Tuesday, March 27, 2007

YouTube Awards

YouTube (the Web site that allows you to put up videos for the world to see) has put together their first annual YouTube Video Awards.


If you have some time, I recommend the "Ask a Ninja" series. Highly amusing!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Free PC Tune-up at Staples

I got a coupon in the mail for a free in-store PC tune-up at Staples. Bring your PC in with this coupon and they will perform a tune-up that typically would cost $39.95. This includes dust removal, hardware inspection, virus/security analysis, Windows maintenance and cleanup, and performance recommendations.

First person to email me will receive this. Coupon expires Saturday, so email me and be ready to get your PC to Staples!

EDIT: Claimed!! We'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Your Blood Alcohol Content

The manager of baseball's St. Louis Cardinals, Tony La Russa, was arrested for driving while impaired last evening.

He registered a .09 on the "Breathalyzer", which is over Florida's limit (and New Jersey's) .08 limit.

Ever wonder how many drinks make you unfit to drive? This web site has a form that you fill out to find out.

For example, a 110 lb female who has four beers in two hours would be legally drunk per our state laws and arrested!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Global Incidents

This is a Web site I found that is a list of all the creepy stuff happening in the world - bomb scares, acts of terrorism, etc.

I am surprised how many of these you don't hear about in the news. For example, in the last 24 hours, there have been 3 issues with bombs found...in the United States.

I was truly shocked at this site, but it is certainly interesting, though scary on some level.


Speaking with an actual human being!

Isn't it annoying to visit a Web site and not have a phone number to speak with an actual human being?

Someone had the same idea, so he's put together a list of phone numbers for all sorts of major companies. On top of that, he's also tells you how to get an actual human being, and get past the voice response systems (To do this, press 1. To do this other thing, press 2)


Friday, March 09, 2007

Daylight Savings bug?

Will this weekend prove to be a problem?

Since the Daylight Savings in the United States was changed, it sounds as if this might cause some problems with computer clocks.

Home users are unlikely to see an issue, but there are worries that things might happen.

I doubt it, but we shall see what happens.


Monday, March 05, 2007

Free after Rebate: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 is free after rebate at Amazon.com. It costs $49.99 out of pocket, with free shipping. There are $50 worth of rebates. This must be purchased before 3/10 to qualify for both rebates.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 on Amazon

Friday, March 02, 2007

Goodbye, CompUSA

CompUSA is closing over half of their stores. It seems as if this includes the Totowa, NJ store (closest to our location).

I always feel like less competition is worse for the consumer, so it's a very sad farewell.


Thursday, March 01, 2007

A new computer virus outbreak

It's been a while since we've had a computer virus outbreak.

This one has a twist. You have a hacker with a vendetta against one of the anti-virus companies (in this case, Norton/Symantec), and he's modified an old virus to attack this anti-virus program.