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The Best Windows Tweaks that Still Work in Windows 7 - windows 7 - Lifehacker
The final version of Windows 7 is being released this week to the general public, and after you get your hands on it the first thing you'll need to know is: Do all my tweaks still work?
windows  windows7  tweaks  geekery  howto  todo 
october 2009 by ulrichp
thinking with my fingers: Feign death really works
"After playing World of Warcraft, the 12 year old boy knew how to cope when he was attacked by a moose in the forest." He feigned death. See? Videogames lead to creative solutions, too.
animals  games  geekery  humor  news  mmorpg 
december 2007 by ulrichp
TASK: Shoot yourself in the foot
How to shoot yourself in the foot in multiple programming languages.
geekery  programming  interesting  humor 
october 2007 by ulrichp
Transforming a Shell Script into an Automator Action
Automator is a powerful technology for building custom workflows. But sometimes you need functionality that the existing actions don't provide—functionality that could be easily accomplished using the shell with a scripting language.
apple  automator  geekery  howto  mac  osx  perl  php  python  ruby  software  todo  interesting 
july 2007 by ulrichp
Kempa.com: Vinyl Data
Adding digital content to music isn't a new thing - in fact, some musicians added Spectrum ZX code to vinyl recordings! Jawdroppingly weird. Includes some versions ready for emulation.
art  computers  emulation  games  geekery  hardware  history  humor  interesting  music  nostalgia  programming  software  technology  trivia  video  videogames  todo  howto 
june 2007 by ulrichp
LOLTrek « Live Granades
What would lolcats show if they had a TV channel? Star Trek. Duh. "We Has Tribbles, and Also Troubles."
animals  geekery  humor  internet  scifi  television 
may 2007 by ulrichp
The Inbox Of Nardo Pace, The Empire's Worst Engineer
"can u put a knob on my breather apperatis so i can turn down the volume when im in the library or sneakin up on maintenence droids? why did u put a speaker on this thing in the first place lol"
engineering  humor  writing  scifi  geekery 
april 2007 by ulrichp
ASCII by Jason Scott: Freedom, Justice and a Disturbingly Gaping Ass
It's like a love story: company makes layout and links to image, MySpacers adopt layout en masse, man discovers linked image is eating his bandwidth... so he goatse's them. Brilliant!
geekery  humor  internet 
january 2007 by ulrichp
Hands-On: Opera Browser for Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite Test Report [Screenshots & Videos]
How to set up the Wifi for the Nintendo DS Browser - apparently the only part of the interface that's not self-explanatory. (Man, I can't wait for it to get here!)
ds  internet  geekery  howto  useful  todo 
august 2006 by ulrichp
Convert a $3 pen into a $200 pen - Lifehacker
$12 Mont Blanc refill + $3 Pilot G2 Pro = imitation $200 Mont Blanc pen. Voila!
howto  writing  lifehacks  geekery  todo 
july 2006 by ulrichp
ClassicGaming.com - GOTW: Keith Courage in Alpha Zones
Interesting coverage of the TurboGrafx-16's pack-in game. Complete with downloadable ROM!
nostalgia  videogames  geekery 
february 2006 by ulrichp
Sony's eBook Reader gets a price on SonyStyle store - Engadget
Between $300 and $400. Not cheap, but I know I'll get one ... eventually.
geekery  gadgets  wishlist 
february 2006 by ulrichp
reveal - Mystery Watches
An analog watch that reveals only the current time by means of a smoky glass thing that fades the past and future times. Pretty freakin' sweet.
clothing  geekery  art  wishlist 
february 2006 by ulrichp
MegaMan 3: Mechanical Maniacs
All about Rockman Strategy - a licensed game released only in China, apparently.
m3  geekery  videogames 
january 2006 by ulrichp
nintendope: more tomfoolery from doctor poppycock
The Minus World is a fairly well-known Super Mario Brothers 1 glitch - but do you want a technical-ese explanation of _why_? This is the link for you.
videogames  geekery  development 
december 2005 by ulrichp
How do I synthesize speech like in old video games? | Ask MetaFilter
Wizard shot the food! What do I need to synthesize a voice similar to that in the videogame "Gauntlet?"
videogames  interesting  geekery 
december 2005 by ulrichp
O RLY?
Home of the original "O RLY?" owl and all its derivatives.
humor  geekery  internet 
december 2005 by ulrichp
4 color rebellion » NESCover - NES-ified Hit Songs
Woo! Famous songs covered by a synth made from an NES. Hot stuff.
videogames  music  geekery 
november 2005 by ulrichp
What Makes A Winning Game?
Another Firetop Mountain strategy discussion - more general, this time.
games  geekery  email 
november 2005 by ulrichp
Tactics 102: PPws
FM tactics for invisibility. Man, I'm such a freakin' nerd. Tactics discussion for a PBEM game.
games  geekery  email 
november 2005 by ulrichp
Firetop Mountain Rules - Spells
List of available spells for Firetop Mountain PBEM
games  geekery  useful 
november 2005 by ulrichp
Laptop Logic: Build Your Own Computer
Describes a step-by-step building a laptop using one of MSI's whitebooks (whitebox notebooks). More expensive, yes. More interesting, yes.
portables  project  geekery  wishlist 
november 2005 by ulrichp
Pumpkin PC
Look at this. [They've] made a pumpkin into a computer.
hardware  food  geekery  humor  interesting 
november 2005 by ulrichp
qwantz.com - poster child mario question blocks!
