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KeePass Password Safe: Lightweight, Yet Powerful Password Manager

Published on November 16th, 2005
Category: Utilities
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If you’re like me, you have a very large number of accounts online. I, myself, have probably 40 accounts. It’s a little scary to think of all that information floating around cyberspace. With many accounts, should be about the same number of different username and password pairs. At the very least, no one should use the same password for every account online. It is dangerous! If that password is compromised, there is almost no limit of what an identity thief can do with it! Many accounts are tied to credit cards, social security numbers, bank accounts, and stock portfolios! Having a many passwords hampers someone from gaining access to this sensitive data.

But how does one keep track of these usernames and passwords? I probably use 10 different usernames and passwords. How do I know where to use each? The answer is simple; I use a password program.
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ePrompter: Access Web-based and POP3 Email with a Single Program

Published on November 14th, 2005
Category: Internet
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The typical computer user has more than 3 different email address from different providers. I, myself, have six of them: One from Hotmail, another from Yahoo, two from my art-app.com domain, one from my barizo.com domain, and one from Gmail. Clearly, it is very difficult to keep track of them. Some of them, the ones using POP3 and IMAP, can only be accessed through a program like Microsoft Outlook. Others can only be accessed through a web browser. Luckily, I found a program that helps me keep track of all of them. It’s a nifty little program called ePrompter.
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PowerMenu: Extend the Taskbar Menu

Published on November 11th, 2005
Category: User Interface
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I’ve been using PowerMenu for a long time now. From the creator’s website,

Power Menu is a small app I wrote that adds ‘Always On Top’, ‘Minimize To Tray’, ‘Priority’ and ‘Transparency’ sub menus to all top level system menus.

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