New Nav System In Effect

This blog is my baby, and even though I don’t get to post every day, I am always on the lookout for good information to put here. I firmly believe in quality over quantity. So far, this site has been around for over five years. It gets hundreds of thousands of visits per month, and holds a couple hundred thousand words of information meant to help people with various subjects and topics. I have created guides and reference sheets for various things, there are tool downloads, links and more. The point I am getting at is that I have a lot of stuff here, posts and pages, especially posts. So, I setup a new navigation menu at the bottom of the page so instead of just being able to go one page at a time through the forty pages or more of posts, you can now navigate through it much faster and easier. I like it a lot, it makes moving around a breeze, and seems to be working well. I hope you like it too, and if you have any trouble with it, or have a suggestion or something, be sure to hit the Contact page and let me know! Enjoy 🙂

For anyone that is interested, the new nav system is a modified install of the WP-PageNavi plugin. Check it out if you need or want something similar it is very well made!

Cool Tools – Keep Windows Humming

We’ve got some big ol’ updates for the Cool Tools section.  The folks at Piriform have been cranking out some cool stuff, and they just keep making them better and better.  Best of all they are all free.  They have several tools that help keep Windows happy, a system cleaning and fixing tool, a defrag tool and a system information too.  Check out a brief description of each one below, and be sure to follow the links to the sites for each tool to get all the details.  Be sure to check all of the Cool Tools that we have posted as well as all the good articles in the Library.

Cool tools from Piriform:

  • CCleaner – This is a great tool for finding files that can be safely removed in order free up space on your hard drive.  It also has a great registry cleaner, a tool for managing program startup when your machine starts, an interface to uninstalling software and more.  This is a great system maintenance tool.
  • Defraggler – This tool is one of, if not the best defrag tool for Windows.  This tool is not the fastest, but that’s OK because it’s very thorough.  It takes time to do it right, and do it right it does from my experience.
  • Speccy – I superb system info tool.  No install necessary, just run and collect data.

In all, these free tools rival the commercial alternatives and any tech should add them to his or her kit.  Check ’em out.

Free System Administration Tools

It’s not every day that you come across such a fine collection of tools that someone has generously created and put forth for the world.  One of my agents in the field sent this my way and so I feel compelled to share with you, my loyal readers.  This is a set of system administration tools, written in PERL, and that been offered up for free by the author simply out of the goodness that swells within his and her heart.  With tools like ‘turbo’, ‘cdrewind’, and ‘mkzombie’ just to name a few, how can you NOT have this collection in your kit?  Check it out, and see the goodness for yourself!