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Steve Portigal

Member since: Jul 14th, 2005

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5 ways to recycle or revitalize your old computer (Download Squad)

Dec 24th 2010 2:40PM Maybe you want to link to freecycle.org instead of freecycle.net?

SugarSync giveaway: win a 30GB account for a year (Download Squad)

Nov 10th 2010 2:16PM I am new to this category; just got Dropbox for a consulting project and am very curious how I could start to really use this sort of tool for better collaboration. Pick me :)

Comment followup: SDelete is a tiny tool for securely deleting files (Download Squad)

Aug 13th 2010 8:18PM Here's a way to create a BAT file that (I think) you can just drop stuff on top of. I haven't tried with my Win 7 setup though.

Comment followup: SDelete is a tiny tool for securely deleting files (Download Squad)

Aug 11th 2010 3:09PM I find Eraser not so great. A lot of things seem to complete with errors. Then the name of the files that weren't erased is sitting in the Eraser queue. Umm, hello? So I'd love to learn how to put sdelete into my context menu. Thanks for any help!

Facebook and Flickr team up for photo sharing, and it totally makes sense (Download Squad)

Jun 14th 2010 10:35AM Damn. Wish I'd read the comments first. Let's see what happens. Anyway, I received two email confirmations like this:

Subject: You've successfully linked your Facebook account to Yahoo!


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WTF?

OffiSync mixes Microsoft Office and Google Docs (Download Squad)

May 17th 2009 7:29AM Hmm. I tried to sign up for their beta and was taken to a URL that outputs: ILLEGAL EXECUTION DETECTED!

Looks like their signup process is in beta as well

Yahoo! pulls the plug on GeoCities (Download Squad)

Apr 23rd 2009 4:12PM Thank goodness. I've had a site up there for years - http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/6904/ - that I can not remember the password to (I think it was my first website) and I would love to have it taken down. Looks like my wish will be granted!

Figure out how much gas money you need with Cost To Drive (Download Squad)

Oct 4th 2008 3:06PM Meh. They don't know my car (2006 Mazda RX-8) takes premium ONLY. They'll show me that they've based their calculation on regular, but you can't correct that assumption anywhere.

Download all your tagged Facebook pics with a new app (Download Squad)

Sep 15th 2008 4:20PM Isn't this the sort of thing that got Scoble booted?

Googleholic for June 7, 2008 (Download Squad)

Jun 8th 2008 12:46AM I don't like their new favicon either. But in other Google favicon news, I just saw that Google Reader is using the favicons for my feeds. It's been annoyingly reloading/redrawing the RSS graphic for a while now every time I refresh so maybe this upgrade is related. Neat.