Sunday, April 15, 2007
Frappr Shout Out - The week we want to say hello
to Dale who listens from London, England, UK. Thanks
downloading and listening to the show Dale.
News of the Week
- Four More Fallen Heroes - Rich
- Orlando Cop Doesn't Go Down With The Ship - Mack
- High School UC Operation Scores Big - Rich
- Cops Find Dumb Shit In Port-A-Potty - Mack
- Princess Learns High Cost Of Running - Rich
- This is 911 Stupid - Mack
- Trooper Seizes $3.25M - Rich
week we try to include training announcements from academies and
training organizations. This week we don't have any new
announcements but we welcome training announcements from any criminal
justice training academy or training organization. Just send the
information to email@example.com and we will do our best to announce
your training course.
are pleased to be able to assist criminal justices agencies in their
effort to identify and hire the best qualified people.
This week we don't have any new jobs to announce.
- If your agency is
looking for qualified people,
just send us a little information about
the job and we will announce it on the show.
- Tech News Montage - Rich
- Leopard Sounding Alot like Vista - Mack
For the PC user tip this week, we will give you some general rules to
keep your operating system balanced out.
Item #1: Never Use the Internet Without Antivirus Software installed:
This is probably the single most important rule. Never use the internet
or check your e-Mail without Antivirus Software installed. Not only is
it important to have a good Antivirus Software solution installed, but
also make sure it’s kept up to date. An antivirus solution will
typically run less than $50. I recommend using AVG which is an
excellent FREE solution available at http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/
Item #2: Keep Windows up to date:
So many computer users forget to keep their Windows Operating System up
to date. Bunches of software or hardware compatibility problems that
can be avoided by doing your updates. Just use the Windows Updater.
Item #3: Don't make too many changes at once:
Windows contains many settings that can be easily modified via dialog
boxes and properties pages. Be careful when adjusting settings. If your
attempting to troubleshoot a problem, be sure to make only a few
changes at a time and document what changes you have made along the
way. That way if you cannot resolve the problem yourself, you can still
bring the system back to it’s original state without causing further
Item #4: Always use “Add or Remove Programs” to remove installed
Never just delete software or applications that are installed on your
computer. The Add or Remove Programs option located in the control
panel is a great feature built into Windows to detect and use
Uninstaller scripts. It’s important to use the Add or Remove Programs
option otherwise you can corrupt other parts of the system if they
happen to be sharing any of the same files.
Item #5: Make sure your System can handle the Upgrade:
Most software and hardware manufacturers list the system requirements
to use their product. Whenever you're planning to do a hardware or
software upgrade, always make sure your system has the necessary
resources and can handle the upgrade. A great tool for checking almost
every aspect of your computer system without ever opening the computer
case is a FREE product called System Information for Windows (SIW)
available at http://www.gtopala.com/.
For the Mac user
tip this week, we want to tell you about a great free, open source
application. The app is Skim and it is a PDF reader designed to let you
take notes on a PDF while you read it.
Preview, the Mac's default PDF reader, lets you add sticky notes to
pages, but Skim adds highlighting and circling, so it is great for
note-taking. You can also see your notes in an outline form and
hyperlink to locations. Another great feature is that your notes are
saved in the PDF but they can only be read by Skim. This means you can
get a clean version back at any time by just opening the file with
Preview. The price is right at free, so check out Skim at http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/index.html
to our partner RLS
Enterprises, Inc. - Your Affordable On-Line Training Solution
for making this episode of CopCAST possible. Visit their website for
more information about providing internet-based training for your
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