Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Increase your internet bandwidth !

YMMV - Your mileage with this tip may vary... In other words, dont try this unless you know what you are doing and know how to undo it. That said, read on....

Increase your internet bandwidth by more than 20% in XP (for broadband users) | Windows Reference: "If you want to Increase your internet bandwidth by more than 20% in XP follow this procedure"

MPR: Distracted

MPR: Distracted: "Between cell phones and BlackBerries, iPods and iMacs, we have numerous gadgets to occupy our every second. But author Maggie Jackson worries that having all this technology at our fingertips is chipping away at our ability to focus, and could ultimately lead to an age of cultural decline."

I've been saying that for the last two years!! As a parent, I can see how our toys and cell phones and computers have INTRUDED into our personal space. I hate what it has done to us. The cell phone has become a virtual leash. Not only for adults, but for our kids too!

Howto Speed up viewing shared files across a network in XP/2000 | Windows Reference

Howto Speed up viewing shared files across a network in XP/2000 | Windows Reference: "This tutorial will explain Howto Speed up viewing shared files across a network in XP/2000.Windows 2000 & XP machines delay as long as 30 seconds when you try to view shared files across a network because Windows is using the extra time to search the remote computer for any Scheduled Tasks."

Time to update my images!

Preserve Triple Razor - Eco Friendly alternative to disposables

Feel a little bit guilty about all those so-called 'disposable razors'? Me too. Here is an affordable alternative.

preserve everyday: "An innovation in shaving, the Preserve® Triple Razor provides an eco-friendly shaving option that doesn’t sacrifice performance."

-Handle is made from 100% recycled plastic, including Stonyfield Farm® yogurt cups

-Ergonomic handle with contours and gripping regions enhances performance and control

-Titanium coated triple blades with Vitamin E and Aloe lubricating strip offer a close shave and are easy to replace

-Replacement blades available in packs of 4

+Handle also works with Personna® Acti-Flexx® and Gillette® Sensor® blades

Ralph the Hen - Thanks Annette!

Ralph came home drunk one night, slid into bed beside his sleeping wife, and fell into a deep slumber.

He awoke before the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter said, 'You died in your sleep, Ralph.' Ralph was stunned. 'I'm dead? No, I can't be! I've got too much to live for. Send me back!' St. Peter said, 'I'm sorry, but there's only one way you can go back, and that is as a chicken.' Ralph was devastated, but begged St. Peter to send him to a farm near his home.

The next thing he knew, he was covered with feathers, clucking, and pecking the ground. A rooster strolled past. 'So, you're the new hen, huh? How's your first day here?' 'Not bad,' replied Ralph the hen, 'but I have this strange feeling inside, like I'm gonna explode!' 'You're ovulating,' explained the rooster. 'Don't tell me you've never laid an egg before?' 'Never,' said Ralph. 'Well, just relax and let it happen,' says the rooster. 'It's no big deal.'

Ralph did, and a few uncomfortable seconds later, out popped an egg! Ralph was overcome with emotion as he experienced motherhood. He soon laid another egg -- his joy was overwhelming. As he was about to lay his third egg, he felt a smack on the back of his head, and heard his wife shout.....

'Dammit, Ralph! Wake up. You're shitting in the bed!'

Saturday, July 19, 2008

An Air Car You Could See in 2009: ZPM’s 106 MPG Compressed-Air Hybrid

An Air Car You Could See in 2009: ZPM’s 106 MPG Compressed-Air Hybrid : Gas 2.0: "Compressed-Air Powered cars could take you over 800 miles on a single fill-up, at speeds of up to 96 mph. They should refuel in less than 3 minutes, and at speeds over 35 mph emit about half the CO2 of a Toyota Prius. Best part? You could see them in the US at the end of next year."

Caffeine - Utility to keep your computer awake

This aptly named tiny utility can simulate a left-shift key press once every x seconds of interval, tricking your computer into thinking that there is activity and as such, won't invoke the screen saver or power save mode.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Random Jokes!

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah". The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".

Random Jokes! - AJokeADay.com

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Class D Amplifiers Are Shrinking and Greening Your Electronics

Class D amplifiers, the first real advance in speaker design in decades. These amps were once thought to be appropriate only for low-end audio devices like cellphones. But with continuing refinements they have started showing up in everything from flat panel televisions and computers to high-end sound systems.

'Imagine a light bulb in your house,' said NHT audio engineer Gordon Chang. 'If you turn it on all the way, it's too bright, and if you turn it off, it's too dim. Now if you turn it on and off really quickly, you can get the light to look like it's halfway between on and off.'

