Wow! It's been long since I last posted in this blog. Here are my computer-related updates from February.
Blue Coat K9 Web Protection - Those who are worried about children visiting illegal websites, or want to stop visiting immoral websites, use this strong filtering software. It is one of the leading filtered Internet solutions, but compared to others, it is offered completely free for home use. Get it at www.k9webprotection.com
SpeedSwitchXP (Centrino/SpeedStep capable laptops only) - If you have uninstalled the proprietary power management softwares (Acer Power Management, Dell Power Management, Toshiba Power Management) and thus reverted back to the default power management of Windows XP, then you're missing out on one important feature. You can add this feature into the default power management of Windows using SpeedSwitchXP. The feature is reducing the CPU clock speed during reduced usage and thus maximising battery life even further. Get it at http://www.diefer.de/speedswitchxp
Windows Live Messenger 8.1 - If you use this, you may or may not have seen some of your friends having a green "i'm" (with blue apostrophe) somewhere in their nickname. It looks pretty over there, but that's not all about it. The "i'm" stands for "i'm making a difference". If you are in United States, and you have it in your nickname, for every conversation you have, you will be donating to a charity organisation of your choice. You can which one you want, by going to this page: http://messengersays.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!5B410F7FD930829E!25315.entry
Of course, if you are outside US, you can still add the emoticon, but it will not produce donation (they say so in that page, but this may change in the future).