How to make your own totally sweet SMB Question Blocks and hang them from things.
art  games  videogames  howto  geekery  interesting  humor 
november 2005 by ulrichp
Nintendo box type speaker
It's a babelfish translation, but the moral of the story is: POW-block and questionmark-block speakers, modeled after Super Mario Brothers' stuff. I want!
wishlist  music  geekery  videogames 
november 2005 by ulrichp
Phoneswarm 2005.
Every week, a random payphone is targeted and people call it. It's like a flash mob without the flash mob ever showing up, even though flash mobs aren't cool anymore.
todo  geekery  interesting 
november 2005 by ulrichp
Howstuffworks "How the Death Star Works"
Be sure not to miss the bit on what would happen if you blow up a planet.
movies  science  scifi  space  technology  geekery  interesting 
november 2005 by ulrichp
70s Sci-Fi Watch, Graphic Art of Time
Mmmm. Daddy want. Even if it is $94 before the likely-exorbitant shipping fees.
interesting  geekery  art  clothing  wishlist 
october 2005 by ulrichp
ZeStuff :: Presale :: This Is How I Roll
Preorder now, to ensure they actually make/ship these!
clothing  games  geekery  humor  videogames  wishlist 
october 2005 by ulrichp
IndieGameDev :: "Twisty Little Passages" Now in Paperback
You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike. You can finally buy Twisty Little Passages for less money.
books  geekery  games  videogames  wishlist 
october 2005 by ulrichp
Special: Geek to Live - Lifehacker
Power Texting Tips. I can't say I haven't done a few of these, but with a TON of texts per month and no chance of ever using them all, I like to take advice where I can.
mobile  geekery  howto  blogging  interesting 
october 2005 by ulrichp
The Farm: The Tucows Developers' Hangout :: [Databases / Funny] Dial "M" for MAXINT
It's hard to describe this story, but if you're a programmer, it'll be kind of funny. Deals with phone numbers, MAXINT, and database storage. Oh, and Google.
google  humor  geekery  development 
october 2005 by ulrichp
Mac Geekery - Core Data as a Cheap Database
Holy crap. I had NO idea Core Data was this easy to use! Now I am going to have to look into it for some of the things I am working on. Excellent.
cocoa  geekery  tiger  mac  project  development 
october 2005 by ulrichp
Nintendo Cartridge Type Pocket Calculator (random) Compare Prices
A fully functional calculator contained inside a replica classic Famicom (NES) cartridge, from either Super Mario Bros., Ledged of Zelda or Ice Climber.
geekery  interesting  wishlist 
october 2005 by ulrichp
Leon's Random Generators
Random lyrics, random band names, AND random chord progressions? Can you say random album? Of course you can.
humor  geekery  internet  tools 
october 2005 by ulrichp
Get A Google Poem: by Leevi Lehto
Pick a pattern, search for a term, get a poem, laugh. Repeat until sore.
writing  google  geekery  literature  humor 
october 2005 by ulrichp
D&D's anti-MMORPG ad
"If you're going to sit in your basement pretending to be an elf, you should at least have some friends over to help. Dungeons and Dragons: Get together. Roll some Dice. Have Fun."
humor  ads  games  geekery 
september 2005 by ulrichp
Info From Us » Blog Archive » Record your life…
From your brain, to a handheld, to a computer, to a transcription program. Sweet. Too bad it's just one guy's schoolwork and not a product at all.
geekery  technology  gadgets  wishlist 
september 2005 by ulrichp
Sentry Gun
Includes video of it being tested on one of the creators.
geekery  interesting  project  security 
september 2005 by ulrichp
Major Microsoft Re-Organization
The article sucks. Read this specific comment. Trust me.
humor  geekery 
september 2005 by ulrichp
Wired News: C'mon Kids, Let's Play Programmer
Learning the fundamentals of programming while playing a board game
interesting  geekery  education  games  development 
september 2005 by ulrichp
BBspot - Top 11 Signs You May Be Too Fanatical About Coffee
6. You consider the act of decaffeination a crime against nature.
humor  geekery 
september 2005 by ulrichp
Conway's Game of Life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note especially the 'glider gun' animated image. Man, the Game of Life is fun.
games  geekery  interesting 
september 2005 by ulrichp
MakeZine.com
Must remember to subscribe to Make's podcast.
apple  books  electronics  geekery  howto  hacks  internet  linux  lifehacks  news  productivity  rss  tools  useful  science  development 
september 2005 by ulrichp
Backpack Forum / Backpack & Vonage
Forward Vonage voicemail notifications to Backpack.
interesting  backpack  project  geekery  howto 
august 2005 by ulrichp
Old School Systems :: MouseBoy
For bonus points, to go with the NES PC
videogames  games  geekery  project  hacks 
august 2005 by ulrichp
Videoland MUSH Logs
My VL logs, too, also at Backpack
vl  geekery  videogames 
august 2005 by ulrichp
flipcode - Being A Better Programmer
Better title: bring a better GAME programmer, though some of the hints apply elsewhere
games  geekery  development 
july 2005 by ulrichp
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