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Internet Explorer 8 ~ The newest version of this dominant Web browser was released for download on March 19, 2009 from Microsoft’s base in Redmond at 12:00 EDT (09:00 PDT). In view of my comments on the success of Windows XP and the troubles of Vista, I’d say no matter your feelings about big business you still can’t ignore this update…
Internet Storm Center ~ The Internet Storm Center was created in 2001, as an analysis and warning system enabling Internet professionals, to protect themselves and others against cyberattacks. Most likely this is over the head of anyone without a good degree in Computer Science, but by studying these principles and revisiting them often, you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble.
Is It Up? ~ Here is another site that will check whether any website is currently live or not, giving you more of a clue when you are having difficulties whether the issue lies with you, your computer, your router, ISP or none of the above. Rather more detail is offered that will help the end-user, to know how the site in question is performing presently.
JavaScript Solar Eclipse Explorer ~ This JavaScript application runs seamlessly in your web browser, making it simple to calculate the circumstances of all the solar eclipses you could possibly witness, from any location you might like to consider and on any reasonable time frame you care to think about. It can’t predict the weather conditions yet, but they’re working on it…
KDE Education Project - KStars ~ KDE is a graphical environment initially for Linux workstations, but now increasingly for Windows and even Mac OS X. KStars is a free desktop planetarium that aims to be cross-platform and came to my rescue recently, when converting the equatorial coordinates used by astronomers into the ecliptic coordinates astrologers deploy…
LibreOffice ~ A while ago I recommended OpenOffice, as a free open-source alternative for those who need word processing software or a spreadsheet application for instance. Well, the new kid on the block these days is LibreOffice, springing from the same origins after complex business dealings, amid fears OpenOffice might not be free anymore.
Linux Is Free And Full Of Love ~ Many visitors to my site won’t understand this video. After all, you increasingly use Apple derivatives and haven’t totally embraced the flexibility of Windows yet, nor the learning curve implied. So consider Linux, one step further in the freedom and complexity stakes. It promotes idealistic principles, that in practice don’t always go entirely to plan.
Lunar Phases Applet ~ This free Java applet features all over the Web. You can edit the parameters displayed yourself, and can have live lunar data on your own website with just one short line of HTML code. Not surprisingly, there seem to be a few versions of this applet around, but this one looks original and also credits the author, which is only fair.
McAfee Site Advisor ~ The twelve Astrologywizard.com zodiac screensavers are rather twilighted these days, they were designed in 2000 but still work with all Windows versions including Vista and 64-bit. If you ever need to check anything you’re downloading or see what it might do to your system, take a look here. It’s a great free service!
Microsoft Windows 7 ~ Whether you think it’s gripping news or not, most people visiting this website use a Microsoft operating system to get them here. The new Windows 7 has just been completed with a build string timed for 12:55 on July 13, 2009 in Redmond, WA. It doesn’t launch until October 22, when the astrology behind it seems even worse…
Moonconnection.com ~ Selling software that calculates lunar phenomena, this site is also an accessible source of information on most topics connected with the Moon, offering a concise review of everything from lunar phases to your astrological Moon sign. Don’t miss the Moon module for your website or blog, or the extensive lunar phases calendar…
Morinus ~ The proportion of people visiting this site with a Linux distribution as their operating system, has increased sevenfold in the past few years. But astrology software that works well under Linux is increasingly hard to find, so here’s one program I like very much that even has a Windows version you can try. Did I mention it is free as well?
Night Vision ~ Astrologers recognise the symbolism of the stars, but often prove ignorant when it comes to locating the majority by looking at the sky. Night Vision is a free software planetarium working on any mainstream computer with Java installed. It is straightforward, informative, intuitive, fully customisable and generally a joy to use.
Norse - Live Attack Intelligence ~ Cyberattacks have been in the news lately, but unless you run your own server and are routinely involved with its machinations, you might still gain the impression these are isolated events. Norse are world leaders in live attack intelligence and have produced this animated map, updating in real time and ready to persuade you otherwise…
Not F’d: You Won’t Find Me On Facebook ~ Richard Stallman may be eccentric, but he is one of the heroes of the free software movement and is the main architect of the GNU Project, that ultimately lead to the creation of the Linux kernel. If he tells you that Facebook is basically surveillance then you’d better believe him. Here is the reasoning behind some of his opinions…