AUTHOR: Kevin Costain

Free Tool: SpamBayes – [SPAM Control]

SPAM Classic, 12-Ounce Cans (Pack of 6 )I’m always looking for new and interesting tools or utilities. Every day I come across a number of these useful programs and look forward to sharing them with you. In this series of blogs I’ll go over some of the best and most interesting I have found and tested – I welcome you to go try one of them and let me know what you think!

Today: Spambayes (Author’s Web Site)
Version:  1.1a6
Platforms: All current Windows versions only
Licence: Open Source

8 Essential Tools For The IT Guy

Often on this blog I write alot about tools or utilities – they are generally interesting applications or programs that I have tested that I thought you might find useful too. What every IT Guy tends to keep, however, is a cache of essential utilities that he/she use with them all the time. As you become more tuned to the kinds of utilities you use, you’ll find ways to make them more available to yourself when you are at the client (at a moments notice). 

2010 CONTEST – Make a guess, win a Netbook!

I had an idea, why not see how this would go? I’m always looking  for more people to read my blog, so I thought that if I offered you the chance to win something for spreading the word – you might appreciate it. No strings attached. I pay for the Netbook and I’ll pay for the shipping. If you don’t want to help spread the word, that’s fine too – you’ll still get a shot.

Here’s the contest:
I have a jar of loose change (pictured) that is being counted by a digital tracker my girlfriend was nice enough to buy me. I want you to guess the exact amount of money in this jar…..

Automating Log Analysis With LogParser, Log Parser Lizard And SendEmail

It has to be the most annoying and difficult task any  admin (or otherwise) needs to perform. The task of viewing and gleaning information from log files. I’ll look at the two more common types of log files that Windows users often have to look into: IIS and Event Viewer logs. How to get the data you need out of them, and how to analyze the information in them with tools that are freely available. Once you have the data, how to get it out (via email). You may choose to use commercial utilities such as Sawmill – but you might be surprised at how much can be done for free!

Free Tool – Screenpresso [Screen Capture]

I’m always looking for new and interesting tools or utilities. Every day I come across a number of these useful programs and look forward to sharing them with you. In this series of blogs I’ll go over some of the best and most interesting I have found and tested – I welcome you to go try one of them and let me know what you think!

Today: Screenpresso (Author’s Web Site)
Version:  1.0.2.0
<Platforms: All current Windows versions (XP too, requires .NET)
Licence: Freeware

Free Tool – EASEUS Todo [Backup/Restore]

I’m always looking for new and interesting tools or utilities. Every day I come across a number of these useful programs and look forward to sharing them with you. In this series of blogs I’ll go over some of the best and most interesting I have found and tested – I welcome you to go try one of them and let me know what you think!

Today: EASEUS Todo Backup (Author’s Web Site)
Version:  1.1
Platforms: All current Windows versions only
Licence: Freeware