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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago Geekomatic

Dear Rob,

Thank you for all of your hard work & dedication.

I sincerely appreciate your "finds" and fully understand what you've written about the evolution (or lack of) "free" software. All in all, I think there's a lot more good than bad-- even if the trade-off is a bit of a clean-up afterwards, as long as the program does as it claimed.

Best wishes to you in your new journey-- whatever that may be!

~G

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago pulsar02

Thanks Rob,One of my favorite goto sites of all time Thank you, Thank you Thank you. Best wishes for your future endeavours.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago George

Dear Rob,

what will we do without you?

You and your contributions have been an integral part of Gizmo's Freeware. Your articles were always on the spot, interesting and so valuable.
You have given the community so much. We hate to see you go.
Or may we have a little hope for more of you when we read "At least not that frequently"?
Anyway, we wish you all the best for whatever you do next.

Thank you so much!

Best regards,
George

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago Anupam

Rob, we can't thank you enough for your immense contribution to this site with the Hot Finds. Your contribution will be missed a lot here by all of us.

I can't imagine how you came up with Hot Finds almost everyday... it's just mind boggling for me. How much effort must have gone in by you, to search for these stuff to post everyday for the users. I don't know how you managed to do this.

We wish you good luck for your future, and with everything that you do. May God bless you.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago rob.schifreen Thanks for those lovely comments. Much appreciated. The whole IT landscape is changing, and there are definitely some interesting times to come. Despite all the freeware mentioned on this site, I reckon the free program that most of us use most frequently is a web browser. It's certainly true in my case. And when I'm not using a PC and a web browser, I'm using my phone, which uses an operating system called Android. That's also free. view
A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago TexasVet

Been a long run rob. Appreciate all the goodies you found for us. Peace, Prosperity and Health to you.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago budchekov

Happy trails Rob, please don't be a stranger, your contributions have been massive and you will be missed muchly, thanks for your part in making this site a Beacon in the Night..
Happy Easter mate. :)

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago suruha

Well, gosh! I think I have commented two times, but, I read these all the time! I have received some great advice!
I'm sad. LOL
May you always be happy!
Su

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago boristhemoggy

Too much changes too quickly on the web, you've offered us stability for some considerable time. Many thanks for everything.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago rob.schifreen Remember that the site will carry on. There are scores of people who bring it to you, and who will continue to do so. I am/was just one of them. view
A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago Pelican

I wish you well and understand your desire for a queter life. Have been a fan of Gizmo since the sites' inception and have sent may of my readers here for help. Enjoy your well earned rest but know you will be missed.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago rob.schifreen Thanks George. I might still contribute an occasional entry if I happen to come across something that I find useful. Until a couple of years ago I actually had 3 "jobs". I worked at a university in the UK, I started an IT security business, and I was writing Hot Finds in my "spare" time! I now want to concentrate on the IT security business with fewer distractions, while also enjoying and exploring Portugal. My wife and I moved here a few months ago from the UK and there's lots to see. And a very difficult language to learn too! view
A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy Well good luck with the language. I guess we all have different learning abilities but I moved to Brazil 14 years ago and I can still only string together a few sentences in Portuguese. If it wasn't for my Brazilian wife of 12 years I'd have been consigned to the ex pat dunce's pile years ago. We did in fact almost move back to Europe last year (Portugal - Silves) but too many uncertainties with Brexit, the economic and migrant situation made us decide to stay here. MC - Site Manager. view
A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago bili_39

Many thanks Rob. It was pleasure to read news from you.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago J Tyler

Rob good luck in your new endeavor.I hope that the quality does continue, I really enjoyed receiving the daily info.

John

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago Grumpy Grandad

Many thanks for all of the many useful articles and help you have given me over the years. Good luck in your retirement!
Many thanks also to the rest of the team.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago papawdalton

You will be missed. God be with you.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago Gibbs.Slap

Robert,

I thank you for all of your years of dedication to finding shareware for all of us strangers all of these years.
You will be missed by all of your com poderes at Gizmo's and everyone have us save thousands of dollars through the decades of your finds.

