Macs with Windows Networking

Connecting a Mac to Windows network can be extremely frustrating especially if the Mac has a corrupted user file and is trying to use WPA2 encryption. I wish I would have read TechRepublic's article "10 things you should know about connecting Macintosh OS X systems to Windows networks" before going down that rabbit hole.

"Thanks to improvements within Apple's OS X operating system, admins face fewer headaches when they need to connect Macs to Windows networks."
- TechRepublic

[via LifeHacker]

Top 13 Halloween Sites

SearchEngineJournal has a list of it's top 13 Halloween sites. Have a ghoulish good time.

[via Digg]

Happy Halloween!

"It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed
'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike"
- Thriller intro [via LyricsOnDemand]

IE7 Security Features

IE7 is out and about in the wild west known as the Internet. One of the overhauled features it is touting is security. TechRepublic has the breakdown.

"Takeaway: Internet Explorer 7 is designed to make browsing safer. Here's a quick rundown of some of the new security features, including Active X opt-in, the Phishing Filter, cross-domain security, enhanced privacy protection, and an international character alert."
- TechRepublic

[via Digg]


Top 25 Travel Sites

The holidays are about to be upon us and booking travel arrangements is going be a priority to get the best deal possible. Kiplinger.com has the 25 Best Value Travel Sites that might help holiday travels.

[via Digg]

Watching Microsoft Like a Hawk

"Bink.nu is the 1-stop source for IT Professionals with the latest Microsoft news, technology, and downloads."
- Bink.nu

[via Digg]

Windows Media Player 11 vs. Winamp 5.31

Windows Media Player (WMP) and Winamp have both been around for awhile. I have used both in the past with success. I think I switch between the two for a season of change more than anything else. Which one do you use and why? Unfortunately I have been utilizing iTunes, so that just adds another spoon in the mix.



Windows Media Player 11 [via DownloadSquad]
Winamp 5.31 [via DownloadSquad]

Unique Pop. Density Map of the US

TIME.com has a cool population density map of the USA.

[via TIME]

I want to be on a Ski Slope NOW!!!

Hopefully Liftopia will help me get my lift tickets at a discounted price. man I can't wait to fall down the side of a mountain on a snowboard ASAP.

[via c|net]

10 by 10

I am a person who likes pictures. Pictures are worth a thousand words. It is probably the best part of my blog because without the pics I would have basically a rhetorical question with a rhetorical statement. ;-) TenByTen brings hourly news to us with pictures that represent it.

"Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from the source news stories. At the end of each day, month, and year, 10x10 looks back through its archives to conclude the top 100 words for the given time period. In this way, a constantly evolving record of our world is formed, based on prominent world events, without any human input."
- TenByTen

[via PCMag]

1080p, HD-DVD and More with the XBL Updates

XBOX360 is getting Dashboard updates tomorrow that include 1080p, HD-DVD, support for wireless headsets and much more. Nice!

Monty Python Killer Rabbit Slippers

Everyone who laughs and it sounds like "BUWAHAHAHAHA!!" must have a pair of these slippers in order to complete their personal axis-of-evil.


You Kill the Jo, You Make Some Mo

I foprgot all about the Terry "The Pain Train" Tate. These vidoes are timelessly funny. DevilDucky has a slew of these videos. Reebok really got it right with these videos.

[via DevilDucky]


/* Weekly Twisted Recap */

So this had to be one of the busiest weeks of my adult life. I had a midterm on Monday, a paper and presentation on Thursday and work was off the hook with network issues, a virus attack and functional testing that HAD to be done as of "yesterday". I tell ya what...I am freakin tired and glad this week is over with. Peace out and CYA tomorrow.


Chewbacca USB Drive!

I tell ya what! They are coming out with some crazy arse gadgets for the USB. I like them, but are they really worth it. What am I saying? It's a freakin Chewbacca USB drive...of course EVERYONE needs one of them.

[via Gizmodo]

Radio Freedom for Your Computer

Instant FM Music for your computer with all of the luxuries of a radio and more.

