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.

March 17, 2014

Interesting and distracting websites- Instructables, Snopes, Mashable

Here's a few interesting and distracting websites.
Ask Leo
http://askleo.com/

Cheat Happens
http://www.cheathappens.com/

CIA The World Factbook.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/


It's good reading.
But ! But, this is the best bit, especially if you like maps - CIA Regional Maps.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/docs/refmaps.html



Check it out. Free world maps. Do a Google search and try to find free world maps.
There's not many around. And these are good maps.
Watching the detectives.

Dilbert - best comic ever
http://www.dilbert.com/

FileHippo - all good free downloads
http://www.filehippo.com/

GSM Arena - phone reviews and specs.
http://www.gsmarena.com/

Instructables
http://www.instructables.com/
I like this section on Computer Case Mods.
Check out this Lego case mod. Rah.

Mashable
http://mashable.com/

NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
http://www.nist.gov/index.html
I found this site because I was looking for the history of time pieces and clocks,
so I ended up at this page - NIST A Walk Through Time
http://www.nist.gov/pml/general/time/index.cfm
There's a bit of interesting reading for you.

RefDesk - The Internet Fact Checker
http://refdesk.com/

Scourceforge
Scourceforge.net/

Snopes.com: Urban Legends
http://www.snopes.com/
TOP 15 LEGENDS:
* Reverse PIN * Social Security * Swiffer WetJet * Gay Jesus Film
* 809 Area Code * Blair Holt Bill * McDonald's Beef Imports
* Cell Phones and Telemarketers * #-9-0 Phone Scam * #77 Emergency Call
* Intexticated * Postcard Virus * Nancy Pelosi * PPA Recall

Wordsmith.org - Internet Anagram Server - and solver
http://wordsmith.org/anagram/index.html



Si.
Checked April 2014 for link and relevance.
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