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Random stuff from Patrick Crispen Dependency Walker (depends.exe) Home Page 15 Online Tools that You Will Come to Love as a Tech | EmergingTechs.com I have compiled a list of 15 free online tools that will help you greatly as a tech. I’m sure that there are other good ones that I have left out so please feel free to post the ones that you like as well. IPTools offers a wide variety of online networking tools. With this site you can look up IP address information, check spam databases, run pings, run traceroutes, lookup WHOIS information and much more. BugMeNot allows you to find and share logins for sites that require you to register. SpeedTest.net allows you to test your Internet connection speed. Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site that allows you to bookmark sites and view them from any computer. Omnidrive is an online storage service that allows you to upload large files, access them from any computer, and share them with other people. 10 Minute Mail allows you to create temporary email addresses that expire after 10 minutes. Free Password GeneratorFree Password Generator generates very strong and unique passwords.

Whole Foods Employees Can Give You Free Stuff At Their Discretion Did you know that Whole Foods employees are allowed to give you free stuff even when they aren't manning those little sample tables? True story—to a degree. And it's a good reason to be kinder to Whole Foods workers when you finally get to check out. One Laura Oppenheimer uncovered this very important bit of information: I discovered this when I went to go buy mayonaise and expressed to the cashier that I was bummed they didn’t have Best Foods (which is obviously the best mayonaise ever, no tough decision there). Now, yeah, that is a free Whole Foods brand product she got (one that isn't that isn't even artisanal) but still. Yes they can, says a Whole Foods publicist, who tells us, "Customer service is extremely important to Whole Foods Market.

How To Change The Windows 7 Logon Background Windows 7 comes packed with a lot of new and interesting backgrounds. However Windows 7 fails to include an easy way to change the background you see every single time you login to your computer. Perhaps you want a little flavor, or maybe you just don’t like the built-in background. Whatever the case may be, with this groovy trick you can change the background for both your Windows 7 logon screen and the menu you see whenever you hit CTRL+ALT+DEL . [learn_more caption="Editor Update 7/27/11"]After much feedback in the comments, if you’re not comfortable updating the system registry – I recommend you read this groovyPost which reviews the process of updating the Winodws 7 logon background using a freeware tool instead. A few things to note about your background image Okay… that handles the fine print, lets get started. How To Change The WIndows 7 Logon Background And CTRL+ALT+DEL Menu Background Step 1 On your Start Menu, Type in regedit and Press Enter or Click the regedit program shortcut.

The 50 Best Ways to Disable Built-in Windows Features You Don’t Want Over the years, we’ve written about loads of ways to disable features, tweak things that don’t work the way you want, and remove other things entirely. Here’s the list of the 50 best ways to do just that. Just in case you missed some of our recent roundup articles, here’s a couple of roundups of our very best articles for you to check out: If you’ve already been through those, keep reading for how to disable loads of Windows features you might not want. Disable Context Menu Items After you start installing a bunch of software, you’ll notice your context menu starts filling up with more and more items, becoming bloated, slow, and even more annoying—it starts taking up the whole screen. You’ll probably notice that the first article is an in-depth guide to help you get rid of just about any item, whereas the rest are more specific for some of the more annoying items. How to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7 or Vista How to Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7 or Vista

Ultimate Boot CD - Overview Roundup: 15 Must-Have Free Software Programs for Your PC Over the last three years, the writers here at MakeUseOf have profiled thousands of software apps on the website. With all these thousands being presented to you, it’s hard to decide which apps to use and which ones to discard. To make it easier for you, we have managed to compile a list of the top 15 absolute must-have tools for everyday tasks. These are the essential programs that we recommend you install and keep on your arsenal. 1. Firefox / Chrome (Web Browser) 2. 1. Both Firefox and Google Chrome are excellent browsers. You can see all add-ons for Firefox at 10 Cool Extensions for Google Chrome 10 Cool Extensions for Google Chrome Read More 2. AVG Free Anti-Virus is the most popular free anti-virus software in the world. Most of the MakeUseOf authors use AVG and we highly recommend it to others. For those of you who frequently shop online and do regular online banking, AVG recommends AVG Internet Security. Download AVG Free (Platform: Windows only) 3. 4.

Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. Mount Roraima - Venezuela. Seychelles East Iceland. Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. New York City. See also

30 Windows 7 Hotkeys: Ultimate Guide Apart from so many new features in Windows 7, Microsoft has also added new hotkeys to give individuals better control over their operating system. We have covered 30 hotkeys for Windows 7 which we believe everyone should know about. Master them all to increase your daily productivity. Windows + Up Arrow It is used to maximize the current window which is in focus, whether it is a windows explorer, a web browser, or any other application. Windows + Left Arrow Adjusts the current window to the left side and hence the window will cover almost half of the desktop space. Windows + Right Arrow It will adjust the current window to the right and thus it will cover half of the desktop space on the right. Windows + Down Arrow Minimizes the windows to the Task bar. Windows + Space All windows become transparent so you are able to see your desktop. Windows + T Shows the thumbnail preview of the running applications. Windows + P Windows + (+ / -) (Add/Minus) Shift + Click a Taskbar item Windows + F Windows + X

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