"Ever listen to the radio and wonder what the name of the song is? Who is the artist? What year was it released? Instant FM Music helps you answer all of those questions! Just plug Instant FM Music into your USB Port, tune to your favorite local FM or Web Radio stations and watch as Instant FM Music & the included software not only record the station's entire playlist, but also separate and identify the songs for easy playback."
- AdsTech.com

[via Gizmodo]

First Aid Myths

Do you know what you should do if someone is bitten by a poisonous snake, stung by a jellyfish or is having a seizure? Well I know I thought I knew and I didn't. See what the RIRIANProject has to say about debunking common First Aid myths. The MayoClinic also has some good advice.

[via Digg]


Gickr Your Flickr

Animate your Flickr photos with Gickr.

[via XXX]

Defender Released in the Wild

Windows Defender is Microsoft's antispyware is out and about. It be beta no mo'.

[via DownloadSquad]

12G Drives

Gizmodo has a cool roundup of 12G mini-drives. I specifically like the 12GB Monster drive by US Modular.

Big Mac Halloween

Now that's true ingenuity! I'm hungry...is it lunch yet?

[via Make Magazine]


Easy Like 123 or ABC

I have referenced Wikipedia's "Cite this Article" Feature several times and then had to reference the APA citation style for a book with multiple authors...Ugh! I then got on Google and found StudentABC. Life was made easy again by simply filling out a form and WALLAH...I got my APA cited book with multiple authors.

Quick Pod

Need to take a quick pic of you and da Honey, but you feel ackward about asking strangers to use your high-end camera? Quick Pod is the solution to remaining an introverted-camera-sharing-phob-dork and take cool pics with da Honey.

[via Gadgeteer]


YAHOO...There's Goin' to be a Talent Show!

Nov. 13th will be the Yahoo! Talent show. Make sure and get your video submitted, so you can be recognized fo-yo talents.

[via Geek.com]

A Day in the Life of a McDonald's Worker

The title says it all. I remember the days of working at a fast food restaurant making the big $$$ in high school...never again.

[via Digg]

Silence is Golden

Need to turn that work chatter into a soothing sound of nature? ChatterBlocker could help alleviate your woes of endless chatterboxes at work.

"ChatterBlocker does not use noise-cancellation. Instead it masks unwanted conversations with a soothing blend of nature sounds, music and background chatter."
- ChatterBlocker

[via LifeHacker]

Vitamin C

How Vitamin C works is discussed at HowStuffWorks. The article though that got my attention was an article titled "How Much Longer Can Modern Medicine Ignore Evidence That Vitamin C Prevents Heart and Blood Vessel Disease?" SO then I got on my Vitamin-C-Google-Pony and went for a ride around the Internet to see what I could find. One of the biggest proponents I found for Vitamin C was the VitaminCFoundation.org. What other supplements do you take and why?

[via Digg]

Animation that's Knottie

Do you need to figure out knots for boating, climbing, fishing, Scouting, Search/Rescue or just general rope care? AnimatedKnots has animation of knot howto's for almost any knot under the sun.

[via CoolTools]

Microsoft Office Version Converter

Office2000, OfficeXp, Office2003 and now Office2007 are all over the map. To have a converter to allow conversion between Office2007 and the other versions is a very valuable utility. Microsoft has heard the bleeding pleading of the users.

[via DownloadSquad]

Embed Flickr SlideShows

Want to embed your Flickr Slideshow into your blog? PaulStamatiou.com has a quick howto git-er-done.

[via DownloadSquad]


Killer Apps in Your Hand

LifeHacker has a nice list of 11 killer apps for your pocket PC. There is everything from weather to IM apps to spark your user experience.

AVG7.5 for FREE

AVG7.5 antivirus software from GriSoft.com is available for FREE! Check out the Free Antivirus Software entry from a post back in May.

[via DownloadSquad]

DirectTV Tailgate

Learn howto bring DirectTV to your next tailgate party. Oh yeah, watchin' the game from the parking lot!

[via Digg]

New PhotoShop Alternative - Paint.NET

So you want to only use Microsoft and nothing else? Paint.NET could be your answert to a PhotoShop replacement.

[via TechCrunch]

You're killing me, Smalls!

Upto this point I have had no complaints about Blogger.com, but this last week has been horrific. I truly hope they have fixed the issues because I have been operating above and beyond my patience quota. Blogger.com was also down most of yesterday as well.

