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Saturday, 26 March 2011 23:45
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F.lux Automatic Monitor Adjustment Print
Friday, 18 March 2011 23:06
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Check out F.lux. It automatically adapts the color of your computer's display to the time of day. Install it, set your location, type of lighting for day, and type of lightning for night and you're set.

Craigslist Email Alerts Print
Monday, 14 March 2011 22:51

I don't use Craiglist often but when I do I find myself repeatedly visiting them to repeat the same search over and over. This is especially true for items in high demand or items that are rarely available. So I decided to see if there was any way to automate this.

I wanted to be emailed if the results of my searched changed. Turned out this was pretty simple. The first thing I tried was Yahoo Alerts in combination with Craiglist's RSS feed. The RSS feed is available at the bottom of any page after you complete a search. Just copy the link by right-clicking the RSS emblem and select copy link, then paste that link into your Yahoo Alerts. That worked but I didn't really like it. Yahoo has a way of making things not so simple at times. The next one I tried was Their interface is cleaner and way more intuitive. If RSS feeds don't make a lot of sense to you here is a more detail explanation on how to setup an alert with the service.

Copy Craigslist URL

Go to and register for an free account. Once you have that setup go to your local area Craiglist and conduct your search. After your search, copy the URL from your browser's address bar. Now go back to and paste that URL you just copied into the URL box and click add. From there, you can choose to be notified by instant message, text message to your cellular phone, email, or their application on your smart phone.

If anyone has a better solution leave me a commment!

Bill Gates & Control-Alt-Delete Print
Friday, 11 March 2011 14:55
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This is an old video but I had never seen it. Gates did not pleased.


20 Years of Upgrade Compatibility Print
Sunday, 06 March 2011 22:32
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An extreme take on upgrades. Andy using VMware to perform operating system upgrades of every Microsoft operating system from DOS 5 to Windows 7. Amazing to think there is more than 20 years of software backwards compatibility here. You can read about it on Andy's blog.

WinRAR Redundant Folders Print
Monday, 14 February 2011 16:05
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WinRAR the long time king of Windows archiving added a cool new feature a while back that slipped by me. It is tucked away under Options / Settings / Compression tab. The option is called “Remove redundant folders from extraction path”, which basically prevents the old Archive-Name\Archive-Name\Stuff-Inside-Archive from happening.

Two IT Guys Were Talking In A Bar After Work Print
Thursday, 13 January 2011 10:10

"Guess what," says the first IT guy, "I met this gorgeous blonde in a bar."

"What did you do?" says the other IT guy.

"Well, I invited her over to my place, we had a couple of drinks, we got into the mood and then she suddenly asked me to take all her clothes off!"

"You're kidding me!" says the second IT guy.

"Nope." says the first IT guy. "I took her miniskirt off, and then I lifted her up and put her on my desk, next to my new laptop."

"Really?" asked the second IT guy. "When did you get a new laptop?"

Angry Birds for BlackBerry Print
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 05:37

Ha ha.


16-bit Memories Print
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 06:00


Saw this over

Intel Ad Print
Monday, 13 September 2010 11:22
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This actually made me laugh out loud.

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