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Random Futurama Quote

Leela: Fry, he opened up relations with China. He doesn’t want to hear about your ding-dong.

Star Trek Teaser 1

30.04.2009 (5:09 pm) – Filed under: Geek Fun, Movie Reviews

My Cousin Rebecca works out in Hollywood and gets to spend a lot of time meeting stars and going to big premiers. Anyway, in anticipation of the new Star Trek movie coming out her company is putting out their own fan made trailers to get people pumped up for the event. Here’s the first one! 

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Dell Inspiron E7400 Review

20.04.2009 (6:40 pm) – Filed under: Computer Reviews

Dell Inspiron E7400In recent years Dell has emerged as the king of the personal computer realm. Walk into any home or business and quite often you will see at least something made by Dell. However, having a popular brand and a large presence in the market, should not be the sole deciding factor when looking to purchase a new computer. Lets take a look at one of Dell’s newer home computing systems, the Inspiron E7400 and see if it lives up to the branding that Dell has garnered over the past few years. more »

Spyware Removal Guide

16.04.2009 (9:09 pm) – Filed under: How To Guides

spyware 264x300 Spyware Removal GuideAnnoying pop-ups in the corner? Strange behavior from the Internet? Unexplained slowness? Chances are your computer isn’t possessed, you just have a nasty case of spyware. Similar to a virus, spyware can impede or even prevent normal operation on your computer. Have no fear though, because most spyware can be removed with a little time and patience. Read on and I will walk you through some simple steps that anyone can do, to help keep your computer running in tip top shape! more »

Netflix Sorting Facility

16.04.2009 (8:36 pm) – Filed under: Geek Blog

Netflix Sorting FacilityI saw this on a friends website, and had to share. As a Netflix customer, I get my DVD’s in the mail, open them up, watch them, send them back, always cognizant that there has to be some process of sorting, packing, opening and repacking, but the sheer volume of this really doesn’t show itself till you see the magnitude of DVD’s that workers are sorting BY HAND. That’s right, the majority of the work is done by hand. Take a look at the rest of the pictures and see for yourself. Netflix Sorting Facility.

TEA Party Protests and Technology

16.04.2009 (8:22 pm) – Filed under: Geek Blog

boston tea partyThe TEA Party protests made national headlines yesterday as April 15th, aka Tax Day rolled by again. Hearkening back to days long past, protesters evoked the Boston Tea Party as a symbol against big government, and taxes in general. These were generally organized by conservative organizations, although the roots of this organization spread across party lines, in part it did seem more like an Anti-Obama day protest rather than a genuine outburst of the original sentiment of the 1773 protest. All that aside though, this article is not going to be about how I felt about the protests which while not necessarily agreeing with them, I still love the fact that I live in a place where they were free to make those protests without fear of government troops firing on the crowd, or mass arrests being made. For those that are curious though, this article pretty much sums up my views, oh the irony that it was from Fox News. Tax Day Blog Post. Anyway, the real reason I was interested in the Tax Day TEA Parties were how they were organized. more »

SAMSUNG 2243BWX Review

08.04.2009 (8:52 pm) – Filed under: Reviews

Samsung 2243BWXWith widescreen, flat panel monitors becoming increasingly common, it becomes more difficult to make a solid decision as to which to purchase, and what to look for. While ultimately it comes down to personal preference, the Samsung 2243BWX offers up some nice features and superior performance that combined with an affordable price make it worth taking a good look at. more »

Windows Key Shortcut List

08.04.2009 (7:20 pm) – Filed under: How To Guides

Microsoft Windows KeyEver wanted to use the keyboard like a real computer pro? Microsoft based keyboards have a built in Windows Key, that allows users in Windows to do many useful tricks all with the touch of a keystroke. Even for dedicated geeks, some of these keyboard shortcuts might be new shortcuts to add to your list of tricks. more »

Ports required for Active Directory

06.04.2009 (6:44 pm) – Filed under: How To Guides

During a recent Active Directory implementation project, I went through the hassle of finding out which ports are needed to allow proper AD traffic to pass through a firewall. There are a few lists out there, but none of them totally conclusive. While I am not giving an absolute guarantee, my list started small opening a bare minimum of ports, and then through monitoring what requests were being blocked by the firewall, one by one opened up a few additional ports. Eventually we found what we needed and had no more blocked requests getting caught by the firewall. more »