I wish you a blessed retirement and only ask that you have a wonderful time living it. :)

Ken

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago beergas

Thanks for the great work for the site over the years. Truly enjoy Portugal. Went there late 1970s and loved Faro (flowers) on Med coast. Friendly, warm and many Brits then. Was right after the revolution so Ports were still all giddy and positive for the future. It's come long way. Enjoy.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago kpoff

Rob, thank you so much for all that you have done for us through the years! I remember the old days you talk about above and though I never progressed in my computer knowledge to the level that I could be an editor, I have been in the background benefiting from your work (and that of everyone else at Tech Support Alert). I've been around so long that I still have Issue #1 of PC Alert on my computer from 1998! In the government/non-profit world of operating on a shoestring budget, I don't know what I would have done if you all hadn't been there through my career. Many blessings for your WELL-DESERVED retirement!

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago tomgee8853

Rob, thanks and you will be missed. May God continue to watch over you in your new ventures.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago HisSon

All the best Rob. You will be missed.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago classicggma65

Thank you for all of your contributions and for writing about things in such a way that this great-grandma understands. Much happiness and have a great retirement.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago gizmofan1248

Many many thanks - to Rob and Gizmo and the whole team.
Good luck and best wishes, Rob!

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 6 days ago AJNorth

With deepest thanks for your many years of dedication, and every best wish for the next phase of your journey!

May the rains be light, and the wind remain at your back.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago 4sure5

I'm happily adding my thanks to the others. Your insights and recommendations have added much to my enjoyment of the internet.
All the best!

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago arieshifman

Thanks for all your good work

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago KrankyMax

Thank you for the time you contributed to Gizmo and the articles you wrote on the Free Software. I enjoyed reading about the software, but didn't see a lot of use for me to down load most of them. The ones I did get I still use and glad someone else had input on how helpful they would be for me. My son is also a programmer, but his programs are for the space and defense departments for the US government.
Enjoy your retirement and stay busy with fun things in life.

Maxine

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago WTNeil

Thank you for all your work. It was greatly appreciated by myself and others that I pointed towards your articles. You will be missed by many.
Enjoy your well earned retirement.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago ronj25

I haven't registered before but I thought it was important to do so to express my deep gratitude for all the helpful suggestions and all the hours of effort that made them possible. Many, many thanks.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago Yankiwi

Many thanks, Rob, for all your excellent service and advice over the years. Your hard work in finding, testing, and writing about your Hot Finds has made my computing life much easier and better, for which I'm truly grateful, as (manifestly) are the others commenting here.

I wish you a long, peaceful, and healthy retirement, with perhaps - dare we hope? - the occasional Gizmo contribution when you come across some excellent piece of free software and just can't help yourself!

Vá com Deus!

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago tonytones

I have been a subscriber for years and always looked forward to great articles from Rob.

You will be missed mate, wishing you all the best in your retirement...

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago pauloz

You have helped take this senior citizen from computer illiterate to well, someone who has a handle on most computer issues. Thank you Rob and all the best in your retirement.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago sea siren

Thank you for all you do (have done). Many blessings to you and for your future. I will miss you.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago not recognized

All the best Rob. Hoping a rock won't fall into your swimming pool and an old colleague come to coerce you back etc. Maybe you'll be tempted to make the odd contribution still. Thanks for all your good work.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago fred64

Many years of excellent advice and discussions, your act is going to be a tough one to follow. I have been retired no for about ten years. The first one was the hardest, trying to unwind into a less driven lifestyle. Wishing you well on yours.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago ladyrobina

I'm a longtime fan of this site. Your reviews have always been spot on and helped me a lot when searching for new programs. Many thanks for your work and enjoy your retirement.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago knookie

Thank you Robert - have been enjoying these daily emails for years

[replaced offensive word with thank you - moderator]

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago rob.schifreen The Portuguese people are generally so nice, and way too understanding about my lack of language skills. Not only do many of them speak enough English to get by, they frequently apologise for not speaking it better. Which makes me feel even worse. view
A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago MidnightCowboy I used to get very frustrated during our first couple of years here because of my inability to master the language but now I accept it just ain't gonna happen. :D Unlike Portugal and many other parts of Europe, English is not widely spoken here at all and it's virtually impossible to engage with any official function without having a translator. Same applies to banks and doctors/hospitals although there is more English spoken in the main tourist areas. 99% of Brazilians who do speak English assume I'm American and immediately launch into political debates about stuff I care little about until I'm able to reveal my true heritage. MC view
A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago Mark.Australia

Thank you kindly Rod, for all the hot finds emails, and gems, you have forwarded to us over the years. Sorry to see you go. Certainly it is one of the few email I always looked forward to opening and discovering what new gems you had discovered. Cheers to you..

