XBOX360 Blog

360Voice.com is a site that will auto-magically blog and provide an RSS feed to your XBOX360 gaming. I (dabombdgd) signed up for it.

"It's creepy and curious...all at the same time. XboxVoice.com give your Xbox 360 the ability to blog all by itself. In other words, you enter your gamertag at the site, and based on what you do on Xbox Live (games played etc) Xbox360voice will automatically create a blog for your Xbox 360. Each day your Xbox 360 will blog an entry…even if you don’t game. I told you, it’s kinda scary huh? You can even subscribe to an RSS feed of your Xbox’s blog…or anyone else's Xbox that signed up for the service. Gives a new meaning to the term stalker, huh?"
- MajorNelson

[via MajorNelson]

Be alerted on when to weather the weather

RSS Feeders are being used more and more to subscribe to information. The National Weather Service now has RSS feeds for state and county weather alerts.

[via Digg]


What's a pinball wizard?

I have not played or seen many pinball games over the last few years, but I also don't frequent bowling allies or arcades much. The last pinball game I played was FunHouse. This trailer is about the future of pinball.

[via Digg]

Hack from Way Back, cause I'm curious.

This is a good article on applications that will help you approach your network from a hacker's point of view. These applications can help you test and scan your network for vulnerabilities.

[via Digg]

Wassup Big PERM?

Practical End-host collaborative Residential Multihoming (PERM)

"Researchers have developed technology designed to enable neighbors to pool their Wi-Fi Internet access to deliver better performance and exploit bandwidth that would otherwise sit idle.

Haiyun Luo, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, says that the technology he created with graduate student Nathanael Thompson would encourage people to share their bandwidth without having to worry about security or privacy issues."
- PCWorld

[via Engadget]

QuickCam® Orbit MP

Makezine has a cool video on the new Logitech Quickcam MP. What sets this webcam apart from the rest (IMHO) is the Logitech Video Effects which allows you to use animations on your video that track to your movements and facial expressions.

Features: PC • USB • Microphone • Digital Zoom • Intelligent Face-Tracking • Mechanical Pan & Tilt • Headset Included • Video Effects™ • Logitech RightLight™ Technology • Logitech RightSound™ Technology • True 1.3 Megapixel Sensor • Logitech VideoCall™

[via Digg]


Global Warming, Bush Style

Will Ferrell - Bush on Global Warming hosted on Transbuddha. The perfect strategery!

Electric Sit Stand Desks

An electric sit or stand desk is pretty cool, but it's also pretty expensive. I am looking for a DIY solution as well. IKEA also has them for sale.

[via LifeHacker]

HALO3 - Say IT Ain't SO, Say It!

So when does the pre-ordering begin?!?!?!?!

"Microsoft, the rumors are always true. The next iteration in Bungie Studios' Halo series will appear at E3 2006 in video form at its Tuesday, May 9 news conference, IGN learned today from independent sources who recently spoke with Microsoft executives."
- IGN.com

[via IGN.com]

Monkey Lander can temporarily cure your boredom.

Try monkey-ing around with this time waster. Need I say more?

[via DownloadSquad]

High Five is as American as Apple Pie

High-Five has been around as long as I remember. I went to wikipedia to find out where it originated and, believe it or not, the hippies first came up with it in the 60's. I then went perusing through the links that wikipedia had and came across...

Check out all of the different types.

[via DownloadSquad]

Mobile Phone Backup/Sync Solutions

I recently got a new phone on eBay and wanted to transfer my address book and such from the old phone. SPRINT was going to charge me to do this, if I didn't have phone insurance. Well here is a list of a few DIY solutions for mobile phone backups and an overview of what most of the wireless providers will do for you. The thrid-party solutions will also allow you to transfer data from a Verizon phone to a SPRINT phone.

[via EngadgetMobile]


Where did I put that user manual for the Pew-36 Explosive Space Modulator?

Like Marvin the Martian, I never can find my user manuals when I need them the most. UsersManualGuide.com has quite a few online user manuals.

[via Digg]

What's all the Skype about?

