Friday, September 30, 2005
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Thursday, September 29, 2005
- Dyslexics are teople poo.
- Say "NO" to drugs. That will bring the prices down.
- What would Ashton do?
- Double your drive space. Delete Windows.
- Does anal retentive have a hyphen?
- If it ain't broke, take it apart and fix it.
- MOP AND GLO - The floor wax used by Three Mile Island cleanup team.
- Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
- Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.
- I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
- The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.
- The meek shall inherit the earth, after we're through with it.
- Being "over the hill" is much better than being under it!
- Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.
- Nuke the Whales! We'll hunt them at night.
- Jesus loves you! Everybody else thinks you're a asshole.
- Lawyers have feelings too (allegedly).
- If there is no God, who always pops up that next Kleenex?
- Forget world peace; visualize using your turn signal.
- What wouldn't Jesus do?
- If you believe in telepathy, think about honking.
- People like you are the reason people like me need medication.
- Every time you open your mouth, some idiot starts talking.
- The box said Windows 2000 or better. So I installed Linux.
- Use the best: Linux for servers, Mac for graphics, Windows for Solitaire.
- I found Jesus - he was behind the sofa all the time.
- So many cats, so few recipes.
- Save the trees, wipe your ass with a spotted owl.
- Don't make me mad. I'm running out of places to hide the bodies.
- Rock is dead. Long live paper and scissors.
- Knowledge is power, and power corrupts. So study hard and be evil.
- On the journey of life, I choose the psycho path.
- On your mark, get set, go away!
- What would Scooby do?
- The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Step 1: Open the iTMS and navigate to Music Videos in the left side column. Choose the video of your choice and right-click on either the ‘Small’ or ‘Large’ format clip. Choose ‘Copy iTunes Music Store URL’.
Step 2: Go here and paste the URL into the video field and click ‘Submit’. The resulting page will present you with a link to download the complete video from iTunes. Right-click and choose ‘Save Link As’. Make sure to rename your video appropriately.
These are high quality Quicktime .MOV files. The larger versions weigh in at about 50MB so make sure you have a lot of hardrive space if you plan on using this script.
Monday, September 26, 2005
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Free411, which can be reached by calling 800-free-411, is an interesting utilization of a free service that requires users to bear with a bit of advertising before getting the goodies.
Monday, September 19, 2005
No ads hack
1. First go into the adcalls-->ads folder
2. Then delete everything in the folder
3. No more ADS, enjoy
Unlimited calling hack
1. First go into adcalls-->skin-->skin1 folder
2. Then right-click on timerDisplay.xsl and open it with notepad
3. Scroll to the bottom and look for "startclock(00,09,59);"
4. Now change that to "startclock(00,99,59);" or whatever you like
5. Now enjoy unlimited calls
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Well you may not be able to get into MIT, but you can still study there. MIT now offers a bunch of OpenCourseWare: a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century.
Some of the Course Categories are:
- Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Biological Engineering Division
- Brain and Cognitive Sciences
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Comparative Media Studies
- Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- American Science And Surplus The canonical go-to store for surplus anything.
- The Electronics Goldmine Mostly electronic components. Mostly. A wide and ecclectic variety of electronic components, assemblies, and kits.
- Alltronics not to be confused with All Electronics, this outfit is another Goldmine clone.
- Dontronics Dontronics carries an assortment of somewhat unique kits. Lots of components to get your PIC talking to serial ports, memory, and monitors.
- Phidgets Phidgets sells a wide range of electronics kits aimed at robotics and academics. Think servo controllers, digital I/O boards, USB interfaces, and analog sensors. Sadly, many of the kits are a little on the expensive side.
- ELM Electronics Elm Electronics produces integrated circuits (and only ICs) on a small scale. If National Semiconductor were scaled down ten thousand times, they’d be ELM Electronics. Anyway, ELM produces such chips as ODB (car diagnostics) to RS232 interpreters, Sony infrared remote control interpreters, stepper motor controllers, and more.
- Surplus Center Surplus Center sells components that are large and in charge. 1.5hp electric motors, 4hp gas engines, 3,000 lb hydraulic cylinders, and 12v SLA batteries. If you’re looking for BattleBot parts, these will most likely be too large, unless you’re building a BattleBot that will decisively put those punk kids (and the car they rode in on) in their place once and for all. If, however, you’re looking to convert your lawnmower into a GoKart, these people can help you out… (thanks Nick/Felice!)
- B&G Micro A popular Goldmine clone. Their online catalog rankles, so you may do well do download the PDF, though I’m not sure that the PDF covers their full inventory. (thanks, Bill)
- Surplus Shed DIY photography is enjoying a renaissance of sorts as people are realizing that all you need to make a camera is a lens, film, and a light-proof box to connect the two. To that end Surplus Shed offers a selection of items to get you started; lenses, eyepieces, mirrors, and repurposable cameras. They also offer parts for the astronomically inclined, such as finder scopes, motors, and lenses.
- Electronic Surplus There’s very little surprise about what Electronic Surplus sells—exotic Capuchin and Rhesus monkeys. No, wait, it’s surplus electronics.
- Timeline, Inc. Timeline primarily sells LCD displays. They also have a “Hacker’s Corner” with odd power supplys, embedded computers, POS terminals, and serial terminals.
Check out Podzilla install on a Mac here.
