Archive for January, 2010
TOPIC: PCMag’s own Wendy Donnell gives us her take on the CES shenanigan’s this week! We start with Jay Garmon and his geek trivia runner of course, and you’ll not want to miss the answer to last week’s question and the new one to think about …
Then how about some coolsites of the week?
- Clone WindowsXP – Will work with Win7 in most cases too, a great how-to if you need to duplicate your setup (or just want to save it)! Via our friends at PCStats.
- MemorizeNow – Need help memorizing your company motto, some poetry, or bible verses? Memorizenow will help with remembering really anything at all, check it out!
- Shoelace Tying – Think you learned how to tie your shoes when you were 5? Think again! Lots of new and more efficient or stronger knots here … surprisingly interesting even for long-time tiers like myself!
Jay’s trivia this week sure stumped me – will it stump you?
What was the basis for the space shuttle text and graphic system – TAGS?
And to cap it off, the podcast only song of the week this week will keep you bouncing – listen to The Woods by Cartridge!
TOPIC: We kick off with Jay Garmon giving us a great breakdown of the CES experience, then follow up with McAfee VP Brent Remai to discuss their recent joint venture with Facebook to protect you from your friends! So not only fun, but content too – what could be better!?
Well, how about some coolsites of the week?
- Safely Donate to Haiti Relief – A great breakdown of the best and safest ways to donate to those in need in Haiti. Via Lifehacker.com.
- PDFmyURL – Yet another awesome PDF conversion tool!
- Best Geek Writers to Twitter-stalk – From our good pals at Urlesque.com, this is the only list you’ll need to get your super-fan author badge!
And don’t forget to take a stab at Jay’s Geek Trivia Question this week:
What was the first 3D television broadcast in history?
Podcast only song of the week this week will really get you moving – listen to The Great Seus, by Black Francis.
TOPIC: With discussion of CES, Toshiba laptops, tech news of the week and more you may hardly even notice that we’re missing Jay Garmon – that lucky geek gets to attend the CES … but us lucky geeks will get to hear his take on it next week! He does forward us the answer to last week’s trivia at least, so we’re able to fulfill your trivia needs too.
We’ve also got some great cool sites of the week too:
- Run Linux Apps on Your Desktop – Not excited about dual boot to try Linux? Just need one or two key things? Give this a shot – running Linux apps on your windows desktop. From the very cool HowToGeek site!
- Windows God Mode – Another great tip from the HowToGeek, this one tells you how to get instant access to all the “hidden” system config in Windows 7. Check it out!
Podcast only song of the week this week is in honor of Jay – Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down and their song “Bag of Hammers”
TOPIC: It seems like just last week we were making predictions about 2010 – but already some of them are coming true! Not only do we recap some of the bigger news stories of the last week and how they relate to our predictions, but of course Jay Garmon‘s Geek Trivia doesn’t fail to stump us yet again. If you’d like to take a stab at this week’s, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 847-984-0847!
In the movie 2010, the sequel to Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001, what cameo movie roles did Clarke and Kubrick play onscreen?
Tune in next week for the answer!
And of course we wouldn’t leave you without some great cool sites of the week:
- Runner’s World What to Wear? – Some days it’s cold, and other days it’s really, really cold, so how do you know what to wear if you’re a runner like Mike? Check out this site and find out! They do a good job of sticking to what you need and laying off the marketing too …
- Gizmodo’s Guide to Gadget Gift Extras – Not sure if those 12′ HDMI cables are worth the cost? Thinking of getting a dock for that iPod you got from your sweety for XMas? Check here first and make sure it’s a good idea!
- Smashing Magazine’s Monthly Wallpapers – These beautifully designed and useful monthly calendar wallpapers are a great way to gussy up your desktop for the new year!
- Network Lights – Go oldschool on that network monitor by having your capslock and numlock LED’s flashing in time to your network activity! This little app takes care of it for you for free!
All that remains is the podcast only song of the week, which is the wonderful Academia by Sia!