"Skype (pronounced to rhyme with ripe) is a peer-to-peer internet telephony (VoIP) network, founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the creators of Kazaa. The network is provided by all combined users of the free desktop software application. Skype users can speak to other Skype users for free, call traditional telephone numbers for a fee (SkypeOut), receive calls from traditional phones (SkypeIn), and receive voicemail messages."
- Wikipedia

Skype is free, but you can also pay for additional features such as...


Ain't no way to NOT find a deal!

This site has it all. Doesn't matter if you're looking to buy a new desk top- monitor- vacuum- wife, whatever- it's available here with OUTRAGEOUS deals! Pass it on to ur friends!

Color Palette Generator

This is a nice tool to pick complimentary colors when nothing seems to go with PapayaWhip. It also creates random color palettes.

[via Digg]

SPRINT Text Message to Landline

As a SPRINT user, it is nice to see them adding more features and services.

"When the person answers his or her home phone, they will "hear" the text message you sent and can reply back to you with one of the available responses. You will also receive a text message on your Sprint PCS phone when a response is sent back to you."

[via EngadgetMobile]

Yahoo Go TV Beta

Yahoo Go TV is competing with Microsoft's Media Center. Yahoo Go TV also incorporates with Flickr. View Yahoo Go TV's feature list and FAQs.

[via Engadget]


Gettin' the most bang for ur buck?

It's been a while- maybe you forgot this little gem- but even if you don't have a subscription to this magazine- there are many free articles that tell you about things you think about every day to buy- so before you go investin' your hard earned cash- make sure you're getting the most for your buck.

Can't give too much to the Brits... but...

So there's not much I enjoy from those British English people- but I have to say- this here online encyclopedia blows away anything else I've seen or tried to use online-

Family Watch Dog + Google Maps

"This site is great, and it should be spread around to everyone. Not just for people with kids, its great for women to so you know where to stay away from. It maps all the sex offenders according to your address and zip code and when you click on a spot on the map you can see the person."
- Digg

[via Digg]

ShopWiki - One Stop Online Shop

I hate shopping, but this is a pretty cool tool for online shopping.

"ShopWiki actively crawls more than 120,000 stores to ensure you find the best product and price available. However, our crawlers periodically scan the Internet, searching more than 300,000 Web sites, to find more stores and to ensure we only show results from true retail outlets."
- ShopWiki.com

[via LifeHacker]

RAID isn't just a pest control product

I use RAID Level 1 at home. It only requires 2 hard drives, but has the most overhead of the RAID types. I am just using the RAID to provide a file server with redundancy. I always get confused with which RAID does what, but this tutorial is a good quick reference.

[via Digg]


I don't need no stinkin directions!

There are quite a few mapping services with GoogleMaps, YahooMaps and MapQuest being the most recognized. TechCrunch gives a nice comparison chart of the map service providers.

[via DownloadSquad]

SuperHero Profiler

Based on your likes, dislikes and overall personality, which superhero would you be?

Bible Knowledge Goood!

This is a cool and useful onlive NIV version of the Bible. It also has a commentary section for the specific scripture you lookup, so that you can get context of the verse(s). I also subscribed to the RSS feed for the verse of the day.

Machiavelli or Not Machiavelli, that is the question.

Which side of the Machiavelli fence do you fall?

Gotta Stay Ahead of the Curve

How does one stay up on the latest and greatest? Impact Lab has a list of the top 28 online news sites.

One-Stop-Shop for WindowsXP Drivers

Ever wondered how you could get all of the drivers needed for WindowsXp in one place? DriversPack.net is providing just that.

[via DownloadSquad]

I knew that!

This is a pretty comprehensive list of Windows keyboard shortcuts. Here are a few more references:

  1. Microsoft Site
  2. ComputerHope.com
  3. internet4classrooms.com
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Oh the Humanity...

This chair is what every man needs. Plus...

"For every 10 chairs sold, TankChair is going to donate one to a fire department in a rural area so that they can give it away to someone who would not normally be able to afford one. The first is going to go to Parker Fire Department in Arizona. This is our hometown and they were the ones who rescued my wife, my kids, and myself when we got in the accident that put her in the chair."
- TankChair.com

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Like my golf like I like my bread...one big slice to go.