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago OllieJones

Rob, your career of top-shelf reviews of software has had an amazing effect on solidifying and strengthening my trade--the trade of software development I love. Thanks.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 months ago acz

Well, I guess everyone has to retire sometime. Your contributions to the vast community of users has have been invaluable. Thank you so much. I understand that I may still look forward to the occasional post. May you live long and continue to prosper.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 1 month ago Chigwells

Yep, I'd like to also add a fond farewell to you Robert. I have been using this website for some years, and it's greatest benefit is to point me towards useful, well-functioning freeware. As you point out, a lot of software can be poorly constructed; additionally I would like to add that another procedure with software is to have to download it to check whether it does exactly what I need. Your pages take away most of that tiresome stuff, here I am able to refine my software palette. Another benefit, is I end up with LESS software on board, because I have been able to choose my software more accurately.
I am a self-taught semi-geek, and I help friends and family keep their electronica under control, and I am always promoting this site as the go-to for safe, quality software. Cheers!

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 3 weeks ago paol

Thanx Rob..!

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 year 2 weeks ago ih8bills

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the freeware cause !
I have been using this site for about 15 years now... and I would not like to be without it.
Which is why I donated the other day -- and will continue to.
This site is of great value -- and we appreciate it.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 7 months 2 weeks ago walterbeckman

Thanks for your hard work and service to all your readers. Don't let the typing fingers rest too long. Again many thanks.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 3 months 2 weeks ago nahabze

As with the others that wish you well, I'd like to add my meager but heartfelt thanks for the superlative contribution you've made to the world of computing. For a generation that preceded PCs, your site provided guidance that allowed us to comprehend the vast array of software that was out there, what it meant, and how to use it. From the earliest days, your contributions have been a guiding light for the uninitiated, and your creation has allowed many of us to acquire skills that we would never have earned without the overview you presented, and the software we could learn how to compute with. Thank you, and may your life be blessed with happiness and love.

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 month 3 weeks ago kunkel321

Thanks for all you've done Rob -- You will be missed!

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 month 3 weeks ago rhiannon

He's definitely missed. :)

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A Fond Farewell From Me 1 day 7 hours ago barracuda

Gizmo....Thanks for scaring the crap out of me. I've have been following Tech Alert for 30 some years (not a typo) just don't want people to figure out how old I am. From the bottom of my heart I THANK YOU for all the excellent advice you've given over the years. I always told my clients "if they didn't do anything else sign-up to Gizmo's Tech Alert" so many did and I was always told how useful they found your website. The thing is that 98% of my clients were single parents with God's Special kids or otherwise known physically or mentally challenged. I myself have been disabled for years so I really counted on donated hardware and software so when I had the parts I would build and give them a system totally free. I don't think I could have done it without the freeware or articles on your website. So truly I'm glad your site will still be around but those of us that's been around for a while need to slow down too. Thanks for all you've done to help me over the years...miss you is an under statement. God Bless and Keep You. Michael

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A Fond Farewell From Me 22 hours 4 min ago rhiannon

Thanks for your kind words. Gizmo and the crew are still here, the farewell post was from one of our editors, Robert Schifreen. We miss him. :)

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A Free Animation Utility That can be Used by the Non-Artistic 2 years 5 months ago Lightbar

I know this is a 5-year-old article, but just a quick FYI in case anyone cares... The link to the J-Walk Blog posted at the end of this article is dead. It leads to the J-Walk home page, but the blog that it was originally a link to must have been removed from the site.

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A Free Animation Utility That can be Used by the Non-Artistic 2 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy Thank you. The link has now been removed. MC - Site Manager. view
A Free App to Make Your New PC Cleaner and Faster 5 years 8 months ago Jero

This is a great find, Vic. Thank you for sharing it!

