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Friday, 24 April 2009

Facebook - Interface Improvement part 3

Update - Facebook Greasemonkey scripts
New ones I've discovered:
- Facebook Add Status - In the new layout, you no longer see your status on the Home page. This adds your status to the Home page
- Facebook Events, Pokes, Requests to the top - Highlights has taken over the right-column, so you end up having to scroll down all the time to see things. This script moves things up above the Highlights section so you don't have to scroll down to get to them.

For Greasemonkey and Greasefire set-up info, visit the previous post about these here.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Organize your desktop icons

Fences™ - By Stardock - Clean up your desktop clutter

Do you have a lot of icons on your desktop? Would you like to organize them easily? This free program, Fences, is a great program for organizing desktop icons/files/folders in Windows XP and Vista. Check it out.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Movienizer - for cataloguing your growing movie collection

Movienizer 1.9 - Free Movie Organizer

If you have a large collection of movies and you want to get a better handle on it, try out this free movie cataloguing program. It does a lot of the work for you, including downloading information and pictures from IMDB. You can also track of who you have lent movies to and when.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Beware of Scareware

Security Fix - Microsoft: Dramatic Rise in 'Scareware' Infections

"Scareware," or programs that masquerade as legitimate security and anti-virus software and then frighten and bully users into paying for them, have emerged as the most prolific and fastest-growing threats facing PC users, according to a biannual security report released this week by Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft found that in the second half of last year, seven of the top 25 malicious software families removed from Windows computers were scareware titles such as Antivirus2008, XPAntivirus, SpywareSecure, and Winfixer

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Dispose of your old dead computer parts safely in Ontario

Do What You Can

Enter Electronics

At this site you can find nearby locations for disposing of hazardous waste and electronic waste (computers, TVs, etc.)

Regarding the electronic waste:

To decrease the amount of potentially hazardous material accumulating in our landfills, the Ontario Government has designated Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), a non-profit industry organization to manage a program that encourages reuse, recycling and, if needed, proper disposal of unwanted electronic equipment.

If you live in Toronto and have old computer parts that still work and you are looking for new home for them, you can check out
Computation at 280 Jane St.
They also accept dead computers and parts. They have a free day coming up for dropping of computers and parts:
Computation's FREE Earth Day
They also have a location in Montreal.