Some days you really want to slap someone at Microsoft….

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

So, I was formatting a drive the other day. It’s an external hard drive that will need to be readable AND writable by both Mac and Windows XP machines. So, the only choice (without paying for MacDrive to read/write to HFS+) is really FAT32. The drive is in the 250GB-300GB ballpark. So, I reference the [...]

Multihead PC

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

More than once I’ve wished for a second (or third) set of keyboard/mouse/video for my main desktop. Linux is a true multiuser operating system which means that it’s capable of hosting multiple graphical logins at the same time. For MOST things, a single, modern CPU is more than adequate to deal with this (memory is [...]

Internet based filesystem with no transfer fees

Monday, March 27th, 2006

I thought this was a great idea…. Okay for 2$ per GB of storage per month (or $24 per year for 1GB of storage) you can have your very own secure online storage drive. For you windows users think of a G: drive or a Z: drive that you could SECURELY connect to from [...]

Customized small download linux iso….

Friday, January 27th, 2006

This is a good idea…. let’s say you want a linux install, but you’re very particular. You’d like to have a certain setup out of the box, say a basic desktop with OpenOffice and Firefox/Thunderbird. Nothing fancy, just a basic desktop and you wanted to deploy over several systems. Some distributions give you the choice [...]

Kdirstat to track space hogs

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

I’m putting this under the Windows tech support category because I’ve used this on a boot cd before to do the same for Windows as I’m about to describe for Linux. I need to clean up and organize my hard drive(s). But when it comes to actually deleting things you really do want to get [...]

Frontier Labs – nexblack

Monday, December 12th, 2005

I know it’s not an ipod… but I’m looking forward to hearing some word when Fronteir Labs releases their “Nexblack”. For background…. the nexblack is priced at around $89 (at the frontier labs store), but I’ve found $69 here. It’s a portable mp3/wma/wma with drm/ogg player (according to the spec sheet.) It uses AA batteries [...]

P2P file sharing using GMAIL

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Software has been released that essentially allows users to take advantage of GMAIL’s 2+GB of storage space for peer to peer (p2p) file sharing. There are disadvantage’s such as turning over your gmail login info to the group behind the web-based service (!!!!)    Send article as PDF   

iPod nano sales “staggering”

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Reuters has a story about how big the sales of the Apple iPod Nano such as the Apple 2 GB iPod Nano White, Apple 2 GB iPod Nano White, and Apple iPod Nano Armband Grey are exceeding expectations this holiday season. Amazon reported that the Apple 2 GB iPod Nano Black was the 6th biggest [...]

Qemu revisited

Monday, August 15th, 2005

I mentioned Qemu a short while back. I’ve used it in the past for testing linux livecds. After doing the writeup though I was encouraged to look at it again and see if/how much it’s improved since I last got an update. Wow….    Send article as PDF   


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