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News + Updates
MDGx Tweaked File Manager (FM) MDGx Tweaked File Manager (FM) for Windows NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10/2016 ReadMe Guide + Files2018-01-30
MDGx Windows 7 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links MDGx Windows 7 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links WINDOWS7.TXT2019-04-04
MDGx Windows 8/8.1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links MDGx Windows 8/8.1 Tweaks, Fixes, Guides, Downloads + Links WINDOWS8.TXT2019-03-10
MDGx 10_BLOCK Tools MDGx 10_BLOCK Tools stop forced Win10 upgrade + block spyware ReadMe Guide2016-12-28
exFAT Use exFAT everywhere...2016-03-03
2018 MDGx Photos
US Album Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (+ night photography)2018-11-20
US Album White Sands2018-09-12
US Album Horseshoe Bend2018-06-13
US Album Grand Canyon National Park North Rim2018-06-13
US Album Monument Valley2018-06-11
US Album City lights from La Luz (night photography)2018-05-13
US Album Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (+ night photography)2018-03-21
US Album Flame on!2018-03-10
US Album El Malpais National Monument + Conservation Area + Pie Town2018-01-31
US Album VLA Super blue blood moon + total lunar eclipse (+ night photography)2018-01-31
US Album Early morning ascension2018-01-02
2017 MDGx Photos
US Album City lights from La Luz (night photography)2017-12-03
US Album Autumn fell upon the neighborhood2017-11-11
EU Album Europe: eco (organic) + farm-grown foods + traditional goods + wares2017-09-18
TR Album Istanbul, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia (+ night photography)2017-09-15
IT Album Pisa, Cathedral, Baptistery, Leaning Tower (night photography)2017-09-12
HR Album Adriatic Coast, Croatia, Plitvice, Slovenia2017-09-11
IT Album Trieste, sunset over the Adriatic Sea2017-09-10
IT Album Trieste (+ night photography)2017-09-10
IT Album Tyrrhenian Coast, Civitavecchia, Delta del Po2017-09-09
IT Album Venice, Doge's Palace, Campanile, Piazza San Marco (night photography)2017-09-07
AT Album Vienna, Museum of Military History2017-09-07
RO Album Corvin (Hunyadi) Castle (+ night photography)2017-09-02
RO Album Fagaras Citadel, Sibiu + Brukenthal (+ night photography)2017-09-01
RO Album Bran Castle (“Dracula's Castle”) (+ night photography)2017-08-31
RO Album Peles Castle + Pelisor (+ night photography)2017-08-29
RO Album Brasov + Tampa2017-08-27
RO Album Bucharest, Herastrau Park + Lake (night photography)2017-08-27
RO Album Bucharest, Athenaeum, White church, Kretzulescu, Manuc's Inn, Old Princely Court (+ night photography)  2017-08-25
US Album “Perpetual” sunset above the clouds2017-08-21
US Album Early mornin' up above...2017-08-13
US Album Backyards full of surprises...2017-08-12
US Album Blooming gardens of summer2017-07-02
US Album Yellowstone + Grand Teton National Parks + Flaming Gorge Reservoir + Dam2017-06-02
US Album Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Vikings + Egyptian Mummies2017-06-01
US Album Great Sand Dunes National Park2017-05-31
US Album Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge2017-04-25
US Album Flying solo2017-04-15
US Album Birds on a wire2017-04-15
US Album Cloudy morning2017-03-25
US Album Sunset over the Sandias (panoramas)2017-03-07
US Album Birds... birds... everywhere...2017-03-01
US Album Warming up in the morning sun2017-01-27
2016 MDGx Photos
US Album Just landing...2016-12-18
US Album Grand Canyon National Park South Rim + Barringer Meteor Crater2016-11-28
