29 April 2006

Where did it all go wrong?

Here are some things I would like to highlight. People have said certain things to me that I just knew were factually wrong, that I showed them these pages:
Google founders - they ARE NOT brothers
Nylon - the name DOES NOT come from "New York and London"
Human senses - there ARE NOT only 5 senses
Take That - Back For Good lyrics - NOT "my coffee cup"
I hope that's straightened it out for those... select few.

16 April 2006

Protect your PC and yourself...

...with this great website: Get Safe Online
Block viruses, hackers and other threats; Protect your family, money and privacy and more!
And you can also visit this site from MSN Tech and Gadgets which tells you how to remove spyware.

15 April 2006

Windows on a Mac... it's official.

First it was just some hackers who managed to install Windows XP on a Mac. Now it's real.
Apple is starting a beta project called Boot Camp which allows both Mac OS X and Windows XP to be installed on 2 seperate partitions of a hard drive.
News about the hackers:
more results with Google here
News about Boot Camp:

14 April 2006

Yahoo! Mail Beta... haven't I seen this before?

The new Yahoo! Mail Beta looks a lot like the new Windows Live Mail Beta (new Hotmail)!
It all fits in one screen, its got the smaller font size, the right-click menus, drag and drop messages, the Colours and Help funtions at the top right, reading pane etc... Yahoo! have basically stolen the whole theme!
No colours to change on Yahoo! Mail Beta, though :( However, sign-up for Yahoo! Mail Beta is free and instant! No need for things like 'invitations' or whatever (like you need for Windows Live/Hotmail)... and Yahoo! also have this new 'tabbed' interface so you can have more than one email open in one go! The only other thing bad about it is it's quite slow!!!

11 April 2006

Quick Note: Hotmail passwords

Want to change your password on Hotmail or delete your account? Go to http://login.passport.net
Please remember to write down your password or keep it in a safe place. Also, please remember to write down your Secret Answer and if you can, an alternative e-mail address (e.g. your parent's Internet one).
You can also ensure you have a strong password if you visit these websites:
Overall, I, personally, remember 12 different passwords for all the computer accounts and services I use!!!

4 April 2006

A tasty new vegetable drink

I love the new V8 vegetable drinks!
I drink the Citrus, Tropical and Orange and Mango - and I love their taste!
I drank a whole carton in just one day - and then ran out :(
I usually hate fruit and vegetables but this drink is just so tasty :)

2 April 2006

What makes Symantec's Norton 2005 so good?

I love my reinstallation of Norton Internet Security 2005!
In comparison to many other security and protection products, Norton is the only one to support User Accounts. This means that my Windows account on my computer can have full access to everything, but my Guest's account can now have seperately blocked websites and programs. Yes! Update 06-04-04: There are some other giant protection companies like McAfee Internet Security Suite that do support this feature - not to be biased.
Plus, Symantec has a great range of software. If you want to be updating all your protection needs (I have Norton GoBack with NIS 2005) then all your updates come in one package: LiveUpdate. No matter what Norton software you have installed, you can update the whole lot just through this one program. Yes!
Okay, now some people have said they have problems with Norton. Well, here, I'm sorry to say that this is true, and I have also had some annoying problems before. Usually, if need to solve them, I do a complete reinstallation of Norton. I done it a few times on the old NIS 2004 but now I have the improved NIS 2005 on Windows XP, it works great. (You're not gonna get far with Windows 98 now, are you?)
So what problems do people have?
  • Installation. Yes, this can be a nightmare, even uinstalling it sometimes can be a pain, but it is well worth it once its done. Just make sure you have everything else up-to-date before installtion and you can ensure it will work well.
  • Errors. Not very common now on. A simple reinstall will solve them. Due to changes in your system - installing new software etc. - software installation ontop of Norton doesn't always make a smooth transition. Get all your internet and common software installed first, then install Norton ontop - that way it will configue it when you install it. Fresh.
  • Registration. People keep telling me over and over that Norton keeps nagging them all the time to update and renew the subscription. Well, that is actually what it means. Either you need to buy a new license, or you should uninstall it. Otherwise, if you just have anti-virus protection installed on your computer that isn't up-to-date, you aren't protected - and it's the new viruses that come out every day that are more likely to attack. So, people, either get a new subscription, a new annual version (e.g. 2006) or just uninstall it!

    Happy surfing!

  • Shutdown your computer with a countdown timer!

    Remote Shutdown tool
    Simply go to Start > Run > type in cmd and then click OK
    Then type in shutdown -s -t 60 to shut it down in 60 seconds.
    Change '60' to another number for longer periods of time, e.g. 1800 seconds = 30 minutes
    You can also do logoff and restart. Check out other options by typing in shutdown /? instead.
    e.g. for logoff, replace -s with -l and -r for restart.
    It's such a cool feature, now I can leave my computer on for a little while during my time at school to finish downloads! Yeah!