Category Archives: Tech

Learn Point & Shoot Photography

I am really looking forward to some great tips on how to shoot better pictures with something besides a DSLR. The new Pocket Lenses web site. They have tutorials and I am really looking forward to the podcasts since I … Continue reading

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Sony Retrace Line Repair Guide

I am very grateful to Ken Hanscom for posting this article about how to adjust the voltage on the color tubes in my rear projection TV (Sony 57WS500 that we bought in 2002). A few months ago I started noticing … Continue reading

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Speaking of ATT/Bell…

I found this neat little image while looking for an at&t logo for the previous article: The way I figure there’s really only at&t, Qwest and Verizon left as the larger local phone carriers (ILECs for you telco geeks). Sure, … Continue reading

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Good-bye Ma Bell, hello cable

I know at&t isn’t exactly Ma Bell (but they are headed that way with all the acquisitions) but I have officially ditched them in favor of Cox Communications (yep, the cable TV company) for my landline service. I know, some … Continue reading

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Holy download speed!

It’s been a while since I did a speed test at DSL Reports and I was happy to see just over 6Mb to Los Angeles but surprised to see this to Palo Alto:

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VR helmet run amok

Now I’m as big a fan of VR hardware (goggles etc.) as the next guy but I think this helmet is going a bit too far. One giant step for home entertainment?

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Want a virus with your Happy Meal?

Okay so it was a worm/trojan and not a virus but I wonder how many of these poor people even know what hit them? Winners of 10,000 MP3 players given away in a Japanese fast-food promotion got more than they … Continue reading

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Audio/video cables, cheap

A friend of mine (thanks Darana!) steered me to Monoprice.com for inexpensive yet quality cables. I’m taking back the $40 component video cable I bought at Fry’s and I’m buying a premium video component cable with integral stereo audio for … Continue reading

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B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

A friend at work sent me this link to a page about the 2005 Edwards AFB air show. B-2 Spirit @ Edwards His main site is interesting, check the bottom left for links to airshow and aircraft museum links. Flying … Continue reading

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Zen Micro kicks ass

So I picked up a Creative Zen Micro 5GB music player last week and I love it. I’ve barely started loading stuff on there so I have plenty of room to spare. Sadly the FM reception on the Coaster (the … Continue reading

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Newegg++

Newegg kicks ass! I ordered my ATI 9600XT video card on Sunday and it arrived on Tuesday! I was able to install it and try out the Battlefield2 demo and it was fun even in single-player. I’m really looking forward … Continue reading

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