2005


            HOWTO: Kill an Application in KDE.

HOWTO: Kill an Application in KDE.

I like to pretend that this doesn’t happen on my GNU/Linux box, but it does. Every now and again, an application locks up and it won’t close for me. The good news is that GNU/Linux handles this stuff pretty well … More »

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Toiletiquette Toilet Seat Reminders

Toiletiquette Toilet Seat Reminders

Getting tired of reminding your other half to put the toilet seat down ? Then you can grab this cool decal stickets from My Toiletiquette. Personally, if you are gonna put stickers on toilet seats, they’ll have to stand out … More »

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Charlize Theron Loves Gary

Charlize Theron Loves Gary

Well not Gary the Gecko directly, though I’m sure he wishes that were true. Ms. Theron apparently took to studying Gary’s green gecko cousins in preparation for her assassin extraordinaire role in Aeon Flux. Why you ask? Movie stunt coordinator … More »

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Stowaway Boomtube H201 Portable Speakers

Stowaway Boomtube H201 Portable Speakers

Boom Boom shake the room this New Year with the Stowaway Boomtube H201 Portable Speakers. The Boomtube (also known as the Stowaway Boomtube H201 portable speaker system) is an ingenius speaker design produced by Think Outside. I like the rechargeable … More »

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The Manufacturing Price of Xbox 360

The Manufacturing Price of Xbox 360

Joystiq is reporting that Business Week’s initial estimated cost of making the Xbox 360 is off – by a lot. Business Week stated that Microsoft was losing about $126-per console sold, but it looks like the estimate might be off … More »

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Own David Bowie in Leopard Print Tights

Own David Bowie in Leopard Print Tights

No, Bowie hasn’t crossed paths with Siegfried and Roy, I’m talking about his 1986 role as Jareth the goblin king in the classic “Labyrinth”. If watching him prance around with barely concealed equipment and drag queen make-up on your television … More »

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Falling Sand Game

Falling Sand Game

Warning: do not click on the following link if you have 1)work to do 2)laundry to fold 3)dog to walk. You will be sucked into the hypnotizing vortext that is the Sand Game. I’m tellin’ ya…don’t do it, man! okay, … More »

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DualCor Mobile PC PDA Phone

DualCor Mobile PC PDA Phone

When I loaded up the webpage to DualCor’s new PC PDA, this tagline at the bottom caught my eye and it was cleverly worded : Delivering the Holy Grail of Enterprise Mobility: 100% replication of the fully functional, fully connected, … More »

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            HOWTO: Use the 'dd' Command.

HOWTO: Use the ‘dd’ Command.

I was at a Calgary Linux User Group installfest once and I showed an interest in Suse (9.3 at the time). In true community style, one of the people there immediately began burning a copy of the DVD for me. … More »

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French Video Game Stamps

French Video Game Stamps

Ah, it’s good to be in France, for I get to go down to the post office (or “La Poste”) and get my hands on their Heroes of Video Games collectable stamps. This is their current book, which has 10 … More »

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Famous Sims

Famous Sims

One of my favorite things to do with the Sims has always been getting famous people sims and having them interact with my characters.  Today I downloaded Sim Eva Longoria and Sim Paris Hilton and had them go to a … More »

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GA Pilots Flying as Passengers

GA Pilots Flying as Passengers

Today I’m flying home (commercially) for the holidays. I’m a GA pilot and I enjoy flying. I like trying to think in my mind what the crew up front might be doing, learning a little bit about how the big … More »

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HOWTO: Bypass a Forgotten Root Password

HOWTO: Bypass a Forgotten Root Password

It’s never happened to me, but I’m sure it’s happened to others. The root password is gone. Forgotten. Changed maliciously. Mysteriously gone. The Linux Gazette has a great article on the three most common ways to deal with this situation. … More »

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Wikipedia Rocks!

Wikipedia Rocks!

This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen!  Wikipedia has posted a mini Simlish dictionary: “The Sims There is currently no official Simlish dictionary, so not all translations below are necessarily correct: No pala!!! Ooh kay kay keelah!!! (Sims 1 … More »

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Kenpo iPod Jacket

Kenpo iPod Jacket

Keith from Kenpo dropped me an email awhile back on their Kenpo iPod Jacket. The Kenpo iPod Jacket employs “smart fabric” touch pad technology that transforms the sleeve into a 5-button electronic control panel for use with the iPod and … More »

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