pilobilus.net a website that might grow on you

Greetings fellow Cyberians!

Welcome to pilobilus.net, the coolest website since ZomboCom. If you like to actually "do things" with computers, you might find some fun stuff here. This site is always under construction; I add content whenever time and inspiration collide, and there is always something in progress. For detailed info the site - made, maintained, and delivered with Free Software - see About this website.

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Our website so far:

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Windows PC Security: There is no product you can buy and no magic silver bullet that will keep Bad Things from taking over computers with Microsoft Windows installed. The only way to defend a PC with Microsoft installed is to learn how and why common attacks succeed, and what configurations, policies, and practices make the computer a smaller target.

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Network Security - An Advanced Introduction: Today, network security is about more than locking hostile parties out of your computer: It also means asserting ownership over your identity and property in digital space, and taking back the freedoms that have already been stolen from you by criminals great and small. The time for this is now.


Learning The GIMP: The GNU Image Manipulation Program (originally known as the "General Image Manipulation Program") is your complete Free Software alternative to high priced photo editing tools for home and professional use. This tutorial will show you how to get the GIMP and set it up, and where to learn useful fundamentals quickly and easily.


Resources for New (and used) Web Designers The Internet is its own comprehensive manual, library and classroom. All the necessary tools for building cyberspace can be found inside cyberspace. In the 21st century, basic literacy includes the ability to make basic websites. This is easier than it sounds and there's no time like the present to get started.

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Linux Mint - The New Gnormal: I recently replaced my Ubnutu 10.04 desktop installation with Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Edition. Ubuntu has run its course and it's time to move on. I am very happy with Mint. It's not glorious and spectacular, but it certainly does help me get on with my actual work. Mint is a keeper, and it looks like a lot of people agree.


Photo Restoration: One of the most powerful aspects of digital photography is that any desktop computer can serve as a darkroom for comprehensive post exposure processing. The images presented here are examples of my own work in this area - always, of course, a work in progress. I do economical photo repair & enhancement work, contact me for details.