I have a confession to make. No, I am not a drunkard, a drug addict, a man beater or a sex addict! I am something worse, a software junkie! In order to work through my ‘addiction’ I will post amateur reviews of software that I find indispensable! My criteria:
1. Stupid proof. Yes stupid proof, in other words is it highly intuitive to the point that you can basically get the gist of the software and its’ basic usage quickly(usually within minutes of using it)? It’s sort of like that commercial, ‘set it and forget it’! While you don’t have to know the many complex usages a piece of software has; if you can’t use it right away and are constantly flummoxed by its’ basic use, don’t buy or use it!
2. Licensing! This is important! Some programs offer lifetime licenses for the ‘life’ of the product(my favourite!). Some upgrade so infrequently to major versions that it is like having a lifetime license(if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!), sans the minor bugs in the software which are fixed and downloadable for free. I despise the ones where you have to ‘activate’ the product online. Some can’t be helped like Microsoft Office and Adobe. However there are alternates(another post)!Now with that out of the way on to my first review.
TeraCopy is an excellent piece of software. There is little or no learning curve in regards to its’ basic functions. Any thing more complex can be learned whilst tweaking the software. It is indispensable due to the fact that you can send your important files to a storage device; or most files for that matter. If there are limits to the files you can move around, I haven’t found any, not that that means anything. It can also be accessed on the right click menu so you don’t have to open the program in order to move files. Just right click on the file or folder in question. A dialog box will pop up and give the options of copying the files or moving them to another folder or drive(storage). If you have already moved the file to that same area, it will give you the option of overwriting it or leaving it. There is a free version and a Pro version:
I purchased mine from a discount site called ‘Bits du Jour”:
This is a site which offers deals with up to 90%(rare, but at least 50%in most cases) off the price of the software! I try to get discounts on everything and will scour the internet to do so. In many instances I am successful! Anywho, until the next time.
Dumfucks of the world unite! Err what?
#1 by Matari on December 21, 2011 - 16:11
Being a bit of a cheapskate myself, my favorite software (I’m a software addict too) is FREE software! Especially those with public source codes – minus viruses, trojans, spy and adware. I just downloaded a NEW kindle app that allows the reading of kindle books on PCs. Speaking of free, there’s lots of FREE kindle books to be found online!!! Not to mention movies, music..
Wikipedia is an excellent source for finding FREE open source software for whatever ..
By the way, have you downloaded Google Earth on to your ‘puter yet, so you can have instant directions (and actual pictures) available at your finger-tips whenever you ‘mosey’ into the States and wanna save on unnecessary cab fare?? You can even program the software to show you where ALL the kewl shopping malls are – that is, if you don’t already know.. : P : ))
#2 by Herneith on December 21, 2011 - 16:24
I’ll go you one better. Ever hear of ‘Calibre’? Well you can read the Kindle format on line as well as pdfs to other formats such as ‘epub’. There is a reader installed so you can read the converted eBook:
As for Google Maps, it wouldn’t do me any good as I have not sense of direction! If told to turn right I turn left and vice versa! As for the States, I go mostly to Chicago, I take the public transit! I have radar for shops and malls! I will tell you one thing though, that DRM is a beeyotch! Yes there are many free software out there. Don’t start with the file managers, explorer replacements and so on and so forth!
#3 by Matari on December 21, 2011 - 17:52
Maybe you’re a good candidate for a portable GPS hand held unit for pedestrians, hikers and cyclists. They have voices that call out street names (and even PICTURES of streets with arrows – and highlighted routes — lol) that steer those with the worst sense of direction in the correct direction. And if you turn the wrong way, it’ll automatically re-navigate your route.
In your hands it would also function as a man magnet. If you see a man you’d like to talk to, just look at your hand-held GPS with a perplexed look on face …The unsuspecting dude won’t be able to resist a Herneith in distress.. the poor man won’t know what hit him!! lol
I once met this nice technically savvy female who stopped to help me on a busy street while I was looking at mine trying to figure out where I was relative to where I was going…
What’s a DRM?
#4 by sam on December 21, 2011 - 18:56
I use a map, like a paper map, if I have to. No need for electricity and it does not matter if it drops to water. I also do not know a diddly about any sofware or anything. I just use some machine called PC or Mac or what the fuck. I do not have IPhone or any like that, i just have a phone. Mobile but still a phone. It was the cheapest I found from the store. The sales personel were not happy when I refused to buy I Phone or Nokia or Samsung or some other shit. I don’t need like thousands of applications on my phone. I just need a phone that I can use to phone to people.
Which reminds me of this: back in the very early 1980’s my father brought a mini tv from Japan and did we ever laughed at the silliness of the people who would watch any shit from such an small screen. Like, who wants to look at anything from a screen which is few inches this way and that way? Who could be so fuckin stupid? Well…
#5 by Herneith on December 22, 2011 - 22:56
If you see a man you’d like to talk to, just look at your hand-held GPS with a perplexed look on face …
Shoot! I never thought of that, good idea! I tried something similar but with my nephews dog! All the men who approached me complimented me on my shoes or handbag and had toy dogs with the names of Fifi or Trixie. The dogs had bows in their heads!
What’s a DRM?
Digital Rights Management. When you purchase many electronic books, they have this on them to prevent the buyers from copying the book and giving it to their friends or ‘distributing’ them for their own profit. This is one of the draw backs of the eBook in many instances. A lot of the independent self-published authors will offer their books in PDF format. This is where Calibre comes in handy as it can convert the PDFs to work on many of the ereader formats such as the Kindle, Kobo etc.
I just need a phone that I can use to phone to people.
Well I am sort of the same, however, I am not one for turning down fantastic deals.
Like, who wants to look at anything from a screen which is few inches this way and that way? Who could be so fuckin stupid? Well…
I am with you on that one. This puts me in mind of an obscene joke a friend told me about technology.
A bartender noticed a man sitting at the bar who looked out of place as it was a ‘biker’ bar with all types of rough looking characters in there. Fights and brawling was a given. Not wanting potential problems, the bartender approached the man to see how he was faring. The man told the bartender not to worry as he was just passing through and wouldn’t be long. After a while, the bartender noticed the man talking animatedly into his hand. He questioned his sanity fearing a fight from one of the regulars. The man informed him that as he was extremely busy, he had a phone implanted into his palm as he was constantly on the phone. This saved him immeasurable time! The bartender, reassured, went about his business. The man eventually got up and went to the washroom. The bartender noticed after a while that the man didn’t return so went to search for him. When he entered the washroom, the man was lying on his stomach with his pants down. There was reams of paper coming out of his ass. At first the bartender thought the man had been assaulted and asked if he was okay and what happened etc, etc. The man informed him that he was just getting a fax. the bartender shook his head and went back to work!
#6 by Matari on December 23, 2011 - 10:28
“This puts me in mind of an obscene joke a friend told me about technology.”
Actually, that’s one of the CLEANEST obscene jokes I’ve seen in a while.
I’m assuming that the fax paper was – clean. : )
Made me lol.
Merry Christmas ..
#7 by Ethelyn Kamen on January 19, 2012 - 11:36
Wow! Thank you! I constantly wanted to write on my website something like that. Can I include a portion of your post to my blog?
#8 by Herneith on January 19, 2012 - 20:48
Who are you?
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#10 by Herneith on March 16, 2012 - 13:35
Are you retarded?
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