Category Archives: Computers & Programming

Looking for Demonoid inivitation…

Looking for Demonoid inivitation…

I don’t suppose anyone out there can score yours truly an invite onto Demonoid? The Pirate Bay just ain’t what it used to be… ain’t what it used to be… ain’t what it used to be. UTorrent is still the tool of choice — make sure you get the single-executable version 1.6.

Computer Hardware Reference Poster

Computer Hardware Reference Poster

This poster here at DeviantArt by Sonic840 is a brilliantly compiled guide for anyone who works on their own computer (and maybe all their friends’ and family’s computers as well).

Flirting With Information Death

Flirting With Information Death

So I just nearly wiped my entire hard drive using a DoD-certified data deletion algorithm. I know, I know… I just got done with computer troubles. I was trying to clean an external drive for possible giveaway, and needed to ensure no info could be resurrected off said device. Unfortunately, when I began this process [...]

Computer Woes… Oh NO!

Computer Woes… Oh NO!

It’s not hard to see that I’ve been nearly out-of-commission on here. I’ve been fighting with my ‘puter. I had been getting very buggy behavior (buggier than normal Microsoft buggy) so I decided it was that time… that magical time in every PC user’s life… time to take the plunge and completely reformat my hard [...]

The Force Is Still Leashed, and LucasArts Are Morons

The Force Is Still Leashed, and LucasArts Are Morons

Okay, I’ve had almost two full weeks to get over the fact that LucasArts — bless their damned souls — released their sweet new game titled Star Wars: The Force Unleashed to every conceivable platform… EXCEPT the PC!? [umm... whiskey tango foxtrot?] It wouldn’t be so bad if this was any ordinary game… but Lucas [...]

I have discovered Adobe’s Lightroom

I have discovered Adobe’s Lightroom

I have discovered Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and I think I may be in love. Is that healthy? While processing our Cape Cod pictures taken on our new Canon G9 I decided to give Lightroom a spin… and it’s having two diametric effects on me. I am gigglingly delighted with the results… both the resultant photos [...]

Portable Apps On Vacation

Portable Apps On Vacation

As thoughts of Memorial Day weekend vacation fills my mind… I think to the inevitable getaway taboo that occurs without fail – I will get online somewhere. When I do, I like to carry my trusty thumbdrive packed with goodies from PortableApps.com. That site is a treasure trove of single folder (and often, single executable [...]

WordPress 2.5 (alpha testing)

WordPress 2.5 (alpha testing)

WordPress, the foremost blogging system used on the internet today, has just released their version 2.5 for alpha testers a couple days ago. I have been testing it… and I have to say that I am impressed. I love WordPress. I use it for several websites (including the one you’re reading and my personal site). [...]

100K

100K

My blog has just passed a milestone… over 100,000 spam comments. Thanks to Akismet only a small percentage actually make it to a real comment (after which I whack it myself). Thanks to all the spammers and internet crooks, from Brazil to Russia to Nigeria, who made this day possible.

Adobe MAX 2007 – Wrapup

Adobe MAX 2007 – Wrapup

This past week I attended the Adobe MAX 2007 Conference being held in Chicago’s huge McCormick Place Conference Center. This was a tremendous event for a heavy user of Adobe products (like myself), and was easily the best conference I have ever attended. Here are some pics (and you can view the full photoset here): [...]