KSFO Links

Another weekend radio show on KSFO. Here are links to some of the things we talked about:
Mike Lin’s Startup Control panel for all versions of Windows is free from http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

The very useful fix to Windows 2000/XP’s DNS cache bug is available from John Navas’s Cable/DSL Tuning Guide.

Have you hosed your Windows 95/98/Me registry? Boot to the DOS prompt with your Windows boot disk (you do have one of of those don’t you? If not, make one now – or go to bootdisk.com and download an image) then type “scanreg /restore” at the C: prompt to revert to an earlier version of the registry file.

To replace Explorer with the old Windows 3.1 Program Manager in Windows 95/98/Me follow the instructions at Annoyances.org.

Version 6 of Ad-aware has shipped. Get it free from lavasoft.de but use with care. Removing spyware can break the programs that depend on it. I also like Spybot Search & Destroy from security.kolla.de.

I’m looking for some good programs you could use to burn in your computers. A Google search yields some candidates.

It’s the best Mac program since Hypercard, Konfabulator for Mac OS X is $25 shareware from konfabulator.com. Try it free – but you’ll want to buy it.

There’s an informative discussion of the impact of the Outlook security patches at DevX. The automatic patch program for Outlook is free for Windows from Slovaktech.

IrfanView is a free graphics files viewer program for Windows. Recommended.

If you want to read two very insightful books on the tech revolution I highly recommend George Gilder’s Microcosm and its sequel, Telecosm or visit Gilder’s personal web site.


Dr. ROM’s picks:

Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon is definitely one of the best novels ever written around crypto. For a wonderful, non-fiction, book on the topic try Simon Singh’s The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography (and a tip of the hat to Jan for reminding me of the name). The definitive work on crypto is David Kahn’s huge and expensive The Codebreakers.

Ulead’s PhotoImpact is an excellent, and inexpensive, graphic program especially for the web. Try it free for 30 days from Ulead.com

16 Replies to “KSFO Links”

  1. Leo, pleasantly surprised to hear your voice on the radio this morning. Love The Screen Savers too. Keep on!

  2. I have been listening to your show this afternoon, morning where you are at, and enjoying every bit of it. It would be great to hear you every sat on the radio or even better yet on the net?
    Anyway, please keep up the great work.

  3. I have been listening to your show this afternoon, morning where you are at, and enjoying every bit of it. It would be great to hear you every sat on the radio or even better yet on the net?
    Anyway, please keep up the great work.

  4. Hey Leo! Thanks for taking my call today. I was Caller #1 from NJ. The Sony DVD burner is up now. After updating my Roxio software I’m ready to burn baby burn! Will there be mp3 extracts of this show, ala Online Tonight with David Lawrence? Let me know. You’re definitely great on radio too!

  5. Leo Laporte!
    It’s truly good to have you back- we recall your KSFO & ABC radio shows. We wish you’d consider coming back.
    Your depth of knowledge is deep, and perhaps even more remarkable, you have a succinct, not-so-technical, manner of conveying truly helpful information.
    From a geek who wires automobiles, designs electronic musical instruments, codes in machine language, offers electromagnetic compliance solutions, and invented ( with my buddy Al Gore) inverse FFT algorithms to time-domain wireless ofdm technology bursts.
    …nah,the latter’s a lie..

  6. It was a great show Leo! Those three hours went by in the blink of an eye. I couldn’t beleive when it was 3:50 ET and there was only 10 mins left. Great calls, great answers, great voice!

  7. Great to hear you on the radio again, Leo! Tried to call in, but the lines were toooooooo busy. That’s all your fault. ;-}
    I’m still enjoying watching you on TSS tho.
    Well, ’til next time! Love ya Leo,
    LD

  8. Hey Leo,
    Better late than never! I picked up Mike Lin’s Control Panel and will give it a look-see.
    I’m wondering if Start-up Cop is still available? I’ve been using it for several years now, and imported it onto my new WinXP install and it’s still doing a great job.

  9. I agree with your Ulead Photo Impact tip – it is coming packaged with many scanners now, and it is a relatively simple, intuitive graphics program – more basic and slightly more limitied than PSP, but great for the uninitiated! I was pleasantly surprised when I used it for the first time last month.
    Another wonderful tip – thanks Leo!

  10. I’m enjoying your show! Unfortunately, it seems to take a l o n g time to get through the line. But, I’m sure you’re worth it!

  11. I am a college student from Virginia who is enjoying the radio show. Thank you for helping me to learn about my personal confuser. 🙂 I did try to call in and get an Apache question answered,for I am taking a web server class and I do not understand what I am doing. LOL:) but oh well….. I just want to say thanks for the great job on TSS and on the call in show.

  12. It’s very cold snowy here tonight and I have been enjoying spending my evening reading up on the links you posted, most especially George Gilder’s homepage and some of his links. Thanks for all the links.

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