November 2005

Bona Fide Gaming Nazis

Bona Fide Gaming Nazis

I use the word ‘Nazi’ in conversation all the time to describe someone that, as my grandmother used to say “has a pickle up their butt”. Think of Seinfield’s Soup Nazi (remember: “I am the soup Nazi! No soup for … More »

HOWTO: Mail Merge with OpenOffice.org

HOWTO: Mail Merge with OpenOffice.org

A few people have mentioned that one of the more popular questions floating around these days is how to do a mail merge with OpenOffice.org v2.0 (OOo). On this week’s upcoming GNU/Linux User Show (#26) we will cover this off … More »

HOWTO: Use the Pipe '|' Symbol

HOWTO: Use the Pipe ‘|’ Symbol

The pipe symbol ( | which is usually produced by shifting the \ key) provides a useful way to link the output of several commands together. Sound complicated? It can be, but even some very rudimentary knowledge of the pipe … More »

GTD projects with Entourage

GTD projects with Entourage

For you non-Mac people out there, Entourage is Outlook for the Mac. I don’t really understand why Microsoft made the two products so different, but I’m glad they did. Entourage is better suited for a good off-the-shelf GTD implementation. The … More »

Vector Graphics in Windows Vista

Vector Graphics in Windows Vista

One of the quantum leaps Windows Vista will make is the move from raster graphics to high-quality vector graphics. Two outcomes result. 1. The visual information on computer screens running full versions of Vista will be assembled using lines and … More »

Google Base Says Goodbye to Porn

Google Base Says Goodbye to Porn

Last week it was reported that the new Google Base service is having serious problems with filtering porn results and therefore, turning the experience very un-SafeSearch. This problem was fixed over the holiday and CNet reports that “Yesterday evening, we … More »

BrickLink, the Unofficial Lego Marketplace

BrickLink, the Unofficial Lego Marketplace

If you have a Lego Maniac in your household (we have three), you’ll want to check out BrickLink, the “Unofficial Lego Marketplace.” From the site description: “BrickLink.com is a premium venue for individuals and businesses from all around the world … More »

EXPLAIN: The GNU/Linux 'Tail' Command.

EXPLAIN: The GNU/Linux ‘Tail’ Command.

Much like the head command will display the top n number of lines of a specified file, the tail command will display the bottom n number of lines from a specified file. For example, to see the last 10 lines … More »

Invisible Liquid Condom

Invisible Liquid Condom

By John, Guest Blogger Oh! This looks interesting! A bottle of “invisible liquid condom” that’s designed as women’s contraception. And the “Chinese word” printed on the bottle, it shows “Zero distance”?!! This is the best news for life partners that … More »

Craigslist Tips and Tricks

Craigslist Tips and Tricks

I’ve been addicted to Craigslist for a loooong time now – it’s one of the first places I check for anything that I want to buy or sell, and I’ve created quite a few other Craigslist Addicts within my circle … More »

BFF

BFF

Did you know that CSI buds Nick (George Eads) and Warrick (Gary Dourdan) were originally written to be bitter enemies? Eads tells TV Zone: “They wanted me and Gary to be at each other’s throats in the show. Then we … More »

HOWTO: Use dpkg to Install .deb Files.

HOWTO: Use dpkg to Install .deb Files.

I’ve written about using apt-get to get and install debian packages. However, a recent comment by a reader brought the fact that I hadn’t written anything on what to do with a .deb file that exists on your system already … More »

Get the Latest TGB Gadget News via FeedBlitz

Get the Latest TGB Gadget News via FeedBlitz

OK. I want to make your life easier. You can now just subscribe to FeedBlitz to get the latest updates on my website by email without surfing here. Easy right ? Just enter your email here or below.. Enter your … More »

50 Cent Game Great for Kids!

50 Cent Game Great for Kids!

Or so says the man himself. Rapper/actor/video game star 50 Cent says that his M Rated video game called 50 Cent Bulletproof, is perfectly suitable for children in fact, he feels that the game will teach kids important life lessons. … More »

Be-Ez Notebook Bags and CEO

Be-Ez Notebook Bags and CEO

From left : Colbert, Marsha, Nicholas. I’ve just met up with Nicholas, Be-Ez CEO and Marsha from Be-Ez.com yesterday at Midvalley Shopping Centre, KL (24 Nov 2005). They’ve just been to Singapore where their Be-Ez bags are now sold at … More »

Automatic Shower Cleaning System - The Shower-Shower

Automatic Shower Cleaning System – The Shower-Shower

By John, Guest Blogger Intelligent Consumer Products Inc. announces the Shower-Shower Automatic Shower Cleaning System which gives better treatment for your fine skin through daily showers. I just want it to implement the “teleport” function on it so that they … More »

ELI Bluetooth Hearing Aid

ELI Bluetooth Hearing Aid

The ELI Bluetooth Hearing Aid looks like a purple horn from a mini unicorn. It looks pretty cool to wear to the Christmas party and it would be nice if they came up with a glow in the dark version. … More »

Sportsuit Santa for iPod nano

Sportsuit Santa for iPod nano

By John, Guest Blogger HO..ho..ho! Yet another gift buying tip for the upcoming Christmas 2005 Celebration! The Sportsuit Santa for iPod nano by MARWARE knows your most wanted gadget needs. Nicely suit up your iPod with Santa’s flurry red casing … More »

HOWTO: Monitor System Performance With gDesklets

HOWTO: Monitor System Performance With gDesklets

This is the final part of a three part series on monitoring your system using various applications. I’ve already covered how to monitor your system using Superkaramba and GKrellm and now I’m going to do the same using gDesklets. gDesklets … More »

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