam assistant, and template based email designer. The best part is you don't have to have a computer degree to use it.
Support is always free, 24/7 at Support.VirtualOctober.com


Setup my "Blogger" account today. Took all of about 5 minutes. Setup system to ftp to my private webspace on www.virtualoctober.com.
Stay tuned for more "geek" talk.