Archive for the ‘Free’ Category


July 17th, 2014 Comments off

– Enter many calculation terms in one turn and still keep an overview – like on an adding machine / desktop calculator.
– Change any term afterwards and CalcTape will refresh the whole calculation automatically.
– Use intermediate results to check and structure your calculation.
– Comment your calculation terms, to give sense and context to it.
– Save your calculations into files. Open the files later and you can change the calculations. CalcTape will refresh the whole calculation automatically again and again.
– Use your existing CalcTape files as templates. Do similar calculations and play different scenarios.
– Use the programmable buttons e.g. for fast TAX calculations.
– CalcTape masters the four basic arithmetical operations, exponentials, and percentage calculations.

It’s called CalcTape and it’s located here.

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Classic Shell brings back the Start menu to Windows 8

February 28th, 2013 Comments off

I bought my wife a new laptop for Valentine’s Day and oh my it has Windows 8!! What a difference in both good and bad. I did get a laptop with a touch screen so Windows 8 makes a little more sense but still, it’s just dang awkward! One of the first things I thought would help would be to bring back the start menu. I looked around and tried a few of the apps out there and there are a lot. I settled on Classic Shell. It’s free and you can customize a lot in it. Check it out if you are wanting a start menu like we have had for years. Here is a little more info in this PC World article.

Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free | PCWorld.

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Free Anti-Virus Comparison

November 23rd, 2012 Comments off

I’ve used AVG off and on for years but some things like advertisements in the interface and email has gotten old and something else the other day got on my nerves but I can’t remember what it was now! Anyway, it’s time to check out other free options since I can’t remember the last time I paid for anti-virus software. I’ve used Security Essentials over the years and seem to pick up bad things while using it! I’m pretty sure I’ve used Avast before and removed it for some reason but don’t remember why. I’ve used Avira before but like this comparison says, the interface just isn’t very pleasing or something and I had to uninstall it but it’s been a while since I tried it so it may be time to give it another try too. I’m installing Avast today again to give it a try.

What do you use and why? Do you pay for anti-virus software?

A Free Anti-Virus Comparison: 5 Popular Choices Go Toe-To-Toe.

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Karen’s Directory Printer

August 7th, 2012 Comments off

I’ve needed to do this a number of times over the years for different reasons like listing music, movies, or pictures and have tried a few different things. Karen’s Directory Printer can print the name of every file on a drive, along with the file’s size, date and time of last modification, and attributes like Read-Only, Hidden, System and Archive. You can even sort the list by name, size, date created, date last modified, or date of last access. It’s certainly worth a try.

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Is Android really free software?

September 19th, 2011 Comments off

If you ever wonder much about Android and it’s relation to Linux and GNU or how Google has it licensed, this is a pretty good article that I’m sure knows a lot about the subject.

Article by Richard Stallman

Is Android really free software? | Technology |

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Wondershare LiveBoot 2012

August 10th, 2011 Comments off

I’m always looking for nice, new, and free utilities! This one looks like it’s worth a try.

Wondershare LiveBoot 2012

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July 12th, 2011 Comments off

What do you use when you have to work on somebodies computer and they don’t tell you their password and  you really don’t want to call them?!  Ophcrack has been my choice for a while.

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Chrome untouched at Pwn2Own

March 13th, 2011 Comments off

It may have some quirks about it but this is one reason to stick with Chrome.

via Google’s Chrome untouched at Pwn2Own hack match – Computerworld.

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Move ODBC Settings

March 13th, 2011 Comments off

I found this the other day and barely tested it but it worked for what I tried.  It’s called ODBC Manager.  I think this may be a handy tool for IT folks that have to rebuild machines or replace machines for people that have a number of ODBC connections.  Let me know how you do it or if you try this tool out.

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10 Free Christmas iPhone/iPad Apps to Get You in a Festive Mood

December 13th, 2010 Comments off

Thought you might need a little Christmas cheer, iPad style!

via 10 Free Christmas iPhone/iPad Apps to Get You in a Festive Mood.

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