IN THIS ISSUE: 01. Magic Mail Monitor 02. Peerblock 03. DVD Knife 04. DocPad 05. Speak Clipboard 06. Battlezone 07. Weathermate 08. TouchFreeze 09. Mouse ExtenderBlame it on a full moon, old age senility, or whatever excuse seems convenient, but as you might have noticed, Standard Issue 229 was repeated just an hour or so ago. Please excuse the added clutter in your mail box and accept this issue, hurriedly being distributed to (1) get to you before you have a chance to call me an idiot and (2) to wish you and yours a happy holiday season.
01. MAGIC MAIL MONITOR is a free POP3 mail monitor with multiple accounts support. It sits silently in your system tray and notifies you about new messages in your mailboxes. Then, you can preview messages and delete unwanted mail in order to avoid spam and viruses. It offers configurable filters, friends list, partial loading and other easy to use tools. Download at http://mmm3.sourceforge.net/ .
02. PEERBLOCK lets you control who your computer "talks to" on the Internet. By selecting appropriate lists of "known bad" computers, you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers, computers monitoring your P2P activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries! They can't get into your computer, and your computer won't try to send them anything either. Download free at http://www.peerblock.com/ .
03. DVD KNIFE can be used to extract your favorite clips from your movies so that you can make a collection of these movie clips to watch in the future without any problem. There could be many other possible uses such as extracting a particular clip from your home video for email purposes. Download free at http://www.vcsoftwares.com/dk.html .
04. DOCPAD is a free alternative to Notepad. Although it fills the same role, plain text editing, it offers an arsenal of time-saving tools: block indent/unindent, bookmarking, case conversion, customizable toolbar, encoding conversion, file history, jump to line/offset, keyboard macros, print preview, search and replace, skinnable interface, spell checking, statistics, variable pitch font, and much more. It also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map. Download at http://www.gammadyne.com/docpad.htm .
05. SPEAK CLIPBOARD reads aloud the contents of your clipboard in English. Download free at http://www.speaktools.com/ .
06. BATTLEZONE is a combat game. Players compete for highest scores in a battle of skill and wits between the player and enemy tanks and missiles. Waste a little time and download it free at http://www.atari.com/arcade/arcade_large.php?game=battlezone .
07. WEATHERMATE gives instant access to current weather conditions and forecasts for tens of thousands of locations worldwide. Download free at http://www.ravib.com/wm/ .
08. TOUCHFREEZE disables the touchpad while you are typing text, thus preventing inadvertently changing the cursor position or clicking on an option. Download free at http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/ .
09. MOUSE EXTENDER provides shortcuts to programs, folders and system functions (Control panel, Restart and Shutdown) and is simple and fully customizable. Download free at http://me.codeplex.com/ .
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