As a fellow New Englander and long-time reader (and less long-time Plus
subscriber), I really appreciate the fact that you write for all levels of
Dear Fred, I have friends all over the world who want to send me DVDs. My LG GSA4120B drive
allows only 5 region changes. Is there a safe and effective way to overcome this
I really enjoy the newsletter. Regards,
Hi Fred: Thought this might be useful.
Hi Fred. I’ve been a subscriber to the Langa-List since its
inception, and a long-time Plus member. I used to enjoy the articles you
wrote for Windows Magazine all those years ago!
The custom process described in #1, above, is sometimes
needed because many of the free and commercial file-deletion tools shy away from
working in the root directory, where a mis-deletion might whack a whole chunk of
the hard drive’s contents.
Dear Fred; I have been a Plus subscriber for
several years, and I always find the Langa List Plus very interesting and
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-03-30.htm#4 , you said and I quote,
"Nothing’s interactively written to the flash drive. This makes things much
faster, and also increases the life of the flash device by not needlessly
consuming the device’s finite number of write cycles."
In "How To Tell USB 1 from 2" (#10 in
http://langalist.com/plus/newsletters/2006/2006-03-27plus.asp ) we
discussed several free ways to tell USB 1.x from USB 2.0 devices and sockets,
when they have no exterior labels.
Concluding our recent discussion of Outlook’s PST files,
here’s a free tool from Microsoft:
Fred, With all the turmoil over the actions
of Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, and others in helping the Government of the
People’s Republic of China to censor the information their citizens can get
from the net, this might be a usefully adequate substitute: "Clusty" (
http://clusty.com ) I’ve
found its ordering of search results to be very helpful "directory tree of
items by topics/sources/urls." —Richard Boesen