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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Must See Podcasts!

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Friday, January 12, 2007

New Job!

Here is something a little out of the norm for this blog. I usually don't talk about my personal life. But I am proud to say I have a new job. I just got out of school learning how to install and troubleshoot DirecTV. So if any one is a current DirecTV customer let me know what you think about DirecTV Or if your thinking about replacing your current TV service with DirecTV leave a comment. If you are thinking about changing to DirecTV be sure to call 1-800-668-0203 and use PROMO CODE #7262 to save you $5.00 a month. With this PROMO CODE # 7262 you can also take advantage of the FREE upgrade to DVR or HD receivers.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Bio-degradable computer cases

With a new cpu coming out every 6 months or less. Having the fastest
pc or mac it is hard. So I offer you a few solutions. Turn to a
bio-degradable pc or mac. Because it is bio-degradable the shelf life
will keep up with the cpu market.

O.k. there is no such thing, but I offer you a few links to a
bio-degradable pc and mac cases. If you still have a pumpkin lying
around try this:

Would you rather have a mac version?

How about something more durable?

Don't have a pumpkin to mod? Head over to Jeffrey Stephenson's site
and see the cigar box pc and several other of his mod creations.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Don't like the Secure Desktop in Windows Vista? Here's How to Turn it Off

One of the things beta testers have complained about most in Vista is the intrusiveness of some of the new security features. For example, if you try to install a program or perform other tasks that require elevated privileges, your screen goes dark and the rest of the desktop locks until you complete the dialog box asking you to enter admin credentials or, if you're logged on as an administrator, asking if you want to continue. This is called the secure desktop, but if you don't like it, you can get rid of it without getting rid of those dialog boxes themselves.

In the Administrative Tools menu, select Local Security Policy (you'll get the security prompt). In the left pane of the console, expand Local Policies and click Security Options. Scroll down in the right pane to the item labeled "User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation" and double click. This policy is enabled by default; click Disable to turn the behavior off.

I can't take credit for this artical it came from a newsletter I received from WXP News. If you liked this tip you to can get more like it by subscribing to the WXP News letter over at You don't have to subscribe to the news letter if you don't want to, just bookmark the site. Every new news letter is the front page and the past ones are in the archive.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Try Windows Vista RC 1 for FREE!

That's right get Microsoft's latest OS for FREE! Oh yeah there is a catch! To get it for free you need a computer that is capable of running it and a high speed internet connection or a dedicated phone line for you dialup users. Not all computer that are out now are capable of running Vista RC 1. "RC 1" or "Release Candidate 1" means this is NOT the final release and may be buggy! Before you download all 3 plus gigs of Vista be sure to complete the following check list.
  1. Find out if your computer at least meets the minimum requirements.
  2. Run Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor RC.
  3. Start the download and go watch a movie it's going to be a while before you can install this download!
  4. Or while this is downloading use this time to backup all that "info" on your hard drive. Because when you install Windows Vista it will all be erased! Your are forced to do a clean install not a upgrade install. So your hard drive is wiped clean.
  5. Gather all the drivers for everything you have attached to your computer. i.e. printer, modem, scanner, sound card, video card, anything attached to a pci or agp or pci-express slot inside your computer.
  6. After you have downloaded either the 32-bit or 64-bit version and completed backing up your hard drive. Install Windows Vista RC 1. It takes about an hour or less depending on your computer hardware.
  7. When the installation is complete and you are up and running check the "Device Manager" for problematic hardware. Look for "!" next to any installed hardware and solve the problem. You most likely can solve the problem by re-installing the driver for that item.
  8. Enjoy your new free OS.
  9. Now try to break it, if you can!
If any of this sounds like something you can do, give it a try. Running a program that is not a final release is not for everyone. But Vista is like walking into your house and while you were out someone painted, put in new carpet and upgrade your TV to HDTV. Everything you are use to doing in XP can be done with Vista. Most programs you currently use will install easily in Vista others you will have to use the "Program Compatibility" in Vista to get it to run. More information about Vista and it's many variations can be found at

