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I mostly grew up with computers.  I used to call bulletin board systems before the World Wide Web was created.  Long distance charges were always a problem in those times.  My reach was limited to local calling only to my area code so one day I started my own BBS running Illusion.  People started to find my computer instead, until the hard drive crashed.  Anyway I was feeling nostalgic and decided to list some of the programs that I have the fondest memories of.  Anyone think of others that I missed?

Telix is one the best programs to use for dial-up BBS access. It’s closest competition was Procomm Plus which Symantec owns now for some odd reason and it appears to be discontinued.  I can personally vouch for the fact that Procomm Plus is still in use today with at least some financial transaction type communications.

ZMODEM was the preferred protocol for downloading files from other computers with my 2400-baud modem. ZMODEM was always the fastest and most reliable but YMODEM was probably it’s closest competitor, not everyone used what was  best in those times.

ARJ archives provided better file compression then ZIP files do. ARJ even made downloading (dreadfully slow d/ling) faster but for some reason ZIP is still the thing we use today. It’s actually time to update to 7-Zip people. Come on get with it.

McAfee used to be the best virus protection to have. Now they suck. Be warned if you think that is the best you can do for free.  Even AVG is better virus protection.  McAfee also sponsored a contest every year to reward the person who submitted the most innovative virus.  The prize was $10,000.

TASM – for some odd reason I wanted to learn assembly language.  I was far better at Turbo Pascal.

SoftICE was something I never quite got the hang of.  It was used for kernel mode debugging Windows applications.

CopyIIPC allowed me to create “backups” of my games.  My precious games.

DR-DOS just made DOS so much better.  It didn’t last long though.

4DOS is what should have been written into DOS in the first place. It replaced and added all sorts of cool command line features.

WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS is possibly the greatest word processor DOS has ever known.  It even came with a cool keyboard decoration to help remember the keystrokes for each command.  I typed so many reports for school with this program.

TheDraw – An ANSI Art (pre-Internet dial-up graphics if you prefer) editor.  TheDraw can also be used to create ASCII Art. People still use ASCII Art today when sending Instant Messages.

Send an ACSII rose for Valentine's (Not my work, I am not an artist.)

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Who should read this: Readers should have at least one image file that ends in .ISO.  You probably want to see inside or somehow use that file or maybe access it from another computer.  This is how to use a few great free tools to make that happen.

This article tells how to install the Apache HTTP Server on Microsoft Windows XP to mount and then share an ISO image file as a URL, first using Daemon Tools Lite to mount the ISO image file.

Simply put: Load and share an ISO image file as a drive letter assignment and a URL, like

Download Daemon Tools Lite here:

Download: DAEMON Tools Lite


  • Single left-click on CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IF ABOVE LINK DOES NOT WORK to download Daemon Tools Lite from a more reliable mirror site.

  • Single left-click Run to start installing daemon4301-lite.exe.

  • Single left-click OK to install the English language.

  • Single left-click Next to begin setup wizard.

  • Single left-click I Agree to accept the End User License Agreement.

  • Single left-click OK to reboot Windows to continue installation.

  • Single left-click Run after the system reboots.

  • Single left-click Next to begin setup wizard again.

  • Single left-click I Agree to accept the End User License Agreement.

  • Deselect DAEMON Tools default Search Provider.
  • Deselect DAEMON Tools Toolbar.
  • Single left-click Next from the Choose Components window.

  • Deselect Browser’s Start Page.
  • Single left-click Next to continue.

  • Single left-click Install to continue.

  • Single left-click Finish to complete setup and automatically Run DAEMON Tools Lite.

  • Single right-click on the DAEMON Tools Lite system tray icon down in the Start bar near the clock.

  • Hover the mouse over Virtual CD/DVD-ROM from the pop-up menu shown to bring up another menu I can’t seem to show you.
  • Hold the mouse over Device 0: [E:] Empty for another pop-up menu to appear.
  • Single left-click on Set device parameters.

  • Under Settings use the drop down menu after Drive letter: to set the drive letter to J:.
  • Single left-click OK to close the Set drive parameters – Device 0 window.

