Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

I really don't make a list of New Year resolutions. I think if you compare notes with friends and family it pretty much amounts to the usual wants about getting fit, winning the lottery, not sweating the small stuff as much.

Whatever you chose that makes you a better you in 2007, remember don't chose to drink and drive tonight.

The cops have one more day to make their yearly quota and you certainly don't want to help them get that prepaid donut card and gold star atta boy.

Which Super Villain Are You?

Update: I found the villain sister site to which Super Hero are you? I took that test as well. I think the villain one is actually more fun.

Your results:
You are Apocalypse
Dr. Doom
Dark Phoenix
Lex Luthor
Mr. Freeze
The Joker
Green Goblin
Poison Ivy
You believe in survival of the fittest and you believe that you are the fittest.
Click here to take the Super Villain Personality Test

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Which Super Hero Are You?

Geeks definitely love comic books and super heroes, and that’s why this simple site can tell you what superhero you are based on a few questions. This site has seen over 12 million hits since it launched.

I answered the questions very honestly and even stated that I'm not a big "cape" wearer and yet, I am the SUPER of all heroes! NICE!

Your results:

You are Superman
The Flash
Green Lantern
Iron Man
Wonder Woman
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.
Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Friday, December 29, 2006

Unlimited Online File Storage

DivShare is a free, fast file host for everyone. They allow you to move or share large files. You can upload/download unlimited files of any type and the files will stay there forever. (Or until the bubble bursts on a site that doesn't charge for their services) There are no ads, no pop-ups, no spam, and it lets you create your own galleries if you're uploading pictures.

What's the catch? Don't know, suspect there is one, but in the mean time this site may come in handy for you all.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Vista Ultimate, large fries and hold the Activation

The Hackers Kings (or Queens) have been busy during the holiday break finding ways to install Vista their way.

The latest fun is freezing the 30-day countdown timer within the operating system in order to prevent it from ever leaving the fully functional evaluation mode.


Read on...

Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Holidays 2006

To everyone who stops by and reads my blog, I just wanted to say happy holidays to you and yours this season.

I look forward to what 2007 brings us all and hope it continues to be truly blessed and as much fun as this past year.

Thanks for your continued support and Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, a blessed Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and (insert your other favorite holiday here) to you all!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Wounded Inflatables

Every year I figure that the holidays bring a little bit more peace and joy to the world, if not just for a few more minutes than we typically see throughout the year. Goodwill, giving, and the holiday spirit.

But when you click on the story link below, you'll know that the dastardly gremlins are out there and they continue to rampage with total disregard of our simple pleasures and treasured moments.

Have they no shame?

Read on...

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Downloads of the Day

I have a few downloads from those whacky and clever guys at MajorGeeks. Being that I am on the road, I haven't had a chance to test them out, but thought they looked like something we could use.

Undelete Plus is a quick and effective way to retrieve accidentally deleted files, AND files that have been removed from the Recycle Bin. (Oh tell me it's true Dorothy!)

DupKiller is one of the fastest and the most powerful tools for searching and removing duplicate or similar files on your computer. (oooo, fastest and most powerful, aaahhh)

Magic Mail Monitor (MMM) is a POP3 mail monitor with multiple accounts support and notifies you when you get a new message. (I don't really need this, but it says it's Magic and that's good enough for me to post)

(Please let me know if you get a chance to check out any of these apps)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Our Own Devastating Weather Damage

With all the news on TV lately about the sub zero weather and snow that the Midwest is having this year, we shouldn't forget that Southern California has its share of devastating weather, also.

I've attached a photo illustrating the damage caused to a home from a west coast storm that passed through the San Diego area Tuesday.

It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take life for granted!!!

Warning: The attached picture is quite graphic and may not be suitable for sensitive viewers. Click Here...

Firefox Goodies

I wanted to share some Firefox goodies with you all, since I can't slip you some homemade holiday cookies that one of my sisters whipped out yesterday. (Seems some of you all have to make like 8 dozen cookies as a holiday tradition to handout to friends and family) (Which is cool, I can be the unofficial taste tester)

I digress...

If you have Firefox, you will want this program called MozBackup. The program packages up all your essential Firefox and Thunderbird settings: bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc. (Let me save you from hunting through the site for the program) Here is the link for the download zip file.

How about 15 Firefox extensions for your browsing pleasure?

But wait, there's more!

How to set up multiple homepages in Firefox...


If there's more than one site you always visit after starting up Firefox, you can set your homepage to open several tabs of different web sites at once automatically.

From Firefox's Tools menu, Options, General, enter the addresses of sites separated by a pipe |, as shown above. Or, you can open up all the sites in tabs and hit the "Use Current Pages" button. Thanks, Robert!

Or you could use PermaTabs instead of typing in the addresses of sites you always visit.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weather Bonk

I will be using Weather Bonk this week as I head home for the holidays. There is a feature on the site that allows you to "Weather For Your Route" and it has Super Grid that tells me the best day for my trip. Not that I can change when I am leaving but it does give me an idea as to what I have to "weather" on the 7 hour drive. (Besides getting to all the family fun that you know we have when we head home for the holidays) 

You can use this site for live conditions & forecasts, webcams, monthly averages and traffic.

The maps are powered by our friends at Google.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

LaLa Land

I just found another "radio" on the web station site,

There are no commercials and the music plays right from the site, so you don't need a media player.

