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Link Fest

link Here is a round up of a lot of pages I have tagged in delicious or just decided to link to because of their content but don't have time to review in depth.

Mark from Geeks are Sexy has written a very good article on writing for the web using RSS and other tools to gather information and resources. A must read for any serious blogger.

Miguel from Tip of the Day has written a long explanation of the need to Make and Maintain a Master Information Document. Use this tool to hold all passwords, settings and other vital information that your executors and survivors will need when you die.

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Large file sharing services

We wrote an article previously about various file sharing services.

I have come across several more since and will simply post them up as links with the details of what they offer below.

Service name Need an account? Need to be logged in to access files? Maximum file size Streaming of files Other details
Box.netlogo-2 Yes No File size 10Mb for free account and 1Gb for paid, maximum box size 1Gb for free account, 5Gb and 15Gb for paid accounts No can be accessed via email, integrates with MS Office 2003 and 2007, mobile access and phone support for paid accounts
Eat Lime No No 1G when registered Yes New video sharing version also
File Dropperfiledropper logo small No No 7 day trial - 50Gb
$0.99 per month 5Gb
$5 per month 50GB
$10 per month 250Gb
No Files are in public space - you share the link
File Mail No No 2Gb No Files are shared by uploading to server - and then the server emails your recipients with a link to download from
File Crunch No No 250Mb
Unlimited storage
No Supports file resuming
Windows Live Folder Share Yes - Windows Live Yes 2Gb   Works on Mac and PC
Synchronise between PC and the internet

Updated 23 July 2008



No No 5 Different plans ranging from free to $80 per month
Free gets you 1GB per month with max file size of 100mb
No Files are shared by uploading to server - and then the server emails your recipients with a link to download from
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XP Service Pack 3

xp sp3 So far I have installed XP Service pack 3 as follows:

Brand New XP installation P4 1GB Ram - Went really fast and no errors

Virtual Machine - went real slow but no errors

Existing machine P4 1GB Ram - extremely slow - no errors

Existing machine P3 512MB Ram - extremely slow - 1 error - couldn't copy atapi.sys from c:\windows\system32\drivers. After a bit of research I simply deleted the atapi.sys file and closed daemon tools.

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Vista 64 bit program compatibility

The following is a list of applications I installed on Vista business 64 bit in the last 2 days (my must install list). These were all successful (after in some cases downloading the latest version).

  • Office 2007
  • Dreamweaver MX
  • CuteFTP
  • Firefox
  • Windows Live - messenger, writer, live photo gallery
  • Adobe Photoshop v7
  • Adobe Reader
  • Adobe Air
  • MS Sync Toy 2
  • Twhirl
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • Skype
  • Winamp
  • Streamripper for winamp
  • DoPDF
  • Azureus
  • Batch Renamer
  • Daemon tools
  • DVD Fab HD Decryptor
  • Java
  • Irfanview
  • Klite Codecs
  • Lansafe (UPS monitoring software)
  • Office live
  • Picasa2
  • Quickbooks
  • Rescue Time
  • VLC
  • Winrar
  • Nokia PC Suite


The following software would not install or doesn't work properly on Vista 64 bit.

  • Power ISO 3
  • Adobe pdf previewer in Outlook 2007
  • Send to One Note doesn't work in Vista 64 (known issue)
  • Clone CD