If you appear to have gotten some spam from my domain, you really didn't. There are at least a couple of spammers using forged addresses at my domain when they send some of their spam. If you're here because I reported you for spamming, you must be bouncing the spam to my forged address that the spammer used as the From. Reject, don't bounce. See http://www.dontbouncespam.org.
These pages started as a collection of links that I found useful, and often wanted to access when I wasn't at my own computer. So I put them on the web. For years everything was typed in Notepad+, and more recently, MetaPad. Which is why there are occasional tYpo#s that I miss. Please use the email link at the bottom of any page if you find any errors. For the last few years I've usually used the free version of HTML-Kit.
Oct. 16, 2005: Updated or removed 107 dead links found by a link checker site.
December 2007: I've started converting my pages to CSS and making the older pages more compliant. Eventually everything should meet the current standards, but it could take a while, so please bear with me.
Some of my pages are just lists of links. Unfortunately they don't get updated very regularly.
One page has links to sites with information about people, places, spam fighting and prevention, internet hoaxes, privacy (or lack of) on the Internet, and lots of other stuff.
The second page has links related to Computer Software and Hardware. When I started this page it was mostly Windows 95 related links, and a few of those links still work. The most current links are related to Windows XP. There will almost certainly never be much here related to Windows Vista.
Other pages are the result of research I did for something I was interested in at the time.
My Router page has information about how to setup a Linksys router for use on Cable or DSL. Most other brands are pretty similar. Most of the page is several years old, but a lot of the stuff still applies.
The address munging page has information on how to properly munge your email address when you post to newsgroups (or forums) so that you don't get spammed, or cause spam to be sent to someone else.
I also have a page on setting up a Windows XP computer, which has been updated to include information about Service Pack 2.
My junkware page includes links to articles about spyware/adware/malware and links to programs to help clean them up and prevent infections in the future. It hasn't been updated much, but the links are still valid. Keep in mind that the best way to avoid malware getting on your computer is to use common sense. Also, if you're vulnerable to an exploit, simply viewing the wrong page can cause your computer to be compromised. Keep all your software updated to minimize your risk.
When I found thousands of Alternate Data Streams on my computer I had to find out where they came from, and how to get rid of them. Alternate Data Streams are files that are hidden from most aspects of Windows itself, so you can't easily tell if they're on your computer. And they can be any type of file including executables, so it's a great way for malware to hide.
My check, debit or credit card page resulted from research I did in December of 2007 to decide what the safest method of making purchases was. Updated in November 2009.
The Monthly Weather Summary shows what's been happening in my back yard, and a there's also a page that shows the current weather at my house near Seattle Washington.
If it's related to computers and you can't find it here, try the List of Lists If it's related to computer security or privacy try Eric Howes' Privacy and Security pages.
Keep in mind that I am not responsible for any external sites linked to from my pages. They may look different to you, or even have effects on your browser or computer that are different than what I see due to different security settings and browsers. They could have also changed since I looked at them. To the best of my knowledge, they are all safe. But you surf at your own risk.
This document reflects the opinions of the author. This document is provided "as is" without any express or implied warranties. While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this article, the author/maintainer and/or contributors assume(s) no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
The only information that I collect is page hit counts. My web host Penguinhost.net keeps track of lots of things and makes the information available to me in pretty graphs and logs. I look at them occasionally, but there is no personally identifiable information there.