Glenn's Place - Computer Related Information/Links
(GEN 10/16/06)

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My Digital Camera Links Page http://www.knology.net/~glennet/DC_ClassLinks.htm
Some of my Class Handouts http://www.knology.net/~glennet/downloads.htm
Glenn Nettleton's Brown Recluse Bite - 8/17/04 http://www.knology.net/~glennet/brBite.html
Locate sex offenders in your area http://www.familywatchdog.us/ShowMap.asp
If/When you are thinking about purchasing a HDTV you should talk to Jim Troy first troys@comcast.net

In Google type define: Then a word or phrase for a definition, i.e. define:google

Spyware things & Software you NEED to know/use
These Guys Top my List - http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/ Select Ad-Aware SE on the rightside of the page.
Download SpyBot Search & Destroy http://security.kolla.de/
Lists your PC's hardware & software http://www.belarc.com/ba5.html?B
Spyware: IT's public enemy No. 1 http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5541802.html?tag=nl.e58910.

My Anti Virus story. It was a dark and stormy… and my Norton AV had expired 6 months ago. I bought McAfee 2006 OEM AV, $10. I uninstalled Norton, installed McAfee, which concluded with a statement about having to register online to get the updates. I filled out the form and Ma McAfee said I didn't have an Internet connection. I thought, "What a dumb program". Well I didn't have an Internet connection, I couldn't even communicate with my router @ 192.168.1.1 . I had no luck Googling with my other computer. Then I heard about SymNRT.exe which I Googled, found the Norton site indicating there were 4 programs you may have to execute to rid yourself of Norton, what friendly folks. Currently, April 06, SymNRT.exe doesn't seem to exist on the Symantec site. So now at http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039?OpenDocument they have an automated system to remove their programs from your computer. A Symantec program screwed up my registry so I'm going to let them run an automated program from the Internet to fix it, sure... You can still find SymNRT.exe with Google.
 
OpenOffice Infromation - Friday the 13th 2006 - 6th Birthday & Version 2.0.4 Released
Home page and where to download http://www.openoffice.org/
Tutorials
     http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/category_index/spreadsheet.html
     http://www.learnopenoffice.org/tutorials.htm
     http://www.digitaldistribution.com/about/lessons/

      5M Google Hits http://www.google.com/search?num=50&hl=en&lr=&q=openoffice+tutorial&btnG=Search
Backup Info
You might think about getting an external USB Hard Drive for backups. Karen Kenworthy has a Replicator program to do daily backups and a once a day program to startup the backup program http://www.karenware.com/powertools.asp
What's The Most Archival Cd-R Blank Media For Storing Image Files?" at http://www.steves-digicams.com/smp/05092004.html more http://store.mam-a-store.com/standard---archive-gold.html
Ways to Back Up Data http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2877884,00.html
Recovery software http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/howto-file-recovery.html
300 year CD's http://www.delkin.com/delkin_products_archival_gold.html and DVD's http://www.delkin.com/delkin_products_archival_gold_dvd.html
 
Understanding your computer
Great MS Word Help Site http://word.mvps.org/index.html
System Standby v. Hibernation Windows PCs http://www.terranovum.com/projects/energystar/standby_v_hiber.html
Downloadable training courses http://cctglobal.com/download_samples/download_windows_samples.html
A (Good) way to approach computer problems http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3000_7-6268306-1.html?tag=txt&tag=nl.e501
Help sites to Fix Problems
http://www.petri.co.il/customize_a_new_xp_installation.htm http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-7600_7-5565323-1.html?tag=cnetfd.dir
The Keyboard http://www.seoconsultants.com/windows/keyboard/
Computer Training Materials http://www.customguide.com/computer_training_courseware_downloads.htm

Operating System Help/Tips http://dougknox.com/ and http://www.tipsdr.com/
Loosing the right side of pages printed from the web? http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q260642
Bandwidth Meter speed test http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html?tag=nl.e776


MAC Stuff
Mac Backup http://www.imaging-resource.com/SOFT/DVB/DVB.HTM

Buying new Stuff?
Thinking about a new monitor? http://www.steves-digicams.com/techcorner/november_2005.html
LCD monitor review http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/lcd-guide.html Their Conclusion: "Summarizing the article in a single phrase, I'd once again say, as I often did in my LCD monitor reviews: there is no all-purpose LCD monitor and none is going to emerge anytime soon. While a high-quality CRT monitor can be successfully employed for playing games, working with text and processing photos, in the liquid crystals realm each matrix type is more appropriate for each of the enumerated applications."
Get a computer built locally at a good price http://www.cmicomputer.com/
These Notebook guys have a 10 at ResellerRatings http://www.resellerratings.com/seller_info.pl?seller_id=1980

Need a New Computer or fix the old one?
The old Computer Renaissance is now Computer ER but they've moved back to their original location at 7540 Memorial Pkwy SW # T, Huntsville, AL
(256) 880-0656 http://the-computer-er.com/
 
If you don't have the program, download a viewer
MS Word Viewer http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95E24C87-8732-48D5-8689-AB826E7B8FDF&displaylang=en
PowerPoint Viewer http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=428d5727-43ab-4f24-90b7-a94784af71a4&displaylang=en
Excel Viewer http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8378bf4-996c-4569-b547-75edbd03aaf0&DisplayLang=en
 
Browsers
I like Opera http://www.opera.com/download/
Goodbye IE http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5570819.html?tag=adss&tag=nl.e501-2
Browsers, Foxfire ect. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5470378.html
Browser problems http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5419714.html
 
The Internet
Things to think about http://news.com.com/Who+says+safe+computing+must+remain+a+pipe+dream/2010-1071-5482340.html?tag=txt
 