Blogger Status
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Wow. Ok. So it hasn’t been Blogger’s weekend. Blogger was down for a little over three hours this evening, due to the near-simultaneous failure of a critical component and its backup. This outage also impacted the loading of many Blog*Spot blogs, which rely on Blogger for a CSS file.

We apologize profusely for this outage. Blogger should be working as normal now. The new version of Blogger in beta was not affected.

Friday, October 20, 2006
We’ve been having a bit of slowness this morning. Technicians are on the scene. Update, 11:15: Most of the problems are resolved. Thanks for sticking with us through the maintenance. Blogger will be running a bit slower than normal for a short time (possibly for the rest of today) as we have a handful of servers out of commission. If you see any error pages, please just wait a sec and try again.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Apologies to everyone affected by tonight's Blogger slowness. And super apologies that said slowness prevented us from updating this page in a timely manner.

Monday, October 16, 2006
Some users are experiencing problems with uploaded photos (truncation or not showing at all). We are investigating this problem. If you experience any of these issues please report the blog and image urls to Blogger Support.Update 9 PM (PST): This problem has been resolved.

- Status.Blogger.com


/* Weekly Twisted Recap */

So this week I reached a milestone of blogging for 6 months and one week. Whoo-Hoo! I got some decent blogging in this week, but the one I enjoyed the most was He Kicked Him in the Ding-Ding ...he was injured, he was injured bad.





Quick and Dirty File Hosting

Need a quick and dirty way to host a file upto 7MB? LocalHostr is a site that will allow you to do just that. Don't post anything important or private because it won't be secured to your eyes only.

[via LifeHacker]

L.O.S.T. Easter Eggs

L.O.S.T. easter eggs can be found or missed within the blink of an eye. Check out Humpy's eagle eye when it comes to easter eggs in L.O.S.T. seasons 1-3.


Proper Email Etiquette

Do you follow proper email etiquette or even know what etiquette is? SunbeltBLOG might be able to help ya out.

[via Digg]

MoMA's Adjusta Cup

To increase kitchen space by decreasing items in the kitchen is the way to go. MoMA Store has a liquid or powder adjustable measuring cups. It's a little on the pricey side, but hey...live a little.

[via CrunchGear]

PC Magazine's Top Sites

I think I said this before, but I really like top web sites of the year list. Check out PC Magazine's Top 101 web sites of 2006.

[via MAKE Magazine]

He Kicked Him in the Ding-Ding

This is a very funny video. This kiddo has a lot of personality. I can't stop giggling.

Death by Caffeine

How many servings would it take of your favorite caffeinated beverage to kill ya? For me...

"Gulp down 382.87 cans of Dr Pepper and you're history."
- EnergyFiend

[via Digg]


Are You the PC FixIt Guy for Friends and Family?

Have you ever had to help friends or family troubleshoot their computer over state lines? LogMeIn is a nice remote access tool that will allow you to see what they see on their PC. I have used NetMeeting to do this, but to get all of the ports forwarded correctly is a nightmare with most routers nowadays. Have those friends and family signup for a free account and install the free software and be up and running. Good luck with all that! ;-)

[via LifeHacker]

Keepers of Lists

Want to know the Top 15 Reasons Why Family Guy Is Cooler Than The Simpsons or the Top 134 Things You Would Never Want To Be Handcuffed To? If you have that much time in the day to wonder about those thangs, then Keepers of Lists is the site for you!

Ms. Dewey - Da Diva Search Engine

A Diva, Ms. Dewey, helps comment on your searches. A search engine with attitude, charm and beauty. This should attract most geeks.

[via Gizmodo]

Pumpkin Head

Pretty cool pumpkin patterns and that's all I got to say about that.

[via Make Magazine]

Halloween Happenings in Your Area

Want to know where the place to be on Halloween is in your neck of the woods? GooGhoul will list the Halloween events based upon your zip code.

[via LifeHacker]

Eat for a Healthy Heart

It seems so simple, yet why is it so hard?

[via Digg]

Rock, Paper, Scissors

It's a timeless classic that's now online. Do you have what it takes? Now all we need is Ink-a Bink-a-Bottle-of-Ink and the Internet would be complete.

[via Digg]