Smartmontools on Windows – emailing warnings

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

For years I’ve been using smartmontools on my linux-based machines. What I’ve absolutely LOVED about it is the advance notice I’ve had of hard drive failures. Two consecutive Decembers I received an email from my server claiming that a drive was dying and had time to replace them rescuing the data. (Although the first one [...]

Symantec Internet Security 2007 antispyware protection off….

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

and you can’t turn it on without an error… Oh boy… last week I first saw this system and it was running less than the minimum amount of memory, so I thought that could be part of the issue. (It certainly made it slightly less than tolerable to work on.) So, now, with new memory [...]

New User Guides for Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

As I was searching online this weekend for something ubuntu related… I ran across this nice reference Wiki…. They’ve got a good Ubuntu new user guide and also a few things Mandriva and Fedora related. The site is done wiki style so you should be able to collaborate if you have suggestions (although they [...]

Enabling keyboard hotkeys under KDE

Friday, January 20th, 2006

I’ve just been sitting down with the laptop for a while (Dell Inspiron 8000) it’s an older laptop by current standards I guess, but it does well for me. The inspiron 8000 has some “hotkeys” for volume up and down, mute and controlling the cd player (play, stop, next and previous tracks.) It’s pretty standard [...]

Anti-phishing tool

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

I had run across a link that netcraft was trying to combat phishing schemes and I didn’t have time for a detailed look at the time. I’ve since revisited and found their Netcraft toolbar. I’m impressed, it installs in either Internet Explorer (under Windows), or Mozilla Firefox (all platforms.)    Send article as PDF   

Archives of old Genealogy sites

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

I don’t know how many know, but one of my sidelines (hobbies) over the years has been Genealogy. Sometimes I’ve had more time for it than others. The last couple of years it hasn’t been something I’ve had much time for. However, the archives of two sites exist at this domain. The first has [...]


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