If you do install it let me know how what you think of Vista.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

ArtZone --- The MySpace for Art creators and Art lovers

Do you consider yourself an artist or just a fan of great art? Do you
create 2D art or 3D art on your computer with your favorite program?
Or do you use a pencil and paper? Would you like to learn how to use
that 3D graffics program that they used in that movie you seen the
other day? Are looking for some inspiration? If you answered yes to
any of these question then I have a site for YOU! It's called ArtZone.
Like the title of this post says "ArtZone --- The MySpace for Art
creators and lovers" the format of ArtZone is like MySpace. In fact
the same html code is used with some modifications to look and feel
different. With the biggest difference being ArtZone focuses on art
and the creating of art in all formats and media. So if you are a
painter, sculptor, 2D or 3D graffics artist this is the place for you.
Because you can be connected to people all over the world using the
same media you use to create your art, you can learn better techniques
to get the best results.

ArtZone features a weekly chat with industry leaders in 2D and 3D art.
This weeks feature chat is with Matt Welch. He is a veteran hollywood
editor and flame fx artist for Planet Blue, a leading Visual Effects
and Compositing company ranging from 3D computer graphics to 2D image
composites. ( His work can be seen on motion
pictures, music vidoes, commercials, video game cutscenes, and more.
Later this month the feature chat will be with Joe Shoopack, Art
Director of Everquest.

If ArtZone sounds like something you would be interested in joining
head over to You will redirected to
If you do join ArtZone stop by and say hi at my ArtZone profile

Here are the links again.

ArtZone homepage

My ArtZone profile

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Software update for the Logitech G5 Gaming mouse is out

For those of you that own a Logitech G5 gaming mouse.

Logitech has update the Set Point software to version 2.6. The update weighs in at a whopping 47.6 MB! If you haven't already done so, make sure to get the BIOS update also.

Set Point software update can be found here.

BOIS Update can be found here.

For those of you who don't own a Logitech G5 gaming mouse.

It is best described here.

If you do a little searching you can find this mouse for around $50. If you are gamer, this is the mouse for you. If you are surfing the web on your 50 inch plasma, this is the mouse for you! Or if you are using a multiple monitor setup, this mouse is for you. Because the mouse can travel at a Max. Speed of 45—65 inches per second (depending on your mouse pad) using the 2000 dpi setting. It also processes 6.4 mega pixels a second! If you are frustrated with the mouse you currently have, this mouse is for you.
Why does it come with a weight cartridge? Do you lift your mouse off the mouse pad with out thinking about it and then wonder why the mouse did not move where you wanted it to move? When your gaming on your PC do you rock your mouse back and forth not thinking about it? These are a few things that the weight package cures. Any time the mouse moves off and on the mouse pad the mouse has to figure out if it was moved or not. Wasting valuable time and getting you fragged in the meantime.
If you are looking for a new mouse this mouse is worth every penny! You will find a ideal dpi setting and weight fairly quickly. Whether you are a "little gamer" or just surfing the web, once you find the idea dpi setting and weight this mouse will feel like your hand is moving around the screen and not the cursor. Every move will be precise and effortless.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Carlos Mencia's No Strings Attached

If you missed Carlos Mencia's No String Attached stand-up special, make sure you find someone who taped it. You will laugh your butt off. From the opening joke to the last joke you will laugh. Because as he says leaving the stage "If you ain't laughin', you ain't livin'." Think of this special as a hour version of his show "Mind of Mencia." More of the straight shooting comedy from his show. From his take on wetbacks guarding the Mexican/US border and why the terrorist won't be crossing into the US from Mexico. To the his staple "de ta-de" jokes about stupid people. And how he did telling "de ta-de" jokes in front of retarded people.
This show will most likely replay on Comedy Central so make sure you find out when and sit back and get ready to laugh. The "Mind of Mencia" is in replays right now and new shows start March 22, 2006.

