Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What About Vista?

If you're still not convinced about Vista, take a moment to check out this video. Sure, it's a parody, but it gets to the heart of Vista's problems -- and it's very well done.

You'll hear funny comments about the "sinkhole of support," learn how others are emulating the "Microsoft Gold Standard," and how the Aero 3D interface cycles through the dozens of Vista's error messages.

Scroll half way down the page to click on the video, VISTA SUCKS. [via PCWorld] ...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Wind Is Misunderstood

I found a public service announcement from Germany that is worth a look. ...

UPDATE: This video is no longer available.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Fun At Work

Perhaps it is a slow day at work and you want to have a bit of fun. I mean, a good giggle now and then doesn't really hurt production, does it? Scoot up to your co-workers computer and press Ctrl-Alt and then the Down Arrow to rotate their screen upside down. It's fun, entertaining and easy to fix by pressing Ctrl-Alt and the Up Arrow. Hours and hours of fun!  (Note - It doesn't work for all computers)

Danger Will Robinson

If you are starting your holiday shopping early and you are wondering what to get your geek aficionado, look no further. Hammacher Schlemmer has the 6 1/2-foot, animatronic remote-controlled version of the B-9™ Environmental Control Robot from the classic Lost In Space® television series that ran from 1965 to 1968. Besides have a remote control allowing you to move its torso left and right, the robot has a 240-w att audio system, and speaks 511 pre-recorded phrases performed by Richard Tufeld, the original voice of the robot from the television series (including such familiar phrases as "Danger Will Robinson!")
If you order by November 19th you can have it delivered by Christmas. (oh, I forgot to tell you that it will set you back $24,500)
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Best Tech You Can't Get

I definitely like gadgets, especially cool gadgets. And more often than not, those gadgets hit overseas way before they ever and if they ever do, make it to the US.

If you got a minute, sit back and relax and watch the following slide show that shows off the "ah's and oh's" of gadgetry. ... [via PCMag.com]

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thinkpads On Sale

I just received an email from Lenovo advising that they are having a 15 year anniversary sale and marking 25% off from their Thinkpad laptops until October 31, 2007.

I just checked it out and that 25% off includes any customization upgrades you get too! Sweet deal! ...

(If your looking for a nice used Thinkpad, check out this )

More Vista Updates

Windows Vista is getting more updates to address compatibility, reliability and stability. Allegedly this update will shorten the start up time by using a better timing structure and fix other annoying issues. Well, let me give that a whirl since one of my clients is currently experiencing the "6 minute" boot up headache. ... [via Bink.nu]

Monday, October 22, 2007

How To Detect Counterfeit Money

I am a cash and carry type person and even though I usually get my big bills from the bank, how do I know if what they are handing me isn't fake? Every time I use a $50 or $100 bill, the clerk holds it up in the air and checks it. So what exactly are they looking for? ...

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Top Ten Opt Outs

The World Privacy Forum put together a comprehensive list of ways to opt out of junk mail and telemarketing calls. Some of these opt outs will charge a small nominal fee or they need your social security number. Um yea, I'll pass on those options. However, there is other useful information. ...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

USB Disk Docks

Here's a handy USB desktop adapter to slap your SATA hard drives in. So if you want to use an old drive as a backup, this might come in handy for you. ...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Goodbye Gateway

Say goodbye to Gateway computers. Acer has just bought 90% of their shares. ... [via engadget]

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Quickbooks For Free

Intuit has announced that they will be offering Quickbooks Simple Start 2008 download for free. ... [via downloadsquad]

Monday, October 15, 2007

Led Zeppelin

It's always a good day when you hear a little Zeppelin, and as of next month you will be able to download Led Zeppelin music online for the first time ever. ...

Mystery Updates

Seems Microsoft has been pushing down updates to computers even if you have the automatic update feature turned off. Not only would this be annoying, but why does Windows have the capability to override a user's choice? What are the legal ramifications for installing software on a machine without consent? ...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Space Money

Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination or QUID is being provided by the foreign exchange company Travelex. Yes, those little pieces of plastic will be money you can use when traveling in space. Interesting! ...

Monday, October 08, 2007

Vertical Farming

Here's an interesting concept to build , many stories high, which will be situated in the heart of the world's urban centers. If successfully implemented, they offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply (year-round crop production), and the eventual repair of ecosystems that have been sacrificed for horizontal farming. ...

Thursday, October 04, 2007

HDTV - Buy Your Size

I am itchin' for a pretty new flat screen HDTV and always knew that there must be some practical viewing distance standard for what will fit in my living room. Before you shop, you may want to check out this chart. ... [via lifehacker]

Monday, October 01, 2007

Ultra Thin Flat TV

Sony is scheduled to release an ultra thin flat TV this December. OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels are energy efficient, make thin and light displays. They offer crisp pictures and have strength in showing fast-moving images, suitable for watching sports events and action movies. ...