Category Archives: Software

I was Hit by a Nasty Piece of Malware this Morning

  It’s called Win 7 Internet Protection. It is accurately termed a ‘Shape Shifter’ because it will configure itself to whatever Operating System you are using. Nasty, because it does present itself as a new version of your Windows security … Continue reading

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Busy is as busy does

  I spent much of the last two weeks building stuff and moving furniture. It’s a nice break from sitting in front of the computer and pretending to work for a living, but that does not excuse my failure to … Continue reading

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New computer hassles, software issues

  Moving from my old (7-10 years old) Dell 2350 with 1 GB of (really slow ) DDR2 RAM running Win XP SP3 to a new Compaq Presario (who makes up these stupid names?) with 2 GB (much faster) DDR3 … Continue reading

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“Lonesome Cove”, “Twisted Key” and Google SketchUp

Technorati Tags: writing,editing,cover art,software review   Let’s talk about software first. Google’s “SketchUp” ( http://sketchup.google.com/) is an unlimited use, free 3D modeling program. There is a pay version for around $495.00, but most people will never need the additional features. … Continue reading

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“Twisted Key” update and AutoCAD LT

Technorati Tags: Writing,editing,software review,AutoCad LT   I know; that’s a strange mix of subjects, but then I’m a strange guy. “Twisted Key” is still with the editors, but I have a copy of the manuscript that I’ve been handing out … Continue reading

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Uniblue software – scam or not, don’t touch it

Technorati Tags: UniBlue,software review This is one I will warn you against. I’ve been propositioned by them before and seen their adds on the internet in several places, as most of you have. So the other day I went to … Continue reading

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“Twisted Key” and Advanced System Care 3

Technorati Tags: writing,editing,system optimization software I keep shooting to get this blog out on Mondays, but apparently I’m a lousy shot. Today’s Friday. At least I got it out in the same week. “Twisted Key” is now 183 good pages. … Continue reading

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Dropbox

http://www.dropbox.com Unless you’ve been living in a cave far from civilization as I have for the past two years, you’re probably aware of this nifty tool. But I have been living in a cave, so Dropbox hit me like a … Continue reading

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SnapIt 3.7 by Digeus

Technorati Tags: Screen capture application,software   SnapIt 3.7 is a nice little screen capture utility. Here’s the URL: http://digeus.com/downloads/snapit/files/3/snapit_3_7.exe With this little app you can grab photos from anywhere to post into your blog just as quick as a bunny. … Continue reading

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WordPress migration redeux, SnapIt 3.7

Technorati Tags: Blog app headaches,SnapIt 3.7,software   Here we go again. I’ve got enough on my plate without having to deal with Microsoft induced headaches.  I’ve worked in and around computer hardware and software since 1971, so I’ve seen my … Continue reading

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