Category Archives: Computers

Linksys NSLU2 OpenWRT NAS and Backup Solution

Until recently, I’ve had a dedicated PC running SUSE Linux serving as network attached storage and a backup server. I really wanted to get rid of the necessity of running another PC 24/7 with all the noise and power consumption. … Continue reading

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New PC Speaker Set

I was recently shopping around for a new set of speakers for my PC because I’ve been increasingly dissatisfied with my current low-end Labtec set. They’re not bad for what they are, they just don’t have very good low end … Continue reading

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DD-WRT to the Rescue!

We recently had a storm come through that knocked out our cable internet for a day. Adding to the torture of being without internet for almost the whole weekend, my router started to wig out when the connection did come … Continue reading

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Skype Dialog Killer

So, I’m a regular VOIP user now. I’ve been using Skype for over a year now to make PC to phone calls and I’ve been very impressed. Over the last few months I’ve been using it much more heavily and … Continue reading

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Do-it-Yourself S/PDIF Coax Connector

This is just a quick little hack that I did on my MythTV box some time ago. The motherboard that I have did not come with a cable for the S/PDIF audio output and it would have been $10 – … Continue reading

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Logitech MX 610 Wireless Laser Mouse Review

I picked up this Logitech MX 610 mouse a few months ago at for $30 after rebate. Since I’ve been using it awhile I decided it’s time for a review.

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Dell System Restore with Vista

I was recently “working on” a new Dell Dimension C521 running Vista Home Basic. I wanted to do a system restore to the original factory condition. The documentation provided with the machine tells me that CTRL+F11 is the magic key … Continue reading

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Function Lock?!

Ok, this has been something that’s been annoying me for quite some time. Who’s bright idea was it to come up with the Function Lock key? Apparently it was Microsoft. No surprise. If it was just another useless key like … Continue reading

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Mac vs PC Video

This is awesome. It’s a Mac vs PC video making fun of how the pre-installed software bloats the PCs.

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KnoppMyth DST Update

Although I was diligent to update my Pocket PC for the new Daylight Savings Time, I failed to update my KnoppMyth MythTV box. Fortunately, I didn’t miss any recordings. Here’s my update instructions.

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