Practical computer tips, with a smattering of digital philosophy
Monthly Archives: October 2008
October 28, 2008Posted by on
Here’s some things I should cover ASAP
Why I hate blogs (hold on, hold on; let me explain…)
Windows XP SP3 recovery issues – specifically how to access system restore when the system appears to be unbootable
How to use a Linux LiveCD to save your bacon in a variety of basic disaster situations (such as right after you’ve applied SP3)
Hard drive recovery tricks
Imaging, drive copying, backup, etc. (dd and partimage)
Virtually perfect ad-blocking using DNS spoofing, via your computer’s own hosts file (this one is amazing – and will kill the entire Internet if everyone uses it. But if you truly hate ads, I’ve yet to find a better ad-blocking technique)
How to build a flash drive application suite that can do anything.
Good tech news websites (arstechnica, wired, the register, tom’s hardware, anandtech, pcworld, technologyreview, etc.)
How to setup independent instances of firefox (for testing out new builds; running 2 and 3 in tandem, etc.)
Various security/utility apps I’ve found sequestered in random places. Some of these are really spectacular, and ridiculously hard to find.
My web security arsenal: Comodo, ZoneAlarm, DropMyRights, Avast, virustotal.com, realalternative and quicktimealternative, etc.
Why I just jumped on the RSS bandwagon
Google Notebook – a highly useful and largely unknown little app
Are the digital media making us more connected, or less so?
Transition blog to a forum for discussion/promotion of responsible, community-minded digital lifestyle (a critical element of that being, of course, sharing technical knowledge, experience, etc. )