Friday, December 12, 2008

Guess who's back...back again...

Yes. I'm "back" once more. After a long and uncalled for hiatus from writing, I have returned. Just in time for the holidays too! As I am in a Christmas-y spirit, I feel inclined to share my wish-list with you!

1) Nike+ iPod Sports Kit
2) Dell Inspiron 1520

Thats all!

Now, onto the more interesting stuff. As you may have noticed, I've changed the font size of my posts in order to benefit those who don't see as well (me included). I promise that this is the last time I change my font size. For those of you who are wondering, it used to be all small because I was using ScribeFire, a useful Mozilla Firefox add-on which I now cease to use due to my rediscovered love for Internet Explorer (fine, call me a Microsoft geek :) ). As the end of the year approaches, we all tend throw out the old to make room for the new, well, why not do the same for our computers! I'd like to introduce an amazing program which I currently own and use on a monthly basis to clean out my hard-drive: CCleaner.

CCleaner is from the company that created Recuva, a program recently outlined at The C in CCleaner stands for "crap" uncreative, why crap, when it could be SSweeper (and no, not shit), stool sweeper! Anyways, enough of the irrelevant information, CCleaner cleans...

Internet ExplorerTemporary files, history, cookies,
Autocomplete form history,
. FirefoxTemporary files, history, cookies, download history, form
. Google ChromeTemporary files, history,
cookies, download history, form history
. OperaTemporary files, history, cookies. SafariTemporary files,
history, cookies, form history
. WindowsRecycle Bin,
Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files
. Registry cleanerAdvanced features to remove unused and old
entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs,
Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid
Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup feature
. Third-party applicationsRemoves temp files and recent file
lists (MRUs) from many apps including Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google
Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip
and many more

according to their website. With CCleaner, on my first use, I cleared over 1G's worth of useless data on my hard-drive! The great thing about CCleaner is that it allows you to select what types of files to clean and before deleting the files, the program will show you every file it is going to delete. It also includes a registry fixer; for those of you that don't know whatthat is...don't worry, I didn't til a month ago. It basically fixes or removes all registry errors on your PC that slow it down. CCleaner also gives you a list of all programs running on start-up so that if you find any programs you don't use a lot set up to run on start-up, you can remove that command and increase the speed by which your PC starts-up...hmm, "increase the speed by which your PC starts-up"...sounds awkward.

Onto the cons: CCleaner includes an uninstaller program which allows you to uninstall unwanted programs, but the feature is sometimes glitchy and shows programs you've already uninstalled. That's really all that I've found to be wrong with CCleaner, so, overall, its a great program! If you'd like to know more about CCleaner, either click on the screen-capture above to be re-directed to the website or click here to CCleaner - Freeware Windows Optimization !

Oh! And yes: the title of my post is from Without Me by Eminem.
Oh, and there's no particular reason why the quoted text is colored, it's just for better visibility.