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7-11s getting knocked off by a klingon

4 February, 2009 (14:13) | Mindless Blather | No comments

Saw this on the news today. Funny funny stuff. I hope the next idiot robbing 7-11s has fake plastic feet, a cape and a sword named sting.

Macs get spyware. Surprised? I’m not.

27 January, 2009 (16:44) | Mindless Blather | No comments

It isn’t really a question of IF a mac can get owned but instead it is a big when question. The story I read on Yahoo about some spyware installed on macs through a torrented iWork file show that social engineering works on any OS. Most of the Windows problems I see are from socially […]

Cloud computing vs ISP bandwidth restrictions?

8 January, 2009 (12:30) | Mindless Blather | No comments

Ok, gdrive never really materialzed. Windows skydrive is charging along with 25gb of free storage. Mozy backups are increasing. If growth in bandwith heavy services and apps keeps growing, will we be able to keep my cable provider off my back? I can’t exceed my quota right now by filling skydrive once a month, and […]

Process Monitor for broken programs

14 December, 2008 (10:53) | Mindless Blather | 1 comment

Many¬†windows admin guys use Process Monitor or Filemon and Regmon. It is like ford vs old ford at my old job. Some guys can’t deal with building filters and like getting less data while using filemon and regmon. Some of them also can’t deal with anything that doesn’t have a carburetor or a “Sun” sticker […]

Spiceworld 2008- fun times in Austin

3 December, 2008 (17:24) | Mindless Blather | No comments

I haven’t posted anything in a while. Too dang busy with nerding. I took the little lady down to Austin to visit the people at Spiceworld 2008. I’ve seen a lot of potential in what they are doing so I decided to throw down the money to fly over and offer some input in person. […]

dwm.exe causing problems?

9 November, 2008 (15:25) | Mindless Blather | 3 comments

“Desktop Window Manager has stopped working and will be closed.” Get that much? Usually it is because of a graphics card driver meltdown. In cases like mine at work, I like to disable DWM when possible. Users do not “need” the fancy aero interface. I want their machines to run faster and happier without the […]

Hey, go to hell and die!

6 October, 2008 (14:07) | Mindless Blather | No comments

Some script kiddie scored an ip out there that doesn’t get blocked for being an idiot all day every day. Hit 2 companies I work for already but just spams up the logs, no real craft involved. Here’s your fair warning kid.

Nerd toy of DOOOOOM! Nerf machine gun

8 August, 2008 (00:35) | Mindless Blather | 2 comments

Hooray! I finally got my nerf machine gun. Not quite as cool as Rachel, my SAW, but less lethal in an office battle. Should have testing done on my coworkers tomorrow and I’ll start designing mod plans this weekend. Weeeeeee!!!! I hope 20 spare darts will last for at least a week.

Stupid Windows Trick #16 – Show excel formula hotkey

13 July, 2008 (08:35) | Mindless Blather | No comments

Everyone loves excel right? Do you have a bunch of wicked formulas? Want to show all of them on the page instead of the data in each cell? Control `

Stupid Windows Trick #15 – Photo Story

7 July, 2008 (09:11) | Mindless Blather | No comments

Want to make the coolest slide shows in the world? Check out this example and then get photo story yourself here. Photo Story 3 lets you build thing that look like the Ken Burns Jazz history show on PBS. move over photos to give them life, narrarate etc. Very cool to impress your friends. Way […]

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