Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Here's how I browse the internet...............

Firefox 1.5 with these extensions.........


Ad-Block Updater.


Tab Browser Preferences.

IE View.

Session Saver.

Flash Block.

Mouse Gestures.

In addition to using Firefox, I use a free firewall called Outpost. I like this because it also filters ads and banners by size and html if you prefer.

I also use a utility called TCP Optimizer, it sped up my connection by about 1/3 when I installed it.

I also run this from time to time because I like to see what's running on my computer. If something looks funny or I don't know what it is, I Google it.

I also use Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy to check for spyware as well as Microsoft's anti-spyware utility.

One more tool is this guy's site. Read up and learn what a modified host file will do before installing. All I know is that I see WAY less ads with his host file running. He updates it regularly, join his Yahoo group to be notified when he has a new one. Changing your host file can be risky, but I've been running his for over a year with absolutely no problems.

Oh, and if you aren't running some sort of anti-virus software, you're a fool. Here's a free one.

With all that stuff installed and running, I don't see a whole lot of ads, banners, pop-ups or any of that other annoying stuff. One thing I never do is open e-mail attachments without scanning them for viruses. If fact, I delete most attachments without even opening them.

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Oh, I forgot, I'm done talking about internet stuff now, it's on to the foolishness...........

These people are idiots if they think they are gonna win this lawsuit.

The story behind those wild-ass Christmas lights. Check out the links at the bottom of the page for the NBC Today show interview. I'm still glad I ain't his neighbor.

You might need to be a geek to find this page funny.

Good story about trying to cancel AOL. We used to have AOL years ago, I just told them I sold my computer when I cancelled it to avoid the hassle. Friends don't let friends use AOL.

Hey, this would be a damn fine idea. As long as the food companies continue to poison us by making products with HFCS, most of us are gonna be fat though, kids included.

I'm sorry, but this trial is a total clusterfuck. Why the hell is it being held in Iraq? Why is it even being held?

I must me old or something. I don't see what the big deal is about this. Why would I want to watch a TV show on a 2 1/2 inch screen and have to pay 2 bucks for the privlege?

64 years ago today. As I write this, it's about 7 in the morning. If George Bush mentions Pearl Harbor and the mess in Iraq in the same sentence later today (and you know he will).............somebody tape his mouth shut.

This bike is sweet. One gear, no worries. I've never owned a Bianchi, but if I ever do-It's gonna have to be Celeste Green and not Washed-Up Blue.

My buddy Will has a new website for his LBS, sure looks nice-I think my New Years resolution will be to spend more time in bike shops.

20 minutes of ads before a movie? No thanks, I'd rather watch it at home on a DVD 3 months later.

The shit hits the fan in 2036.

Holy crap, some of these folks are extemely stupid.

With that..........thanks for reading.

1 comment:

Ptelea said...

Your computer is very well protected but you might want to keep an eye on your dog! funny picture!