Friday, October 31, 2008

Otto the octopus wrecks havoc

Otto the octopus wreaks havoc

A octopus has caused havoc in his aquarium by performing juggling tricks using his fellow occupants, smashing rocks against the glass and turning off the power by shortcircuiting a lamp.

Picture of Otto after the jump

Otto the octopus wrecks havoc - Telegraph

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

VisualCron - advanced task scheduler/automation tool for Windows

FileForum | VisualCron: "VisualCron 4.9.11
Publisher's Description:

VisualCron is an advanced task scheduler / automation tool for Windows. Client/Server architecture. Remote, secure control across the Internet. Define jobs with tasks that start processes, copy files, execute remote scripts and send keystrokes. 'Conditions' controls internal flow of tasks based on errors, last task result, if a file exists or contains a certain text. 'Triggers' that starts jobs can either be based on time or system events like when a file has changed, process has started or ended, a change in the event log, etc. Real time status update in a modern, easy to use interface. 'Notifications' reports the result for a job or task result in different ways; write to a file, database table or send an email, etc."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

August 2008 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems

Daylight Savings Time for Windows

November 3rd 2008 is the day the time 'falls' back.

Go to the link if your calendar items are off by one hour

August 2008 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems

GLITCH! - Chuck: Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer

At the end of this episode, Jeff goes to play the game again. If you look closely, the high score is NOT 2000000 like Chuck scored, its like 161,500 or something like that. Now shouldn't that be what Chuck scored for the kill screen???? Hmmmm?

Hulu - Chuck: Chuck Versus Tom Sawyer - Watch the full episode now.

Yahoo to build $100M data center and add new jobs, despite financial woes

Yahoo on Friday forged ahead with a deal to build both a customer care center and a data center in Nebraska, even after reporting a 64 percent drop in third-quarter profits on Monday of the same week.

Slated to open some time in 2009, the customer care center will be located in a business park in western Omaha, and the data center in a free-standing building in La Vista, Nebraska.
Yahoo is making an initial investment of $100 million in the La Vista data center, and initial hires are expected to include about 50 people, each paid in the $50,000 to $60,000 range.

BetaNews Yahoo to build $100M data center and add new jobs, despite financial woes

Breakthrough US deal by Google

After searching for books via Google, users will be offered free samples of chosen titles, with the option to buy more. Although it is as yet unclear how much books will cost to download, a royalty organisation, the Book Rights Registry, will take payments from Google (after it has taken a 37% cut) and distribute them to the authors and publishers. "This historic settlement is a win for everyone," said Richard Sarnoff, chairman of the publishers association. "It's hard work writing a book, and even harder work getting paid for it," said Roy Blount, president of the guild. "This deal makes good sense."

The agreement between Google and the US book industry means that internet users will soon be able to choose from and buy millions of titles, many out of print, or read them on a page-by-page basis.

Breakthrough US deal by Google to sell book content online Technology The Guardian

Monday, October 27, 2008

TestDisk from CGSecurity

To fix your Sandisk Cruzer!


TestDisk - CGSecurity

Friday, October 24, 2008

DriverMax - free driver updates

DriverMax allows you to download the latest driver updates for your computer. No more searching for some rare driver on discs or on the web. No more driver CD after the other. Just create a free account, log in, and start downloading the driver updates that you need.

You can also export all your current drivers to a folder or a compressed file. When reinstalling Windows you will have all drivers in one place!


The Desktop System repair person's dream!



DriverMax - free driver updates

Need a spare Windows box? - Jesper's Blog

EC2 is Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, a network of virtual servers where you pay only for what you use. Use it for two hours and you get charged for two hours. Use it for a month and you get charged only for a month. It's an eat-all-you-want server where you pay only for what you eat. You can even get it with SQL Server pre-installed.

Need a spare Windows box? - Jesper's Blog

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Critical Security Update released today

WSUS Product Team Blog : Critical Security Update released today: "WSUS Admins:
Please ensure you have synched your WSUS servers and deployed the critical security update released today, 10/23/2008 to your environments. For more information see: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Very funny!! Thanks Mom!

JOHN'S EGG BUSINESS

John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young
layers(hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the
eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them
to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so he could tell from
a distance which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill
out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen but this morning
he noticed Old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! When he went to
investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets,
bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could
run for cover.

To John's amazement, Old Butch had his bell in his beak so it couldn't
ring.He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County
Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece
Prize
but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a
politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted
awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace
and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?

Vote carefully this year, the bells are not always audible.

Very funny!! Thanks Mom!

JOHN'S EGG BUSINESS

John was in the fertilized egg business. He had several hundred young
layers(hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the
eggs. He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them
to his roosters. Each bell had a different tone so he could tell from
a distance which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch and fill
out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen but this morning
he noticed Old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! When he went to
investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets,
bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could
run for cover.

To John's amazement, Old Butch had his bell in his beak so it couldn't
ring.He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County
Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.
The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece
Prize
but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a
politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted
awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace
and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?

Vote carefully this year, the bells are not always audible.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Repair IE - Internet Explorer Repair for Windows

Repair IE - Internet Explorer Repair for Windows

Repair IE is a free but powerful repair utility for Internet Explorer, with Repair IE you can safely clean, repair and optimize the Internet Explorer registry with a few simple mouse clicks! By using this repair tool regularly and fixing registry errors your IE browser should not only be more stable but it will also help improve your IE browser performance.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

AD Query for Active Directory

AD Query for Active Directory - Domain Object Search Tool: "AD Query is a totally FREE utility that allows quick and easy auditing of any user or computer object within Active Directory. Unlike the standard Users and Computers MMC, AD Query shows all schema, LDAP and Exchange mail-enabled attributes for the object that have data written.
With AD Query, there is no need to poke around in the schema, LDAP or Exchange MMC, or use scripts to convert schema data to something humanly readable."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Safarp Uninstaller

Safarp is a small and fast alternative to the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel applet of Windows 2000/XP. It displays a list of the installed programs and allows one to uninstall / repair them.

