Tuesday, December 30, 2008

update and free icon site

Saturday, December 27, 2008

ksTransLog screensaver updated

Vs. 1.01 of my ksTransLog screensaver is available. I've made a few fixes and have added the ability for you to select the font, font color and size of the scrolling text. This is cool with a 'techie' font and tech background. Enjoy!

>> More info and download

Sunday, December 21, 2008

ksTransLog screen saver - new!

Just for the geeks and SysAdmin's out there, I've developed a simple screen saver that displays your preferred log file (ie: system log file, windowsupdate log, etc) and displays it as scrolling text. The most recent log entries are shown at the top of the screen, while the others scroll. You can also include an optional background image, which the log text scrolls over. It's donationware - donations and suggestions welcomed.

>> More info and download

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Matrix screensaver updated (Vs. 3.4)

I made a fix to my Matrix screensaver and have released a new Beta version (3.4).
Fix: the option to load an external file for the data displayed at the top - has been fixed.

Download and more info

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Weather1 BETA

I've released a new BETA version of Weather1. This is Version 8.00.1. Too many new features to list here.

>> What's New

>> Download

Monday, December 1, 2008


Here's a super-easy way to reformat data. Do you have data in a spreadsheet that you want to reformat? Just make one change and it will change the other data automatically. Watch the video and bookmark this one.

Monday, November 17, 2008

5 free apps to clone your hard drive...

Here's a good write-up on five free apps to clone your hard drive. I haven't used all of them, so read each one to see how it best fits your needs. They're free!

View the article here

Friday, October 24, 2008


Here's a neat, free, little tool to help you collect and organize notes on your pc. Tons of features. Similar to other tools, but this sits easily in your system tray area. Read more about it here

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The chameleon desk...

This is really cool. Ready for this desk? Check-out the article and find-out how to do this yourself.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Kelly's picks...

I constantly find new, cool programs, often free that just make tasks easier on the computer. I try to keep a list of my favorite tools and programs and share them. I just recently updated my list - check it out ->

Thursday, October 2, 2008

YouSendIt - free, big file transfers

Do you ever encounter the problem of sending large files over the internet? Sometimes it's not your ISP that's limiting, but maybe a family member or client's ISP who limits their e-mail attachment sizes.

YouSendIt comes to the rescue! Free registration and free basic service (up to 100MB files). If you want to files larger than 100MB, there's a small fee. This is a great service. I've used it countless times for family, friends and clients.

No software to install - just use your web browser. Easy. They also have plug-ins for popular programs such as Outlook, Acrobat, Photoshop, MS Office, etc.
Go to YouSendIt

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Explore, create and share color themes...for free

Kuler is a program from Adobe that's free and in its final release. It's a Web-based application, so there's nothing to download.
You can create "color themes", color palettes, etc, and save them online or download them as swatches to use in your Adobe applications. You can view the most popular color themes that others have created and download theirs, too. What's really cool is you can create a color palette from a photograph - easily.
Visit kuler.adobe.com

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Matrix Vs. 3.01 Beta

I have a new Beta version of my Matrix screen saver. It includes a small fix to Vs. 3.0. Info and download here

Thursday, September 25, 2008

AddThis - great bookmarking tool for website owners

I had forgotten about this tool until I ran across it recently. AddThis is a free service that provides an easy way to add bookmarking to your website or blog. It's free - just register, then copy and paste the code. Check-out the dropdown version - much improved. Just try it:

- ejaeDesign reminded me about this tool

Friday, September 19, 2008

Palin hack details - and how to keep your e-mail safe

Most of us have heard the news of the hacker that gained access to Sarah Palin's e-mail account. Here's the story on how he did it and some good tips on how to protect your online accounts:


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Firefox Wallpapers

Sweet desktop wallpapers from lifehacker.com!

Sync any desktop calendar with Google Calendar

Here's the full article on how to sync any Google Calendar with your desktop calendar program.

