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Thursday, January 16, 2003

Spring Has Sprung

This morning I spotted a Mallard Drake courting a duck on the canal. She was playing hard to get, of course :-)
Posted by Phil at 9:08 PM
Edited on: Friday, April 22, 2005 11:25 AM
Categories: Comment

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Favourite Software

Just because you asked (or didn't), here's my favourite software, in no particular order:

Mozilla, the most standards-compliant web browser out there.

Audacity, for sound file editing.

Gnucleus, a peer-to-peer filesharing client completely free of spyware.

The GIMP, the graphics program which doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Installing it on windows is a bit involved, however.

OpenOffice, who needs Microsoft's bloatware when this will do nicely for most people?

All the above are open source and free to use wherever you like.

ConText, a lean and mean text editor. Free, no source included.

IrfanView, a great image viewer. Free for personal use, no source included.

Spybot Search and Destroy, the best SpyWare/AdWare cleaner.

So tell me, who needs to pay for software?
Posted by Phil at 9:03 PM
Edited on: Saturday, April 23, 2005 10:22 AM
Categories: Software

Thursday, January 02, 2003

Yaha.K worm spreading rapidly

The Yaha.K worm, released on Dec 21st, is spreading rapidly. Three of my friends, all of whom had Norton Antivirus running on their PCs suffered infection. The worm disables Norton Antivirus making disinfection difficult. The solution is to download and run McAfee's Stinger. This will detect and remove the Yaha, Klez, Bugbear, and Elkern worms. I advise everyone to download and run it NOW.
Posted by Phil at 8:58 PM
Edited on: Friday, April 22, 2005 11:39 AM
Categories: Computer Security