Thursday, June 30, 2005

Google Video

Well Google does it again. Not sure if you guys have used or seen this yet, but Google has launched their new video service. The service allows users to store any type of video on Google's servers so that people can view or download the content. People will also be able to charge for their video if they want too, at a later date. It was only a matter of time, but as one would have guessed the service is now becoming a haven for illegal movies and Piracy. Here is a list of some of the pirated goodies you can get off of Google now before the MPAA has a shit fit and shuts it down. You will need the Free Google video player to stream the content.

Full Movies:

The Matrix Revolutions
Lil' Pimp

T.V. Shows:

The First Episode Of Family Guy
Family Guy - Petarded
Family Guy - North by North Quahog
Stargate Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 1 - Rising (part1)
Stargate Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 2 - Rising (part2)
Stargate SG1 - Season 1 - Episode - 15 Reckoning
Stargate Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 15 - Before I Sleep
Stargate Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 16 - The Brotherhood
Stargate Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 17 - Letters From Pegasus
Stargate Atlantis - Season 1 - Episode 20 - The Gift
Stargate SG1 - Season 8 - Episode 20 - Citizen Joe


Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Homemade Potato Cannon

Okay the 4th of July is approaching fast. Here is a nice little cannon that launches potatoes at a considerable velocity. Using simple tools and common materials, you too can enter the world of backyard ballistics. The potato cannon uses either pneumatic compression or a combustible aerosol such as hairspring to propel the veggies down the PVC pipe. ;) Just be careful or you will shoot your eye out. These are NOT toys!!! One smartass kid was putting frogs down the barrel and launching them till the gun jammed. Einstein put his face over the barrel to see what was up and the frog fired, fracturing his face and blinding him for life in both eyes. Not kewl!!!

Check it out here - This website also sells kits if you don't have the skillz to do it yourself.


Micro FM Transmitters

Here is a neat project for designing little FM transmitters to spy on your friends or the Boss at the office. These can be built very inexpensively and tuned in on any FM radio. The trasmitters operate on a frequency range of 88 to 108 MHz. They are similar to he ones they sell at Radio shack. I have used several commercial ones, and the range is pretty good depending on the length of the attenea.

Check it out here.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Free Unlimited File Storage

This is a very kew site, which allows you to store your files remotely in a secure location. You can access your files anywhere at anytime remotely, and you get unlimited file uploads, downloads, bandwidth and space.

You can also give other people access to any or all of your files There is no file size restrictions and no hardware required.

I just opened up an account today, so I will let you know how it is.

Check it out here


Thursday, June 16, 2005

DIY Air Conditioner

Okay this heat wave has finally broken, but it won't be long before the next wave of 90+ temperatures makes life a little more difficult. Most of us have AC units or central air to cope with the heat, but if u don't or if you want to be a cheap bastard and build your own for around $25 bucks. Then here are some plans on how to do it. The homebrew AC unit will cool a room to a comfortable level in 15-20 mins, and will run for a few hours on a garbage pail full of water.

Check it out here.


Build a Skype Phone

Here is a neat little project using the free program Skype and an old cordless phone. For those of you unfamiliar with Skype, I will school you. Skype is a free program that allows users with broadband connections to make free phone calls over the internet. Normally one would use a headset or a microphone and the speakers on the PC to send and receive voice, but by using an old phone and modifying it, you can make regular calls using the handset like a normal call.

Check it out here.


Free Live TV

Here is a kewl site I stumbled upon. The website allows you to watch around 900 TV channels from all over the world on your PC for free. All you need is a PC, an Internet connection and Media Player/Realplayer software.

Check it out here.


Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Online Deals Without Rebates

If you are like me you LOVE a great deal, but one thing I don't like is mail in rebates. They can be a pain to redeem, often expire as soon as you buy the merchandise, an you may spend months waiting for your cash. Here is a site that offers great deals, but without the rebate crap.

Check it out here


Tor: Anonymous Internet Tool

Developed by th EFF, Tor is a tool set for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and more. It allows one to be anonymous while doing Shady things ;) In other words, it's for all of you out there.

Check it out here.


BitTorrent 101

What is BitTorrent you ask? BitTorrent is simply a file distribution tool. Large files are broken down into smaller pieces, and then shared among many users. What does this mean? Well it means you can find practically anything you want online. This is the method that Pirates used to release Star Wars Revenge of the Sith out onto the net. In order to utilize BitTorrent, you need a BitTorrent client. Just note that allot of the stuff up there is copyrighted stuff and downloading it may infringe on copyright laws.

Here are some of the more popular ones:

Original BitTorrent

To find your favorite TV shows, Music, Applications, etc, you can search for the Torrent you want at the following sites:

Torrent Searcher
Torrent Spy
The Pirate Bay

Here is a good FAQ site on BitTorrent:



Happy Tree Friends

Okay I had to highlight this website. It appeals to my sick sense of humor ;) The site features a cute and cuddley cartoon cast who meet their fate thru various gory methods It is pretty funny.

