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Free stuff I can't live without

The top 10 free tools I can't live without, Windows Edition:vim - to  code stuffputty - to log in and browse...WinSCP - ...and then transfer filesWireshark - to go deepCygwin - because nothing beats grepRealVNC - for  graphical remote sessionsTortoiseSVN - easy, fast version control with a GUIVMware - when I run out of hardware and want to check out Linux distrosprocexp - another awesome tool from sysinternalsfirefox - which could be chrome when the bugs are ironed out
Linux Edition:
vim - who knew!fluxbox - simplicity is blissxmms - like I  mentioned aboveoperaWireshark/tcpdumpsvn - to host and serve the Windows subversion clientsgcc - to build all these neat programscifs - to mount the Windows shareswodim - makes CD/DVD burning that much easiermysql - for my running log entries!

Why have this blog...

...when I'm a seemingly reclusive software engineer just trying to get work done?  Well, maybe I might be able to convey some of my experiences to help others, or maybe others can find what I've done and give me hints on what I could do better.
In either case, it's therapeutic, and if nothing else, provides an external outlet for thoughts on issues I encounter in the area where data networks and software collide.  Enjoy!