Essential Software: Network Activity Lights

Posted in Software: Essential Software with tags , on July 12, 2009 by grandmachismo

Sometimes it is nice to know what your network status lights are doing – and not everyone has a switch etc. sitting on their desk and it’s a pain peering around the back of a computer.  So, Network Lights is a tool that gives you the convenience of being able to more easily see your network activity lights, by placing them directly in front of you, using the keyboard’s LEDs.  The network Receive and Send activity is indicated by the Number Lock and Scroll Lock LEDs. 

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Essential Software: Unknown File Types

Posted in Software: Essential Software with tags , on July 5, 2009 by grandmachismo

Have you ever downloaded files that you can’t open and suspect that they may have had the extension renamed?  It can be a frustrating exercise trying to track sown the right program from which to open the file in question.

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Essential Tips & Tricks: Unknown Devices

Posted in Ether: Useful Tips with tags , on June 28, 2009 by grandmachismo

How often have you installed Windows on a system and come across unknown hardware that remains after you have installed all your available drivers?  This might have been when setting up a client’s PC (with limited driver supply) from scratch, a multipurpose device that requires a few different drivers or simply a case of forgetting about a particular hardware device that you have installed.  Here’s a method of acquiring information on exactly what the device is..

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Essential Software: File Splitting And Joining

Posted in Software: Essential Software with tags , on June 21, 2009 by grandmachismo

Here is a program that is not only able to split or join files, but can do so in a timely fashion, and is available for all versions of Windows..

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Essential Software: Unsigned Drivers in Vista

Posted in Ether: Useful Tips, Software: Essential Software with tags , on June 14, 2009 by grandmachismo

You have probably found in the course of using Vista that there is protection from unsigned drivers and system files that prevents one from installing certain software or perhaps, special drivers for older, unsupported devices.  Read on to find out about a method of bypassing this limitation..

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Essential Software: Sandboxing Programs

Posted in Software: Essential Software with tags , on June 6, 2009 by grandmachismo

When it comes to surfing the Internet or trying out new software on our systems, there’s always a risk that the software in whatever form may compromise the security of our personal data.  Creating an environment that insulates our operating systems from potentially risky software/situations will reduce the margin for error..

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Essential Tips & Tricks: Device Unplug Shortcut

Posted in Ether: Useful Tips with tags , on May 29, 2009 by grandmachismo

Here’s a tip that may interest those of you using Windows Vista,  forever inserting and ejecting flash drives and other removable media..

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