Tuesday, October 24, 2006

URLs from 10/24/06

Recycling news: Dell Computers is hosting a free recycling event on November 4th from 9am to 3pm. It will be at their facility off I-75 near Cincinnati. Initial reports suggested that all brands of computing equipment would be accepted, but the Dell web site appears to indicate otherwise. We are attempting to confirm the status. No electronic gear. 9701 Windish Rd, West Chester (use the Union Centre exit from I-75; Google 'dell computer west chester oh' for a map).

Quad Boot Macintosh with 4 operating systems

New release of Firefox Web Browser

Changing the default application in Macintosh OS X

External hard drive adapters:
--byteccusa.com
--wiebetech.com
--cwol.com
--informit.com
--wikihow.com

How to remove Norton Antivirus Suite

Reverse lookup (to find out if an IP address has a DNS name)
--psacake.com
--arin.net

Norton 2007 not compatible with Spybot -- solution

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

URLs from 10/3/06

Security Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB925486)
--A security issue has been identified in the way Vector Markup Language (VML) is handled that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Microsoft Windows and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.

More on restoring clogged Canon print cartridges
-- listener Lee in Clayton disagreed with some of last week's info and gave several tips:
  • Remove the ink tanks from the print head.
  • Removed the print heads.
  • Take a paper towel and fold it over to 4 thickness and soak it with tap water.
  • Place the towel on a surface such as a dinner plate.
  • Set the print head on the towel with the copper jets against the towel.
  • Let it sit overnight.
  • Air dry. Whatever, never never never ever rub anything over the jets on the print head.
  • Reinstall and run the head cleaning several times until you get printing.
Lee comments that because Canon uses very tiny droplets of ink, 3rd-party cartridges can cause problems. Consider using only Canon cartridges (neither Lee nor we get any funds from Canon).

Sources for freeware or shareware
--IUseThis.com (Mac)
--VersionTracker.com (Mac, PC, Linux, Palm)
--download.com (Mac)

Macintosh tutorials for new users

Syncronizing (SYNC) Folders for the Mac
--via VersionTracker.com
--QuickSync

Resetting an iPod

Converting Cassettes to CDs- How to