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23Oct/090

MyDefrag: Simple Defragmenter with enormous hidden potential!

I've used O&O Defrag for a couple years now, and up until now I was always satisfied, but since O&O Defrag 12 the defrag algorithms seem to have dropped in effectiveness significantly.

Especially the access algorithm seems to be doing exactly squat. Files which are being accessed all time aren't moved at all, like they are supposed to. Anyway, I ditched the junk and set out to find me another defrag application.

I tried Defraggler, which was very nice but way too simple. I needed more. I tried PerfectDisk, it was better but not what I was looking for. I took a look at Auslogics Disk Defrag, something different, but still not what I wanted.

Until I stumbled upon MyDefrag...Why MyDefrag ROCKS:

16Oct/090

The Don’s WordPress Plugins Round-Up!

I've got a few emails lately asking me what kind of plug-ins I use with my WordPress blog! I confess, I'm a lazy baastich, I use a lot of plugins which make writing posts and managing the blog easier. Why should I not?

In its raw form, WordPress provides everything one needs to start blogging immediately. That's the biggest plus! I've tested a few blog and CMSs and a lot of them were either very bloated or had almost no customization available.

Check out the 22 plugins I'm using...

12Oct/090

WSCC: Windows System Control Center – A convenient collection of system applications!

I'm an avid user of system applications. I like to know what's going on my system.  Which is why I'm using a lot of Windows Sysinternals utilities like AutoRuns, Process Monitor, Process Explorer. To some extend also some of NirSoft's Utilities.

Well, recently I stumbled upon what you may call an "application center", KLS Soft's WSCC aka Windows System Control Center.

WSCC: Windows System Control Center

Essentially, WSCC provides a convenient GUI and lists all of Sysinternals', NirSoft's and Window's own utilities in a comfortable order. There are 2 ways to run WSCC, though.

You can choose not to download every application which results in longer starting times of each application. Because every time you start WSCC the application needs to be downloaded and cached. The cache is emptied upon closing WSCC and you have to re-download said application upon starting WSCC again.

Or you can choose to download every one of the applications via "Updates" in the upper right corner in a chosen folder resulting in shorter starting times.

WSCC is a must-have for everybody who likes to know what's going on with their system! The sheer amount of utilities should satisfy almost any need!

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