Anonymity on the Web – Tor Browser

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Developed by the Tor Project, Tor is free open source software that allows you to surf the web with a high degree on anonymity.   Initially, your web request (for the website you will eventually connect to)  is bounced through a number of server relays, and through this process, your IP address (your online identity) is… Continue reading Anonymity on the Web – Tor Browser

Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse – Update

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on how to run two computers with single keyboard and mouse.  The software at the heart of this process is an open source item called Synergy.  In the article, I also mentioned several different types of software using Synergy.  In all the examples, you must have… Continue reading Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse – Update

The Journey To My AppleTV Media Player

Confucius said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”   In late 2007, I decided to make that first step towards buying a media player.  Doing my usual indefatigable research, I decided on one made by Prismiq.  This Linux powered appliance could stream movies (a number of codecs were available), photos,… Continue reading The Journey To My AppleTV Media Player

Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse

Years ago, before I became enlightened, I toiled over Windows based machines where I did lots of graphic work and design/data entry on spreadsheets and data bases.  One day, I attached an extra monitor to my computer and discovered that two monitors doubled my desktop space and made my work life a lot easier.  Duh,… Continue reading Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse

Keep Your Mac Safe For Free (On the Net) Part 2

In last week’s blog entry (http://wp.me/p2J68t-u), we discussed these “free” ways to keep your Mac safe:  Keep the Mac OS X up to date, turn “off” Java, adjust settings in Adobe Flash Player, install an anti-virus program, set up your built-in firewall, and password protection.  This week, we’ll discuss how to keep your Mac safe… Continue reading Keep Your Mac Safe For Free (On the Net) Part 2

Keep Your Mac Safe For Free Part 1

Until 2008, I was a Window’s user.  One of the things you get used to very fast when using Microsoft’s operating systems is that you need to keep them secure, and do so quickly.  I once read that a Window’s machine, without anti-virus, firewall, etc. connected to the Internet had, on the average, about 20… Continue reading Keep Your Mac Safe For Free Part 1

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