How the NSA Secures Their PC’s

The National Security Agency (NSA) has developed and distributed configuration guidance for operating systems. These guides are currently being used throughout the government and by numerous entities...

Browsers render HTML differently

A very thorough and highly relevant article about why different browsers (and browser versions) render HTML differently. This is a common question in the CSS forums and one I encounter almost on a da...

The death of discussion boards

Lately when I’ve paid my favourite discussion boards a visit they all seam to be flooded with SPAM. As a result I’ve now more or less stopped visiting them and most certainly lost interes...

Multiple MySQL installations

This article explains how to configure and run multiple MySQL installations under Microsoft Windows. I’ve now MySQL 5.0.37 and MySQL 5.2.3-falcon-alpha set up on my PC. I could easily add more ...

Easy Outlook Express Backup on XP

I’ve made it part of my Friday routine at the office to create a backup of my Outlook Express profile. This backup includes ALL my emails, folders and contacts. However it doesn’t include...

My Firefox extensions

Back in the 90’s I was browsing the Internet with either Netscape or Internet Explorer, but as soon as I found out there was an alternative I made the switch and have been a loyal Firefox user ...

Ares 2 is finally out

Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. After a very long time running on 1.9.x versions...

Safe remote computer access

This article will try to point out how I believe you should/could access a remote PC. The main factors are Safe and Easy. I will also introduce a great service that allows you complete control from a...

New sounds in Windows Vista

Apparently it took the Microsoft team 18 months to come up with the new system tunes in Windows Vista. The short video below will take you through the remarkable changes since XP. Feel free to commen...

The Skype alternative

Using the Internet to make calls is becoming more and more popular, mainly because it’s cheap(er). You can use a VoIP (Voice over IP) phone or you can call via your PC simply by adding a headse...