Email Related
Setup instructions for popular EMAIL programs http://www.amynet.com/setup.html
Email Stripper http://papercut.biz/emailstripper.htm
Virus 'gangs' to blame for recent epidemic http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5124832.html?tag=adss
AntiSpam http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5093006.html?tag=adss
Virus Software Review http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5554923.html?tag=adss&tag=nl.e501-2 Free Virus program http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm?session=1d794336ecb22a6c52321b5d8be854a8
Virus writers http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5501940.html?tag=adts

Windows XP
In XP you can show a SlideShow of images as a Screen Saver option. Right click on the Desktop, select Properties, click on the Screen Saver Tab, click on the pull down in the Screen saver area, select My Pictures Slideshow, then click on Settings to select your options. Now help with the next iteration: Output this cheaply to your TV which will be better viewing than 99% of the trash out there.
Registry tweaks for XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Win XP very detailed info on My Documents Folder http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_mydocs.htm
How can I customize a new Windows XP installation? http://www.petri.co.il/customize_a_new_xp_installation.htm
Windows XP Tune UP & more http://www.hexff.com/xp_tuneup.php
Need to Know about Price & the Retailer
Customer Reviews of Online Retailers http://www.resellerratings.com/
Another place is http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=48/ut=443ee1a4cbc1443e

Get rid of your old computer
     
TASC - Technical Assistance for Special Consumers, 852-5600, ext. 103 (They said they are not taking any computers until after the 1st of the year.)
     Technology Recycling, 464-7985, located on Madison Blvd., call them for directions and info (They are open M - F, 7:30 - 4:00)
     Don Bollenbacher, scout troop leader, 852-0344 (TASC gave me this number. I have not contacted him, so don't know any details.)
 
Online things
You need a Router/Switch/Firewall if you're on broadband http://computers.cnet.com/hardware/0-7052-404-1516994.html?tag=pdtl-list
Test your computer security to the NET (Firewall) https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
Test your systems speed http://www.dslreports.com/stest/0
Secure your wireless networks http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5540710.html?tag=adss&tag=nl.e501-2
Hack Amazon.com http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7298_16-5089045.html?tag=adts
What's the real difference between 802.11b, g, and TURBO G WiFi cards? Many people believe that they need a faster wireless card in order to make their Internet access faster. Actually, 802.11b (yes, you read 'b'), is faster than most broadband Internet connections, providing 3-5 Mbps in real world bandwidth where most Internet connections are 1-3 Mbps. 802.11g provides 16-22 Mbps in real world bandwidth, and 802.11g Turbo provides 30-38 Mbps. The advantage of 802.11g and G Turbo will only be on your local network when you transfer files from one computer to another wirelessly or stream video locally.
 
Computer related
    
There is an OpenOffice Suite which is open source, meaning FREE, like Linux. OpenOffice has all of the same applications as MS Office except Outlook. When it is changed it is to make it function better; not differently as the MicroSoft children do. So you might want to look at http://www.openoffice.org/ supporting the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux ("Linux"), Sun Solaris, Mac OS X (under X11), and FreeBSD. The price is outrageous, they will graciously accept a donation or not.
    
Decide for yourself what you like most: Security or Adventure... Try Knoppix http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html, it is an in memory only version of Linux with a Windowish interface.
Jus/t about Everything you may ever want to know, Thank You Jackson Community College
http://www.jccmi.edu/InfoTech/FAQs/faqbycat.asp?ID=43
NASA Astronomy images http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html
MS Word a disaster http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1631430,00.asp
Inverted Printing in Word http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1632090,00.asp
Broadband Radio by Graeme Duthie. A good starting place is at http://radio.about.com/library/blstreamingchart.htm
Why you do (or don't) need a 64-bit computer http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5082999.html?tag=adts
Time to upgrade your PC? Do the math http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5083036.html?tag=adss
When the pen is mightier than the tablet http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2914694,00.html
 
Software
FreeWare & ShareWare Downloads + Reviews http://webattack.com/
A Sticky Note for your Desktop http://www.singerscreations.com/AboutStickIt.asp
Must have Stuff http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7296_16-5537105.html?tag=adss&tag=nl.e501-2
Free CD/DVD Burning Software http://www.deepburner.com/
My Timer site http://www.kissysoftware.com/asp/mytimer.asp
Tweak UI http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp
Print and/or Save a portion of your screen http://www.gadwin.com/download/
Registry Download - RegMon http://www.webattack.com/freeware/system/fwregtools.shtml
Night Sky screen saver and More http://www.fourmilab.ch/skyscrsv/
Windows System Tray & other stuff http://kb.indiana.edu/data/aiat.html
Your Future Computer Security http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2913402,00.html
Altertinatines to MS Word http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2913334,00.html
 
Usefull Stuff?
Digital Stopwatch (Your Computer) http://www.math.wpi.edu/Course_Materials/SAS/stopwatch.html
MicroSoft Office Student & Teacher Edition http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/4014-3514_16-30581832.html?tag=ob_50&orderby=50&sort=asc
Windows Memory Diagnostic http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

Checking and Calibrating Your System's GAMMA
Check you Monitor's Gamma http://www.photoscientia.co.uk/Usingmira.htm#Gamma
A Starting point http://www.photoscientia.co.uk/Gamma.htm
More Information http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html

HDTV Info
HDTV Boot Camp http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5108580-3.html?tag=main.understand
Lots of HDTV stuff
http://www.cnet.com/4520-7874_1-5102926-1.html?tag=txt
HDTVing
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6449_7-6305617-1.html?tag=dir

Other Stuff
How do I love Google? Let me count the ways http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7298_16-5125512.html?tag=adts