Archives for December 2004

Happy New Year!

Got any good New Year’s Eve plans? We’re gonna welcome the New Year with new people, meeting most of them for the first time. One of my friends at Microsoft has invited us to a small, casual New Year’s Eve party. At first, I thought …continue reading

Gestures control true 3D display

While this Crystal ball of sorts may seem more akin to a mouse, you have to just love the poke this article makes at the game manufactures like Nintendo and Sony. Could this actually become the controller of the future? My magic eight ball …continue reading

Gaming Hacks – the book

When I read that the folks at Boing, Boing Blog thought that a technical book was engrossing, I figured it had to be about some wild security exploits or something else equally exciting. As it turns out though, the books is all about game …continue reading

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is actually sitting in my queue over at Gamefly as we speak. Speaking as a huge Star Wars fan, I am doubtful that anything else that game companies come out with are going …continue reading

Spongebob Squarepants The Movie – game

If I am not mistaken, my nephew is a huge Sponge Bob fan. He would love nothing more than to spend hours and hours sitting in front of a TV playing this game till his eyes started to look like those of this toon …continue reading

NVIDIA and ATi: Game Over

Looks like Tom’s Hardware has decided to take the high-moral ground with the new GeForce 6200. After reading their reasoning behind their new approach to these rush-to-market cards, I have to give them a big thumbs up. What am I talking about, read all …continue reading

Digital Hotspotter from Canary Wireless

Having access to a mobile hotspot detector is cool, sure. But is this one being shown to Tom’s Hardware really all that it is cracked up to be? Personally, I think it is a little too big myself.

Gaming Laptop Generations: The ABS Mayhem G3

A good notebook PC is a must have for any geek that is on the move. For me, it is most handy when I am sitting in my easy chair eating dinner and trying to bust out my latest series of articles.

But notebooks for …continue reading

Razer’s Diamondback: The Mouse that Roars?

I have to tell ya, I have a really hard time getting too excited about a silly mouse. Still, having access to one that will somehow make what you need to do easier, then cool! From what I am seeing here with the Diamondback …continue reading

Are High-End Ink Jet Printers Worth Your Money?

Heck, I can answer that question! If you are someone that primarily prints documents with text only, then no, stick with the cheap printers. If quality of print is critical to what you do, then I say go for it!

Mobile phone text messagers raising millions

Huh, who in the world would have thought that text messaging could possibly make a difference for those touched by disaster? Certainly not those poor Asian tsunami victims I bet.

ASUS P505 Gets FCC Approval

It seems that men and women at the FCC are hard at work, churning out those approvals for new wireless gadgets and other technologies. Just take a look at one of the most recent approvals.

Vegas Airport Offers Free Wi-Fi Access

Man, everywhere we turn it is Wi-Fi madness! Airports are certainly no different in this area as many of us are discovering. Why, just look at Wi-Fi’s latest addition!

ToolbarCop v3.3

Freeware. ToolbarCop is a browser extensions manager which can disable or eliminate the following browser add-ons selectively from Internet Explorer:

* Unwanted Browser Helper Objects (BHO)

* Toolbars (Tool Band)

* Standard Toolbar buttons

* Context menu Extensions

* …continue reading

CWShredder v2.12 Released

Freeware. InterMute’s CWShredder Update Defeats Polymorphic CoolWebSearch Spyware

Unrelenting Browser Hijacker ‘HomeSearch’ Is Easily Removed With New CWShredder

InterMute, Inc., a leading provider of best-of-breed Internet security and content filtering solutions, today announced a significant upgrade of CWShredder(TM) (Version 2.12) that eradicates browser …continue reading

Desktop Linux Breaking Ground

Desktop Linux is a funny thing. Unlike their cousins at Microsoft, Linux often has a LOT of customizing that needs to be done in order to be used by the masses. While the hardcore geek certainly has no quarrels about this, the mainstream user obviously …continue reading

My workstation OS: My own

The given point of this article seems to be that it is not so important what OS you choose for your needs, just to understand that Linux happens to have the ability to give its users the customizable options that they might not normally …continue reading

A Month later with Mandrake Linux 10.1 Official

Never been that big of a Mandrake fan myself. Still, I think that this article regarding Mandrake Linux 10.1 is worth a read. Some of the areas that are covered here include usage, installation and the benefits of the office apps.

AceMoney Lite v3.7.1

AceMoney Lite makes it easy to manage a checkbook, create and manage budgets, juggle finances in multiple currencies, track spending habits, record expenses, transfer among accounts, and even do online banking. The account information can be shared or password protected. The program offers an easy …continue reading

Gardener's Supply Company

Look at one of your thumbs right now. Is it green? If so, you should either head to the emergency room, or settle in with the fact that you’re a natural gardener. I personally am not a gardener in any way, shape, or form. I’ll …continue reading

What's The Deal With Screen Resolutions?

Q: What’s the deal with screen resolutions? I have a hard time seeing some of the text and icons within Windows, and someone told me that I could modify my screen resolution in Windows XP to be something more suitable.

A New Year Comes With New Challenges

It’s year’s end. Frankly, I’m running out of ideas for new columns, so maybe it’s a good thing this year is almost used up. Probably starting in 2005, I will concentrate more on giving specific anecdotes of problems and successes in helping seniors achieve their …continue reading

Windows XP's System Restore

People are often nervous about installing new programs on their computer and for good reason. You never really know how a new program is going to behave. I often have friends and family who call asking whether or not they should install this program or …continue reading


Most versions of Windows support both static IP addressing and dynamic IP addressing. Finding your IP address if you are using static addressing is as simple as opening the properties window for TCP/IP. If you are using dynamic IP addressing, you can find your IP …continue reading

Resolve to Drop NT

Given that NT dropped off the development roadmap and support officially ended on Christmas Eve, it amazes me to see people are still using it on production systems. For example, I hit Netcraft to check the website for a major utility company, and they …continue reading

Inside Source: "Verizon is Blocking Inbound Email from non-U.S. Sites"

Dear Gentle Readers,

Yesterday Aunty reported that there were rumours swirling that Verizon was blocking most, if not all, inbound email originating from domains outside the United States.

That’s right. The word on the street was that Verizon for some reason known only …continue reading

Podcasts bring DIY radio to the web

It’s nice to see the mainstream press picking up on the whole ‘Podcasting’ trend as it has become so popular with many of the iPod lovers these days. One thing that I think the press seems to miss more often than they really should …continue reading

2004 flashback

In my opinion, I believe that 2004 has had to be the best gaming year in history. Not just because I bought myself an Xbox. I am saying this because I think the industry has a whole has done a whole lot of growing, …continue reading

The Role of RSS in Science Publishing

The truth is, folks, there is more to RSS than many of us give the syndication format credit for. Don’t take my word for it though. No, instead take a look at this report that does a better job describing the RSS phenomenon than …continue reading

OPEN: The Small Business Network?

We signed up for another American Express card a few weeks ago, hoping to consolodate this month’s other American Express balances. American Express doesn’t work that way, apparently – despite what the salesperson told us. I’ve been a cardholder for about a year now, and …continue reading