US Album Meet, greet & discuss with Richard Carrier2016-11-21
US Album Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge2016-11-15
US Album Bandelier National Monument, Valles Caldera + Soda Dam Hot Springs2016-10-18
US Album Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) 20162016-10-02
US Album Tent Rocks + Cochiti Lake2016-09-27
RO Album Bucharest, Stavropoleos, Manuc's Inn, Old Princely Court (+ night photography)2016-08-16
RO Album Bucharest, Herastrau Park + Lake (+ night photography)2016-08-15
RO Album Doftana Valley + Paltinu Lake2016-08-13
RO Album Bucharest, Herastrau Park + Lake (+ night photography)2016-08-06
RO Album Brasov + Poiana Brasov2016-08-04
RO Album Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS) 20162016-07-30
US Album Storm among the clouds...2016-07-25
US Album Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) night sky + Water Canyon (+ night photography)2016-07-06
US Album Very Large Array (VLA) + Water Canyon night sky (+ night photography)2016-06-28
US Album Lawrence Krauss: “Gravitational Waves: A Journey to the Beginning of Time”2016-06-25
US Album The moon at 8 am2016-01-29
2015 MDGx Photos
US Album Super moon, blood moon, lunar eclipse (night photography)2015-09-27
RO Album Bran Castle (“Dracula's Castle”)2015-09-20
RO Album Rasnoavei Keys2015-09-20
RO Album Life in the countryside2015-09-19
RO Album Berca Mud Volcanoes2015-09-19
RO Album Breakfast of Champions: Live Long & Prosper \/2015-09-16
RO Album Valley Fortress Cave2015-09-13
RO Album Rasnov Citadel2015-09-13
RO Album Cantacuzino Castle2015-09-13
RO Album Salvador Dali: “Welcome into my brain”2015-09-13
RO Album Dino Park2015-09-13
RO Album Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head...2015-09-11
RO Album Ialomita Valley + Bucegi Mountains2015-09-05
US Album Crystal clear... skies2015-05-10
US Album Study in pink, a.k.a. Vernal Equinox2015-04-15
2014 MDGx Photos
US Album The moon over New Mexico2014-10-10
US Album Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) 20142014-10-04
RO Album Bucharest, Rural Fest Euro Fair 20142014-09-14
RO Album Bucharest, Grigore Antipa Museum of Natural History2014-09-13
RO Album Bucharest, Herastrau Park + Lake2014-09-13
RO Album Bucharest, Hard Rock Cafe2014-09-13
RO Album Nera-Beusnita Keys2014-09-07
RO Album Traian Vuia Museum2014-09-07
RO Album Vidraru Lake, Transfagarasan, Balea2014-09-06
GR Album Greece in 7 days2014-08-28
BG Album Rural Bulgaria2014-08-22
RO Album Bucharest, Athenaeum, National Art Museum, Kretzulescu, National Theatre2014-08-20
US Album “Perpetual” sunset above the clouds2014-08-17
US Album Camel Rock, Plaza Blanca, Ghost Ranch2014-08-12
US Album Albuquerque, San Felipe de Neri church2014-08-09
Sci-Fi, Science + Space Sci-Fi, Science, Astronomy + Space Exploration2018-05-05
Electronics Gear: PC, Laptop, Audio + Photography2019-05-01
BDs + DVDs Blu-ray Discs (BDs) + DVDs Collection2019-01-20
Photos Photosfrequently
Places 2 Visit Places 2 Visitoften
Free(ware) Software
FM Microsoft: Original Microsoft File Manager (FM) (WINFILE.EXE) 32-bit + 64-bitfrequently
Chromium Google: Chrom(ium) stable, ßeta, Developer + Canary test Web Browsers 32-bit + 64-bitfrequently
Firefox Mozilla: Firefox stable, ßeta + αlpha test Web Browsers 32-bit + 64-bitfrequently
7-Zip Igor: 7-Zip 32-bit + 64-bitfrequently
K-Lite Codec Pack Codec Guide: K-Lite Codec Pack Mega (+ MPC-HC) 32-bit + 64-bitfrequently
fooBar2000 Peter: fooBar2000 32-bitfrequently
JPEGView DKleiner: JPEGView 32-bit + 64-bit portablefrequently
Standards + Security
IPv6 IPv6: Are you ready for IPv6?
