Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

If you use the Firefox browser, you might have noticed that sometimes you are redirected to Google.

How to stop your queries from being sent to Google.

Continue reading ‘Prevent Firefox from Redirecting to Google on 404 URL Not Found’ »

Here is one policy where I agree with Obama:  Kids should not be set loose on Facebook.  Apparently, the president and the First Lady do not let their children on Facebook…

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Social media could be used more for good and is an under-used tool for spreading peace and truth. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are used by people all over the world. Imagine if people around the world would try harder to be friends, how our world would be a happier, safer place.

Avoid: hate, lies, rumors, fear.

Try to spread: Truth, courage, and love. (That’s what Jesus Christ taught us.)

I used to try to encourage people to garden, to grow healthy fruits and veggies at home, to capture clean, renewable energy like solar and wind. Now that I know more about what is really going on, I am trying to use social media to spread the gospel, as Jesus commanded.

“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15

Did you get a copyright dispute from Youtube like the Global Warming Mashup video?

Here is how to dispute it, but Youtube might not respond.

UPDATE, a few weeks later, Nov-10-11: YouTube did not respond.

Continue reading ‘SME Censorship by Youtube’ »

My mother forwarded a suspicious email to me for me to take a look at.  It appeared to be a clever hacking attempt.  I looked into the issue and decided to take a few actions.

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I will share some steps with you that might help.

Continue reading ‘Microsoft/Hotmail Security Vulnerability’ »

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I was updating Mozilla Thunderbird, the free email program, and noticed an unwanted internet connection.

Continue reading ‘Unwanted Connection to Freeshell.de with Thunderbird’ »

I caught my computer making unwanted connections to a server with the IP 89.149.228.199.

What data is being sent and how to stop this?  I share my results and tips with you.

Continue reading ‘Hosts2-ns connection to 89.149.228.199 … DO NOT WANT’ »

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Video playing on a Nokia N810

I accidentally deleted an entire folder of videos from my Nokia N810.  To make matters worse, there is no “undo” and no recycle bin.  So how did I recover the erased folder?

Continue reading ‘Recover Deleted Files from a Flash Drive’ »

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I’ve been watching the packets of data fly in and out of my computer’s network card and I’m surprised how much unsolicited traffic there is.  From my observation, the biggest consumer of those packets is Google.

Here are some things you can do to keep Firefox from sending too much information to Google.  Break the tie between Firefox and Google.

Continue reading ‘Stop Firefox from Sending Data to Google’ »

Using the network monitoring program, CurrPorts, we can see which websites we visit send data to Google’s servers.  I’m talking about websites that are neither owned or operated by Google.  It might be surprising that data is being sent to Google as we visit other websites along the web.  For example, going to truveo.com causes many unwanted internet connections…

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Above, Currports tells us that we are connecting to not only Google’s servers, but Facebook’s servers as well.  (1e100.net is one of Google’s servers.)  We can block both of them and more.

How to Block Google Analytics, Google ads, Facebook, etc…

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Why does wmplayer.exe access the internet without our permission?

Continue reading ‘Uninstall WMplayer.exe from Vista’ »

This machine’s software was a monster to remove from my computer.

Radica U-Create, by Mattel

Radica U-Create, by Mattel

The machine by itself is harmless, but when I installed the optional software that came with it, I had trouble.

Continue reading ‘How to Delete UCreate.exe’ »

While reviewing Youtube user pages, I noticed a pattern of some users being listed as subscribers over and over on many different channels.  This post shows how to identify these subscription spammers and block them.

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This user has subscribed to over 9,000 other channels... most likely a subscription spammer.

Continue reading ‘Youtube Subscription Scam to Boost Video Views’ »

While watching my computer and how it connects to the internet, I have noticed that my computer is usually connected to a Google server.  I don’t want my computer connected to anything unless I direct it to.  So, I am blocking Google from accessing the web with my computer.  Here is how I did it using Vista’s firewall:

Continue reading ‘Block Google Updater with Vista’s Firewall’ »

I am in the process of cleaning out programs from my computer that have been accessing the internet without my knowledge.

Google has installed its code in many places on my computer and I don’t want it.  Continue reading ‘Uninstall Google Add-on from Firefox’ »

On my Vista machine, I checked out my task scheduler and was surprised by all the Google activity.  Why is Google so active on my computer?

Continue reading ‘Google is Clogging Up My Task Scheduler’ »

Google is Clogging Up My Task Scheduler

I have been watching my computer lately to see what it’s doing on the internet.  I want to make sure I haven’t been hacked.  I’m surprised how many different IP addresses my computer connects to without my consent.  GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe is one of them.

Continue reading ‘Why is GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe on my computer?’ »

What is this IP that always appears connected to my computer?

Continue reading ‘What is IP 198.63.194.98? (Sun’s Java Automatic Updater)’ »

Edited May-10-2011

There is an alternative to RSSOwl – read on for another choice.

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Continue reading ‘RSS Reader Review – RSSOwl’ »

Why would you want to know your latitude? If you have solar panels, you can use your latitude to know how much to tilt your solar panel to absorb the most direct sunlight.

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Continue reading ‘How to Find Latitude on Earth’ »

How to fix a “Media Jam” on the Konica Minolta magicolor 2430DL laser printer

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Added Sep-2-2008


Vista backup to Drobo Fails

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Vista says: The backup did not complete successfully.  The latest backup set can not be found.

Here’s a way to make Vista start over.

Edited Jan-23-2009


Open Office: How to add more colors to the pallete

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Added Aug-01-2008


If you accidentally reset your game…

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how can you restore it to an older saved state?

Added Jul-02-2008

This article might help you find your saved games in Vista’s Virtualstore. Read


How to get a $50 rebate on a Drobo

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Edited Jul-30-2008

When I ordered a Drobo unit from BuyDig.com, I was encouraged by a $50 cash rebate. But is the rebate a real deal?
Drobo rebate.


Some router configuration tips: D-Link DI-LB604 Dual-WAN Load Balancing router

Updated Jun-18-2008

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Want to know how to set up your router for surfing secure websites and sending SMTP email? Tips


How to save audio in audacity for use in Hammer (the Half Life 2 map editor)

Added Feb-26-2008

Speaker in Hammer for Half Life 2

This tutorial is for map designers, using Hammer. I show the simple, but necessary step to convert audio to work in speakers, using Audacity, a free audio editing tool. Tutorial.


How to reinstall Juice Podcast Receiver

Added Feb-21-2008

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Getting an error with your Juice Podcast Receiver like the one below?

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It might be time for a reinstall. Here’s how I did it without losing my settings. Tutorial



Nvu Tutorials

Online videos showing how to do a few things in Nvu, like how to resize tables.

Has your doctor been good to you?

Visit DoctorScorecard.com and share the experiences you have had with doctors, good or bad. Does your doctor meet your medical needs? Give your doctor a score! See what other people have said about their doctors.

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What’s the best-tasting tomato? Some people say it’s the Cherokee Purple.