This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

February 10, 2014

How to pack for holidays - The Universal Packing List

Here's a very handy website that I have used a fair bit, especially when going overseas.

Here's the link - The Universal Packing List.
http://upl.codeq.info/

Generate a custom packing list for any journey.

This was the list it generated for my two week trip to Bali.
QUOTE
Check the expiration date of your passport
Make a lunch
Shave
Pet Care
Unplug electrical stuff
Empty all trash cans
Confirm airline tickets
Memorize PIN codes to credit cards
Check out what hospitals are covered by your health insurance
Get travel insurance
Change money
Install or recharge batteries
Get maps
Forward (or hold) delivery of newspapers and magazines

To do for longer trips
Balance your bank account
Wash clothes
Pay the rent and other necessary bills
Plant care
Store away things that are easy to steal
Empty your fridge of perishables
Hold delivery of snail mail

Core vaccinations
Typhus vaccination
Typhoid vaccination
Polio vaccination
Tetanus vaccination
Destination specific vaccinations
Yellow Fever vaccination
Cholera vaccination
Hepatitis vaccination
Plague vaccination
Meningitis vaccination
Japanese B Encephalitis vaccination

Clothes
Underwear
Shirts
T-shirts
Shorts
Socks
Trousers ( Pants, Jeans )
Sweater
Cap ( Hat )
Shoes
Sandals ( Flip-flops )
Optional clothes
Belt
Raincoat
Umbrella
Swimming trunks ( Bikini )
Beach pants

Money and documents
Passport
Visas
Vaccination certificate
Insurance certificate ( Health Insurance card )
Paper from your local social insurance office
Cash
Credit/ATM cards ( Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express etc )
ID card
Address list (with phone numbers and email addresses)
Optional documents
This packing list
Photocopies of passport and other important documents
International Student Identification Card ( ISIC )
Tourist organization certificate
For carrying money and documents
Wallet
Paper folder
Tickets
Airline tickets
Maps
Guidebook
Equipment

Things for packing
Small extra backpack ( Knap sack, Day pack )
Plastic bags ( Ziploc )
Stuff Sack
Small box
Suitcase
Luggage belt
Eating equipment
Multi-tool ( Folding knife )
Miscellaneous equipment
Pens
Sunglasses
Keys
Extra things
Safety pins

Hygiene
Toilet bag ( Bathroom bag, Necessaire )
Razor
Toothbrush ( Electric toothbrush with charger )
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Sunblock lotion
Extra glasses
Hygiene (optional)
Comb
Hair brush
Laundry bag
Fingernail clippers
Moisturizer
Tweezers

General health items
Prescription medicine
Sore tape ( Adhesive tape )
Insect repellent
Band-Aids ( Plaster )
First aid kit
Water bottle
Water purifying filter
Pills, tablets and medicines
Water purifying tablets
Motion sickness tablets
Fever tablets
Pain killers
Allergy pills ( Anti-histamines )
Malaria tablets

General electrical items
Cell Phone ( Mobile Phone, Cellular Phone )
Charger to Cell Phone
Wall socket adapter
Watch
Flashlight ( Torch )
Bookmark reading light
Extra batteries for your camera, flash, torch, watch, MP3-player, PDA and GPS
Digital Camera equipment
Digital camera
Memory cards
Battery charger for camera
UNQUOTE

Packed and ready. Cheers. Si
Checked April 2014 for link and relevance - still brilliant.
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