Web Browser WWW: Are you using a modern web browser? HTML5, WebGL, CSS 3D
Anti-Virus Threat Awareness: Virus Alerts + FREEware Anti-Virus Tools2018-05-05
Anti-Spyware Protect Your Computer: FREEware Firewalls + Anti-Spyware2018-05-05
Internet Security Know Your Foe: Internet Security + Traffic Resources2018-05-05
ßUG Watch Watch Your Back: ßUG Watch2019-05-01
Tricks + Secrets Files
W95-11D  ©  Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016 + DOS 7.xx/8.00: W95-11D.EXE or W95-11D.ZIP2019-04-04
W31-11D  ©  Windows/WfWG 3.1x + DOS 6.xx: W31-11D.ZIP2019-04-04
Tricks + Secrets Updates
Chromium Google Chrome Easter Eggs2011-06-28
98SE2ME 98SE2ME: Killer Replacements: ME 98 SE2013-01-06
98MP10 98MP10: Killer Replacements: XP SP3 WMP9/WMP10 for 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME2010-08-18
Registry 95/98/ME/IE5/IE6 Advanced Options Galore2007-04-12
Registry 9x/NTx/IE System Restrictions (Registry policies)1998-10-27
Registry Registry Inconsistencies, Curiosities + Oddities2006-07-03
HOSTS HOSTS Files, Guides + Tools (work in progress... ;))2019-05-01
Windows XP XP SP3 Guide + Downloads2008-07-01
Windows XP XP/2003 Firewall Guide2004-08-16
OS + Software Updates
 Uwe: DOS 5/6/7/8 + Windows 3.1x/95/98/ME UMBPCI.SYS2019-01-31
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 4.7.22018-07-10
 Oracle (Sun): Java 8.0 32-bit + 64-bit and 10.0 64-bit2018-07-28
 DOS: MS-DOS 5.00 - 8.00 Hidden Secrets2015-05-05
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 4.5.22014-05-06
 Microsoft: Internet Explorer 11.0 Web Browser2013-11-09
 Microsoft: Internet Explorer 10.0 Web Browser2013-02-25
 Microsoft: Internet Explorer Root Certificates Update (RCU)2014-06-06
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Internet Explorer (IE) 5/6/7/8/9 Cumulative Fix2012-02-14
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Time Zone DST Cumulative Updates December 20112012-01-09
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 4.0.2 Update2011-10-24
 Microsoft: Internet Explorer 9.0 Web Browser2011-03-14
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Rich Text (RTF) Edit Fixes2010-12-01
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Scripting Engines (MSE) 5.72010-09-30
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Internet Explorer 5/6/7/8/9 ActiveX Kill Bits (AKB) Fix2010-07-23
 Microsoft: 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 DirectX Redist2010-06-07
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Scripting Engines (MSE) 5.62010-04-23
 XQ|DC: X-Setup Pro 9.2.1002009-06-02
 Microsoft + Unofficial: XML 3/4/6 Fixes2009-03-19
 Microsoft + Unofficial: HTML Help 1.412009-01-31
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 2.0 SP22009-01-17
 Microsoft: .NET Framework 3.5 SP12009-01-05
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Internet Explorer 5/6/7 VML VGX.DLL Fix2008-09-23
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Outlook Express (OE) 5/6 + Vista/2008 Mail Cumulative Fix2008-09-23
 Microsoft: XP SP3 + Fixes2008-07-01
 Microsoft: XP/2003/Vista/2008 MSI 4.52008-05-21
 Microsoft + Unofficial: OLE Updates2008-03-31
 Microsoft + Unofficial: Internet Explorer 4/5/6/7 TriEdit + DHTML Edit Fixes2007-09-26
 Microsoft + Unofficial: 98/2000/ME/XP WMP 9.02007-09-03
 Microsoft: XP 64-bit/2003 SP22007-03-14
 Microsoft: XP WMP 11.02007-01-15