Check out how to convert your own Videos, and Install off of a Windows Machine here.
Check out video with sound, playing on an iPod photo.
Friday, September 16, 2005
1.) Leave the copy machine set to reduce 200%, extra dark, 17 inch paper, 99 copies.
2.) In the memo field of all your checks, write "for sexual favors."
3.) Specify that your drive-through order is "TO-GO."
4.) If you have a glass eye, tap on it occasionally with your pen while talking to others.
5.) Stomp on little plastic ketchup packets.
6.) Insist on keeping your car windshield wipers running in all weather conditions "to keep them tuned up."
7.) Reply to everything someone says with "that's what you think."
8.) Practice making fax and modem noises.
9.) Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc" them to your boss.
10.) Make beeping noises when a large person backs up.
11.) Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with prophesy."
12.) Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears and grimacing.
13.) Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.
14.) Holler random numbers while someone is counting.
15.) Adjust the tint on your TV so that all the people are green, and insist to others that you "like it that way."
16.) Staple pages in the middle of the page.
17.) Publicly investigate just how slowly you can make a croaking noise.
18.) Honk and wave to strangers.
19.) Decline to be seated at a restaurant, and simply eat their complimentary mints at the cash register.
20.) TYPE IN UPPERCASE.
21.) type only in lowercase.
22.) dont use any punctuation either
23.) Buy a large quantity of orange traffic cones and reroute whole streets.
24.) Repeat the following conversation a dozen times.
"DO YOU HEAR THAT?"
"Never mind, it's gone now."
25.) As much as possible, skip rather than walk.
26.) Try playing the William Tell Overture by tapping on the bottom of your chin. When nearly done, announce "No, wait, I messed it up," and repeat.
27.) Ask people what gender they are.
28.) While making presentations, occasionally bob your head like a parakeet.
29.) Sit in your front yard pointing a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.
30.) Sing along at the opera.
31.) Go to a poetry recital and ask why each poem doesn't rhyme.
32.) Ask your co-workers mysterious questions and then scribble their answers in a notebook. Mutter something about "psychological profiles.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Well it's official I am the proud owner of an OX. No not the 800 pound horned variety. My OX is a toy from the Ugly doll series. Ugly dolls remind me of something crossed between the land of misfit toys, and a lab experiment gone bad. There are like 20 different models, and they are great for a conversation piece, or for jazzing up that drab cubicle.
You can find them and other kewl import toys from Giant Robot.
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Remember the days before Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube??? Well maybe I am dating myself by saying I spent hours and hours as a kid dropping quarters into Ms. Pacman :) Get your mind out of the gutter........Well now you can play all those old arcade classics on any standard PC using an application called MAME. In fact MAME is a perfect application to breathe new life into an old computer you have kicking around in the closet. What is MAME you ask???
MAME is an Arcade emulator, which means it is capable of making an ordinary P.C. run games which were designed for another computer system. The project aims to make a perfect reproduction of many historical arcade machines which users can play on their home P.C.s. Supported games include such classics as Space Invaders, Pacman and Donkey-Kong as well as many lesser-known titles. You can find the old classic roms on Bittorrent or other sites across the net.
- The Official MAME Home Page
- The Official MAME Development Page
- Home Page of the Windows Version
- Home Page of the MacOS Version
- Home Page of the Linux/Unix Version
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Here is a little article on tweaking your DSL speed. This guide will show you how to rewire the DSL circuit from the phone Company's NID to your modem and hopefully you’ll gain about 100 to 150kbps in speed, lower Latency and even get rid of all the Filters that are attached to your phones.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005
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Have you ever wanted to tear a telephone book apart, or drive a nail into a board with your fist? Well, then you got to check out these scans from the book How to perform Strong Man Stunts from 1952. Impress your girlfriend and amaze your friends…
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Get them here:
Yard & Garden:
Six Wheeler ATV
Airboat Snow Sled
Mini Dump Truck
Go Kart Plans
Battery Powered Sidewalk Cars:
Classic Touring Car
Gas Powered RC Boat Plans
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Thursday, September 01, 2005
Almost a Geek
Digital Life TV
From the Shadows
For those users who want to get into using Linux but are afraid to take the plunge, Linspire is a very user friendly Linux Distro to try. Linspire is a full-featured operating system like Microsoft Windows XP or Apple Mac OSX. It combines the power, stability and cost-savings of Linux with a familiar, easy-to-use desktop environment. You can get it free by following the steps below until September 6th.
Step 1: Redeem the Coupon
1.) First go to the Linspire products page here.
2.) Click on "Order" button for Linspire Five-0
3.) Click the "Buy Digital" button
4.) Click the "Apply Coupon" button in the shopping cart
5.) Enter "freespire" (without the quotes) and click the "Update" and "Continue" buttons
6.) Check out of the shopping cart
7.) Create a My.Linspire account
Step 2: Download the Software
1.) Click on the My Products>CD Downloads menu on the left side of the screen
2.) Select the ISO you want to download from our servers or via BitTorrent (Linspire Five-0)
3.) Download it to your hard disk, then burn an installation CD using any modern CD-burning software (e.g. Nero, K3B)
4.) Once you've got the install CD, you'll be able to run Linspire from that CD without installing to a hard drive (we call this running in "Live CD" mode), or you can install to a partition.
5.) If you need further assistance, please see http://linspire.com/installhelp