Squeemish people need not click, you have been warned ;)

Check it out here


Free ROMS for the Kiddies

Do you like playing the old arcade classics. I for one spent countless hours throwing quarters into the game Bosconian back in the day. Well here is a website that has hundreds of ROMS for free and without those annoying voting porn links. From Coleco to Atari to NES, they are sure to have everything. You will need to download and install the appropiate Emulator, then grab the roms and enjoy.

Check it out here.


Friday, June 10, 2005

Your English Name in Chinese

I saw this website the other night and thought it was pretty kewl. It is website that shows you what your name would be in chinese characters. You could use it for your buddy icon, on a T-shirt or Mug or even a tattoo ;) The website has compiled a list of popular English names and their corresponding Chinese names by gender.

Check it out here.


Monday, June 06, 2005

FM Telephone Bug

Here is a simple transmitter that when connected to a phone line, will transmit anything on that line (execpt the dial tone) to any FM radio. The frequency can be tuned from 88 to about 94Mhz and the range is about 200 feet. It is extremely easy to build and is therefore a good, useful beginner project.

What you need:


Total Qty.




180 Ohm 1/4 W Resistor



12K 1/4 W Resistor



330pF Capacitor



12pF Capacitor



471pF Capacitor



22pF Capacitor



2SA933 Transistor

D1, D2, D3, D4


1SS119 Silicon Diode






SPDT Switch



Tuning Coil



Wire, Circuit Board

1. L1 is 7 turns of 22 AWG wire wound on a 9/64 drill bit. You may need to experiment with the number of turns.
2. By stretching and compressing the coils of L1, you can change the frequency of the transmitter. The min frequency is about 88 Mhz, while the max frequency is around 94 Mhz.
3. The green wire from the phone line goes to IN1. The red wire from the phone line goes to IN2. The green wire from OUT1 goes to the phone(s), as well as the red wire from OUT2.
4. The antenna is a piece of thin (22 AWG) wire about 5 inches long.
5. All capacitors are rated for 250V or greater.
6. The transmitter is powered by the phone line and is on only when the phone is in use. S1 can be used to turn the transmitter off if it is not needed.
7. If you have problems with the LED burning out, then add a 300 ohm 1/4W resistor in series with it.

Enjoy ;)


Free Legal Music

GarageBand is a kewl music site like the old It has a lot of unsigned bands with music for your podcasts or other needs. Most of them are licensed using Creative Common license. Some of the top music is pretty well composed.

Check it out here.


Search for Your Favorite Song

How many times have you heard a song and didn't know who sang it, or you couldn't remember the name of the track. Well,this site allows you to find out the artist and name of a song that just played on the radio (or even a long time before that).

Check out thier old site here.
Check out the new version here.


Matchstick Rockets

This here project caters to all the Pyrotechnics in all of us. It is a site that shows you how to construct little rockets from matches. They are actual fully functional rockets that you can build in minutes from common household materials. They are also quite safe since each rocket is constructed from just one solitary little paper match.

Materials Needed:
  • Paper matches
  • Aluminum foil
  • Scissors
  • Straight pin
  • Paper clip
That's it....You can read all about how to construct these little beauties here.

Just don't shoot your eye out ;)


3000 Tutorials for Free

I just came across a website that has like 3000 tutorials for many of the most popular programs. The site is totally free and is a valuable resource for learning new techniques and tips. It's called Pixel2Life and has training on everything from 3dStudioMax to Visual C++.

check it out here.


SAVAGE: The Battle for Newerth

Savage is a first person shooter RPG game that you play online. They used to check for a keycode to play on their servers, but now it appears to be free and no longer required. :) You can also downlod the full game at their website. I am going to grab it tonight and check it out. I will let you know. Enjoy, I will see you online.

If the game asks for a CD-Key, just enter 20 0's and it will accept it!!!

Get the game here.


Wednesday, June 01, 2005

How to Pick a Good Online Password

Here is a technique to pick easy-to-remember passwords, that are hard-to-guess for your favorite web sites:

You can customize passwords for every site in the same way. For example, if your name is David Webb and your favorite number is 69, simply incorporate that into every password. You can also use a certain number of letters from the site. Want to login to Yahoo? Maybe your password is db69yahoo. How about Hotmail? dw69hotmail, etc.

Another technique is to pick the upper right key on the keyboard for every letter of a common word you will not forget. So, for example. If your child's name was Susy. You would pick an E for the S, an 8 for the U and so on. The password would be e8e7. As long as you do not forget the word or the upper right key to encode it you are golden.

Hope this helps....Of course you could always give your password for safe keeping ;)


3D Windows Desktop

The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows XP. Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level. It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such as icons and applications.

Check it out here.