Monday, April 26, 2010


There are banner ads all over the place for tune-up programs and registry repair or cleaning apps, but most of them are about as useful as lips on a chicken. CCleaner, on the other hand is great at what it does. Two quick scans with CCleaner can rid your system of gigabytes of temporary files and tidy up crud hiding inside your Windows registry. CCleaner also lets you create a backup of the registry data it removes so that you can put it back if something goes wrong.

One thing to know about: the normal CCleaner installer offers the toolbar. Simply uncheck the boxes when they appear to avoid installing it, or download the Slim installer instead.

Comodo EasyVPN

Ok, most "geeks" probably aren't using EasyVPN but that doesn't mean it's not a geeky program. What does it do? It sets up a virtual network between any computers you install the program on. It's like having them all in the same place and plugged into the same router even if they're miles apart from each other. So what can you do with EasyVPN?

  • take remote control of your home or work computer

  • browse folders and transfer files

  • print documents to a remove, shared printer

Unlike a lot of other remote control (like GoToMyPC) and VPN programs, Comodo is free for use in both home and work settings.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows keyboard shortcuts can be found at