When I first conceived this week's blog theme starring some of the biggest "clunkers" of all time, I envisioned it as a week long series of potshots and cheap guffaws at images of cars you couldn't pay modern folk to drive. But as I've gone along with this concept and researched related video for this topic, I've unearthed clip upon clip of car enthusiasts who take some of the most historically laughable cars and transforming them into cars that not only run, but run like champs and look damn good at the same time. … Read more
I remember being a very young boy sitting in the back of my grandfather's Ford Pinto and thinking it was a neat little car (albeit a little cramped). Eventually, I got old enough to realize that the Ford Pinto of the 1970s was a clunker of the highest order that was a grossly unsafe vehicle overall, and the Ford Pinto has never seemed the same to me.
For most of the least couple decades or so, the media and public have made light of the Ford Pinto as one of the biggest joke cars in American history, I have … Read more
iUndelete is an easy-to-use utility that allows users to recover deleted documents. Although it won't work miracles, users stand a good chance of recovering lost data with this program.
The program's interface is simple and intuitive, allowing us to get started right away. For testing purposes, we created a Word document and deleted it. We hadn't emptied our Recycle Bin in a while either, so we did that, too. Then we clicked the Scan button and the program went to work. It quickly returned a list of the deleted files it had found, organized in a tree … Read more
As NASA celebrates the 40th anniversary of man's first trip to the moon, the space agency is taking some hits for failing to preserve the best historical record of the Apollo 11 flight.
NASA acknowledged on Thursday that the original TV footage of the moon landing on July 20, 1969, was accidentally erased. Someone wanted to make room on the videotape reel that stored the footage. So, did NASA's goof rob future generations from watching what was arguably mankind's greatest achievement?
Not hardly. Remember at NASA, failure is not an option.
A Hollywood post-production house was enlisted … Read more
IconRestorer promises to help users save their desktop icon arrangement just how they like. With a simple focus that works quickly and easily, this program is a great choice, especially for those who share a computer.
This program has a very simple user interface that spells out the options with minimal confusion. The program's tabs help manage the basic functions while each command is clearly marked in terms that even novice computer users should understand. The Help file is buried in the About tab, but shouldn't be needed much, since this program is so intuitive. Users can save … Read more
Free Online Diary offers people a chance to take their personal thoughts into the 21st century by going digital with their diaries. With some added features, this program wants to be the final word in online writing, but its design might hold people back.
Free Online Diary is actually a companion program to access a site of the same name. When opened on your computer, it offers only a menu with links that takes you directly to sections of your online journal, including Diary, Notes, and a To-Do List. Beyond this, the software doesn't have any other features. It … Read more
This last weekend hosted the 33rd birthday of my life. Hooray! When I was making my wish list for all the great things I wanted to receive (but didn't) for my birthday, I also started thinking about some dream cars that I would love to own. So this week, I've dedicated my blog to my favorite cars that I wish to own one of these days.
One car I've always wanted to own was the Pontiac Fiero. My parents always advised me against getting one (y'know, with that whole "the engine might catch fire" … Read more
KLS Backup 2008 Standard doesn't have the most intuitive user interface for backing up important files and folders, but thankfully, it employs wizards to streamline the process. Once we put it to the test, it successfully backed up designated files, folders, and even our Registry keys.
The user interface has commands at the top of the window, and four panels that display created profiles, profile tests, archives, and archive content. Not sure where to go first, we used the backup wizard to get started. Using the wizard, we added the files, selected the compression level, and applied encryption and … Read more
Dealing with registry errors is never fun, but this back up and restore program helps you make sure you can quickly recover when things go wrong. Even if you wouldn't attempt to modify the registry, Mz Registry Backup makes it a snap to quickly restore your registry to an earlier backup if things go wrong when you install or uninstall a program.
Mz Registry Backup has a very simple interface that looks clean and professionally designed. Unlike some registry programs that overcomplicate the process, or those geared towards the expert user, this program makes the process easy enough for … Read more