Archive for February 3rd, 2005

Minimize Firefox/Thunderbird to the System Tray

February 3, 2005

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I’m not usually big on minimizing apps to the system tray … I’ve already got far too many icons down there. But this one does a couple of things that I find to be really handy: it keeps Firefox resident, even if I’m not running it at the time (and if I’m not running Firefox now, you can bet I will be within the next 10 minutes). It also allows me to start Thunderbird, have it minimize to the tray and announce when I’ve got new mail. Both of these are good things for me.
To make this all work, go here and don’t forget to click on the Installation link at the top of the page to get all the details on what you need to do. Not a lot of work but a tiny bit more than usual.

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How your email address is spoofed

February 3, 2005

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Have you ever wondered how someone else can send email that looks like it came from you? This how-to guide describes it in excruciating detail. Not for the faint of heart, it’s a bare metal guide on how to do it. It’s not elaborate nor does it explain what the various commands do but it shows you how simple it is to send email, making it look like it’s coming from someone else.
Why am I passing this on? Because you should know how easy it is.

DVD -> DIVX

February 3, 2005

Another item courtesy of digg.com:
Copy your DVD into DivX5 format – Guide for 16:9 anamorphic movies