Hey, it’s been a while. Vacations, children, car shopping, attending Sabres games in the press box, all take a toll on my time. Onto the posts! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim First Impressions – Oh yeah, this has a lot to do with the lack of regular content too. Skyrim Stories – The Shakiest Swordarm… Continue reading Friday Finds – LOTR and Star Wars
I just got a new laptop (this Toshiba, if you are curious) and as such, have a blank slate for new software to install. In case it’s helpful, here’s what I put on any new PC: System Tools: Daemon Tools – No, not for pirated software. I have, over the years, lost or damaged a… Continue reading Essential Software
Hey, everybody. Haven’t been around much to post here, mostly because I haven’t seen any movies or played any new video games to review. ;) That should change this weekend. What I would like to do is highlight some of the newer additions to my blogroll and give some examples as to why you should… Continue reading Links From The Blogroll
As a follow-up to my review of the HTC Hero, the notable apps I have installed: Locale – Lets you change your phone’s behavior based on numerous factors, including location, time, and more. I love it, I can turn off my ringer automatically when I get to work or turn it on automatically when I… Continue reading Android Apps
As you can probably tell, when I’m not watching hockey and football or playing with my kids, I like to tinker with my computer. I have come across several utilities recently (thanks mainly to Lifehacker and other geeks) and I thought I’d share them with you. where watch the sound of music film TeraCopy –… Continue reading Favorite Windows Software/Utilities
This may be old news to some of you, but apparently Microsoft has put a feature in IE 8 (currently in beta) called ‘InPrivate‘. It lets you browse without saving any history, cookies, or other information. Good for security, but also for your porn habits. Theoretically speaking, of course. H/T to Gizmodo.
Drew McLellan has posted a very good run down of how to improve blog (and general website) performance. It covers caching, outsourcing of feeds, and using something like Amazon’s S3 to host large files, just as an example.
Lots of neat new features from the sound of it, too. Hit up the GIMP web site for details, and to ooh and ahh at their new design. Downloads Page Release Notes