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UVK + Sunday Beauty

Folks, another pretty picture for your Sunday…

Click on image to see more by this artist (reco'd)

“Desert wildflowers” by Donald Palansky, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s free download: Are you the “geeky friend” people tun to for free tech support? If so, you’ll want to know about Ultra Virus Killer (for advanced users)

“Ultra Virus Killer, also known as UVK, is a free and portable application designed to help users detect and remove malware. UVK acts as a swiss army knife of malware removal as it contains similar functionality to a range of computer technician software use.” Read more..

Today’s quote:Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” ~ Mark Twain

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March 25, 2012 - Posted by | antivirus, computers, free software, security, tech | , , , ,


  1. Beautiful Fields Of Wildflowers!

    What if we got away from our traditional gardens, and grew Drought Tolerant Plants …like these wildflowers, perennials and others? That would reduce time and money on irrigation…also these plants do well in poor soil. That way of gardening sure would serve us well during the periods of the dry, hot weather.


    Comment by Gaia | March 25, 2012 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      You may find this hard to believe.. but ‘ole Tech Paul has done some landscaping. Here in California we frequently have drought periods, (some are actual) and you won’t live here long before you hear your first prompting to conserve. There has long been a .. “movement” to use “drought resistant” and/or “native specie” when selecting plants.
      I don’t know how popular this movement is elsewhere, but here it has been around at least as long as I have (and that is some time..).

      (Your steadfast support of the Sunday Beauty feature is appreciated!)


      Comment by techpaul | March 25, 2012 | Reply

  2. Love the pic.. :)

    I have been working on a slide show for my church since yesterday afternoon and have to have it done by tomorrow. So I am busy, busy, busy. In fact, I just got to my email..

    Download crew is offering Ashampoo Photo Commander 9 for free for 24 hours. Right now it is approximately 20 hours. Yadda, Yadda about the spam emails..I am getting it. Their graphic programs are awesome. You decide for yourself.

    In the past you’d have one program for managing your photos, and another for editing them. These days, though, an increasing number of programs – Ashampoo Photo Commander among them – aim to provide a one-stop shop for organising and fixing all of the images on your computer.

    The program splits its feature set into five sections: Common, Quick-Fix, Edit, Create and Organize. All the photo management tools are found under Organize, including batch processing and renaming, duplicate finder and tools for rotating and optimising JPEG files without affecting the quality. Unlike tools like Windows Live Photo Gallery and Picasa, the program doesn’t attempt to catalogue all your pictures; instead, you select photos from your hard drive, or create albums into which you drag and drop a group of photos for easy access in future.

    The Quick Fix section enables you to easily and swiftly correct problems like lighting with a single click. It also contains a number of filters, effects and other quick edits. Switch to the Edit tab for more extensive editing controls, or select Create to generate slideshows, collages, calendars, contact sheets and more.

    Version 9 adds a new dual-window feature, allowing you to compare the edited photo alongside the original before you commit to any changes. Optimisation tools and video options have also been improved, and new effects added.”

    In fact, the above paragraph will make my life much easier with these photos I am working with for the slide show.

    Ashampoo Photo Commander 9



    Comment by delenn13 | March 25, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Thank you for that ‘heads up’.

      I have been using some Ashampoo products for years now – without complaint – and had no troubles (aka ‘spamming’) after “joining” their website (to gain access to better ‘freebies’). I have not tried Photo Commander, but that’s just because once I found Paint.Net, I stopped fiddling with trying the other image editors (I use PhotoScape when I want to add some ‘effects’). I am confident it measures up to their other titles.

      Kind of a funny name, but good software.


      Comment by techpaul | March 25, 2012 | Reply

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