  • Hover the mouse over Virtual CD/DVD-ROM to bring up another menu.
  • Hold the mouse over Device 0: [E:] Empty for another pop-up menu to appear.
  • Single left-click on Mount image.
  • Browse to the location containing the file named Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso.
  • Single left-click Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso to Open and mount the file to the J:\ location.
  • The J:\ drive shows Fedora 9 i386 DV (J:) in the My Computer window on my Microsoft Windows XP computer.

Download Apache web server here:

  • Single left-click on Download under the section that says Apache 2.2.9 Released.
  • Scroll down to where you see Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9 is the best available version
  • Look for the download that starts with Win32 Binary without crypto (no mod_ssl) (MSI Installer):
  • Single left-click on apache_2.2.9-win32-x86-no_ssl-r2.msi to download it.
  • Run apache_2.2.9-win32-x86-no_ssl-r2.msi.

  • Single left-click on Run to continue.

  • Single left-click Next to continue installing Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9.

  • Single left-click the radio button in from of I accept the terms of the license agreement.

  • Single left-click Next to continue and accpet the license agreement.

  • Single left-click Next to continue past the Read First screen about running Apache on Windows.

  • Type in Server Information.
  • Single-click Next to continue using the default port. Port 80.

  • Click on Next to continue with a Typical install.

  • Click Next to select the default Destination Folder.

  • Single left-click Install to install Apache HTTP Server 2.2.9.
  • Some black command prompt screens will quickly pop-up and disappear, do not worry.

  • Single left-click on Finish to complete installation.

Now edit C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\conf\httpd.conf like below to reflect the drive letter of whatever drive you picked when you mounted the Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso ISO image file with DAEMON Tools Lite.

# DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your
# documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but
# symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.
DocumentRoot "J:/"

# This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
<Directory "J:/">
    # Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
    # or any combination of:
    #   Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
    # Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
    # doesn't give it to you.
    # The Options directive is both complicated and important.  Please see
    # for more information.
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

    # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
    # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
    #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
    AllowOverride None

    # Controls who can get stuff from this server.
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

  • Double left-click the Apache services the Apache Service Monitor icon in the system tray of the Start bar near the clock.

  • Single left-click Restart to restart Apache2.2 services and activate the new URL.
  • Single left-click OK to close the Apache Service Monitor window.

Access the URL of the mounted or in other words, inside the Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso file, from a remote computer at

Access the mounted or, inside, of the Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso from your Microsoft Windows XP computer at J:\ or and maybe even http://localhost.

A program like VLC media player will play a DVD ISO image file without mounting it first.

Who should read this: Readers should be people concerned with data theft or with computer theft.  This article will help you if you don’t know what happens to a file when you press delete.

Only the pointer is removed when you delete a file from your computer.  The actual data still remains on your hard disk drive until it is written over with new information. Heidi Eraser permanently deletes or “erases” the file pointer and “erases” the actual data contained on the disk driveHeidi Eraser accomplishes this by overwriting the area on the disk drive where the deleted files physically reside.  The files are overwritten multiple times with random unusable data patterns making recovery of the original data nearly impossible, the more overwrites the harder it gets to recover anything usable.  Overwriting sensitive data seven times is good enough for most people.

Heidi Eraser works with Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP (32/64), Vista (32/64), Windows Server 2003 and DOS.  It works with any disk drive including IDE, SCSI and RAID, and CD-RW’s. This free program also supports FAT32 and NTFS Files Systems.

Heidi Eraser will “erase” the free space on your disk drives.  This includes areas with previously deleted data that are not being currently referenced by any pointers.  This utility can even properly “erase” the leftover data being held by the write cache feature in Microsoft Windows.

Heidi Eraser can also be used to securely delete your INDEX.DAT file.  INDEX.DAT is a file that tracks the websites you visit manually when you type the websites directly into the address bar.  INDEX.DAT is also used to keep track of what search terms are used with Google and who you e-mail through Yahoo. This file is not cleared or removed when you clear the History in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Furthermore it cannot be deleted while modern versions of Microsoft Windows are running. Heidi Eraser can securely clear this file for you during a system reboot.