Hope everybody had a great week. I came home from Virginia Beach, and the weather followed me (in the 90s here in sunny Buffalo). Of course, it’ll be in the 70s in a few days…anyway, here are last week’s posts: Movie Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon – It wasn’t an unholy abomination. I had… Continue reading Friday Finds – Liquid Breathing and Sand Tiger Sharks
It’s a light week since I was gone and not posting, due to my Grandmother’s funeral. One post last week: Old Game Tuesday – American McGee’s Alice – Alice’s madness has returned, so play the original before you tackle the new game. Other cool stuff: Gizmodo has links about the original Big F***ing Gun, the… Continue reading Friday Finds – The Original BFG
First, here are my posts from this week: Favorite Books – A discussion and a bit of reminiscing on my favorite books as a kid. Old Game Tuesday – SimCity 2000 – Reticulating Splines. Movie Review: Green Lantern – The lantern (not Hal) has better screen presence than Blake Lively. And a few new things… Continue reading Friday Finds – Coronal Mass Ejection!
Like many of you, Firefox 3 is my go-to browser for normal use, but v3 has one annoyance I helped someone fix today: they switched up the standard zoom (Ctrl + + or -) to enlarge everything, including pictures, and not just text. If you don’t like it, here’s how to put it back they… Continue reading Firefox 3: Full Page Zoom, and How To Get Rid Of It
Click the thumbnail for the full effect – I use Rainmeter for customizations, and the background comes from Orioto’s ‘Videogame Remakes’ gallery at deviantART. The skins used for Rainmeter are Urban, Enigma and HUD.Vision (for the weather and picture viewer). H/T to Lifehacker that got me started with Rainmeter. I know Ryan has evicted Big… Continue reading Show Your Desktop
Here’s a head-scratch inducing addition to your desktop PC setup – an old VHS tape modded to act as a USB flash drive, complete with LED light and spinning reels. I don’t have the skills for this, but if I pass this along to the right person (MacGyver-esque dude in front of me) I can… Continue reading Everything Old Is New Again
Lifehacker has 5+ tweaks for the latest Ubuntu linux release (Intrepid Ibex), which I have downloaded and will be making use of myself. If you’ve always wanted to try Ubuntu, but didn’t want to format one of your PCs or try and shrink your existing drive partitions, try Wubi. Wubi allows you to install Ubuntu… Continue reading Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex
You can now get an audio preview of your comment before you post it to Youtube. There was a recent xkcd comic on something similar to this, although Randall wanted a mandatory dramatic reading. Unfortunately, this will not stem the tide of idiotic Youtube comments. This might still be more useful for that. ;)
Wordle is a site that’s making the blog-rounds. The site has a Java applet where you can put in a bunch of text (or your del.icio.us tags) and makes tag clouds out of them, with multiple font/color options. I made on of the headers on my site with it, and there are some really interesting… Continue reading Wordle
I read about this at Lifehacker earlier today. The next time you are looking for products online, take a spin over to MS’s Live Search Cashback page and give it a try. It’s a product search similar to Froogle or CNET’s Shopper, with a clean interface. The difference being that all of the particpating merchants… Continue reading Live Search Cashback
FOSSwire has created a new Ubuntu cheat sheet for non-Linux folks who want to try it out.