Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mac OS X - Wireless Access

If you have a Mac and are having issues connecting to a wireless access point, here is the workaround. Read on...

Palm Foleo Mobile Companion

Palm Inc. on Wednesday introduced a compact portable computer to accompany its Treo smartphone. Since I have a Treo, I thought it was worth a blog post.

The new "Foleo" is about the size of a hardcover book and, at 2.5 pounds, it is half the weight of other small laptop computers. It is designed to be used with a smartphone, to help mobile warriors manage their e-mail and documents by offering a 10-inch screen, full keyboard and wireless technology. Read on...

UPDATE * This product never made it to market.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Microsoft's Surface Computing

This seems to be the buzz today. Microsoft revealed its plan to turn a seemingly ordinary surface into a computer. (Here's some pics)

Microsoft Surface couples standard PC components with the cameras and projectors necessary to enable surface computing. The demo unit employed a 3-GHz Pentium 4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and an off-the-shelf graphics card with standard drivers. Read on...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Creative Zen

I wrote about the new Creative Zen in my blog article dated May 4th. If you want it, Newegg.com has it for you!

Firefox Update

Firefox is set to release an update to 2.0.0.4 on Wednesday, May 30th. The update, which includes security fixes, stability improvements and enhancement to Firefox's ability to block popups. Read on...

Monday, May 28, 2007

GeoCaching Today

I am off to do a bit of geocaching with a friend today. This is my first time out. What's that you ask? What is geocaching? Well, it's an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. Read on...

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Blue Moon

If you recently thought something wouldn't happen until a Blue Moon, you're in luck. We already saw the moon on May 2nd, and it will turn full again on May 31st at 6:04 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Read on...

Friday, May 25, 2007

USB Hub For Two PCs

This 7-port hub has has a switch over for each port that lets you toggle individual USB devices between two PCs.

Now you can use your flash drive, USB backup, printer, camera or whatever without the hassle of unplugging the USB devices. Cool! Read on...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

KGB Key Logger 4.02

Not that I use this application or have any plans to do so, it just makes me think how easy it is to get software that monitors key strokes and how the hackers have access to it also. Read on...

Monday, May 21, 2007

$100 Laptop

Cheers and applause for a good guy out there trying to get some sort of education in the hands of underpriviledged children of the world. My hat goes off to you, Professor Negroponte. I understand your passion and drive when it comes to doing what you are meant to do and the good it gives the children despite the injustice and corruption in the world they live in.

Shame on the corporate greedy out there, (Intel) that don't have your same vision. And please, you corporate guys, don't deny it, it's all about money for you and your shareholders. Read on...

Summertime!

Even though I have been enjoying 62 degree weather down here in Diego (NOT), I know there is some sunshine out there! And with summertime on its way, here are some useful questions and answers on how to protect your skin from those harmful rays of the sun. Read on...

Staples Recycle Program

I was in Staples that other day and noticed a sign on one of their counters noting that they recycle computers, for a small nominal fee. Sure, we can wait for an event that recycles equipment or hump it up to a designated recycler.

However, this program should come in handy when you want to finally get rid of that old equipment. Read on...

Now it I could only remember to bring in my empty ink cartridges...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

15 Cool Firefox Tips & Tricks

If you want to tweak your Firefox to make it faster, cooler and more efficient, check out this top 15 list of tips & tricks. Read on...

Skywatching

If you are looking up in the sky after sundown and are wondering what those bright "stars" are, they are 4 visible planets. Cool! Read on...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Project Joey

Joey is a server, a Firefox add-on and a Java midlet that allow you to pass data from Firefox to your cell phone.

The premise is this: you can use Firefox to send text clippings, pictures, videos, RSS content, and Live Bookmarks to your phone through the Joey Server. The Joey Server transcodes and keeps all of the content up-to-date. You can then use your phone’s browser or the Joey application on your phone to view and manage what you have uploaded.

Although they are in the early stages of development of this application, it will be something to check out. Read on...

Friday, May 18, 2007

Recruiters Suck!

I have had the extreme displeasure of dealing with recruiters in the past. Frankly, they all seem to be just after a resume submission than really getting you a job.

My sister is currently in the mix seeking new employment and has to deal with these maroons, since outsourcing HR departments is the way of the corporate world these days.

