Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 Coming to a PC Near You

The next version of Ubuntu is coming soon

This image above tells you how many days until the newest version of Ubuntu is released. As most of you know, Ubuntu is the one of the best free operating systems out there. I paid nearly $200 for my last copy of Windows. I pay nothing every time I try a new version of Ubuntu. It's easier than ever to download and install. Check it out.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Why you should always carry a camera!

Unique, funny animal antics that are just too cute for words!

Why you should always carry a camera!
(email from Tiffany Carter)



















Sunday, July 11, 2010

Why Everyone Should Have a Dog

From Tiffany Carter:
"Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud! I did."


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Who Ya Gonna Call

This video was created to call attention to a funding crisis for a library. If the ghosts don't pony up, who are the librarians gonna call?

Can't see the video? Go here

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Clif Notes Newsletter for May 2010

Hello Everyone,

Sorry I'm late posting. I missed last month too. I have lots of articles for you to read. Hopefully it's not too much for you. I've decided to make it easy this time and you only need to read the posts you want to.

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Recent articles:

Get Your Free ClipArt at OpenClipart.org

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎8 hours ago‎
I often spend too much time looking for the right image to use in a blog post or web page. My biggest problem is finding an ...

Screenshot Preview of Kubuntu Netbook Remix

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎May 6, 2010‎
I've always been a bigger fan of the Gnome desktop in Ubuntu, but I still like to check out the KDE versions in Kubuntu, ...

Call Drop.io and Create a Public Voicemail as MP3

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎May 5, 2010‎
There are many file sharing services out there. Many offer simple free file hosting, however, I don't know of any that ...

How to Choose a New Laptop Hard Drive

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎May 4, 2010‎
Your laptop's hard drive is the major source for storing all your data. It is the place where all your applications, ...

Protect Your Portable Files with USB Safeguard

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎May 4, 2010‎
Traveling around with a USB flash drive full of your personal files is often very useful. However, it can also be risky. ...

Quickly Scan Any File with 40 Different Antivirus Engines

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎May 1, 2010‎
There are several online services that will allow you to check files for viruses or malware by uploading the files from ...

Macpup Opera 2.0 is Launched – Fast Portable Linux

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 28, 2010‎
Macpup Opera is a branch of Linux based on the famous Puppy Linux, which is known for it's small size and portability. ...

Hide Your IP Address and Surf Anonymously with UltraSurf

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 25, 2010‎
[Windows Only] UltraSurf is a tool that hooks your web browsers up with a free anonymous proxy....

Encrypt Your Files Quickly with AxCrypt

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 24, 2010‎
[Windows Only] ÀxCrypt is a free and open source (FOSS) application that lets you quickly encrypt multiple files with a ...

Hours of Fun with SoupToys on Your Desktop

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 22, 2010‎
[Windows Only] Souptoys is a collection of toys that you can play with on your PC desktop. Rather than tell you about it, ...

Put Firefox into Hyperdrive with Pale Moon

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 21, 2010‎
[Windows Only] What is Pale Moon? It's an open source project that takes the Firefox web browser code and recompiles it to ...

Google Chrome May Stop Showing HTTP in the Address Bar

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 19, 2010‎
One of the most recent builds of the Chromium web browser is drawing some criticism. As you may know, Chromium is the open ...

Create and Edit Icons with a Free Portable App - IcoFX

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 15, 2010‎
[Windows Only] Since most applications come with nice icons already embedded in them, I rarely need to create or edit icons ...

Automatic Spelling Correction and Text Expansion with Texter

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 14, 2010‎
[Windows Only] How often do you type the word “teh” instead of “the”? If it's very often, you aren't alone. ...

Everything – A Super Fast Portable File Search

Techie Buzz - Clif Sipe - ‎Apr 13, 2010‎
[Windows Only] “Everything” is a small and portable freeware program that lets you find files in Windows with blazing speed ...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Ubuntu Netbook Remix - a fun but rock solid OS

If you have a netbook, you really should try out the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. I've had it for a few months now. It's really fun to use. Here's a screenshot of my desktop ...



Take a look at this video to see it in action:


If you don't see the video - click here.


Let me know if you need help.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Clif Notes Newsletter for March 2010

Hello Everyone,

This month, I have lots of articles for you to read. Hopefully it's not too much for you. After all, you can always stop reading at any time and return when you do have time.

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This month's articles:
● Backup Your Device Drivers with Double Driver
● Learn to Program with Microsoft Small Basic
● Find and Read Tons of Free E-Books with FBReader
● 5GB of Free Online File Storage with CloudDrive
● How to Restore Default File Types in Vista and Windows 7
● Free Online Anti-Virus Scan from Trend Micro – the HouseCall
● Can You Hide Your Web Browser While Surfing at Work or School?
● How To Create and Use System Restore Points
● How to Speed Up Windows Disk Cleanup
● Find as You Type with Listary
● Windows 7 Update – Microsoft Will Seek and Destroy Pirated Copies
● Tweak XP Security Settings with XP-Antispy
● How to Keep the Same Notes Everywhere – Synchronizing Tomboy with Dropbox
● Create a Hyperlinked Notes Database with Tomboy
● 650 Free Wallpapers That You’ve Never Seen Before
● Immunet Protect Offers Side by Side Compatibility with Your Current AntiVirus

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March 5 2010 COOLSITES Newsletter #259

Here are a 6 links (out of dozens) from Mark's CoolSites Newsletter. Be sure to visit his site and see the rest of his links this week. Please visit Mark's website at: http://luem42.com/coolsites.html

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Internetfixes Weekend Windup

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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Don’t Give Up Your Email Addy – Use WhySpam.Me

I appreciate recommendations from real people out there. SnowmanInTheSun wrote in with a thumb’s up on this service. (below)

New item from SnowmanInTheSun on Comments

WhySpam.Me Is a completely free disposable email address system.


