In "Who You Gonna Call?" (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-04-13.htm#3 ), we tried
troubleshooting some mysterious PC sounds. Here’s a similar issue:
Have been a Plus subscriber for several years and really enjoy all the great
Hi Fred, I am wondering about your take on the NOD32 antivirus
program. I have heard many good things about it by word of mouth, but not much
in the literature – especially comparing to other av’s. —Arieh
Way back in January, in an item we called "Personal Servers" (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-01-26.htm#5 ) reader JoAnn
asked about using a special-purpose "network attached storage" device to add a
ton of disk space to her LAN. While an NAS device is fine, I suggested she think
instead about using an ordinary PC with several large hard drives inside, giving
her massive storage for around $500 or so— much less than a typical NAS costs.
I occasionally read about people wrestling with the
difficulty of near-anonymous surfing in your
newsletter so I wanted to contribute a link to a new
free live CD that offers the best solution that I
know. Check out drkaos’ OpenBSD Anonym.OS at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/anonym-os . Extremely
easy to use with Firefox already configured for Tor
and Privoxy (transparent to the user). Just load the
CD, answer a few questions then surf anonymously.
If you’ve used a high-mega pixel digital cam, you’ve probably found it hard
to fit the resulting images on screen: Unlike printers, which vary dot sizes to
cram more visual data and detail into a given space, most monitors operate at a
fixed 96 dots per inch. So as the number of pixels in the original photo goes
up, the apparent on-screen size grows accordingly. You end up only seeing a
little chunk of the original image, or you have to use a tool that automatically
re-scales the photo to screen size.
Hi Fred. Your news letters have always helped me so much!
(first standard edition, now plus edition). I always visit your readers
sites and have a slew of them book marked. your most recent plus edition had
a link for http://officeboosters.com.
There, in the freebies section, was a little program called "Vippy". It
allows you to change the color and/or size of your cursor. Dubbed the
writer friendly cursor, I immediately thought of you! Don’t remember you
mentioning it in your letters. Hope you and your readers find it useful.
Respectfully yours, Joe
With regards to item #13 "Failed Uninstall; Now What?" in
http://langalist.com/plus/newsletters/2006/2006-03-27plus.asp , you may also want to have the reader consider this:
In "What’s On Those Old CDs? (
) we looked at some tools that could help you keep track of files, songs,
photos, and whatnot stored in your CD collection. Here’s another:
Have you ever run into a "Missing HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini,"
or "Windows could not start…" message?