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A Free App to Make Your New PC Cleaner and Faster 5 years 8 months ago Rick Grunwald

I love Jv16 Powertools and that feature is awesome but you rightfully tell us to BE CAREFULL with it. It will do EXACTLY what you tell it to do

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A Free App to Make Your New PC Cleaner and Faster 5 years 8 months ago syadkikar

Thanks

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A Free Confidential Chat System For Family Or Colleagues 4 years 1 month ago nowayman

This is actually an interesting solution. But I'm not sure that it's actually THAT private.

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A Free Confidential Chat System For Family Or Colleagues 4 years 1 month ago bernardz

A free account has only 10 meg of storage, which may be an issue and the free accounts has adverts. I wonder if what is said in these chat rooms is used for their adverts?

Which gets you to the issue of privacy, which is also questionable. They do not allow secret accounts, how well they police that I am not sure, but they do keep a full history of everything, and they do not even demand a court order to release this information. If you follow the links below even civil matters like copyright infringements, they are likely to police. Put it this way, if I was a solicitor or someone who needs privacy, I am looking for something else. https://campfirenow.com/privacy

DISCLOSURE

  • We may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Terms of Service.
  • It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.


 

 

 

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A Free E-Book From Microsoft For Every Day Of The Year. Almost. Anonymous (not verified) view
A Free Full-Text Search Program for Windows Anonymous (not verified) view
A Free Language Learning Tool Loved by Millions 1 year 9 months ago arieshifman

thanks

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A Free Language Learning Tool Loved by Millions 1 year 9 months ago jlgg

Nice, easy to use, ads not too instrusive on Android, not sure how much I will retain, but that's my problem!

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A Free Language Learning Tool Loved by Millions 1 year 9 months ago Imanonov

I'm a bit weary of a language-learning program that spells both its French as its Hebrew version wrongly.

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 4 years 10 months ago pvilan

Thanks Rob.
Fantastic!
This huge collection of images from 1500 to 1922, shows the magnitude of the information in the cloud, at our disposal.
In this case made possible by the free 1 TB in Flickr.

Peter

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 4 years 10 months ago downunder57

As these images are copyright free, can they also be used with
modifications of the image. Or can we only use "As Is"
I would like to modify for commercial purposes. I.E. Kindle,
blogs and other.

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 4 years 10 months ago aronbergvlad

I don't see any way to search. 12 million photos at random will require more than one sandwich.

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 4 years 10 months ago df1995

I can't find any search device. Not useful without.

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 4 years 10 months ago ichabod

For me, Flickr's search box seemed to work properly. This was my first visit to Flickr, so I'll be interested to learn more about how to use it, and whether a log-in would provide more features.

After clicking on Rob's link, I clicked on the first image that appeared, which was a Thanksgiving platter of roast turkey, copied from The Saturday Evening Post, according to the meta-data revealed by scrolling down on the photo's own page. Next, I backed-up to the main "Internet Archive Book Images" page (where Rob's link had led me) and typed the word turkey in the search box in the top-right corner; this gave me the drop-down option (which I chose) to limit my search to the current Internet Archive Book Images photos. The search-results page included the option to filter the results by type of license. After choosing "commercial use allowed," I re-opened that filter, chose "modifications allowed," and then saw that both of those filters were active. Subsequent searches from that screen retained the filter settings.

Yes, certainly, there were countless images in the search results. However, this "problem of plenty" doesn't seem all that different from what we have with a Web search of an unfathomably large number of websites. On Flickr, perhaps we don't have the benefit of algorithms designed to push popular results to the top of the search list, and the environment may be less familiar, and we probably have fewer refinement options available. Still, a similar image search through a standard Web search engine gave me a similarly overwhelming number of images.

Having said all that, though, we are not limited to using Flickr's search engine to search Flickr's images. From my image search on Google, for the words Thanksgiving platter roast turkey The Saturday Evening Post, I didn't immediately find that same photo that I'd seen first on Flickr. But, by adding site:Flickr.com to my search string, that image was the first of only 9 images in my search results!

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 4 years 10 months ago pvilan

Thanks ichabod!
For your detailed and useful comment.
Peter

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 4 years 10 months ago gem

One solution is to use Google search.
Just type the topic that you are interested in, followed by this: site:flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages.
Example: type (without the quotes) in Google search: "indians site:flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages" to view images taken from books regarding indians.
The other solution is this:
Underneath every image you can see the metadata. On the right you can see some tags which include bookid bookyear bookdecate booksubject etc.
If you click on any of these tags you will be searching for this specific tag.
But you can also use these tags to find other subjects.
Example: In flickr search space, type booksubjectindians to see images of books regarding...well...indians.
Same applies for other tags e.g. if you type bookyear1842 you will find images from books from 1842.

