Archives for January 2005

New Wireless Chips Reduce Power Consumption in Mobile Devices

This could be just the ticket for those who really ‘go through the batteries’ with their mobile devices. The biggest power hog I can think of has got to be notebook PCs. If technology can help out in this area, then I say more …continue reading

AMD Athlon 64 vs. Sempron Comparison

It was bound to happen eventually. Someone out there was eventually going to come up with a review that looked at the real differences between the AMD Athlon 64 and the Sempron processors. One thing that was said in this review that I felt …continue reading

asetek VapoChill eXtreme Edition II

As I look over the pictures of the asetek VapoChill eXtreme Edition II, I must say that the style does little for me. Having said this, the brand is one of quality and you have to love the rating that they received from Xtreme …continue reading

XFX GeForce 6600 GT 128MB Dual-DVI Edition

Boy, it seems like there is a GeForce powered card coming out just about every week these days! Having said this, I realize that in this game it takes an ever-adapting mindset to keep up with the competition. This XFX GeForce 6600 GT 128MB …continue reading

Intel 3.46GHz EE CPU : Intro/Testbed

All and all this extreme version of the Pentium 4 had pretty good marks for this review. Performance was about what they expected, but there was the feeling that the cache could have been more than what it was. Why is this always seem …continue reading

Control Printers In Linux From The Command Line

Everyone knows that Linux makes a great Web server. Some network administrators even use it in conjunction with Samba to create file servers that Windows workstations can access as easily as Windows NT/2000 file servers. However, if you want to use your Linux server as …continue reading

RFID-Equipped Robots Used as Guide Dogs

Has Fido gone wireless? It certainly appears that way at first glance, doesn’t it? It reality, this article is discussing the latest in ‘ RFID-Equipped Robots’ that would be used by guide dogs. I must say, it undoubtly seems like a great idea on …continue reading

Mobile Games Are A Big Opportunity In India

As the mobile phone revolution continues to sweep through India, the demand for mobile gaming is most certainly going to continue to grow as well. According to The Feature, there are currently games available in India for mobile users. But for now at least, …continue reading

Are You Listening To Me?

Never really thought of picking up a phone as a social ‘contract’ of sorts, but I have to say that this article at The Feature certainly makes me think it could be. It turns out that researchers at the Palo Alto Research Center are …continue reading

Many Ways To Arrive At A Simple Answer

A couple of weeks ago, I appended to one of the Monty Hall paradox articles a classic teaser that seems as though it cannot be solved. In fact, the very simplicity of the puzzle is the secret of its lasting charm. This teaser puzzle is …continue reading

Certification Success – Windows Server 2003 Schema

The Schema is a representation of the contents that can be stored within Active Directory. It’s made up of classes, attributes, and class properties. It defines the different kinds of objects and the information associated with each type of object that can be stored in …continue reading

Linux is mission critical for Czechs

Apparently, the Czech postal service has put their faith in the Linux OS. What is most impressive is that they have done this with their ‘mission critical‘ program called APOST over to the SuSE distribution completely. If that is not showing faith in an …continue reading

Blaster-B creator sentenced to 18 months in prison

Worm had infected thousands of computers in 2003

The teenage creator of a variant of the Blaster worm that infected tens of thousands of computers in 2003 was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday, prosecutors said.

Jeffrey Lee Parson, 19, will spend …continue reading

Firefox / Mozilla / Thunderbird Multiple Vulnerabilities

Secunia Advisory: SA14017 Critical: Moderately critical Impact: Security Bypass, Cross Site Scripting, Spoofing, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information Where: From remote Solution Status: Vendor Patch

Details have been released about several vulnerabilities in Firefox, Mozilla and Thunderbird. These can be exploited …continue reading

Soccer-playing robot runs real-time embedded Linux

Embedded Linux is not just for basic devices anymore. The world of robotics, Linux could be king it would appear. Enter the RoboCup. Not to be confused with a jockstrap for our robotic friends, the RoboCup is a series of events created to promote …continue reading

Microsoft’s answer to Linux

Even with server-side Linux use continuing to grow like crazy, Microsoft has still been showing plenty of growth themselves in the server market. According to CNET, Windows server machines are most certainly not going away. Apparently, their growth has been coming in like crazy!

