Finds of the Week: Free Forensic Software, Historic Maps, Create List of Installed Programs (Windows), DIY Photography, Improve Your Handwriting, Amazing Fact Generator


Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Large List of Free Forensic Software
From the site: "Our list of over 120 free tools is provided as a free resource for those working in digital forensics and ediscovery. It’s updated several times a year and suggestions for inclusion are welcome." Some listed sites require registration before you can use them. I found this site via, well worth a visit on its own. :)
Disclaimer: Gizmo's Freeware is not responsible for anything that happens to your computer through use of the software. We encourage frequent backups on a regular basis as well as right before you try something new on a computer. <g>

5,000 Free Historic Maps
I love maps of all kinds, and this site has over 5,000 of them. The maps are historical and aimed at teachers and students, making this site a good resource. Put together by the Educational Technology Clearinghouse at University of South Florida, maps are available for Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Additional maps can be found by using the link under the list of continents.

How to Create a List of Installed Programs in Windows
Having a list of the software on your computer is a handy thing to have around. This article has three ways to do that - through PowerShell, a Command Prompt, and through a utility many of you have already, CCleaner. To get the hardware and software on a computer I like to use the free-for-personal-use program called Belarc, its been around for many years. 

DIY Photography
You'll find a lot to like on this website if you enjoy DIY and photography - reviews, camera hacks, lighting and 6 Reasons to Go Through Your Old Photos. I think that last one was aimed at me. :)

5 Free Websites To Improve Handwriting
Both adults and children can use these sites to improve or teach handwriting in English. The printable worksheets are quite helpful.

One more thing: The Amazing Fact Generator at website Mental Floss is fun. The Hit Me Again button got a lot of use when I visited the site.

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Hey Rhiannon,
A big thank you from us at Technibble for the mention!

- Bryce

Thank you for the lovely links. Cheers!

Belarc is a real help if you need to reinstall software and don't have a record of the serial number. Belarc shows the serial number on the software list, allowing you to download lost or correpted software and avoid having to buy the software again

Thanks for mentioning that. :)

Great timing, I was googling "History+Maps" just yesterday : ) That edu site is a nice find thanks.

I've been enjoying the Fact Generator too.

The .edu site also has some pretty good clip art. :)