Friday Finds – LOTR and Star Wars

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

Essential Software

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

Favorite Windows Software/Utilities

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

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

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

Lifehacker: Update Windows, Linux Style

Appupdater is a executable that lets you run command line updates for a wide range of applications, going as far back as Windows 98. If you have used the apt or yum package management available in many Linux distros, it works in much the same way. Looks like it could be a real help to… Continue reading Lifehacker: Update Windows, Linux Style