I know I’ve been on a Portal kick for the last couple of weeks due to the release of Portal 2. I thought this video was funny, it explores what would happen if Mario had a portal gun. I think every game should have a Portal gun.
I have had Verizon FiOS internet service here in Pittsburgh for that last year and the first thing I did when it got it installed was change the network name, aka SSID, and password to something a little more friendly. They give you a 64 bit Hex WEP password that’s just a bunch of numbers and letters, which isn’t easy to give people so they can use your Wi-Fi . So I thought others less tech savvy than myself would find a step by step video helpful. Since my other video on how to do this with a Linksys router was so popular I thought I would make one for Verizon FiOS customers as well. Enjoy.
I posted a new video to my YouTube channel on “How to Share Your Mac’s Internet Connection with your Xbox!” I recently moved my Xbox up the office for some uninterrupted Portal 2 game playing and needed my Xbox to have an internet connect up there. The only problem is my Xbox doesn’t have a wireless adapter so I had to connect it to the Mac and share it’s internet with the Xbox. The video goes through step by step on how to accomplish this task.
I though this was pretty awesome, but I of course have a thing for zombie video games and movies so take it for what it’s worth.
I found this video this morning and thought it was hilarious, and in it’s own right it is. The woman in the video is using a lawn mower to pull her along in her wheel chair. I don’t know if it’s just laziness or if it’s because she is too poor and has no Medicare or Medicaid to pay for an actual motorized wheelchair. I mean those motorized wheelchair companies will practically throw one of them in your car if you have medicare and drive close enough to one of their stores. Anyway just a thought, not sure whether to feel bad for this woman or simply laugh at her.
I love this tshirt. It of course looks like the Starbucks logo, but the siren has a gun in each hand and the crest reads I heart Guns & Coffee. Both of those things are true in my case so, awesome from the get go. I also appreciate the fact there it no political agenda behind the shirts just people who love guns and coffee. As the owners of the website say it’s “Just like peanut butter and jelly, fish and chips… guns and coffee is as American as apple pie on the 4th of July.”You can pick up one of these for $15 over at http://www.ilovegunsandcoffee.com
So this is my first try at creating a playlist over at 8Tracks and I have to say it wasn’t an easy process. I think I bit off more than I could chew for my first mix. My Mix is 79 songs long and none of them can be missing any information, and you can’t put more than two songs from the same artist or album in a mix.
The real problem is the uploading management system they have. You upload your songs and they are stored all together in one big pool, so you have to drag them one by one into the playlist. When you go to make a new playlist all your previously uploaded songs are already there which can makes creating another Playlist difficult. Well I learned my lesson from the first one. Get everything ready in iTunes and then use the uploader to get the tracks up.
Go over there and like my mix and leave a comment.
Facebook now allows its users to edit their comments, something I have been wanting for some time now. All you have to do to edit a comment you just made is hit the little ‘x’ in the top right of your comment. If you hit the ‘x’ within the first 10 -60 seconds of posting it the comment will be removed and copied back into the text entry area, where you can edit to your heart’s desire. One catch is if someone posts after you, your comment will be not be editable. Also SMS and emails will still be sent for comments and edited comments.
The feature is simply designed to fix typos, which I do a lot, and comes with a couple other improvements. You can now just hit enter when you are done typing and want to post your comment. To start a new paragraph simply hold shift + enter and it will make a new line for you.
Well it’s all over the web this weekend, Google has lost 150,000 users’ emails. This is not the first time Google has lost member’s data, and I’m sure it’s not going to be the last. So the question on my mind does this discourage user from using Gmail? Second, does it discourage users from solely depending on Webmail rather than backing up their messages using a mail client?
I have been using Apple Mail to handle all my email for some time now. I know a lot of people use mail clients, but I also now a lot that have never used them and are big fans of using webmail only. So login to the Disqus commenting system and let me know what you think. What are your thoughts on Google loosing this data and how is that going to change the way you handle your email in the future?
Update 03-01-2011 10:41
It seems Google has apologized for the accounts that were reset, and they say you will receive your data back. At least that is what this Mashable article is saying.
Eye-Fi, for those of you who don’t know, is a memory card that can connect to a WiFi networks and upload it’s pictures for you. That’s right you can download the images from your camera without plugging it in. Sounds great, yeah but it gets better. Eye-Fi has announced that sometime this year they are going to update all the Eye-Fi X2 cards with a mode they are calling Direct Mode.
Direct Mode allows you to create wireless access point from your Eye-Fi card, which a device like a computer,iphone, ipad, or what have you, can connect to. Once connected you can download the images directly to that device! What’s so great about this is previously you needed a local wireless network, which you had to configure, in order to make any transfers. This means you can take a picture with your nice DSLR or Point and Shoot camera and then upload it to Facebook or Email it right from your mobile device. Pretty Slick huh!
These Eye-Fi cards are pretty affordable running about $50, which isn’t bad for what it can do.
Eye-Fi Direct Mode – Switched