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A Free Library Of 12 Million Photos For You To Use 4 years 10 months ago ichabod

Thanks, gem, for those gems of helpful info!

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A Free Online OCR Service 1 year 8 months ago vandamme

http://free-online-ocr.com/ is one I like better because it can convert to rtf. I'm still looking for one that converts to an open format, like odf, instead of Microsoft proprietary DOCX.

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A Free Online OCR Service 1 year 8 months ago Quantum_Dragon

If you register (Still free), you get:

Adobe PDF
Microsoft Excel 97-2003 (xls)
Microsoft Excel (xlsx)
Microsoft Word 97-2003 (doc)
Microsoft Word (docx)
RTF document (rtf)
Text Plain (txt)

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 5 years 1 week ago Misty27

For those inclined more towards open source software, when it comes to entrusting passwords, and also not storing in the cloud (the cloud :D), then 2 or the best are:
Password Safe http://pwsafe.org/
Keepass Password Manager http://keepass.info/

Keepass is perhaps slightly more secure, but definitely has more options, configurability for auto-typing login data. But that can make it more complicated for those that don't need a lot of options. But either will handle just entering user name / PW.

PW Safe is a bit simpler, doesn't have the level of extra entropy that Keepass has.
I use PW Safe for forum PWs, etc., & Keepass for banks. In PW Safe, You must click to auto type (or drag / drop). OMG! Click a mouse?!? How lazy are we getting?

Keepass can find the DB entry that matches current web page "title" or other identifiers - so don't have to "search" in the current DB. It also offers "Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation," (see help file or online help file), which attempts to defeat most keyloggers.

Both of these are 1st class programs, are actively maintained, have excellent help forums & bug trackers / feature request reporting. Much better than a lot of commercial software I've used.

I used Roboform (free) some yrs ago. It certainly may've changed since then, but at the time had little if any on Keepass or Password Safe. Plus, some password mgrs are not open source, which for many security experts, is a *drawback* for security / encryption software, etc. I don't think storing PWs is any less important.

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 4 years 3 months ago magnogreato

I'm sorry, but any personal data that's supposed to be kept from unwanted sources that has to go to a external website then back to my desktop thru 1000 encryptions, 264bit or greater, etc., etc. is still subject to any and all hacking, virus' and malware.

Just give me a stand alone program that stays on my desktop, PERIOD!

That way if I have problems, then, well, it'll have to come from my system and I don't have to worry about someone or some thing external that I can't control to worry about.

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 4 years 1 week ago greyman

Last Pass has been wonderful to use, since I figured it out. The information that you enter does not come from the cloud, it is generated on your computer. One could tweak how many hashes the passwords used, some time ago, but I don't know if that is still the case.

LastPass is great. it is Free, and, for free, it is a super good deal!

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 3 years 7 months ago howiem

I would like to see a review here of Dashlane https://www.dashlane.com/passwordmanager which looks on the surface like it might be a pretty good free PW manager and web form filler.

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 3 years 7 months ago Remah

I agree. Dashlane presents really well - the website looks great and the product is very good. But if you want a review then it would be best to make your request as a comment in the article Best Free Web Form Filler and Password Manager.

The main problem with the free version of Dashlane is that it is limited to one device. That makes it practically useless for many users who want access from their PC and phone, for example. I wouldn't even look at it for this reason but if you only use one computer device then it is a good option.

See the free versus premium comparison at https://www.dashlane.com/premium

 

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A Free Password Manager that's Just as Good as Roboform 2 years 7 months ago AJNorth

FWIW, LastPass Free is also Neil Rubenking's top pick at PC Magazine amongst free password managers (2016.07.07; review at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2475964,00.asp ). LastPass is now at version 4.1.33 (released 2016.11.18).

