Saturday, December 15, 2007

Best. Videogame. Song. Ever.

Best. Videogame. Song. Ever. 'Nuff Said. Click Play:

Chrono Trigger - The Place we Knew by pixietricks and Reuben Kee OverClocked ReMix (

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Hacked iPod touch Screenshots

After some fighting, rubber-chicken-waving, near-bricking, etc, I got screenshots working on my iPod Touch. They will find a home on my flickr profile.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

iPod Server

For those of you who have installed lighttpd on your iPod Touches and iPhones, I have created a few badges for you. Right Now, there is only an iPod Touch one, but as soon as I can get the iPhone one looking good, I'll put that here.

Amen, Brother recently published an excellent article on The Open Source Process, and what can happen when things interfere with it.

Twice in recent weeks open source projects have surprised me with their lack of openness. In both cases, developers acted or spoke out in such a way as to intentionally push other developers away from their work.
This makes more sense then Anything I have read on the subject. If you are a believer in the Bazaar mentally, I highly suggest that you read the article.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hacked iPod Touch

I just hacked my iPod Touch. Pics to follow! Really I Promise Seriously!!!! EDIT: As soon as I get screenshots working!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

/me is happy


Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced software architecture, we believe we have created the best mobile platform ever for developers.
My favorite is in the footnote:
The SDK will also allow developers to create applications for iPod touch.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mockup and...

I just finished making a mockup for an notes app my friend is making. In other news, does anyone know of a good video capture program (that's NOT XvidCap) for linux?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I like this.

For the record, this is good:

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Coming Attractions

Look forward to a full VIDEO review of KDE 4. Many things simply cannot be captured with screenshots alone, and I hope this helps somewhat. I don't know when this will be, but assume very end of August to early September.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

iPhone Bill

This doesn't need explaining. Just watch. (I accept no responsibility for Jaw Damage after watching this video)

Note: This used to be a Revver video from Justine, it sort of overflowed into the sidebar, messing things up, so I decided to test out the Blogger video widget on it. You can see the original video here.

Friday, August 03, 2007

KDE 4 Beta 1 Review

This page used to contain a review of KDE 4 Beta 1. However, under the following circumstances, I have decided to take it down:

  • After examination, I was using KDE 4 3.91, an alpha release.
  • The Live CD I used in the review was not at all usable, leading me to believe something was wrong.
A more accurate and complete review will be posted later. KDE 4 is installing in my Virtual Machine as I type this. I also plan on making YAK4 Live CD (Yet Another KDE 4 Live CD). I apologize for the previous review. No matter how I word this, It was still my fault. Dan

Thursday, August 02, 2007


The first beta of KDE 4 was release today. Review (with screenshots!) to follow.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Toasters are simple devices that can no longer be the butt of my malformed jokes. Toasters should toast bread, and nothing else. They should not run Unix, BSD, Linux, etc. They should toast bread, and that should be it.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I froze hell.

Don't ask how, I managed to FUBAR my Linux system. (Note to self: It's Raising Skinny Elephants Is Utterly Boring). Don't expect much of me for a little bit. As a side note, I just noticed that is now selling Cell Phones from AT&T wireless. No iPhone though.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Safari for Windows!!!???

I do believe that hell has frozen over. Safari for Windows. I'll just pause to let that sink in. Safari is, in my opinion, one of the better web browsers out there. However, I still do not understand why Apple needs to release Safari for Windows. The second browser wars (IE vs. Firefox) are already in full force, so why do people need Safari for Windows? I would love to hear your feedback, so leave your thoughts in the comments.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Make a suggestion

It has occurred to me through a variety of e-mails that some people would like to make a suggestion for a review. I have created a form that will allow you to do just that. Just Suggest an App!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A shot survey...

In my japanese class, the topic somehow turned to Web Browsers (as long as it's in japanese, we can pretty much say anything we want). The following is the results, taken from my cell phone (note to the overzealous: I took this after the last bell rang, when we are allowed by our school to turn our cell phones on.) For those unfamilliar with Japanese "Tally marks", Each Stroke is the same as one tally. For the impatient, IE - 6, Firefox - 10.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

iPhone etc.

In other news, G4TV has aquired TWiT. Leo will be moving to Canada as part of the aquisition.
The website has already started the transition, featuring a new Favicon ("" and a new <TITLE> tag ("The G4TWiTTV Netcast Network with Leo Laporte").

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Backstage Tour of The Lab with Leo Laporte

Leo has posted a backstage tour of the studio in Vancouver where his new show "The Lab with Leo Laporte" will be taped.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Shameless plugs

I'm going to give out a few shameless plugs in response the masses (as in 17) of e-mail I've been getting lately. This will become a Q&A, but Blogger isn't fancy like WordPress, and I'm too lazy to convert everything over the WordPress (And yes, I've tried the converter. It doesn't work very well.) Ahem. So here it is: Q: Do you really use Linux? What distro? What Desktop Environment? etc... A: Yes, I use Linux. I am an extremely happy user of Kubuntu, which means I also use KDE. Q: What's your Mantra? A: My Mantra is "Just say no to Microsoft (and Microsoft, and Sony, etc.)" Q: Do you obsess over anything? A: I obsess over potatoes, and anything Linux, Kubuntu, or KDE related. Q: What kind of computer do you use? A: The computer I'm using currently is one that I custom built. The Basic Specs include:

  • AMD Athlon X2
  • ATI All-In-Wonder 2006
  • ASUSTeK M2N4-SLI Mobo
  • Seagate Barracuda 200GB Serving as my Home and Media Directories
  • Western Digital Caviar 400GB Hard Drive Serving as my everything else drive
  • Dual DVD Burners
  • Translucent Blue Case with UV Blue Cold-Cathode Lighting
Q: Do you have a life? A: No, I don't :-) Actually, I do have a live, as hard as it is to believe. I do a lot of Lighting and Sound work for my High School Drama Club. We are getting a new theater soon, along with new equipment. One of my current pet peeves about the new theater is that it will not have a catwalk that allows us access to cove lighting. But that is a rant for another day. Q: What are your favorite programs? A: I use to have this all on my sidebar, but the list became too big, so I took it out. I've update this list and decided to add it here. Commence Pixelbuttons! KubuntuLinuxkde-desktopkde-userkde-adminamarokdigikamgwenviewk3bkftpgrabberkatekdevelopkopetekpdfkonsolekontactFirefox 2DrupalWordpressApacheMySQLThunderbirdNvuThe Q: How can I link to you? A: Thanks, I appreciate it! Use one of the following buttons and corresponding HTML Code:
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Now I know why windows is so bloated...

I was feeling kind of board during my mid-winter vacation from school, so I was hacking around windows. I many of the files that are part of windows, I found bitmaps for old versions of XP, pre SP1. I even found files in the default screensaver that still said Windows codename Whistler. Microsoft could learn a lot from my grandmother. Paint also has toolbars and icons from old versions: Minesweeper also has icons from older versions (I rotated the strip clockwise to save space): Explorer also has a few oldies (Some of them may be rotated as well): Hack through the executables in your own system using the XN Resource Editor.