 Microsoft: 2000 UR1 2.02005-09-13
 Microsoft: 98/2000/ME/XP/2003 WMP 10.0 DRM + Codecs2005-08-15
 Microsoft: 2000 SP42003-06-26
 Essential: System Components + Add-ons2019-03-03
 Essential: DirectX Updates + Tools2017-07-07
 Essential: Internet Explorer Updates2018-11-11
 Essential: Windows Media Player Updates2019-05-01
 NTx Tools: NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1/2012/10/2016 Extras2019-05-01
 ßeta: ßeta Software2018-05-05
Tricks, Secrets, ßUGs + FIXes
 Complete List: WinDOwS Tricks + Secrets2011-06-28
 REGistry: 200+ Ways To Hack Your 9x/NTx Registry2007-04-12
 XP: Windows XP Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 98: Windows 98/98 SE + DOS 7.10 Tricks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 ME: Windows ME + DOS 8.00 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 2000: Windows 2000 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 NT4: Windows NT4 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 OSR2: Windows 95B/95C OSR2.x + DOS 7.10 Tricks + Fixes2010-05-05
 Portables: Ojatex's Original Laptop Tips + Hints2000-10-18
 3.1: Windows/WfWG 3.1x + DOS 6.xx Tricks + Secrets2006-12-30
 UNique: My Original WinDOwS Tricks + Secrets2010-05-05
 Funny: 40+ WinDOwS + Apps/Games Easter Eggs2011-06-28
Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Updates + Patches
 MDGx: Windows 98 + ME •still• alive Campaign
 MSFN: Important/"Stickified"/Pinned Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE/ME Topicsfrequently
 MSFN: 98 FE, 98 SE + ME Updates, Patches + (Hot)Fixes2017-07-19
 MSFN: Windows 95/98/98SE/ME Forumsdaily
 MSFN: Windows 9x Member Projects Forumsdaily
 Free Help: Windows 95/98/ME Help Forumsfrequently
Windows 2003
 Fixes: 2003 Updates2019-05-01
Windows XP
 Tricks: XP Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: XP Updates2019-05-01
Windows 98/98 SP1/98 SE + DOS 7
 Tricks: 98/98 SE + DOS7 Tricks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: 98 + 98 SP1 + 98 SE Updates2019-05-01
Windows ME + DOS 8
 Tricks: ME + DOS8 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: ME Updates2019-05-01
Windows 2000
 Tricks: 2000 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: 2000 Updates2019-05-01
Windows 95B/95C OSR2 + DOS 7
 Tricks: OSR2 + DOS7 Tricks + Fixes2010-05-05
 Fixes: OSR2 Updates2009-05-16
Windows 95/95a OSR1 + DOS 7
 Tricks: 9x + DOS7 Tricks + Secrets2010-05-05
 Fixes: 95 + OSR1 Updates2009-02-13
Windows NT 4.0
 Tricks: NT4 Tweaks, Secrets, BUGs + FIXes2010-05-05
 Fixes: NT4 Updates2019-05-01
Windows/WfWG 3.1x + DOS 6
 Tricks: 3.1x + DOS6 Tricks + Secrets2006-12-30
 Fixes: 3.1x Updates2018-05-05
 Secrets: MS-DOS 5.00 - 8.00 Hidden Secrets2015-05-05
 MEM Tricks: MS-DOS 7.xx MEMory Specs2015-05-05
 Power Toys: Essential DOS 5.00 - 8.00 Power Toys2015-05-05
 Drivers: WinDOwS Drivers + Tools2015-05-05
Free OSes
 Linux: UNIX alternativefrequently
 ReactOS: Windows alternativefrequently
 Haiku: BeOS alternativefrequently
 MenuetOS: Windows alternativefrequently
 FreeDOS: DOS/MS-DOS alternativefrequently
 OS within OS: Virtualize + Emulatefrequently
Let The Fun Begin
 Get... Free(ware) WinDOwS Games2019-05-01
 News... PC Games2018-05-05
 Humor... U No U R...maybe...
 Have... More Funwhenever
 Google... Interactive +/- Moving Doodlesoften
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