What's Going On
I'll try and keep this short at least for this space but I plan to
do a long opus at some point. I'll link from it here when, and if, it
ever gets done.
Content here is old. Perhaps it's simply pride
but I think some of it is still pretty good. Why no new content? I
started online in 1983 on CompuServe running what was called then
IBMSIG. I migrated to the web (by that time it was PCNet) at MSN and
then gave up on MSN and started this site.
had huge hopes for online from day one. To me it was
“God made men, but Sam Colt made them
equal." except it was a speech platform. Everyone, absolutely everyone had
a voice. The merits of their arguments stood on the power of that
argument. Not who they were, not how much money they had or anything
other than their words.
It worked. For a while. Then we had the
rise of whatever we have now. Platforms that serve as our soap boxes now
decided what is fit to be heard. Because you aren't smart enough to know
a loony idea from a good one. They put on a public face that falsehoods
are something new. These aren't stupid people. They know about "Remember
the Maine" and the Tet Offensive so that leaves only one explaination;
they have an agenda and only accept certain speakers with certain
Then there's the rape of your personal information. Hey, I get it,
you have to make money to stay in business. But they're not happy
selling ads; they want to know the color of your underwear...and then
sell it to any and everyone. It's shamelss. Users are
now the product.
So I'm in the process of doing some slight revamping by ripping out
anything that would drop a 3rd
party cookie (PCNet has NEVER dropped a cookie on you). I will keep a
couple of Amazon banners, I get a coupole of bucks a month in credit at
Amazon that I like playing with but you can easily block Amazon with Disconnect
or, better yet, Pi-Hole (an excellent and fun project).
here is all hand written and I've not touched it for a very long time so
it may take some time so bear with me. In the meantime stay safe, stay
private and remember that no one, not even big Internet companies, can
totally take your voice away no matter how hard they try. -- Don Watkins
How To Speed Up Your Computer
Let's face it, you're never going to speed up your old computer
to the level of brand new hardware but there are quite a few things
that you can do that will perk it up.
No snake oil, no magic cures, just the best way to get it back to
where it was when your first got it, or, if you're willing to do a
little work, even better.
To Speed Up Your Computer.
Replay Media Catcher - Capture Streaming Flash and MP3 Video and Audio
Frustrated when that favorite video can't be located or worse
yet, has been yanked? Burning bandwidth replaying the same video over and over?
Have a favorite streaming radio station you'd like to capture for those times
you can't get connected?
Simply save any Flash movie or any audio to your hard drive and replay as
often as you like or listen/watch when you're not connected. No degree is
wizardry required, just mash the record button and you're done.
Read the review and try the demo
Selkie Rescue - The ultimate solution for file recovery from a crashed
or infected hard drive
If you have a crashed drive without a backup or your computer is so infected
with malware there's now way to log in and retrieve files there's finally an
inexpensive solution. Selkie Rescue allows for the recovery of data from a crashed
or trashed hard drive without
shipping the drive to a drive recovery service and paying huge bucks for the privilege.
The latest version of this trashed/crashed drive recovery tool is better
than ever. The core function of
recovering data from a hard drive has been retained and other functions
and improvements have been added.
Get the details on Selkie Rescue and download a trial.
Print Screen Deluxe - A Screen Capture Program That Won't Put You To
I've been using print
screen/screen capture programs since DOS 1.0 but frankly since
Windows they have, well, they've been pretty doggone boring. Every
once in a while I'd run into one that looks promising only to
find that it puts me to sleep.
I gotta tell ya, Print Screen Deluxe was like a triple shot
espresso. Plus I had to put my socks back on because it knocked them
If you've given up on finding a good one or didn't think you needed
one you owe it to yourself to
check out the