Archives for June 2005

Time To Kiss The TiVo Goodbye?

As I sit here typing this, I am giving more and more serious thought to building a MythTV box for my own use. I have already covered the advantages of selling them from your own repair biz, but will it work with satellite TV …continue reading

RPictureResize v2.4 (alpha)

After taking a few digital pictures, I like to dump them onto my computer and then decide where I want to upload them online to share with friends, family, or other Gnomies. Going through a big assortment of pictures, and resizing each one for the …continue reading

Complete Freeware Collection

To be completely honest with you, I hate paying for software. I almost always look for a free alternative, and in the majority of cases, you can generally get the same amount of basic functionality in the free alternative as you would in the paid …continue reading

Sorry, Rootkits Have Nothing To Do With Cheerleaders

Stephen writes:

What are “rootkits,” and how can I tell if I have them?

Anyone who surfs the Net on a regular basis knows about all of the digital “grime” that can be picked up in the form of spyware, viruses, Trojans and worms. As …continue reading

Changing The Visual Effects In Windows XP

You may not be aware of this, but the visual effects settings configured on your computer may be affecting performance. Instead of having to watch as menus and windows slowly appear you can have them appear more quickly.

There are many different settings you can …continue reading

Working With The Windows XP Registry

You often read or hear that you should always proceed with caution when working with the Windows registry. Although this is very true, you can help alleviate some of the jitters of modifying the registry if you understand a little more about it.

First of …continue reading

Imation’s Padlock-lookalike USB Micro Drive

Love or hate the brand, this micro drive is nothing short of cool! Seriously, isn’t this thing just killer?

Graphics processors supercharge everyday apps

Hey cool! I never even thought of graphics processors helping with non-graphic needs on the PC. What a novel idea!

Porting LinuxBIOS to the AMD SC520

I have often wondered what it would take to get Linux PCs to boot faster! After reading this article below, I now know that it comes down to custom BIOS.

Help buying 64 bit

If you are in the market for buying a new notebook computer, this article might just be the place to start off at before sinking large sums of ‘bling’ (money) into the next purchase.