Offline wikipedia revisited – fast offline wikipedia reader

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I’ve mentioned offline wikipedia access before mainly because for all it’s flaws, wikipedia is probably the single largest, most comprehensive and best information resource out there. There may be other encyclopedias that are more accurate, but require subscription access… anyway for all the warts it’s a great resource. To many people though it comes as [...]

High powered laser from a dvd burner

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I really don’t know if I want to do this or not… but I found several sites talking about how to salvage the laser from a dvd burner and use it as a VERY high powered handheld laser. (i.e. “light that candle” kind of power….) Don’t get me wrong, I would like to be able [...]

Epson stylus photo 825 clogged print head woes

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

I don’t recall if I’ve mentioned my Epson stylus photo 825 before, but I’ve had one for a couple years. The really nice feature (I thought) was the ability to print direct from camera memory cards (at the time I bought it, this was much more rare than in current printers.) Anyway, it had GREAT [...]

Freenx on Ubuntu (Dapper Drake)

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

NX server and client is a GREAT remote X approach that can tunnel over fairly narrow links well and does phenomenally well over a LAN. I frequently use NX in place of VNC when working with Linux based systems because the performance seems much better and the client has a nice way to choose from [...]

Sysinternals/Wininternals acquired by Microsoft

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Sysinternals.com is a GREAT source of free Windows utilities (rootkit detector, process list, list of files being used by a process, etc….) Today the news started to spread that they’ve been acquired by Microsoft. Am I the ONLY person that has had an urge to download their entire free utility library?    Send article as [...]

Seller Beware…

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

This is a cautionary tale about bank fraud for anyone that sells things. (online or otherwise). A man sold a car online, the buyer sent a check for several thousand more than the buying price. He claimed it was to cover extra shipping costs and for the seller to just wire him the excess which [...]

Bad capacitors causing strange system behavior

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

This is, in fact something I’ve been getting ready to do an article on soon. I had a system that had very strange and random problems that I’ve visited and tried many of the typical fixes for, in fact I think I saw it a couple times a week and either couldn’t reproduce the errors [...]

Open Source Web templates

Monday, November 7th, 2005

One of the things that I’ve really not looked at until lately is the use of open source web templates. I don’t know why but I’ve never really paid much attention to the thought of templates outside of those for a cms platform like wordpress or ezcontents, etc. However, recently I’ve started a site redesign [...]

Firefox vulnerabilities and 1.5 Release Candidate

Friday, November 4th, 2005

I know there’s been at least one and probably a couple of Mozilla Firefox vulnerabilities announced in the last month or so. There are currently (according to Secunia) 3 unpatched Firefox vulnerabilities.    Send article as PDF   

Mars Ice lake?

Friday, July 29th, 2005

I don’t know how I ran across this link, but it’s interesting and has a GREAT photo. The picture is supposedly of an Ice Lake on Mars Beautiful coloration, I’m not sure if it’s false color or what. Obviously this has little to do with computers other than how the image was captured and transmitted, [...]

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