Traditional amplifiers achieve the same effect using electrical resistance, similar to a dimmer switch that controls the light. Those resistors turn valuable electricity into unwanted heat, which necessitates bulkier design. Ever wonder why your ultra-thin panel television sounds so great despite having so little real estate dedicated to audio? The Class D amplifier, which is having a massive, albeit largely unacknowledged effect on consumer audio devices, is responsible.

Sysprep Now in Windows Embedded Standard

Windows Embedded Standard (NT4e, XPe and beyond) : Sysprep Now in Windows Embedded Standard: "Sysprep in Windows Embedded Standard is not a replacement for the System Cloning Tool, but is included for the primary purpose of enabling another great new feature- the SCCM Operating System Deployment (OSD) functionality that allows Embedded images to be deployed to target machine in an enterprise using SCCM."

Creating a base Virtual PC image (server 2003)

Looks easy enough!

It's Spann, not spam : Creating a base Virtual PC image

Phone Number Geolocator

Just type in the mystery phone number and VIOLA! An approximate location for the mystery number!

NPA.RMLABS.NET - Phone Number Geolocator

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Great Online Deal Sites - Repost

My List of Daily Shop Stops! - ones I still think are active anyways-correct me via the comments link.

Crazy Deal of the Day - Newcomer - seems CRAZY!!!
Tanga - Seems like games and puzzles are their specialty... I'm puzzled with the site...
Shnoop - Shnoop I like, low key and BALANCED... A true 'deal-a-day' site.
ThingFling - My favorite site. They get more of my money than the others...
Woot! - The granddaddy daily deal site... Good prices, high shipping. One molecule from eBay.
ejectIT - Random and expensive products...
Stootsi - Hmmm.. growing by leaps and bounds. They send out too much email that crosses the spam line.
Dealsucker - Compilation of daily deals! This one is a start page tab in my browsers.
Boddit - My favorite site of compiled deals. I always go here.
Fruper - Another daily deal site! Unfortunately, they usually have junk that noone else will sell.
Yugster - Great stuff, good prices...
IHavetoHaveThat - One ridiculously good deal at a time. Excellent selection.
Brandlet - Womens Fashions for less... ok....
ComputerDealofTheDay - 90% computer systems, 10% Real Deals!
Froomb - Another busy, almost unreadable collection of links, depends on click thrus that my browser auto blocks...pass.
CrazyMomDeals - Mostly cheap junk that sells at dollar stores or worse... pass
HermanStreet - No real deals found... I don't know how they stay in business. Probably a front for something nefarious. Targets' deals are better any day of the week.

Want to add? Just comment below.

INTEC Aluminum CD case - $2.99

10 CDs Aluminum Case for XBox 360Store up 10 Game Discs safety!

Thing Fling Welcome!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Linspire sold to Xandros

According to Xandros, the deal was officially signed on June 19, but it appears both companies tried to slip the announcement under the rug.

Linspire is a Linux operating system that closely mimics the basic Windows GUI and was most popular among low-cost Linux PC bundles offered in Wal-Mart and Fry's. But with similar product offerings from Ubuntu and Mandriva Linux, the company has had a difficult time as of late competing with other Linux distributions. The same features that were designed to help lure users from Microsoft Windows to open source Linux are now available in the more popular competing Linux distributions."

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Mushrooms - Good for you?

Wired News - AP News: "The experiment was funded in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The results were published online Tuesday by the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Fourteen months after taking the drug, 64 percent of the volunteers said they still felt at least a moderate increase in well-being or life satisfaction, in terms of things like feeling more creative, self-confident, flexible and optimistic. And 61 percent reported at least a moderate behavior change in what they considered positive ways."

Earth's Magnetic Field Changing

Earth's Core, Magnetic Field Changing Fast, Study Says:

Kimberly Johnson
for National Geographic News
June 30, 2008

Rapid changes in the churning movement of Earth's liquid outer core are weakening the magnetic field in some regions of the planet's surface, a new study says.

'What is so surprising is that rapid, almost sudden, changes take place in the Earth's magnetic field,' said study co-author Nils Olsen, a geophysicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen."

More fuel for my "pole-shift" prediction! I say its coming within the next 10 years!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Google Talkabout: Group Chat for the Google Talk Gadget

How to Group Chat with GTalk.

Love it!

When I get to work in the morning I fire up the iGoogle page that has my gtalk widget and initiate a conversation. Then I bring in each of the guys on my Helpdesk so that we have instant communications. Works great if everyone WANTS to participate. We are located in different geographic locations so it is a great timesaver. We also have Google Talk on our Blackberrys too.

How does everyone else use it?

Google Talkabout: Group Chat for the Google Talk Gadget