Amateur Radio (a.k.a. Ham Radio) July 23, 2016
Privacy and Computer Security (It's far worse than you think!)
- Browser add-ons to protect your privacy (applies to all operating systems):
- DuckDuckGo - The capable search engine that doesn't track you.
- Ghostery - While it can optionally forward your web activities to marketing groups, it does so without identifying you. That's how they stay in business! I'm fine with that. Everybody wins!
- Privacy Badger - From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- Ad Block Plus - Blocks tracking, malware domains, banners, pop-ups and video ads.
- ublock - Their motto: "Content. Not Clutter."
- Electronic Frontier Foundation - Defending your rights in a digital world.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center - A public interest research center in Washington, DC.
- Gibson Research Corp. - Steve Gibson is one of the good guys. His site is especially useful to MS-Windows users.
- Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - Empowering consumers. Protecting privacy.
MS-Windows 7, 8 & 10 Information Center July 27, 2016
- If you are using MS-Windows 7, 8.x or 10, you NEED to understand the first two sections on THIS PAGE. Microsoft's business model has changed and your privacy has been eliminated!
- Check out the links to discover Microsoft's other nefarious activities. My sympathy goes out to ASUS, it's employees and customers.
- Since I no longer use MS-Windows, I'm publishing this information to assist family, friends and anyone else who may stumble upon this site. If you have something to add, please let me know via the email link below. Thanks x106 !!!
I use two monitors for my Linux installation. One (1080p) is positioned just above my radio gear and displays Ham Radio software. It works with a small wireless keyboard and mouse. The other (1440p) uses a traditional wired keyboard and the same wireless mouse. It is located on an adjacent table along with the CPU box, networked photo/document printer, networked photo/document scanner, LAN RAID 0 drives, LAN backup drives, ethernet/WiFi router, DSL modem and UPS system. There's an additional backup system kept off-line.
Adjust your monitor's brightness and contrast to see all twenty levels of illumination in the image below.
Test Your Internet Speed
- The SourceForge Speed Test will test your current Internet connection speed for Latency/Ping, Jitter, Download Speed, Upload Speed, Buffer Bloat, and Packet Loss. Upon completion, you will learn what types of services your connection is capable of handling, as well as additional reports about your connection.
My Favorite Links
- This Hour Has 22 Minutes - Video humor from Canada (often politically incorrect, but always funny!)
- Bartleby's - Great free books online
- Doctor Who - The world's longest running science fiction TV show. July 21, 2016
- The museum of Hewlett Packard calculators
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Help find a missing child.
- A Prairie Home Companion - Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegone, Samuel Adams beer & walleyes!
- The offical site of the Punxutawney Groundhog Club
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