One of the many reasons I don't play golf is that I can never find the golf ball after I hit it. Maybe this could help me out?

[via Engadget]

R.O.T., Here I Come!

Republic of Texas (R.O.T.) Bike Rally, here I come. I bet they wouldn't laugh too hard at me. Do you think I can convince da wifey that it's safer than a motorcycle?

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I was introduced to Sudoku over Christmas vacation. I thought I was pretty good at it until a friend of mine and I did a head-to-head puzzle and he finished before I could get a fourth of mine done. Anything that will help me with a rematch is much appreciated.

[via Digg]

Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em

What should you do to avoid unnecessary stress on your PC? Well it's as simple as a good power supply, decent gear and a proper heat sink.

[via Digg]

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Pennies are a dying breed. Pennies are the step-children of US currency. I used to try to collect wheat pennies growing up. Good luck and happy hunting.

[via Digg]

Good Gnus

A breath of fresh air. A news site deicated to current events that are uplifting and not doom-and-gloom. It's all good.

[via Digg]


Eagle Cam

The eagle cam is on private property in Hornby Island in British Columbia, Canada. The site also has a cool forums to accompany the webcam.

Not a typical "Dog Day Afternoon"

Sumitomo Bank got taken to the cleaners through an unconventional bank robbery. The bank robbers used a piece of hardware between the keyboard and computer to log keystrokes. Nobody move...nobody gets hurt.

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Is it that big-o-deal?

NetFlix has come a long way. Many people are trying to invade and disrupt their online prowess, but NetFlix remains a dominant force. It's cool to see how their mailing envelopes have changed over the years. They have it down to a science as far as I am concerned.

[via SlashDot]

Google Cheat Sheets

So much is involved with all aspects of Google, but adelaider.com has come up with a nice PDF to help us all. Interesting...

[via Digg]



When a friend of mine sent this to me, I cried laughing. This is just good living. I don't care who you are.

Whatcha fiddlin with on the roof?

Since I got an HDTV, I tried an indoor HDTV antenna and had no luck with the reception. A friend of mine told me about AntennaWeb.com that recommends an outdoor HDTV antenna based on your location. While doing more research, I found another cool site for digital tv and sound.

Garage Sale -->

The city wide garage sale is this weekend. That got me thinkin that we need to have a garage sale ourselves. We save items up and then when we run out of room...BOOM...it's garage sale time. I found a couple of cool sites while perusing the internet this morning.

If having a garage sale isn't your cup of tea, then you could always try Craig's List. One person's junk is another person's treasure.


Dear Uncle Sam, What's the status of my tax refund?

"Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund."
- F.J. Raymond

[via LifeHacker]

Can you Digg it?

Slashdot.org, Engadget.com and downloadsquad.com are three of my favorite sites, but as of late Digg.com has been blowin my RSS Reader up with cool stories to do with all sorts of technology. It is turning into quite the rage to Digg an online article. [via Digg]

Pickup up the phone...pickup, pickup, pickup!

Have you ever called customer service and get spiraled into a keypress hell? Ever wondered how to spoof the telephone switch board to get you a human on the DANG phone? Now the playing field has been slightly leveled! Give it a whirl.

[via Lifehacker]

Nasty Fish Heads

Two guys were eating fish heads, got fish poisoning and hallucinated for two days. Who eats fish heads? That's why I am a BBQ kind of guy. Just another reason I don't eat sushi as well.

[via Digg]

Am I my brother's keeper?

Have you ever had your computer jacked by adware, trojans, spyware, etc.? I am so paranoid about this that I scan my computer at least twice a week with AdAware and Spybot R&D. This article on c|net introduced me to a new anti-spyware program called Online-Armor. Another anti-spyware software that is thorough is WebRoot SpySweeper. Both of these cost $$$, but I think that is a small price to pay to avoid losing your privacy because of a malicious download driveby. FYI, no one is ever 100% secure on the internet these days.

Dial Idol for American Idol

You got it bad for American Idol, if you have ever been to the site DialIdol.com. I only watch American Idol Like once every blue moon. According to the Bobby Bones Show, this site is fairly accurate when it comes to predicting winners and losers. [via Bobby Bones Morning Show]