One of the joys I had as a kid was skipping stones by the lake.
First there was the search for the right stones, wide, round, flat surface (though an oyster-shell half would do fine in a pinch). Then with my pile collected, I would toss them out, waves or not, seeing how far they could go and how many skips would be produced before the object sank beneath the water.
Here is a mishmash of collected links I’m tossing into the lazy Sunday afternoon waters.
- VirtualBox’s Seamless Mode: Combine Two Operating Systems Into One Desktop – makeuseof blog. For those folks who want to simulate Windows7 XPM but don’t have either the hardware and/or the Windows7 version to do so.
- Using 1 cent transfers to validate account numbers « Silver Tail Blog. Reason # 1 I’m tempted at times to go Neo-Luddite and eschew technology and banking, going back to the money-sack buried in the back-yard at night. Security and fraud-prevention is a never-ending war of escalation. Sigh.
- 10 ways you might be breaking the law with your computer - TechRepublic.com. Reason # 2 for tossing all things related to the digital millennium, Internet, and computer technology in general into the pit of burning fire and walking away. If you are borderline OCD like me, after a while you end up second-guessing most every thing you do digitally related; is that image really CC licensed?, are those free stock photos really able to be used freely? Now that I gave that CD away to my bro have I really scrubbed all tracks off my iTunes? Oh, wait, did I really even have the legal right to burn them to iTunes to begin with, even if I did buy the physical CD? Today yes. Maybe or not depending. Tomorrow yes. maybe not period. Don’t even get me started on the debate regarding the slippery slope appropriate portrayal of characters in anime and manga of late. Oh bother. (Or don’t even bother anymore to ensure you keep 100% on the up-and-up.)
- EnCase + F-Response + EnScript = very affordable network forensics & eDiscovery -- ForensicKB.
- Understanding where your virtual machine files are [Hyper-V] – Virtual PC Guy’s Blog..
- ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB980867 | ITsVISTA – Reminds me quite a lot of this popular GSD: How to Repair Windows Security Center List Items post. Only this time Microsoft now has an official fix for it. Microsoft KB Article KB980867
- Monitoring Your Windows 7 Resources Right From the Taskbar – Windows 7 hacker. I’m not keen on lots of stuff running in my taskbar but if that’s your thing, here are two sets of great free utilities.
- Why sysprep is an obligatory Windows deployment tool – Part 1: All the important sysprep functions and the followup Why Sysprep is an obligatory Windows deployment tool – Part 2: Unique SIDs are necessary from 4Sysops. Both good refreshers on system image deployments.
- Print a List of Files in a Folder – Cybernet News tips us to a free utility getFolder. I’ve got a few other tools I use as well but this new one might qualify to be added to the USB utility stick..
- Home of A43 – my former favorite dual-pane file manager recently was updated to version 3.0.
- TinyApps.Org Blog : An embarrassment of riches – TinyApps bloggist does a link-back shout to GSD and in doing so, dives deeper into some handy and tiny utilities offered by Olof Lagerkvist (of ImDisk virtual disk driver fame).
- Sysinternals Site Discussion : Updates: VMMap v2.61 – yeah, they caught a minor oopsie and fixed it.
- NetRouteView - Network Route Utility for Windows – NirSoft has released yet another neat freeware network utility. This one “…displays the list of all routes on your current network, including the destination, mask, gateway, interface IP address, metric value, type, protocol, age (in seconds), interface name, and the MAC address. NetRouteView also allows you to easily add new routes, as well as to remove or modify existing static routes.” Go get it!
- Tenniswood Blog | Technology, Design & Architecture – Tenniswood blog contains a dizzyingly wide-ranging collection of cool and beautiful objects of design in addition to some great Windows tips and information. Pretty stuff.
- TheCoolist | The Design, Lifestyle and Luxury Community – One periodic source for said items from Tenniswood Blog is TheCoolist. Lots of great high-end designs and out-of-this world stunning automotives in particular; Bugatti 16 C Galibier Edition, 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia, 1946 Saab 92001 Ursaab: The Original Saab, Aston Martin Carbon Black DBS and Vantage (Lavie’s favorite), Superformance MKIII R Cobra (Claus’s old-school favorite), 2011 Audi A8: Lusty Luxury (Claus’s modern favorite of late), and a wicked looking Lotus Exige Scura of which I just love the flat-black paint and wish I could re-finish the old Saturn Ion-3 in….