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago mrmontgom

I just tried this out. Seemed pretty slick until I realized it's not playing back a graphical representation of my session. It is actually retracing my mouse movement and clicks. This could be risky if you close windows or move things around before replaying. It could delete content or have some other negative impact. Use with caution.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago zep321

Love this little app. Simple, uncomplicated. Even a simpleton like me mastered it immediately.
Took note of mrmontgom comment above and will make sure I play back before closing windows or moving anything around although I do not understand his warning and would appreciate some elucidation on it.
Thanks rob.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago tp

I think the point that is being made is this isn't recording a video of your actions, it is recording the actual actions. As such, when you play it back, any mouse clicks, keyboard presses happen again on your machine. So if things like applications, files, etc aren't in the same place/state that they were when the recording was made, the playback will likely be different as well and could lead to unintended consequences. I feel the write-up on this is poor in that it does not mention any of this.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago hometownnerd

It seems this is a bit more than a "screen" recorder, it seems to be a automation of the mouse to me. That is what mrmontgom is saying as well. It is easiest to duplicate this by starting to record then selecting different application windows then playing it back. On playback a screen recorder would just show a vision of what you were doing, but this app actually does what you recorded. So if you made a simple recording for someone that showed them how to delete something in like word, and they did not have word open in the same location etc it could actually delete something in the same location on screen, seems very dangerous to me. Not knocking the app at all, just think people should be aware of its power.

Larry

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago zep321

Ah, the light comes on above my head! Yes, I do now understand what you guys are saying. I'll be very careful in using this app but I still love it. Thanks guys

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago vandamme

Simple Screen Recorder works pretty well. http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
You can record the whole screen, a window, or an openGL object, plus audio.
It's in most Linux distro repositories, so it's clean.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago tp

Good to know. But as this article is about a Windows based application, it should be noted that Simple Screen Recorder is not an alternative given there doesn't appear to be a Windows version of that available - Linux only.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago 1942Geezer

So perhaps this should be described as a "macro" recorder rather than a "screen" recorder? Ahhhhhh, semantics!

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago Jorpho

As far as actual screen recording in Windows goes, I found BB Flashback Express a while ago. I'm not sure how well it works for fancy Direct3D applications, but for standard Windows apps it gets the job done nicely.
http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack_FreePlayer.aspx

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago tp

I had been using CamStudio (http://camstudio.org/) but this one looks interesting, especially the ability to personalize your recordings by embedding input from a camera in the recording. I'll have to check it out.

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A Free Screen Recorder That's Unbelievably Small 5 years 4 months ago rowboat9

This is definitely a useful app. But, agree with others here: it is NOT a screen recorder... it is a MACRO recorder. Recordings produced by this app can only be "played back" on the computer that they were created-on, even when saved as an executable. Thus, this app is not useful for (and never was intended to be) a tutorial creation tool in the same vein as tools that capture screen activity and save it as a flash or video file. You can't send a screen recording executable file created by TinyTask to a friend and expect him to see a replay of your screen activity on his computer..the executable will not even launch on his computer.

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 4 years 9 months ago evans627

What if you have followed all of these instructions and your USB still shows a boot error? Or rather, the USB is already set to "Active" but still doesn't boot?

And I understand there are other variables, however, what should I try after all else fails?

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 4 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy We are unable to provide individual support here in the comments. Please post details about your issue here in our forum. MC - Site manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/general-computer-support/ view
A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 4 years 5 months ago jmaloney

Thanks! I tried UNetbootin using a downloaded iso file for a Linux boot CD to create a bootable USB flash drive. It worked perfectly on the first try. During bootup I simply pressed F12 to get the boot options screen, selected to boot from the flash drive, and it booted right up. I didn't need to change the BIOS or make the flash drive active. My system is a Dell running Windows 7 Professional.

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 3 years 11 months ago mchldpy

Gizmo said
"can create bootable drives of all the major Linux distros and other operating systems including Windows as well."

Hi Ian,
Have you or anyone tried making a "live USB" version from a windows install disk
with UNetbootin? I could believe maybe it making the install possible from a USB flash drive. If it actually tricks Windows into not handing off USB control to the OS during the boot process ... where have I been¿

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 2 years 1 month ago Longhand

You can't build a windows install disk from an Ubuntu setup. What now?

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A Free Utility that Creates Bootable USB Drives 1 year 5 months ago Paulo

Thanks. I would add also Yumi-2.x.x. It tool is very easy in use but supports just for Windows.

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