Additional features are:

•Search function
•Obsolete list entries removal
•Export program list to a file (HTML, RTF, CSV...)
•New report templates can be written to export to other file formats
•Accessibility via the Control Panel (optional)
•Option to hide the Windows hotfixes
•Standard Windows interface (no fancy UI that slows down the program)

Safarp

SysAngel Software Updater

I'll be trying these tools out. Maybe you should too.

The DVD Generator Build and deploy an up-to-date, customized, unattended and complete Windows XP. All in one DVD. Linux-based.

The Updater Deploy on all your workstations latest software. Always have it upgraded.

The WINNER Project WINNER (Windows Is Not Necessary for Everyone's RIS) is a different way to set up a RIS Server, with impressive specificities. Linux-based.


SysAngel Software Updater

PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost)

Specific advantages PING brings you over DOS and Ghost :
Most network cards automatically recognized by the Kernel (unlike DOS);
Most CD/DVD readers automatically recognized by the Kernel (unlike DOS);
You don't have to run a Ghostcast server to receive images over the network;
More supported filesystems;
You can store an image on several CD/DVD (CD/DVD-spanning);
You can backup and restore BIOS settings too;
Much much smaller than WinPE / BartPE;


PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

HGK_Drift_Party Video

HGK_Drift_Party_20.09.08- Video


HGK_Drift_Party_20.09.08

McDonald's Monopoly Rare Pieces for 2008 Contest

Water Works - $50 *New*
Mediterranean Avenue - $100
Short Line Railroad - $500
Vermont Avenue - $1,000
Virginia Avenue - $2,000
Tennessee Avenue - $5,000
Kentucky Avenue - $10,000
Ventnor Avenue - $25,000
Pennsylvania Avenue - $50,000
Golden Avenue - $100,000 *New*
Boardwalk - $1,000,000

McDonald's Monopoly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Minnesota Absentee Voter Guide

Minnesota Absentee Voter Guide Long Distance Voter:

Minnesota Absentee Voter Guide Here!

General Election: Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voter Registration
Received by October 14, 2008 (if you plan to vote in person)

No deadline for absentee voters - you can even apply for your absentee ballot before you're registered and your elections official will send you a registration form with the absentee ballot.

Absentee Ballot Request
No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot by October 21, 2008.

Absentee Ballot Return
Received on or before Election Day.

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McDonald’s Monopoly Game 2008


Well does anyone know yet which are the pieces to get?

Is it the same pieces as years past? Or have they finally updated it?

McDonald’s Monopoly

Friday, October 10, 2008

Resources for Absentee Voters

RESOURCES FOR ABSENTEE VOTING

Long Distance Voter has everything you need to register and vote by mail.

You'll find forms, deadlines, and easy to follow directions in our voter guides. If you get stuck at any point, you can contact us and we'll personally guide you through the process.

Military and overseas voters should check out the Overseas Vote Foundation.


Resources for Absentee Voters | Long Distance Voter

Wisconsin Absentee Voter Guide | Long Distance Voter

Want to vote, but drive an hour or more to work? Try absentee voting this year!

Wisconsin Absentee Voter Guide | Long Distance Voter

Halo 3 Master Chief-Costume


Wear the Armor of a Master Chief this Halloween! The Mark IV MJOLNIR armor system offers superior strength and durability, giving the wearer the power necessary to combat the threats posed by the Covenant, and to defend against the Flood. The Halo 3 Master Chief Supreme Edition Adult Costume includes: An excellent quality dark quilted jumpsuit with EVA molded armor, molded gauntlets, and boot tops. A two-piece deluxe Master Chief helmet is also included to complete this high quality ensemble.

Halo 3 Master Chief Supreme Edition Adult Costume - Costumes

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Windows - Network Diagnostics

Windows - Network Diagnostics Amset.info: "When you are on the internet or are working in an networked environment you may think you have problems with your network connection. However it would be helpful if you could diagnose whether there is a problem and what it is.

Fortunately there are some useful tools built in to all versions of Windows which can help you, you just need to know what they are and how to use them. This page explains them and gives you some example of the circumstances when it is a good idea to use them."

Excellent brain dump for those tech wonks stuck with troubleshooting network connections to India, China or Dumbfukistan! Congratulations Amset! Excellent reference.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wreckage of Fossett's plane, and remains, found..

Asked about the sheriff's assessment of the physical evidence, NTSB spokesman Terry Wiliams reaffirmed NTSB acting Chairman Mark Rosenker's earlier statement.

"We stick by that. It's human remains," said Williams, who declined to say how the NTSB had arrived at that conclusion.

Fossett, the 63-year-old thrill-seeker, vanished on a solo flight 13 months ago. The mangled debris of his single-engine Bellanca was spotted from the air late Wednesday near the town of Mammoth Lakes and was identified by its tail number. Investigators said the plane had slammed straight into a mountainside.

"It was a hard-impact crash, and he would've died instantly," said Jeff Page, emergency management coordinator for Lyon County, Nev., who assisted in the search.

Right..an experienced pilot like that slamming into a mountainside.... So very convenient.

Wreckage of Fossett's plane, and remains, found - Yahoo! News