Author Archive | Martin Brinkmann

If this topic did not catch your attention at once then none will. Dr. Charles Gerba from the university of Arizona found out in a study that measured normal bacterial levels inside offices across America that the average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

Many of you told me that I should create a new list of websites that are running webproxies. Today I finally had the time to compile this new list, hope everyone is satisfied with the result. Maybe it´s a good start to explain why someone would need a webproxy ( or a proxy ). Some […]

Freeware: I always try to use freeware or open source software whenever its possible. lists 100 of the best on their page listed neatly in categories like audio, imaging and security. They list lots of freeware tools that I´am using and some that I did not know about and will definatly try out.

It´s always a good idea to backup your hard drive(s) every now and then to prevent data loss. The guys, eh Gina, over at lifehacker wrote a nice article. It only describes the procedure for windows computers, all you need is an external hard drive, a ftp server and the freeware tool Syncback.

I´am like most of you using windows xp as my primary operating system. I always pondered if I should make a complete change to linux, make a dual boot system or stay with windows. Every decision would have advantages but also disadvantages.

I´ve been using firefox for a long time and can recommend it to anyone who is still using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Besides being more secure firefox users have the ability to install extensions, little addons that add to the functionality of the browser. I collected ten nice extensions that are worth a try if you […]

Fix my XP is a site that has lots of windows tips that are especially useful for beginners. Tips that explain how to remove unused dlls from memory, fine tune your lcd display or how to open large folders faster can be found on the site. Take a look, you might be suprised what you […]

Folder Size is a nice little freeware application that adds a new column to the details view of your windows explorer displaying the size of every folder that exists in the current directory. Its mighty helpful if you want to clean your hard drive. It shows exactly which folders contain the biggest files and its […]

Everyone seems to favor a different antivirus software and its hard to make a choice because of this. A little test from the guys at might help you in your decision. They tested Desktop and Online Antivirus solutions and give recommendations at the end.

I was not sure how to name the article appropriately. You can convert any image on your computer into a text image at The result looks great, just take a look at the sample image that I reduced in size. The normal size looks much clearer and brighter.

I have a very noisy fan at the back of my pc tower. It spins to fast and therefor makes to much noises. There are various ways to reduce a fans speed and one of them is using the free software speedfan.

Kenny created a new little tool that might be helpful for some of you. Its called Privacy Browse, a freeware tool that uses those free proxy sites to surf the web. Download privacy browse from, unrar it to a location of youre choice and run it by double-clicking on Privacy.exe.