Saturday, November 22, 2014

Things sure have changed

I'm ashamed to say I haven't posted in over 2 years! One day, when you get to know me better, you'll understand.

Things have really changed though. More websites (lots more!), more people, more money being thrown around makes for an Internet full of all kinds of people - good and bad. Who feels like worrying or using every tool available?

Hopefully, I'm helping save you time & trouble.

Keep with me - I come up with kinds of topical sites to wonder about!  As a matter of fact, send me you're ideas and I will be thrilled to help out!

Until that time when we meet again...

I'm Back with Installment 62-Home Remedies

Like James Brown once said, "I'm Back!"
Sometimes one must step off to be a better observer. Tools to keep you safe while browsing online are improving every day to keep up with the invasions.

I like trying home remedies before I commit to hiring a special service.  Here are the sites I found to be the most useful and informative - and, of course, safe for browsing:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Installment #60 - Free Ecards (Again!)

From time to time, I like to send free online ecards to my friends.  However, a lot of these sites are connected with various forms of Internet abuse, including spam and advertising cookies, also called third party cookies.  Yes, third party cookies aren't really dangerous (they are easily removed by various utilities) but they are annoying and can cause you to run slow.

In May of 2008, I posted about some ecard sites.  This post is the updated version.  I found 10 sites that are basically harmless.  3 sites are too new to have any information available yet.  The rest are to be avoided!

GOOD:  (the owner of this site promises no funny business!)

NEW:  (use at your own risk)

BAD:  (this one used to be good but fell to the temptation!)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Free Photo Editor Online

I've been taking a lot of photos lately BUT they don't always turn out the way I want.
I needed an editor to fix the shading or the red eyes or to crop them and get some of the excess crap out.

I checked on the security of 11 of them and here are my results (6 are good, 4 are not so good and 1 I would not try!):

GOOD:  (is closing this April)

NOT SO GOOD (may put Third party cookies on your PC):


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Photo Editing Tools Websites

I have several photos that need help. I found these websites that offer free photo editing tools - some are good, some are questionable. Here are my results:


Bad or Questionable:





And here's a (safe) website that offers reviews of various photo editing websites:

Have fun but good luck - be careful!

New Websites that Check Other Websites' Security

Found 2 new dependable websites for checking the security of other websites: