Category: General

  • Quick Tip for all you DVD archivers.

    For everyone making a legitimate backup copy of your purchased DVD content, cough cough, I have a suggestion. I see a lot of people using DVDShrink or DVD2OneX (under Windows and MacOS respectively) to shrink dual layer DVD’s to the easier-to-find 4.7GB variety. Invariably they select the entire content of the DVD and shrink it, […]

  • Time

    How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever. – David B. Norris

  • On consumer routers

    I read an article today about a bittorrent client which casually mentioned this: On regular swarms, it performs about the same as any other client. But it also opens 500 simultaneous connections (compared to the Mainline client’s default 80) so it hoses your router almost instantly. Which speaks to a long-term annoyance of mine. Why […]

  • Supreme International Crime

    For those keeping up with the news, December 30, 2006 should be a day that lives in infamy. On this day a chain of events was completed which seals the United States, the largest and most powerful nation in the world today as an International outlaw state. Let’s review. In 2003 this outlaw state invaded […]

  • Goodbye Bell

    But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Bell Canada has a long history of dominance in telecommunications, […]

  • Truth

    Truth, like a modest little flower in the wilderness of life, is surrounded and almost choked by the luxuriant growth of the weeds of error. If you would find it you must be ever on the lookout. If you would see its beauty you must brush aside the weeds of error and the brambles of […]

  • The Red Box has arrived.

    Parallels has released an amazing update to their virtual machine software ‘Parallels Workstation for Mac’. To me, the single most notable new feature is called ‘Coherency’, which causes Windows applications to run right alongside Macintosh programs in windowed mode. No more dedicated desktop window for the Windows OS. This mirrors the functionality of Classic, a […]

  • MOTORAZR v3c and the Mac – Adding ringtones

    I hate ringtones. Sing-song sounds coming out of people’s pockets is not my idea of amusement – a phone ringing is jarring enough, but it’s magnified a thousand-fold when one is forced to listen to 45 seconds of sprightly latino music blaring as loud as a little 1″ speaker can possibly blast it before the […]

  • Proper H.264 Encoding

    Hopefully people will glom onto this information, as it’s sorely lacking. Here’s the upshot – DiVX and XViD are dead. H.264, more commonly known as MPEG-4/AVC is the new champion of compressed video. And yet, most media files are still released using DiVX and XViD, chiefly because people are not totally familiar with how to […]

  • Slam-dunk for Linux – a review of Fedora Core 6

    Microsoft’s next-generation Vista promises to deliver radically improved graphics for end-users, promising 3D-accelerated user interfaces and special effects that will dramatically improve the way a user relates to the computing experience, similar to what current owners of Apple Macintosh systems enjoy. Meanwhile on the Linux front, Red Hat and Novell have been spearheading the development […]