You also don't need to register with LaLa. You can choose from 400+ stations. If you have time to figure it out, you can "add" your own station of music to share with the other LaLa listeners.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Holiday Music from Pandora

I don't have a real huge selection of holiday music but guess what?!

I really don't need to with Pandora. I just type in Frank Sinatra, holiday and BAM!

Of course you have to register and you may not get the exact artist you asked for, a similar sounding artist instead. But hey, it's a holiday music fix and I am good to go.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Vista "Frankenbuild" Plug Pulled

I recently posted a crack and a hack being used to circumvent Windows Vista activation. Well, leave it up to Microsoft to crush that joy. Read on...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Secretive XP Wireless Patch

Microsoft quietly posted a Windows XP SP2 patch to make surfing public wireless hotspots safer, but did not include it with the December security updates released Tuesday and has not posted it as a download from Microsoft Update.

And just because I'm picking on Microsoft today, I am sure you have heard that Windows Vista can not run the current version of SQL Server. Doh! Maybe instead of releasing Windows Vista Business version to businesses on November 30th, they should have released Windows Vista Starter instead.  (Throw it out into production on the third world countries first)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Worst Toys


Gosh, this article was very cleverly written and darn right funny! I rather enjoyed it and I hope you do too. 

In the spirit of the holidays, Radar presents the 10 most dangerous toys of all time.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Wireless KeyView 1.0

This handy tool lets you recover all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the 'Wireless Zero Configuration' service of Windows XP.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Windows Movie Maker 2.1

And for those of you with video recorders this season, Windows Movie Maker 2.1 is available to make home movies "amazingly fun"!

I like the sound of that!

Haven't had a chance to test it out, if you do, holler back and let me know how you like it. Here's the How-To Center link if you need some help with Movie Maker.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Photo Story 3

I have been having some fun this week with a little program called Photo Story 3.  I wanted to test it out and see how it works because the holidays are upon us and so is picture taking. And you picture takers out there know, when you take pictures everyone wants a copy of those festive moments.

Instead of just emailing a bunch of JPEG's to your family and friends, let's spice it up a bit with Photo Story 3. This program let's you add your holiday pictures, along with captions, music, special effects and voice narration. Oh and did I tell you, it's free! SWEET!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

PowerToys for Windows XP

Just in case you are not sure you are getting a "toy" for Christmas, here are some mighty useful toys provided by Microsoft. I personally use or have used SyncToy, Alt-Tab Replacement and Tweak UI.

Read on...

Monday, December 11, 2006

300GB Laptop Hard Drive

Fujitsu announced a 300GB 2.5-inch drive. The MHX2300BT series of SATA drives were created specifically for laptops, and will be available with 250GB or 300GB capacities, rotating at 4200rpm. Amazing!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Enlighten Holiday Party Excuse Generator

Don’t want to attend that Holiday party this year but can’t think up a good enough excuse for getting out of it? Interactive marketing company Enlighten has got you covered with its online Holiday Party Excuse Generator.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

All I Want For Christmas

Besides World Peace, the end of human suffering and perhaps the winning lottery numbers? I could always use a good Workout Shirt (Men's medium), a Geek Gadget, a MUST have Tool Box, USB Flash Drive, (fantastic price!) a cool Cutting Board, Can Opener and/or some Bag Clips.

Oh and yes! I have been a very good girl this year. (Just ask Santa)

Friday, December 08, 2006

Weeklong Meteor Showers

I have always been fascinated by meteor showers. On more than a few occasions,  I have braved the dark and cold nights to watch them. Unfortunately, living in the city makes it a tad bit more difficult to get in a good meteor show.  However, for you all that might be up at the wee hours of the morning and are wondering what is all those falling stars doing up there...Read on>>>

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Make Me Move will provide free listings for all home owners and realtors. Listings can include photos, and realtors can also create Web sites for each listing. This Thursday they will be launching a function called Make Me Move. Home owners who may have no intention of moving, but certainly would for the right price, can list information about their homes and make buyers wheel and deal.  Read on...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Cable Free USB Hub

I was wondering when this technology was going to hit the market. To  print, play music, burn CDs through a device in the vicinity, wirelessly. SWEET! Read on...

Monday, December 04, 2006

PrintScreen 3.5

Thanks go to Bauer for sharing his favorite screen capture tool. This tool allows you to capture the contents of the screen with a single keystroke. The captured screen can then be sent to the printer, or saved to disk as a file in 6 different graphics file formats .Gadwin PrintScreen can capture the entire Windows screen, the active window, or a specified area. The hot key defaults to the PrintScreen key, but users may also define other keys to initiate a capture. Gadwin PrintScreen allows you to e-mail the captured images.

Version 3.5 is ready for Windows Vista.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Windows Live Writer Beta

  I am using Windows Live Writer Beta for posting to my blog.

USPS NetPost Service

This falls under the category of..."I did not know that". You can actually send a card or postcard without leaving the comfort of your house or changing out of your jammies. Totally customizable and you can even upload your mailing addresses. Read on...

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Windows Vista Cracked and Hacked

Well, that certainly didn't take the hackers very long to figure out how to crack open the DVD and make nice with it. Read on...

Friday, December 01, 2006

Bye Bye Privacy At Work

New federal rules goes into effect today mandating U.S. companies to keep track of all the e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees. Read on...