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Fixing your mom's computer "Part Deux"
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1/31/2008   1 comment
Several folks have responded to my recent blog titled "How to fix your mom's computer from the other side of the world"
OneSpin bites back
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
An email from Aaik van der Poe at Mentor sparks a feisty response from Michael Siegel at OneSpin.
Speaking of cool games...
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
A physics-accurate spacecraft simulator that allows you to fly real craft (like the shuttle and ISS) as well as imaginary ones.
What do you call a man who...?
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
I was just reminded of a series of one-line jokes we used to tell when I was young, but I've forgotten most of them; maybe you can help?
Could this be the next "Dilbert"?
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1/30/2008   1 comment
I just heard about a new online comic called "Heroes Happen Here" whose IT-based story lines are inspired by readers' real-world experiences.
Munging Windows Vista to make it work
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
This cunning tool can cut the size of Windows Vista in half and speed it up at the same time - and it's FREE!
How to fix your mom's computer from the other side of the world
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1/28/2008   3 comments
Here's a simple and secure way for you to remotely take control of your mother's desktop and fix her computer without driving yourself insane in the process.
Must-have, mega-cool video game
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
This is great, a video camera that clips to the top of your monitor and inserts you in the middle of games on your PC.
The Bug Labs Store is OPEN!
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
This is very cool technology -- a collection of easy-to-use electronic modules that snap together to build almost any gadget you can imagine!
Where have all the mentors gone (all sing together: "far, far away")?
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Young hires are left to flounder on their own while still being expected to be highly productive a day after graduation.
Suppose everybody on earth suddenly disappeared
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
There's a show on television this evening that I'm really looking forward to seeing; it's called "Life After People".
WiFi Priates - Embedded Systems Virgins - Cool Videos - More "Stuff"
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Things are happening so quickly here in the "Pleasure Dome" (my office) that I can barely keep up...
Dog versus Cat diaries
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
This is an "oldie but goodie". As my wife and I have two dogs and a cat, I can attest for the underlying truth in these "journals".
It seems I've been taken for a sucker!
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
I'm gnashing my teeth and rending my garb, because the Stella Awards about which I recently penned a blog .... turned out to be a spoof!
Marshalling an airplane
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
Now here's something you don't see every day - this guy ... but no, you'll just have to see it for yourself!
The 2007 Darwin and Stella Award results are in!
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1/14/2008   2 comments
Although I'm naturally competitive, here are two award categories I hope never to win or even be a runner-up!
Is anyone using your wireless internet without permission?
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Here's a pretty cool trick for techo-dweebs that will baffle and bewilder any of your neighbors who are accessing your wireless Internet connection while you aren't looking.
Some useful info on VGA
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
A reader provides some additional info to complement this week's "How To" on designing a simple VGA interface.
How does a calculator perform division?
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
I just received a question from a reader; this query seems so simple on the surface, but it actually leads to a quagmire of confusion.
It's time to
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Satirical products reverse-engineered from the most powerful motivational posters ever inflicted upon mankind.
Recreating the original personal computer!
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1/3/2008   Post a comment
I've just discovered the most amazing website - amongst other things they have info on kits you can purchase that recreate the original personal computers.
On 1 Jan 2008 I walked 6.5 miles in freezing weather!
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
Why? Well, it's part of a challenge that has inspired me to exercise and lose some weight using some rather cool iPod-based technology from Nike. Parts Search

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