February 04, 2005

Two useful utilities: Deskpins and TaskArrange

From Elias Fontinis comes TaskArrange which allows you to order the icons that appear in your taskbar as you want them. He's also got Deskpins which lets you pin any window to your desktop and keep it on top of all others. Both are free.

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February 03, 2005

Minimize Firefox/Thunderbird to the System Tray


I'm not usually big on minimizing apps to the system tray ... I've already got far too many icons down there. But this one does a couple of things that I find to be really handy: it keeps Firefox resident, even if I'm not running it at the time (and if I'm not running Firefox now, you can bet I will be within the next 10 minutes). It also allows me to start Thunderbird, have it minimize to the tray and announce when I've got new mail. Both of these are good things for me.

To make this all work, go here and don't forget to click on the Installation link at the top of the page to get all the details on what you need to do. Not a lot of work but a tiny bit more than usual.

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How your email address is spoofed


Have you ever wondered how someone else can send email that looks like it came from you? This how-to guide describes it in excruciating detail. Not for the faint of heart, it's a bare metal guide on how to do it. It's not elaborate nor does it explain what the various commands do but it shows you how simple it is to send email, making it look like it's coming from someone else.

Why am I passing this on? Because you should know how easy it is.

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Another item courtesy of digg.com:

Copy your DVD into DivX5 format - Guide for 16:9 anamorphic movies

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February 02, 2005

Free OCR

Yeah, free! SimpleOCR is free and a pretty decent OCR application.

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SSL-Explorer and SSHTerm

Odd, don't know how I missed this. 3SP has made their SSHTerm Pro free for 25 users or less. They've also released an OpenSource SSL tunneler called SSL-Explorer which is a free (i.e. GPL) VPN replacement package providing a more VPN-like environment than what can be had with SSH tunnels to Remote Desktop and/or VNC.

Posted by tony at 10:26 AM | Comments (0)