Saturday, June 19, 2004

Flexbeta Tests Anti-Spyware Applications

Just because I've been ill and not available doesn't mean I've stopped reading. I found this after reading a story on a news site.

The folks over at Flexbeta, a site to which I've recently become addicted, have tested spyware detection/removal tools. It's a very good read, not too long, and as informative as it gets. It's in plain english for the non-geek, too.

Their testing pretty much confirms what Joe and Gail have been telling us all along about spyware removal; that it takes more than one application run to ensure a clean machine. That's okay, not least because they found the leading free applications for the task among the very best. Those are Ad Aware and Spybot.

Read it Here

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Can't stop the pop-ups | CNET

I had read this article when it was first published but hadn't really experienced the full force of the new Pop-ups until this evening.

The offending advertiser was Best Buy. The offending ad server was The offending method was a "floating" Flash "pop-up". The offending Web Page was

I blocked serving-sys. Needless to say I'm not too happy with Best Buy over this. Conventional ads are fair -- everybody has to make a living. In your face floaters are not! I may just turn Flash off entirely again.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Ronald Reagan - Condolence Book

I'm sorry I didn't get this posted sooner, but for all of you who would like to send your condolences to Mrs. Reagan. Here's the link. I sent mine several days ago.