For more laughs check out Comedy

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Doctor Who comes to the SciFi Channel

If you are a fan of the old BBC show "Doctor Who" then you will be glad to hear that the SciFi Channel signed a licensing deal with BBC America to produce a 13 part drama of "Doctor Who." This deal gives SciFi Channel first run rights to series one and the rights to a possible series two! The first show is to run in March 17, 2006 on friday nights at 9pm Eastern with a two hour premiere. The SciFi Channel has set up a Doctor Who webpage that includes a gallery, episode information, character profiles and a link to the Doctor Who bulletin board for all you forum junkies.

Google Page Creator

If you are seeing this post you are looking at a web page created though Which is in turn owned by Google. With Blogger it helps if you understand html to make your website look different than the average blog. Google Page Creator lets create a website without having to understand html at all. You just have to know that you want "this" to go there and "that" to go over there. Google Page Creator lets you put a website together with multiple pages, so everything does not have to be on the home page. For example you can have on your home page links to your blog page, video page, vacation photo page and favorite sites page. All pages can be setup whatever way you want. Google Page Creator "makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a word processor." There is no program to buy or no program to download just log in with your GMail account username and password and "your in like flin." Only select gmail users can try this program out right now, because like gmail it is in a beta form. But I was fortunate to get an account for the Google Page Creator. You can find the page I have created here. There is not a lot on the page(s) right now but it is a work in progress. Don't fear I will continue to keep this blog going and there is still more changes to come to this blog.
For more information about the Google Page Creator can be found here.
If you have a gmail account you can try to get a Google Page Creator account here.
If you do not have a gmail account just email me at sanman294 at gmail dot com and I will send you a gmail invite A.S.A.P.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

New Look

I know I have not posted in a while I have been busy playing Quake 4. When I thought I would look at my site, for the first time in a couple of months, I found that it did not look like I left it. So went back to the drawing board and revamped it. The bases for the template came from thur's templates. I changed it a little bit and this is the result. I enjoy playing with html, so more changes are on the way!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Cookie Monster

Are you like me, when you surf the web you use more than one web browser? Such as IE, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera or Netscape? Do you like to get rid of all those cookies you have collected from all that surfing? Do you wish you had deleted them when you were using that web browser? Instead of having to re-open that browser again just to delete the cookies! What a wait of your valuable surfing time!
Well I have a program for YOU! It is called "Cookie Monster." It will find all those cookies in IE, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera and Netscape. Then show them to you so you can select which cookies you want to keep or delete. Or you can tell "Cookie Monster" "eat those cookies" and all cookies will be eaten with one click!
You can find "Cookie Monster" here.

By the way this program is free!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don't panic. Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto. The blockage will be almost instantly removed.

2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.

3. Avoid arguments with the little woman about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.

5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough.

7. Have a bad toothache? Smash your thumb with a hammer and you will forget about the toothache.

Sometimes, we just need to remember what the rules of
life really are:

You only need two tools: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it
doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it
shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.


Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

Never pass up an opportunity to go to the bathroom.

If you woke up breathing, congratulations!
You get another chance.

And finally, be really nice to your family and
friends; you never know when you might need them to
empty your bedpan.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

What is the next great thing from Yahoo!

Ever wonder what Yahoo! is up to? If so, then visit Yahoo! Next. You will see what the people at Yahoo! are working on. Such as "mobile phone shopping search." Use your mobile phone to find the best deals wherever you are. Y!Q Beta, contextual search technology that delivers related search results on the page you're reading. My Yahoo! Ticker Beta, news, weather and stock quotes delivered right to your desktop. And many more.

Monday, September 26, 2005

How to Automatically Reopen Windows When You Log On

By default, when you log off Windows, the programs and documents that you had open are closed and they don't reopen when you log back on. Did you know you can change this behavior? Here's how:

1. Click Start | Control Panel | Appearances and Themes | Folder Options (in Control Panel default XP view) or right click Start, click Explore, then click the Tools menu and the Folder Options selection.
2. Click the View tab.
3. Scroll down in the Advanced Settings list and check the box that says "Restore previous folder windows at logon."
4. Click OK.

Now when you log back on, whatever windows you had open at logoff will reappear.