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.
Generate a custom packing list for any journey.
This was the list it generated for my two week trip to Bali.
Check the expiration date of your passport
Make a lunch
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
Install or recharge batteries
Forward (or hold) delivery of newspapers and magazines
To do for longer trips
Balance your bank account
Pay the rent and other necessary bills
Store away things that are easy to steal
Empty your fridge of perishables
Hold delivery of snail mail
Destination specific vaccinations
Yellow Fever vaccination
Japanese B Encephalitis vaccination
Trousers ( Pants, Jeans )
Cap ( Hat )
Sandals ( Flip-flops )
Swimming trunks ( Bikini )
Money and documents
Insurance certificate ( Health Insurance card )
Paper from your local social insurance office
Credit/ATM cards ( Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express etc )
Address list (with phone numbers and email addresses)
This packing list
Photocopies of passport and other important documents
International Student Identification Card ( ISIC )
Tourist organization certificate
For carrying money and documents
Things for packing
Small extra backpack ( Knap sack, Day pack )
Plastic bags ( Ziploc )
Multi-tool ( Folding knife )
Toilet bag ( Bathroom bag, Necessaire )
Toothbrush ( Electric toothbrush with charger )
General health items
Sore tape ( Adhesive tape )
Band-Aids ( Plaster )
First aid kit
Water purifying filter
Pills, tablets and medicines
Water purifying tablets
Motion sickness tablets
Allergy pills ( Anti-histamines )
General electrical items
Cell Phone ( Mobile Phone, Cellular Phone )
Charger to Cell Phone
Wall socket adapter
Flashlight ( Torch )
Bookmark reading light
Extra batteries for your camera, flash, torch, watch, MP3-player, PDA and GPS
Digital Camera equipment
Battery charger for camera
Packed and ready. Cheers. Si
Checked April 2014 for link and relevance - still brilliant.
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.