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Day: March 7, 2019

HP TouchSmart 600xt All-In-One

Assessing consecutive productions of HP's TouchSmart series takes me back to the time when I was so excited to get my first car. If you go to a store to look for the perfect set up for your Desktop and your heart was captured by one of these "HP TouchSmart 600xt All-in-One" and and without thinking twice, bought it, make sure not to visit the store again in the next few months or you might get brokenhearted.

Well, appearance wise it is indeed eye-catching, elegant and striking! With "HP TouchSmart 600xt All-in-One" applications everything was a breeze. HP built this machine so thin that I put an ear right over the top vent just to feed my curiosity about its fan – this amazing gadget is whisper quiet.
With Windows 7 as its operating system it has a multitouch gestures. Although you can do things and work your way around your HP TouchSmart 600xt All-in-One by a flip, tap or swing of your finger, I still do not think I will be saying goodbye with my mouse anytime soon.

Physically, this new gadget accommodates the recognizable and well-designed TouchSmart design, together with the ambient lighting that emits a relaxing colored radiance. Its 23-inch display makes it superior than the new TouchSmart300PC (20-inches), but ranged between the 22-inch Touch SmartIQ100t and 25.5-inch TouchSmartIQ816 that the new models replace. Similar to the latter, the TouchSmart 600xt supports a resolution of 1920 by 1080 (1080p) – ideal for watching high-definition movies and TV via its built-in Blu-ray slot drive and HDTV tuner. You can also stream shows wirelessly over 802.11n, and save photos with the integrated multicard reader. A remote comes with the package, as well.

Although, in appearance it is still similar to the past models one weakness of the "HP TouchSmart 600xt All-in-One" is that sometimes touch recognition does not work especially with a big screen. With HP TouchSmart 600xt All-in-one touch you will experience occasional nonresponsiveness. But then if you enjoy movie marathon during a weekend with the family or friends you can simply connect your HP TouchSmart 600xt All-in-One to your 50 "plasma and voila experience the perfect home theater you can enjoy anytime. …

The Best Simple Software For The Busy Webmaster

Here are a few programs I can not do without. They're free, and make being a webmaster much easier.

CGI-Telnet http://www.rohitab.com/cgiscripts/cgitelnet.html

A cgi script that allows you to run commands on your server, even if your web host will not give you telnet access. Also good for getting files created by other scripts that are owned by user 'nobody', instead of your username. Ever tried deleting them? Well, now you can.

AXS Visitor Tracking System http://www.xav.com/

A very fine hit counter. Fairly simple to set up, if you use footer files on your site. Gives detailed information. Much better than the stats software that came with your web-hosting account.

Swap.pl

A Perl text replacer script. Handy if you're not familiar with Unix commands. Make siteways changes in seconds. The original author's site does not list it any more. Can still be found via a search engine (hint, hint).

FTP Explorer http://www.ftpx.com

The charm of this software is that it looks a lot like the Windows shell, and that makes FTP'ing a little less intimidating for the novice webmaster.

Putty Telnet / SSH Client http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

A simple-looking, but sophisticated, freeware telnet and SSH client. Can be run from a floppy disk. Useful for the mobile webmaster.

Email Remover 2.4

Not currently available from the author's website, but can be found by Googling for a file named 'eremov24.zip'. This is an email account checker. It can be run from a floppy disk and can check multiple email accounts. Allows you to highlight spam and delete it, and download emails if need be. WARNING: It has a bug. Do not change the order of the emails in the software window before deleting; you'll end up deleting the wrong ones.

RFTP 32 Version 0.99

Again, not currently available from the author's website. This is a self-contained FTP client that can be, you guessed it, run from a floppy disk. Search around for a file named 'rftp.exe'.

If you do not see a pattern emerging, then let me elucidate: the last three programs can all be run from the same floppy disk. You can leave your laptop at home, and work on your site from internet cafes.

The only thing left would be a WYSIWYG HTML editor that you can run from a floppy disk; that would be asking for a lot. However, the Mambo content management system http://mamboserver.com comes with one pre-installed. There's also a WYSIWYG plugin for the blog software http://wordpress.org/ .

Either is a useful addition to any website. You can keep it updated while on the road. …