Daily Archives: April 17, 2008

How to get exactly what you want

Ever wanted a special piece of furniture made, or needed a custom-built item? Now you can have whatever you want made directly by a computer from your drawings.

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How to generate .htaccess files the easy way

On web servers, .htaccess files are used to control many different functions, including authentication, access restriction and redirection. Setting them up can be a nightmare for part-time webmasters, but this site will generate your .htaccess file for you.

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Learn to touch type for free

Why pay for a commercial typing tutor program when you can use a free online site like this?

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Free utility converts normal programs to portable versions

It’s called “Portable Builder” and it works by using an AutoIt3 script and RegShot to monitor an application installation. It then uses the registry change information to create a portable version.

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The best free folder hiding utility

The program I have been recommending for some time as the best in this category is Free Hide Folder but subscriber Alexander Powell has come up with something better. That program is called My Lockbox, and it overcomes one of the main weaknesses in Free Hide Folder, namely that the contents of hidden folders may be still accessible to Windows Search and other programs.

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Convert camcorder videos to DVD widescreen using freeware

I’ve found a great freeware program called “DVD Flick” that has helped me to solve a long-standing problem. I’ve been trying to find an easy-to-use set of freeware programs, to get video from my widescreen camcorder to a true anamorphic (widescreen) DVD format, like the widescreen movies produced by the major studios.

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USB flash drives reviewed

PC Magazine is carrying a review of five 4GB flash drives that includes speed tests.

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Open DNS explained

Here’s a video about OpenDNS that will help those of you who do not understand the technology to better grasp the concept of DNS, how OpenDNS works and how it can be configured.

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Get directory assistance for free

Here’s an alternative to paying your Telco for 411 directory assistance. Google is now running a free service using voice recognition technology that allows you to locate a business in a given locality and then connects you directly without additional charges.

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A free program that identifies problems with your pc

“Gizmo, I have been using this great diagnostic program for about 4 months now to troubleshoot problems on my computer and any other computer on my network. The look and feel is very cool, so cool, in fact, that I at first suspected it was all show and little substance. I could not have been more wrong.

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