New and Notable
Comodo BackUp – Comodo, the company that makes one of my favorite antivirus programs and PC firewall, has released a new FREE backup utility called Comodo BackUp. I haven’t tested this program personally but their site states that it supports backups to network folders, DVD, CD-RW, and FTP. It looks promising and Comodo has a great track record. Definitely an app to check out if you are looking for a backup solution.
The Wilhelm Scream – This is an interesting story of a distinctive scream sound effect that has been used in many movies since 1951. You have to be a bit of a movie buff to appreciate this trivia but I found it interesting and wanted to share. Check out the history and hear the scream at Hollywood Lost and Found.
Custom Mouse Cursors – If you like desktop customization you might have discovered that there aren’t many decent custom cursor sets on the internet. There is a plethora of dinosaurs and spongebob cursors but if you are looking for something a bit more developed you’ll have to dig a bit further. Instantfundas has a great post that lists 21 cursor sets for Windows. You’ll find some really good options. I settled on the Entis set.
DataLossdb.org – For the infosec crowd this site is a gold mine of information. “DataLossDB is a research project aimed at documenting known and reported data loss incidents world-wide”. Email newsletters or RSS feeds will provide an interesting look at how data is compromised.