Dan White's blog

What really slows Windows down

This article suggests what we already knew (and what our customers quite often suspect) - Norton's products grinds your machine down to a snails pace while "Nod32 gets good security reviews and seems to leave the system fairly nippy".

The article and it's conclusion.


Amazing email worms that are traced back to an email account.

Got an email from a customer today containing this.
From: serv@elamex.com [mailto:serv@elamex.com] 
Sent: None
To: xxxx@xxxxx.com
Subject: Mail server report.

Mail server report.

Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are
being sent rom your computer.

Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a
new virus type (Network Worms).

Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the
computer nnoticeably.
After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests
all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to
these e-mail addresses

Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer

Best regards,
Customers support service

I had to admit it made me chuckle, a customer asked me what it was. My reply was something along these lines.


UK IT suppliers

When attempting to procure IT equipment here is a list of sites we use at varying intervals.

(Please note that this is not a recommendation by runPCrun neither are we affiliated to any of these sites and you will note there are no affiliate links embedded in the addresses given below)

My "Handy Firefox Extension" list

One of Firefox's strengths is the ability to add "extensions" to the browser. These little additions to Firefox can greatly extend the functionality of the browser.

Here I put my favorites and what they do. I don't expect the list to be fully implemented with anyone else as everyones needs are different, but maybe the odd nugget of information may help you.