KSFO Links

Another weekend radio show on KSFO. Here are links to some of the things we talked about: Mike Lin's Startup Control panel for all versions of Windows is free from http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

The very useful fix to Windows 2000/XP's DNS cache bug is available from John Navas's Cable/DSL Tuning Guide.

Have you hosed your Windows 95/98/Me registry? Boot to the DOS prompt with your Windows boot disk (you do have one of of those don't you? If not, make one now - or go to bootdisk.com and download an image) then type "scanreg /restore" at the C: prompt to revert to an earlier version of the registry file.

To replace Explorer with the old Windows 3.1 Program Manager in Windows 95/98/Me follow the instructions at Annoyances.org.

Version 6 of Ad-aware has shipped. Get it free from lavasoft.de but use with care. Removing spyware can break the programs that depend on it. I also like Spybot Search & Destroy from security.kolla.de.

I'm looking for some good programs you could use to burn in your computers. A Google search yields some candidates.

It's the best Mac program since Hypercard, Konfabulator for Mac OS X is $25 shareware from konfabulator.com. Try it free - but you'll want to buy it.

There's an informative discussion of the impact of the Outlook security patches at DevX. The automatic patch program for Outlook is free for Windows from Slovaktech.

IrfanView is a free graphics files viewer program for Windows. Recommended.

If you want to read two very insightful books on the tech revolution I highly recommend George Gilder's Microcosm and its sequel, Telecosm or visit Gilder's personal web site.


Dr. ROM's picks:

Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon is definitely one of the best novels ever written around crypto. For a wonderful, non-fiction, book on the topic try Simon Singh's The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography (and a tip of the hat to Jan for reminding me of the name). The definitive work on crypto is David Kahn's huge and expensive The Codebreakers.

Ulead's PhotoImpact is an excellent, and inexpensive, graphic program especially for the web. Try it free for 30 days from Ulead.com