How to Remote Control your Home or Work PC over the Internet using UltraVNC and No-IP.com for FREE

A few weeks ago a co-worker of mine noticed that I was remote controlling my home PC from my work PC. I was accessing a spreadsheet on my home PC that I needed for work. When I told him that I setup the software for free and that it does not have any monthly or yearly fees, he was very interested. He tried several different programs but with different degrees of satisfaction. So I told him I would provide him instructions on how to do it on my blog and here it is. Click here to skip to the instructions.

There are many programs out there that provide remote control software for your PC such as GoToMyPC. It is advertised all over the place. I know many people who use GoToMyPC and it is a life saver for them. However, I am here to tell you that there are FREE ways to get remote control software to work on your PC. And I am not talking about FREE for the first 30 days only. The FREE software is just as powerful, easy, and safe to setup and use. It is just like sitting in front of the other PC.

Here are a few things you can do with Remote Control software:

  • Work on your office PC from home or vice versa.
  • Control your home PC from anywhere in the world.
  • Transfer Files from and to the Remote Controlled PC.
  • Remote Control your PC from a handheld computer such as a Palm Treo. (I do this all the time)
  • Provide remote PC support for family and friends (I do this all the time also – beats traveling to their house or walking them through problems over the phone)

What is UltraVNC? Remote Control Software for your PC

UltraVNC is free software that is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. For a history of where VNC came from and how it works click here. UltraVNC allows you to virtually connect to another PC and remote control that PC over a network including the Internet. It is just like sitting in front of the other PC. If you do find this software useful donate to the developers by clicking on the button above so that they can continue to enhance the program and provide even more useful features in the future.

What is No-IP.com? Dynamic DNS for your domain

No-IP.com started out in 1999 by providing Dynamic DNS and web redirecting services using free domains they provided. Today their services have expanded to include email solutions, DNS registration, dynamic and static DNS services and much more. If you look closely you will notice that this blog is being hosted at leonmink.com/blog. This is my No-IP.com address and it is pointing to my home PC. You too can setup a blog on your home PC. But I will leave that to a future post.

You can find the updated Setup PC Remote Control page in the left banner under Pages.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2006

On this day of football and food I would like to say some thanks, while I’m waiting for the turkey to finish cooking. I’m thankful that the Miami Dolphins have now won 4 games in a row. Go Dolphins!

Seriously, Thank you to my wife for being the best Mom in the world. It is amazing how she takes care of our two kids, the house, the bills, the cooking, and still finds time to take care of me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thanks for my wonderful son and daughter. They keep me young and on my toes everyday.

Thanks to my parents for providing me Love, discipline, and a moral compass to help guide me through my life. Without their guidance I would not have as much to be thankful for.

There is a lot more to be thankful for but most of all I’m thankful that the turkey is now done and we can start Thanksgiving dinner. I’m starving. :-)

Hope you have a happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving.

Bargain Countdown – Deals So Hot there on Fire – Free Stuff

I just came across some amazing deals online at eCost.com. They have a Bargain Countdown section where they put limited items up for sale at huge discounts. You need to be quick because these deals go fast. (Limit 1 per customer) Here are a few deals that I saw today:

They also have a Clearance Countdown section that has some great deals as well.

These deals are HOTTER than this laptop catching on fire![youtube qmPm-YV9vdA]Avoid the the crowds at the store and don’t bother waiting in line on Black Friday (the day after thanksgiving). So if you are looking for some great gifts at great prices this holiday season get them RIGHT NOW! at this site

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Tips & Guides to Find Hidden Deals for Gifts this 2006 Holiday Shopping Season

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It seems as though every year the holiday shopping period starts earlier and earlier. Just last weekend I noticed two homes in my community putting up holiday decorations and Christmas Trees already. You normally start seeing holiday decorations going up during the Thanksgiving weekend. Even some of the large retailers are starting their holiday advertising early. Walmart started advertising a $398 PC for sale two weeks before Black Friday (The day after Thanksgiving). According to some news stories retail sales in October were lower than expected. That is causing the large retailers to not wait until Black Friday to kick off there holiday sales specials. This is good news for you and me. So before you miss that next great deal I thought I would pull together and share some sites that I used to start my holiday shopping.

Check out additional Holiday Shopping links and Videos in the right sidebar! Red Right Arrow

Here is a List of 10 Great Gift Idea Sites that will make it fun and easy to do your shopping this season:

  1. Holiday SpendingHoliday Gift Guides – Associated Content ** My Pick **
  2. Five Insider Tips to Smarter Holiday Shopping – CNNMoney Article
  3. Holiday Gift Guide 2006 – CNet.com Technology
  4. Holiday Gift Guide – The Washington Times
  5. Office Playground – Gift ideas for the office co-worker, boss, client, etc…
  6. Christmas Gifts Directory and Gift Ideas
  7. Gifts.com – The easy way to find great gifts ** Gifts Directory **
  8. Gift Ideas & Shopping Tips at About.com ** List of Guides and Tips **
  9. Gifts for the Serious Home Chef
  10. FreshTrend – Shopping Blog of Unique Gift Ideas

And make sure to avoid the bad gift ideas by checking out these articles:

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Do you have your own Holiday Shopping Tips? Share them with others by leaving me a comment.
Have fun and be safe this Holiday Season.

Black Friday 2006 – Day After Thanksgiving Deals!

Looking for the HOTTEST DEALS of the year?

Check out Black Friday Ads Sites below Now!

Check out the Black Friday Videos at the bottom of this post

The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. It is also known as . Stores all over the country will be enticing shoppers with ridiculous deals and discounts. How would you like to know today, what great deals are going to be advertised on Black Friday? Keep reading and check out the links at the bottom of this post. Last year I purchased two 19″ flat screen LCD monitors with built in speakers for $119.00 each. I also purchased WiFi routers for as little as $9.00. Here is a short list of stores to check out: Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Kmart, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Sears, Target, Toys R Us, WalMart and the list goes on.

The following sites display the actual ads that will be active on Black Friday. You can do searches for items at any store. You can sort the deals by ranking, sort by price, or sort by category. They even provide you coupons and rebate information.

Keep checking back throughout the month. Ads are being leaked everyday!

Sample Deals as of November 5th 2006:

  • $12.00 – Sandisk 1GB SD Card
  • $25.00 – Sandisk 2GB SD Card
  • $49.99 – MP3 Player with 1GB Capacity & Belt Clip
  • $1,294.00 – Panasonic 42″ Widescreen Plasma HDTV w/ Built-in Digital Tuner

Create your shopping list today and make sure you get out to these stores early on Black Friday. I know I will. Leave a comment and share your thoughts or secrets about Black Friday.

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November 24th 2006
Mark Your Calendar Now
The Hottest Deals of the Year!