IS IT FREEWARE? YES 
WHERE IS THE WEBSITE AT?
http://whyspam.me


IS THE DOWNLOAD LINK EASY TO FIND? No Download required, they have chrome and firefox plugins  


WHAT KIND OF PROGRAM IS IT? Hides Your email


WHAT VERSIONS OF WINDOWS ARE REQUIRED? Crossplatform: windows, Mac, Linux


DOES IT REQUIRE ANYTHING ELSE? (LIKE .NET) No 


IS IT A LARGE OR SMALL DOWNLOAD? Small 


IS IT AN EASY PROGRAM TO INSTALL? Yes

 
DOES IT COME WITH AN UNINSTALLER? yes


WHERE DID YOU FIND IT?  
searched google for 'disposable email'


WERE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS? yes 


WHAT ARE YOU USING IT FOR? Registering with online services


WHAT WERE YOU USING BEFORE YOU FOUND THIS? Nothing 

IS THE PROGRAM EASY TO USE? Has introduction videos


DOES IT COME WITH HELP FILES? Online help 


WHAT FEATURES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ADDED OR TAKEN AWAY OR CHANGED?
smaller urls

Thanks for the mini-review, from SnowmanInTheSun.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

An Address Change for Clif Notes Newsletter





Due to the release of Google Buzz - the new sharing service from Google - I am changing one of the links to my newsletter page.

The old address, http://www.google.com/reader/shared/clif.notes
will be busier now, so you may want to remove it from your bookmarks or feed reader. I plan to use the old address for posts to my Google Buzz account. (Sorry for any inconvenience!)

will only be updated once a month as I release my newsletter.

has not been affected and those who like reading my Notes at NetVibes can still do so.

Best wishes to you all, and you'll be hearing from me when I post my March newsletter.

Clif

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Landing in the Hudson River - Flight 1549 Animation

Here is an amazing recreation of Captain Sully's landing in the Hudson River after both engines were destroyed by a flock of Canadian geese.

Best viewed in full screen

If you can't see the video - click here



Via Dave's Computer Tips

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Some Truly Brilliant Ones [Slide Show]

Here's another slideshow from Tiffany.

These slideshows are best viewed full screen by clicking the
fullscreen
(icon) on the toolbar below.

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Monday, February 01, 2010

Clif Notes Newsletter for February 2010

Hello Everyone,

This month, I have over a dozen articles for you to read. Hopefully it's not too much for you. After all, you can always stop reading at any time and return when you do have time.

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This month's articles:
Global Hotkeys for Windows Media Player
Security Advice From McAfee That You May Not Want
Back Up Your Registry in Case of Disaster – ERUNT
Portable Sticky Notes for Your Desktop – hott notes
Hundreds of Free Smileys – The Smiley Vault
Locking Programs and Files with a Password – SaveIt
Online Security Scan in Less Than Two Minutes
WinPatrol Lifetime License for 99¢ – One Day Only
How To Repair Your Default Image FileTypes
Defragging the Easy Way – Disk Defrag Screen Saver
Free Clipboard Manager and Personal Database – Ditto
Create Animated Gifs with UnFREEZ
Find Files Fast with UltraSearch
Easily Create Personal Web Pages with No Signup at Webnotes

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Clif


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BuggyRoller in the SwissPass [Video]

My wife showed me this video that she found on Facebook.
This guy is pretty crazy.

Best viewed in full screen

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Clif Notes Newsletter for January 2010

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2010. Once again, everyone will have to get used to writing down a new year on all their documents and notes. Good luck to all of you in this New Year.

This month, I have over 20 articles for you to read. Hopefully it's not too much for you. After all, you can always stop reading at any time and return when you do have time.

If you are new here, please take the time to subscribe to receive an email update whenever I send out a new email (once a month). You will get an email back asking for confirmation that you really want email from me.


This month's articles:
Create Your Own Wifi Hotspot - Connectify Updated to 1.0
Patience and Wisdom [Picture]
Easily Create Personal Web Pages with No Signup at Webnotes
Mirror in the Water [Slideshow]
Find Files Fast with UltraSearch
Beautiful Pictures [Slideshow]
Free DNS Benchmark Tools - Satisfy Your Need for Speed
Take the Jung Typology Test - What Kind of Person Are You?
Is the Windows XP Search Doggie a Spy?
How to Replace Windows XP Search
Create Goo.gl Short URL’s with a Bookmarklet
Rohos Mini Drive - Hide Your Data on Flash Drives
Free Full Version of WinOptimizer 5
Change Your DNS Settings Fast with Dns Jumper
Multifox for Logging into Multiple Accounts
Review of the Eset Online Scanner
The Matrix as Your Desktop and Screensaver
Review of Radian Application Launcher
Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Review
How to Add WinHlp32 Support to Windows 7 and Vista
Backup/Restore Windows Live Writer with Import/Export Plugin
Windows CleanUp! for Fast and Fun System Cleanings
How to use Google Public DNS on Windows 7 and Windows XP

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That's all for now. Have fun!

Clif