Thursday, March 30, 2006

Pre-pixelated clothes for Reality TV shows

Pre-pixelated clothes for Reality TV shows
An interesting, albeit silly, idea for clothing.

Link of the day: Computer Stupidities

Computer Stupidities
...Is a humor site that has an assortment of jokes about technological ignorance.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Altavista on Google Local

I was looking for something on Google maps and I came across and unusual town name: Altavista.
I wonder how much they got paid for that.

Link of the day:
Clear Instructions on How To Do (just about) Everything.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Link of the day:
...Is a blog about copmuters, tech, and engineering.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Link of the day:The Elder Geek

The Elder Geek
...Is a site with lots of windows information and how-to.

Why Aren't The Telcos Paying Google For Making Their Network Valuable?

Why Aren't The Telcos Paying Google For Making Their Network Valuable?

This is an interesting look at the controversy over tiered Internet. The idea of tiered Internet is the telco charging major websites a fee above what they already pay so that they get 'fast and reliable' service on the Internet backbone.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Link of the day: Hardware Secrets

Hardware Secrets
...Has reviews, part data, factory tours, and other hardware-related information.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Like of the day: The Superbrowser

The Superbrowser
Someone tricked out firefox with 100 extensions. The screen-shots are amazing.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

My LCD is strange

For the past week or so My LCD had this strange problem: the video lines were shifted random amounts. Near the top of the monitor there was a place with so much shifting that it looked like the picture was bent. The middle of the monitor flickered clumsily if you displayed a dot pattern.

So today I decided to go trouble shooting. I took the monitor downstairs connected it to another computer. When I turned it on, there was no problem. I thought, Ahh-ha, its My graphics card, not My monitor. So I brought it back upstairs, and plugged it back in. The problem had gone away. Computerized things can be very odd at times.

Link of the day: Open Source Web Design

Open Source Web Design
Is a site were you can download free webpage designs or submit your own to be listed.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Google Finance

I was reading Google Blogoscoped and there was an article about Google Finance.
Google has done it again. They have taken something boring and hard to use (think MSN money) and made it simple, fast, and easy. Not necessarily that best looking, but still a clean interface.

Just to try it out, I punched in 'GM' to see what it would give me. When the page loaded, I saw far more information than I had expected. There was a graph showing their stock price and a letter corresponding to an event relating to the company. They had company facts, related companies, and company summary among the many sections. A feature I found particularly interesting is a list of the company's upper management with an unusual feature. When you put your mouse over a name/position, a small box comes up that tells you more about the person.

Link of the day: LostCoders

Is an interesting site that has tech news as well as a large library of downloadable software.

This geek does not appreciate country hicks

Ug. Some of the people around here! Yesterday I went over to help feed a
neighbor's dogs, cats, goats, rabbits, chickens and sheep
while they were away.

Just feeding them was fine, but what bothered me was how, for lack of a better term, 'bubu' they are.
The top of their chicken coop was a pickup bed cover.
They had rotten boards and rusty metal parts laying around.
Their house looked like it had not been painted since the civil war.
And its full of junk.
They had empty gas cans, spray bottles, and other garbage lying around.
Their sheds are jammed with junk.
Their cars are rusty, their tractors seat has a hole letting foam out.
I think you have the picture by now.
Why are some people like that? Don't they care about the mess, about what things look like and what people think about them? How could anyone be so very different from a geek?

Monday, March 20, 2006

Link of the day: Alexa

A site that can give you traffic ranking and information for major websites.