- by Adam Pash, a senior editor for Lifehacker who isn't happy until everything syncs.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Matrix_ks screen saver - BETA available

I have a new BETA version of my Matrix_ks Screen Saver available,
What's New in Version 3.0:

  • Added two new colors: Gold, and Pink (for the female geeks out there). ;)

  • Unlimited multi-monitor custom configuration - you can optionally specify your left-most monitor, width and height resolutions. This is for those who have odd/custom monitor configurations.

  • Other minor fixes and improvements.

Info and download here.

I welcome your feedback! Again, this is BETA. :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

1TB of free storage space - Oosah

On this video, Chris Pirillo talks about Oosah. Oosah offers you an online file manager, allowing you to share content via e-mail, linking, embedding, streaming (podcasts!), and regular downloading.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Test of Google's "Chrome"

Here is a good summary from Walter Mossberg, from The Wall Street Journal. Click here to view his summary and video.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Google releases it's own Web browser - Details here.

The tentative website (not yet available) will be

You can find some screen shots here

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Software updates: Wallpap1 and Contact1

I have two new updates:

  • Wallpap1 updated - minor fix for shutdown. Download here

  • Contact1 BETA available for testing - I've redesigned Contact1 to give it a better look and I've added a few fields to the database. Click here to download the Beta version. If you're an existing user, please backup your current Contact1 folder before installing the Beta version. I've also changed it to "donation-ware".


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Google 'suggests'...

I noticed this morning that Google has implemented their 'Suggest' feature on their main search. Just go to the main Google search page and start typing. You'll see suggested terms and search result counts. Cool.

Release details:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Wallpap1 - Vs. 2.0

I've updated Wallpap1 to give it a variety of new features:

  • You can set the style of the wallpaper updates - Tile, Centered, Size to Fit.

  • It remembers the last directory used for wallpaper images.

  • Improvements to the interface.

  • Still FREE. :)

>> Download and more info here

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Seinfled and Microsoft?

Microsoft is still being very secretive about its new $300 million advertising campaign that it plans to unleash shortly, but Seinfeld will play a key role in it, the Wall Street Journal has learned. He apparently will appear in commercials alongside the recently retired (but apparently not-so-retired) Bill Gates. And he’ll supposedly earn $10 million for his troubles. Read full story

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I've been getting some great press about my IconHider program, but recently some of the Anti-Virus programs are falsely labeling it as having a trojan or virus. NOT TRUE!

False alerts from Anti-virus programs: There are NO trojans and NO viruses in this program! For some reason, some of the anti-virus programs are falsely identifying this program as having a trojan or something detrimental. NOT TRUE! The reason this is happening, is severe lack of intelligence from the developers of these antivirus programs. IconHider is simply making low-level Microsoft API calls to do the functions it needs to do - such as hide the desktop icons, start the screensaver, etc, etc. So if you get these FALSE alerts from your antivirus program, simply tell it to ignore IconHider.exe in the preference settings of the antivirus program. All antivirus programs will allow you to specify programs that you KNOW are SAFE, which includes IconHider.

It's an awesome, small utility - learn more about it here:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Delfly Micro

Too cool - Looks like a semi-transparent dragonfly, weighing less than 1 oz., able to buzz though the air at 10mph while the transmitter beams TV-quality images back to a base station a few hundred feet away. More info.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Scalable Fabric Puts Window Thumbnails in Your Widescreen Edges

If working with minimized thumbnails sounds more convenient than multiple Alt+Tab clicks or task-bar hunting, Microsoft's Scalable Fabric tool might be right up your alley. The system tray utility takes any windows you drag to an area outside your chosen area get minimized to thumbnails on the screen's edge.

MORE >>>

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Taking Launchy beyond app launching

If you aren't using Launchy - you should be! Read my post here if you're not.

Most people know Launchy as a simple and lightning-fast application launcher, but it's much more capable than that. Using Launchy, you can append text to files, schedule appointments, add to your to-do list, set reminders, post to twitter, send messages to your phone, and more!

