Mar 092007

The primary purpose of the DATA statement is to give names to constants; instead of referring to pi as 3.141592653589793 at every appearance, the variable pi can be given that value with a DATA statement and used instead of the longer form of the constant. This also simplifies modifying the program, should the value of […]

Sep 292006

::iimageright(“SimpleShare.jpg”,”SimpleShare”):: After seeing it posted on FatWallet, I just ordered a SimpleTech 160GB network drive from for $79.95 (no tax & no shipping & -$10 for using Google checkout). The drive plugs into your local area network so all the machines at home can use it to store common data and to use as […]

Aug 242006

::iimageright(“usb2ide.jpg”,”IDE to USB Adapter”):: I just received the USB to IDE Adapter cable I ordered from Computer Geeks the other day. At $9.50 each they were a steal! (Plus I found a 10% off coupon online). I cannot trace where I found this, but it must have been on the FatWallet Hot Deals Forum. Why […]

May 192006

::iimageright(“4100.gif”,”Averatec 4100 Laptop”):: I recently purchased a small Averatec 4100 laptop. It has an AMD Turion64 1.6 GHz CPU, 13.3 WXGA LCD, DVD +/- Burner, 80 GB Hard Drive, 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader, and 802.11g Wireless LAN. It came with 512 of memory which I upgraded to 1GB by scavenging a 512 chip out of […]

Jan 132006

I was listening to Steve Gibson talk to Leo Laporte talk about Hamachi in the Security Now podcast. With Hamachi you can connect two or more computers through a regular internet connection, creating their own virtual network for direct secure communication. What can it do? LAN over the internet. Zero-configuration VPN. Secure peer-to-peer. So now […]

Oct 052005

I just bumped into a program called “Synergy” while listening to episode 16 of Command-N. Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems, each with its own display, without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its […]

Oct 042005

Am listening to this talk by Jeremy Zawodny on how they use Open Source software and why at Yahoo! He makes some good arguments why it makes sense for them to use Open Source. Listen to it at For over ten years, Yahoo! has been building some of the Internet’s most popular content and […]

Sep 292005
MMORPG - Want to be an Elf?

“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.” This is just too funny (and too true). And what a great advertisement. Hat-Tip to Boing Boing