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  1. Why I Care About Blu-ray
    While harbor no real love for Sony for some of the major douche baggery things they've done in the past, while they are a major supporter of the...
  2. Retail 64-Bit... Finally
    I am a strong supporter of the move to the next phase of computing: 64-bit. And finally you can see it happening at the retail level. Laptops now in...
  3. Repairing a GS108 gigabit switch
    I've had a Netgear GS108 gigabit switch for over a year. It has worked great up until last week. I started to see the "flashing lights of...
  4. The New Rig
    So my new computer has been built. And it is amazing. The quad core processor is incredibly fast. I can encode video at crazy speeds. Like 20 minutes...
  5. Three Years Already?
    Several years ago it was time for a new desktop computer. And three and a half years later, it is that time again. Due to significant advancements...
  6. VirtualBox and VM Link
    So I've started using VirtualBox on my laptop to run some of my windows apps under Linux. (Like Visual Studio) And in VirtualBox 1.5 there is a...
  7. When It Rains, It Pours
    So yesterday evening, I finally decided to shut off my computer and blow all the dust out of it. I never shut it off or reboot it unless I really...
  8. Using Piracy To Dominate An Industry?
    So about a week ago Microsoft’s CEO put the blame for slow Vista sales on software pirates. While the validity of that claim is quite questionable...
  9. Frozen Hard Drive
    I had heard before around the net about how if you have a hard drive that has at least partially failed mechanically that freezing it some times can...
  10. LIRC Remote Receiver
    So building a serial port based IR receiver for my computer based TV has been one of those projects I've been meaning to do for quite a while....
  11. Moving to MySQL 5.0
    So this weekend I decided to take the leap and upgrade to MySQL 5.0 since it finally had some cool features I had been waiting for like stored...
  12. I Got Me A Smoothie
    So last week I built myself a Smoothwall machine to be my router and share my internet across my network. It is actually pretty cool thus far, it was...
  13. Athenaeum Server Upgrades
    So, I have a server, its name is Athenaeum. It is used as a file server for storing media, mostly video. It was created using parts from my old...
  14. Is that a light at the end of the tunnel?
    It seems to be some ray of hope in regards to my computer. I was finally able to get an OS to boot up on it using the PATA drive. For some reason the...
  15. Found Some Old School Tech
    So I was cleaning up a bunch of junk in my garage when I found this box full of old motherboards. Plenty of old Penium 1 and 486 motherboards, some...
  16. Customizing Windows XP CDs
    I use computers. I also have lots of them. What does that mean? I usually have to re-install Windows every once in a while. So after finally getting...
  17. My Victory Over Fry's Electronics
    Okay, so I got this 40GB external USB 2.0 hard drive back in November of 2003 from the Fry's Electronics in like Fountain Valley, California. At...
  18. The Crazyman at Work
    Okay, so Nick needed to reformat his computer but has no floppy drive. And as someone of you know, to install 3rd party RAID drivers you need to give...
  19. My New Machine
    Okay, so I got my computer all setup and all I can say is DAMN this thing is nice and fast. Here are a few pictures: I didn't run into...
  20. It's coming!
    After a slight problem with New Egg, my parts are on their way. My speakers are already at the Portland airport tonight, so I'll get those...
  21. New Computer Specs Finalized
    Well, I've finally formalized the specs on my new computer that I'm going to build. I've been using my existing system since December...
  22. Wireless... I'm hooked
    Okay, so about two weeks ago I bought a new Dell Inspiron 600m notebook; it arrived last week. It's great, and I'm enjoying it. The...