Get the details >>

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Popcorn Hour

Very cool device - PopCorn Hour A-100. This device can do just about everything - playback video, audio, pictures, etc, from just about any venue. You can grab video from your local hard drive, NAS, Bittorrent, Internet (YouTube), etc.....even in HD too. Check it out: http://www.popcornhour.com

Friday, June 27, 2008

Customized top-level www extensions are coming soon

According to new rules unanimously passed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann, at its meeting here, any company, organization or country will soon be able to apply for a new Web address extension, called a top-level domain.
Read full story

Saturday, June 14, 2008

RSA Conference 2008

If you haven't already listened to these, the RSA Conference keynote presentations are quite interesting. Be sure to choose the "View Interactive Webcast" links, because they not only include the video but also the slide presentations.

Here are some interesting facts I've gathered from what I've listened to so far:

  • We have reached an inflection point. There is more malicious software being created everyday than good software. 65% of unique software programs delivered to users were malicious.
  • Identity theft: during the last two months of 2007, almost 50 million people across the globe had their identities exposed; 3 lost identities every second.
  • Business Sectors: Of the data breaches, the government sector accounted for 20% of the overall data breaches. Note that this 20% accounted for over "60%" of the identities exposed.
  • The vast majority of identity theft is actually committed with data that is not collected online. It's either dumpster-diving, robbing the mailbox, etc.
  • Worldwide: There are 4 babies born every second. There are 25 cell phones sold every second. There are 40 million new wireless, telephone subscribers signed-up for cell phone every month.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lost camera caught thieves

Lost cameras "phone home" to catch thieves - A New Yorker was visiting Florida and accidentally lost her camera. The camera had a Eye-Fi 2gb SD card in it. So when the people who stole her camera used it to take snapshots of themselves, guess what? The next time they crossed an internet connection, the camera uploaded the pictures to the web.

Read the full story

Friday, June 6, 2008

NASA: programming controls Mars Lander robot

Interesting read on how the NASA programmers upload their code sequences to the Lander on Mars: Click here to read the article

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Weather1 update

Weather1 updated! More locales and a few minor improvements. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Google App Engine released

Interesting concept - maybe a new trend in web development.
Here's a link with video:

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Programmer fonts

Jan Goyvaerts, of EditPad, has shared some new fonts that are good for programmers (ie: text editors and IDE's, etc). Check em out - they're free. :)
Visit here

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kelly's Point to Ponder

I've finally done something I've been wanting to do in a few years - restart my "Points to Ponder". I used to send this out via e-mail but now I plan to use a blog to handle them. It's easy and free to sign-up to receive my "Points to Ponder" via e-mail. Just click the link below and look for the "subscribe" box.

For about 20 years, I sent daily "Points to Ponder" which were usually short, simple quotes - either motivational, humorous, serious or thought-provoking messages via e-mail each day. I'd like to try this again, if I can get enough interest. So please forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!

Click here to subscribe via e-mail:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pay it forward...

Tornadoes cut a swath of destruction that resulted in an estimated 59 deaths from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, and injured hundreds more. The Red Cross immediately mobilized volunteers and supplies, provided shelter, fed victims, provided emergency workers and lended emotional support. Relief efforts are ongoing.
Please donate anything you can by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800- RED CROSS

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Launchy 2.0

Sorry, it's been a while since I've posted - but it's worth the wait! If you have a lot of software on your computer, how do you easily find and start the programs? Are you always waiting for the Start menu to load and then spending too much time looking for that program name?

I've had this ever-growing issue for some time. There are many quick-launcher programs out there, but where's one that's really easy to use, painless to install, and easy on your system? I've found a great solution by Josh Karlin. It's called Launchy. You can read more and download it here: www.launchy.net

What is Launchy? It's an EASY way to open files, folders, programs and websites. It easily and quickly finds the programs for you. It's an easy install. You just launch it by hitting your ALT+spacebar. For example, to run FireFox, I just typed F, and it guessed FireFox first, and then I just hit enter. :)
There are far too many options and features to list here...BUT you may ask, so how much is this program?? It's FREE! :)

Check it out....it'll save you a ton of time. And it's fun & easy to use.