It really is a shame that these recruiters are not set to any ethical standards, they take a shotgun approach to finding qualified candidates without completely reviewing your resume and are clueless as to whether or not you are the right candidate.

Here are some articles for your viewing pleasure:

Recruiters Suck!

Why Recruiters Suck!

Speed Up Your MAC

Just so I don't neglect MAC clients out there, I wanted to post 52 Ways to Speed Up Your OS X.

Upgrade and Beyond

Microsoft has announced that any further operating system releases, (after Windows Server 2008 and previously released Vista) is the last operating systems that are designed for 32-bit processors.

Nice to know that all computer systems in the next few years will truly be obsolete, eh? Read on...

See updated clarification from Microsoft. Read here...

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds?

I have been spittin' seeds ever since I played softball in my early twenties and anytime I am at an outdoor sporting event.

I came across this article that says they will soon be supercharging my seeds with caffeine and other boosters. They say that "a lot of people chew sunflower seeds to stay awake and give them energy." Got one question, What the ...? Read on...

Friday, May 11, 2007

HP OfficeJet L7580 All-In-One

Props to my twin sister for my early birthday present. Even though my old HP V40 All-in-One is still working after 7 years, she knew that I have been jonesing to get a new printer.

It took me less than a half hour to get the tape off (man they really package these printers up for shipping), cables plugged in and the ink cartridges installed. After that it was just a matter of running the software CD and I was up and printing on my network.

Thanks Ja! Love my kickass new HP OfficeJet!

ThinkPad T61

I have had my BabyT (ThinkPad T60p) for what, less than a month? And sure enough, BANG! Here comes the NEW T61. Read on...

Google Searches Web's Dark Side

If you didn't know this, you should. Bad sites exist out there and no one is exempt from getting malware. Read on...

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Moving Firefox To A New Computer

Thought I would share this with you all. Since I just set up a new computer, I wasn't quite sure how to get my Firefox tweaked and running just the way I like it. I did it manually because I forgot about MozBackup. Read on...

Thanks go to lifehacker for the tip!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tip Of The Day

Do you really need to log on after your computer starts? If you’re the only person who uses your computer, you can skip the Welcome screen completely. Read on...

Monday, May 07, 2007

Download Of the Day

ReminderFox is an extension for Firefox that displays and manages lists of date-based reminders and ToDo's. If you simply want to remember important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc) without having to run an entire calendar application, then this extension is for you. Download...

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Trojan Disguised As Windows Activation

Details on the Trojan's bogus re-activation screens look legit, and it plays off real-world behavior by Windows. The Web site referenced on the first screen, for instance, is actually Microsoft's own anti-piracy site. Microsoft, however, never demands any personal information, such as a credit card, during activation. Read on...

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Vista Drains Notebook Batteries

As I sit in my big chair watching Tiger and Phil golfing and the BabyT (laptop) sitting on my lap, here is yet one more reason to hold off on buying a system with Vista.

Until Microsoft releases the first service pack and/or other tweaks, I am glad I still use XP. Read on...

Friday, May 04, 2007

$40 MP3 Player

Creative is launching a ZEN Stone MP3 player for cheap. Makes it almost ok to lose it or loan it out.

It comes in a variety of colors. The choices are black, white, red, blue, pink and green. It holds up to 250 songs encoded in MP3 format at 128kbps, or 500 WMA songs encoded at 64kbps, and the built-in, rechargeable battery lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge. Plus it is smooth as a water-polished rock. Read on...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

iGoogle Gadgets

Google has added a new feature that allows you to "Make Your Own Gadget". You can then share the Google Gadget on your family and friends homepages. Read on...

Disable Time Display

I like to keep a clean desktop, uncluttered with icons, file folders and crap that seems to gather there. I have only 3 shortcuts and the recycle bin on it. I do have a few essential Yahoo Widgets - Analog Clock, Weather and a Google Search Bar. But that's it. (I didn't really need the Widgets, but they are pretty to look at)






My Quick Launch Toolbar has 14 shortcuts, a must have. And the system tray has 8 icons that are hidden. So what's missing?

The XP notification area time display! I was running out of room down there...

To disable Windows XP notification area time display, you can "add" the following Windows XP registry hack:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Name: HideClock
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1