Batch Rename Files using File Renamer Basic

file renamer

So you have a bunch of photos with stupid names like DSC000393 or IMG293933 right? Not very useful. Trying to rename each one would be a pain also. That’s where File Renamer Basic can help. Using this utility, you can quickly rename a bunch files with lots of options of prefixes, suffixes, or what you like.

How to Batch Rename Files

Calling All Hippie Geeks, Streaming Grateful Dead Radio


For young and old Deadheads, it’s 24/7 streaming GD music. Works with WMP, iTunes, WinAmp, Real players.

GD Radio

Oh No ! The World is Ending….Or is it? 2012 Truth or Fiction


Great page on truth and myths of 2012.

2012: End of the World?

via Barry Ritholtz

R.E.M. It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Love IE 8? Get Ready for IE 9!

internet explorer 9

So you thought IE 8 was all new and special huh? Well, guess what? IE 9 is already in the works and looks way better! Why so? Well, firstly, it’s going to be a lot faster. Looking at the chart above, it’s way faster than IE 8 and competes with the rest of the browsers. They are also making it more compliant with Acid3 standards! Woo hoo!

IE9 – An Early Look

Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (Win7)


With Windows 7 gaining market share it’s a good idea to harden the built-in firewall, especially if it’s the only one you use. Here are two primers:

TechNet article on Windows Firewall

Introduction to Windows Firewall w/ Advanced Security (.doc download) from

Easily update CyanogenMod with CM Updater

No more plugging in your Android phone, copying files to your SD card and clicking through the Android Recovery utility – CM Updater does it all for you.

CM Updater
How to easily upgrade CyanogenMod using CM Updater

Backup Web Browser Settings using FavBackup

backup web browsers

If you’re like me, you might have 3 to 4 different web browsers installed on your system. Each browser has it’s own set of favorites, profiles, add-ons, saved passwords, and more! FavBackup is a free tool that supports all the major browsers, plus some minor ones, and makes backing up a cinch!

Backup Web Browser Settings using FavBackup

Find Sunrise/Sunset Times for any Zip code and add to Outlook


Going on vacation? Enter the zip code of the destination and save the sunrise and/or sunset time to Outlook. Any day, any year.

Sunrise-Sunset Times from Calendar Updates Homepage

Visualize Your Hard Drive With WinDirStat


A uniquely visual tool, WinDirStat shows disk usage by color and partition. You can even delete file you know for certain you no  longer need. Works with XP, Vista and 7.

WinDirStat Homepage

jiTouch adds new gestures to your MacBook TrackPad

jitouch - Multitouch Extension for MacBook_s Trackpad

One of the coolest things about the latest MacBook is its TrackPad. It redefines the way we use that space on traditional laptops by adding some extra gestures that make using the TrackPad useful and enjoyable. If you’ve ever felt the default gestures were very limited you’d love jiTouch. It adds quite a lot of new gestures to your MacBook TrackPad that makes using the TrackPad more enjoyable.

See what jiTouch can bring to your MacBook TrackPad.

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