Even before I received my Commodore 64 on Christmas Day 1983, I've had a love affair with computers. A lot of relatives and friends ask me questions regarding computers, and I'm happy to help them. Below are a few helpful links for computer owners:

  • I trust you have Anti Virus software running at all times, right? If not...get one! I use Norton AntiVirus (this isn't free, but it is a must )
  • You need a Firewall for your computer--download ZoneAlarm (it's free!)
  • Make sure Windows is up-to-date and protected by using Windows Update on a regular basis
  • Download and use Mozilla Firefox instead of Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • If you need good e-mail software, download and use Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Slashdot - News for nerds, stuff that matters
  • There is a free option to Microsoft Office: OpenOffice
  • Handy Backup is a great backup program, and it's what I use
  • Tired of Pop-Up ads while using Microsoft Internet Explorer? Update to Windows XP Service Pack 2. If you don't have Windows XP, download and install Free Surfer (it's free, too!)
  • MusicMatch Jukebox - Use this to rip MP3s, listen to MP3s and CDs and burn your own CDs
  • iTunes is THE place to find great music to download (legally) and load your iPod
  • Think that file is deleted just because you put it in the Recycle Bin and then emptied it? You're wrong. Use Eraser to "shred" the file. It's what the US Department of Defense uses (and it's free!)
  • Shutterfly - print your digital photos professionally
  • RSS Feeds

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I recently built my own computer, and boy was it a great experience! Here are the details:

Here are a few pictures of the Welch-G3 computer:

The entire setup

The computer

Blacklights all aglow!