Saturday, June 09, 2007

URL Linker

URL Linker I didn't relaize how much I used this little javascript I wrote until I took my site offline for redesign. From time to time I get direct URLs to images and videos. Especially with the videos, it's hard to save it to your computer if the link you receive opens using Media Player or whatever. The script doesn't open the file for you. Instead it creates a Web page with a link that you can then use Internet Explorer's "Save Target As" command to right-click the link and save the file to your hard drive.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

DistroWatch.com: Freespire

I just installed this linux distribution on my HP 8674D, the computer I received from Delta's Wired Workforce program a few years ago. It's a Pavillion, P3 667 mHz with 384 gigs of RAM and a 60 gig HDD. This distro is the free version of Linspire. For home users I would recommend Linspire since it's so inexpensive and you get better support along the way. One thing I liked about Freespire is that the installation CD (that you make from a downloaded iso of Freespire) is bootable and you can actually run the OS from the CD-ROM drive without ever touching the hard disk. I think there are some great possibilities here for public computers or low-cost computers that have little or no HDD but instead use a high speed internet connection for Web-based applications. Talk about a thin client! DistroWatch.com: Freespire

Saturday, March 31, 2007

XP Run Commands - Tips & Tricks - Erik's Wiki

List of Run commands that open system control panel windows, services, and programs. I've been looking for a list like this for a long time. XP Run Commands - Tips & Tricks - Erik's Wiki: "XP Run Commands"