Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Digg: HowTo: Using the scanner lamp inside your computer

This is a tutorial how to get the lamp from your scanner and install it in Digg: your case. Well explained and with many pictures. read more | digg story Note: I'm going through All of My RSS feeds after christmas, so this may not be the last post for 12/28/2005.


Two Questions. One, What on earth is this thing; and Two, shouldn't IKEA consult a Native English speaker before putting this on their catalog!? read more | digg story Special Note: This is one of the First digg stories that I've submitted! :-)

HP "unbiased" take on refilling ink Cartridges

In trying to make a (rather late) Christmas card for a distant relative, I stumbled upon the "unbiased" (supposedly) results of an "unbiased" (supposedly) survey conducted by HP. The results? Don't refill your ink cartridges. I could go on about it here, but it's more funny if you see it on their website in person. I like (parenthesis).

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

More 'puter Humor

I've amassed a HUGE library (over 50) of computer Humor. Rather than post themall in seperate posts (I would probobly overload Blogger's servers if I did that) I've posted them on my filesite. Check it out! It's under "'puter Humor"

Saturday, December 24, 2005

The Night Before Startup

In honor of Christmas Eve, here's a play on the Poem "The Night Before Christmas." Apoligies to Clement C. Moore. It's available at

Monday, December 19, 2005

Digg Article: Office Poltergeist - Open Source PC Prankster

Direct from Digg Description:

  • Play spooky sounds
  • Open or close cd drives
  • Transmit text through your victim's keyboard
  • Make windows shake
  • Turn monitors on and off
  • Move windows slightly left and right
  • Send popup alert messages
Download for some good times! Your antivirus Program may detect the server program as a trojan. However, I took a look at the source code, and everything looked kosher. Besides, do you think that a Trojan author who's trying to gain control over your machine would give away the source code to potential anti-virus companies!? read more | digg story

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Digg Article: Lavasoft launches the ARIES Rootkit Remover

Take this, Sony! Seriously, Don't Sue me!? read more | digg story Update: I have addedd this item to my utilities CD, available from Click on "Utilities CD."

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Digg Article: Wireless USB arrives

Direct from Digg Description: "Here’s the wireless USB PC dongle and hub. Works pretty easily, just plug your existing USB devices into this and it will communicate to a USB dongle plugged into your PC. It’s able to transfer at 480MBps and can operate upwards of 30 feet away from the PC." read more | digg story

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Song "If every Day were christmas"

I heard an awsome song on the Digital Experiance Podcast (see my "Podcasts" Section on the sidebar) today. This is a description from the Website: "The song is a collaboration between 32 singers from 9 countries -- a group collectively known as Podsafe for Peace -- all brought together by the populist phenomenon of podcasting and the desire to pool their talents for a worthy cause. And few causes make more sense at Christmastime than UNICEF, which aids children in need around the world. The song was produced by Slau and co-written by Orlando Pagan." You can listen to it at You can also find it on Digital Experiance Podcast #95 and Typical PC User Podcast #73.5. Here are the lyrics: ---VERSE 1--- First winter snow outside my window, Feels like that time again to me For Mistletoe, a Christmas show And the lighting of that famous Christmas tree. ---VERSE 2--- People are shopping for their loved ones And making plans for a Christmas feast But it all goes by in the blink of an eye And then we have to wait another year. ---CHORUS--- But what if every day were Christmas? What a wonderful world this would be. We would never feel blue, We'd make all our dreams come true If Christmas were every day. ---VERSE 3--- This time brings out the good in people. Just look around now and you'll see. Everybody's nice and full of life and they give to those who are in need. ---CHORUS--- ---BRIDGE--- So throughout the year, From the summer to the spring, I'll take yuletide cheer until then, It's Christmas again. ---CHORUS--- ---CHORUS--- ---BREAKDOWN--- If Christmas were every day. If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas... If Christmas were every day. (It's time to bring out the good in people.)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Digg: Phony E-Mail Tricks eBay

Direct from Digg Description: A sophisticated phishing attack has proven so successful, it has tricked eBay's own fraud investigations team into endorsing it as legitimate

read more | digg story

Digg: Firefox-logo in deep space! Photo by Hubble of star V838 resembles FF-logo

Direct from Digg Description: The Hubble Space Telescope took a photo of the variable star V838 Monocerotis which lies near the edge of our Milky Way Galaxy. If you rotate the photo a bit, the star resembles the FIREFOX LOGO very much! Pretty old (march 2004) but still funny to see that firefox even has divine approval... read more | digg story