Today’s Geek Squeaks – July 30, 2013

July 30, 2013

A summary of Today’s Geek Squeaks:

  • If you are a network administrator you may want to take a look at BgInfo to display system information on the desktop of all of your computers!  Great for home computers too;
  • Lifehacker has an article up about how to use an old router to extend your Wi-Fi network.  Many routers have this capability built in (which many folks are unaware of);
  • If you love messing with software and online browser based applications, then you need to check out BearWare (one of my favorite software resources);
  • Find yourself in a pinch where you need to make a note of something, you may be interested in the posting below from gizmo’s; AND,
  • Heading back to school or going to college. Toshiba has a nice Satellite notebook (with an intel i7 processor) that packs a punch for work and play.


Automatically Display System Information About A Windows Computer On The Desktop Background
With BgInfo


BgInfo automatically displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more. You can edit any field as well as the font and background colors, and can place it in your startup folder so that it runs every boot, or even configure it to display as the background for the logon screen… GET IT HERE

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router



“When creating a range-boosting Wi-Fi repeater, what you need will vary. Some routers have repeater functionality built in. Others need custom firmware to get the job done”… READ MORE

Only The Best Freeware Listings


As Yogi would say, “smarter than the average bear”…  I can attest that BearWare is smarter than the average bear when it comes to freeware, webware and some great computer tips that will make you smarter than the average bear…CHECK IT OUT HERE

The Simplest Online Notepad You’ll Find



You’re sitting at your computer, or perhaps a public terminal in a hotel or an internet cafe, and you need to make some notes.  Copy some interesting URLs, maybe, or draft a letter.   You could fire up Notepad or Wordpad, of course.  But actually you’d quite like to be able to access those notes later on from a different machine”… READ MORE

Good Deal On A Toshiba Satellite Laptop


A 4th generation Intel® Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost Technology delivers the premium performance your life demands.

With 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory, the Satellite® S55-A5257 ensures that your software won’t just run — it’ll sprint.

Safely store and easily access all your videos, photos, music and other documents on a generous 750GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive… GET IT HERE

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Create and Customize Your Very Own Quick Access Notepad Using Google Docs

July 9, 2012

One of my favorite note keeping and note collecting apps is Evernote, but there are times where I just need to jot down a thought, web link, reminder, phone number, etc… without having to navigate my large Evernote collection or having to actually use paper. The post-it note concept, whether paper notes or electronic notes, did not really catch on with me due to the notes being scattered about. I needed something that was simple and within immediate reach.

One solution that I came up with to keep these types of notes, where I could quickly access the notes, was to create my very own quick access notepad using Google Docs (aka: Google Drive).  If you have a Gmail account, you can easily gain access to and start using Google Docs (aka: Google Drive). Google Docs consists of a suite of apps such as: Documents, Presentations, Forms, Spreadsheets, Drawings, etc…).  In my case, to create my very own personal notepad, I used the “document” component.

To get you started, simply open up a new Google Drive “document” where you can let your imagination fly in creating and customizing your own quick access notepad.

In my case, I changed the margins on both sides to 0.5 inches (to take full advantage of the document space), I changed the background color to yellow (to emulate the color of a canary yellow notepad); I inserted a table with two columns with blue table borders (to emulate the line color in a yellow notepad); and finished it up by inserting a header with a title of Rick’s Notepad (in a red font). The fun part about all of this is that it can be customized and changed at any time.

Rick's Notepad

After creating and customizing the notepad, we now need to make it where we can quickly access (and even share) the notepad.  To do this, click on the “File” menu and select “Share”. The “Share Settings” dialog box will appear. NOTE: In my case, I kept my notepad private and did not share it.

Share Google Docs

Here is the most important part (or key) to making your notepad quickly accessible.

Under “Link to share (only accessible by collaborators)”, you will see a web address. That address is a direct web link (or shortcut) to your notepad. At this point you can copy that web link to anywhere you desire. In my case I inserted it on my browsers bookmark bar, inserted it into my actual favorite bookmarks, and used the link in my Symbaloo web launcher app (which is very cool). Other places to save the link that is possible is your desktop, the Windows taskbar, the Start Menu, etc… This web link (shortcut) allows you to quickly access your notepad directly from any internet browser enabled device (such as your computer, smartphone, tablet pc, etc…).

Once you have this all customized to your personal taste, you can save text, web links, pictures, etc… to your notepad. You can even search for note entries by holding down the “Ctrl+F” keys on your keyboard. NOTE: I highly recommend that you insert a table when you create your notepad so that it can serve to separate the notes.

I have found that the notepad I created, I use more and more everyday, because it’s just plain simple and it works; plus, it gives me a sense of creativity.



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Set Up Your Own Personal Notepad in the Cloud

December 26, 2011

imageThis does not get any simpler or basic than this… Go to and you will be looking at a blank page where you can create and save an endless page of notes.  No account is required.

When you get to the site, you are automatically assigned your own personal web address, that you can also change (at the bottom of the note page).  Make sure you remember the address so that you can access your notes again. Once you get the address you desire, you can share your notepad and even password protect it.  If you need another page to save notes, simply type in in your browser and you will be presented with another blank note. I found this app to work perfectly on my Toshiba Thrive Tablet and has come in real handy when I need to jot something down.



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[GEEK SQUEAKS’] – Notepad Replacement, Easy Read Domain Name, Speed Up Your PC, PC Tricks and Camcorder Deal

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A FREE, Portable, Simple and Easy Notes Program with Online Syncing

October 22, 2010

If you are a flash drive junkie and carry your computer programs on a stick, then I am going to point you in the direction to a very simple note keeping program that you can carry on that stick (your flash drive) , called ResophNotes .


What makes ResophNotes standout from the rest of the pack is that it serves as a client note keeping program that will sync with the online note keeping service called Simplenote. The advantage to this is that not only will your notes be available to you on your flash drive; they will also be available to you anywhere there is internet access. If you compose or update a note online (using Simplenote), the note will then be in sync with your flash drive version of ResophNotes and vice versa.


To get started, go to and sign up for an account (it is FREE).


After you have your online account setup, go to the ResophNotes site [HERE] and download/install the portable version of ResophNotes to your flash drive. After launching ResophNotes you will go into the configuration settings to enter your SimpleNote account information. Other options are available in the settings to auto or manual sync your notes, as well. Once you complete those couple of steps, you are good to go.

Neither of these programs are a ramped up program like Evernote; however, if you are looking for a basic notekeeping option with portable app capability and online syncing that is stinking fast, then this pairing (ResophNotes and Simplenote) is a good option.


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