Audio killed the video star!

“We’re not here to report news. No, instead we are going to examine the issues that really matter to the geek community!” That was the dream that Brandon Watts and myself had when we first got the idea to launch our own Blogcast (Podcast). …continue reading

Gateway revamps retail notebook lineup

Ever since Dell has been kicking butt in the retail end of the consumer PC industry, Gateway has been sort of left out in the cold. Their marketing appeared less and less; it seemed like they were not long for this world. In an effort …continue reading

TiVo: it’s time to be a platform

As companies like Directv and others begin the process of working with DVRs of their own, TiVo is going to find itself without any subscription base if they do not act soon. One possible solution is to pursue their work with this project. If …continue reading

Lunabean’s Resident Evil 4 Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Lunabean’s Resident Evil 4 Walkthrough and Strategy Guide – SCREENSHOT VERSION is all you’ll need to get through this scary and challenging game. Over 150 helpful screenshots! We give you tips, hints, tricks, strategies, advice for each aspect of the game and walk you …continue reading

Picture This! (Picasa v2.0)

Many people know that Picasa just reached the age of 2.0. Let this serve as notice to those who might have missed that or those who felt that it wasn’t a big deal – you’re missing out on a Good Thing.

Picasa wasn’t released …continue reading

ID3 renamer v0.23.8

ID3 renamer enables you to update ID3 tags for an entire folder of MP3 files at once. If your MP3s have tag common information missing, like for example the artist name or the genre, you can use the software to quickly add this information …continue reading

Hey Microsoft – Go Ahead And Patch Pirated Software – Here's How To Make It Work

An “open letter” to Microsoft…

Once again,commenters everywhere are espousing opinions on Microsoft’s latest statements regarding the company’s plans to disallow updates for pirated copies of Windows (and other software).

We all know taking that position results in one primary problem: Unpatched computers get infected …continue reading

The Greatest Films

If someone was to put you on the spot and ask you what you thought some of the greatest films of all time were, what would you say? Hopefully “Dude, Where’s My Car?” isn’t your idea of a great cinematic experience. Everyone has their own …continue reading

The Potential Detritus Of Online Surveys

Patti writes:

I was planning to try working at home doing “paid surveys” online. They are asking me to install several programs that I don’t know anything about. Is it safe?

The Internet has opened up many options for those that want to work from …continue reading

Common Discourtesy

Here’s a rant I just have to get off my chest before I think about it. In some situations, it is best to capture the emotions before they are intellectualized. I just received an e-mail from a senior requesting some information and a freebie. So …continue reading

Windows XP Clients Will Not Retrieve Updates From SUS Server

If your Windows XP clients are not retrieving updates from the SUS server on your network, there are a few things you can try to resolve the problem. First, all of the workstations must be running a minimum of service pack 1 for Windows XP …continue reading

Simple Passwords In Windows Server 2003

A Lockergnome reader recently e-mailed me about a problem he was having with implementing simple passwords in Windows Server 2003. Of course my first response was to ask: “Why use simple passwords?” As it turned out, it was only in a lab environment. The reader …continue reading

Folders: Yup, A Dirty Word To Many!

This article, which is Housekeeping 105, will focus on the dreaded folders. I am extremely pleased with folders and hopefully, by the end of this article and the next one, Folders deux, you will be, too.

There are two uses for files and folders. One …continue reading

"Hey! Did You Get My E-mail?"

“Hey! Did you get my e-mail?”

Ironically enough, this is now one of the most frequently asked questions that most of us – even Fortune 500 executives – get asked these days. “Of *course* I got your e-mail! I just haven’t had time to sift …continue reading