'Watcher', and 'The Web With A Condom'

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Most Windows users discover it with time: right after Windows is installed, or when one gets a new PC, the machine is "clean". Startup and shutdown are fast, the system directories are not crowded with files that contain God knows what, no useless program is wasting your CPU 24/24, etc. Then, things start deteriorating The Basic idea: help you keep a clean Windows machine. The way Watcher works is pretty simple: basically, it starts by taking a snapshot of important parts of your Windows system; then it tracks changes (every time you log in, or whenever you want to). When a change is detected, you are notified.


The Web With A Condom

According to the author, "The article title came to my mind after I got tired of the nasty little objects in web pages, namely popups, inline JavaScript-ed profilers, etc. In short all those things that do harm, and slow down the web. There was a need to remove all this. The idea of a proxy server that filters out HTML tags according to rules is not really new, and there are lotsa sharewares out there aimed on this. But I wanted something easy to use and configure. The XML-based HTTP + HTML filtering rules at the basis of this tool open a very large set of opportunities. The remainder of this article shows some of them. Feel free to contribute and add yours".


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