Ad Aware. This is a great utility for snuffing out cookies and other junk. Need to load both ad aware and the registration update thing called refupdate
Jumper Setting Information. Vital jumper information when installing the Western Digital Drives into an array.
ahead homepagel Got a LIte-on 32x CDRW, but it needs new XP drivers too. Get them here.
Welcome to Visioneer’s Driver and Software Updates page. The place to get Visioneer scanner drivers
Building a poor man’s server
I’ve been trying for three years to build a poor man’s server. Now I have a 120GB server built by myself. Here’s how you can do it to…Here are some miscellaneous notes..
VIA Arena – Drivers. Need these to ensure that you have the 4-in-1 driver for the chipset for Windows XP. It is not clear if XP needs it since it installed OK.
Configuration Using Cable Select. For those of us who have often wondered about cable select. The bottom line is that for most modern machines bought in the last two years, you just stick the drive in and then connect it to the last connector of the IDE cable (assuming it is 80-conductor and the drive is CS by default).
ViewSonic VG171. In getting a new PC, this is the first step, a great new monitor. Got a great review in latest PC World and got it from newegg.com. Check pricegrabber.com first to see where the low prices are. Also buy.com is running a promotion right now on free shipping if over $99 and under 20 pounds.
PC Fan Wiring. You will probably never need this in your life, but in my quest to have a completely silent PC, I needed an adaptor that connects the power supply fan to the motherboard. Can’t believe that google found this in one search. But here is someone who sells the stange parts.
SATN.org: Comments from Bob Frankston, David Reed, Dan Bricklin, and others. Interesting to see what the deans of the personal computer have to say. A great blog. And, no, I don’t know what satn stands for.
Home Theater Advice for this Month
Remote Central is the place for automating your remote controls. I personally think the Philips Pronto are the absolute best price/performance leader. Plus I love programming it. Remote Central lets you do that, find other task based user interfaces and codes for all your home theater equipment.
Time Synchronization Explained
Time Synchronization Software is the central place where all information on syncing time across the Internet with your PC. Some great utilities to keep things in sync.
AtomTime98This is the way to automatically updae the clock on Windows 98 machines. Wih Windows XP, it has is own sync software built in so you don’t need this. Double click on the time on the lower left and it is the third pane.
Network Time Protocol (NTP) Explained. Windows XP has a time synchronization utility. Very valuable for geeks like me to have my watches exactly on time. Doesn’t work on my HP XP machine, but does on my home one. It complains about being in the wrong stratum. Didn’t understand this until I read all about NTP at this URL.