NoScript – the indispensible security plugin for Firefox

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Jun 212015
 

The best malware solution is: don’t get malware in the first place.

NoScript blocks and whitelists website script by domain name, so you just get the content (instead of loading additional ad and tracking scripts from 30 different places).  Pros: 1) websites load much quicker, and 2) it’s infinitely safer.  Cons: it requires a little effort to build your whitelist and you sometimes have to guess at which domains are necessary for content to load properly.noscript

ShuttlePRO v2

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May 182015
 

Just got this control surface for use with Sony Vegas 13 – nice piece of hardware, and key mapping’s very straightforward.  While getting used to it and deciding how to map the buttons, I found it handy to have a cheatsheet handy.  I use a transparent notebook divider pocket with the buttons drawn in permanent marker, and then use dry erase to mark the current button functions.

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How to link to a specific time in a YouTube video

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Apr 122015
 

Found this on http://youtubetime.com/#, which does it for you.  All you have to do is add a string to the end of the video’s URL specifying the start time in minutes and second, like this:

add: &t=1m28s
Example:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_zInEun2y0&t=1m28s
Becomes:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_zInEun2y0&t=1m28s&t=1m28s

 

Unnecessary Services in XP

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Aug 192010
 

There are a surprising number of things that can be turned off to boost performance and improve security.

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