Mmm... Geeky

Happy Birthday Lego

The 50th birthday of the LEGO brick is in January 2008 and there is plenty to celebrate. Children all over the world have played with LEGO bricks for the past 50 years, and LEGO is still right at the top of many wish lists – just as it always has been. Industry and trade associations also recognize the LEGO success. Just before the turn of the millennium the LEGO brick was voted “Toy of the Century”, one of the highest awards in the toy industry, by both Fortune Magazine in the US and the British Association of Toy Retailers.

How to: Save a crapload of money converting from print to web

We spend lots of dough each year converting material from our dead-tree editions into web-friendlier versions for our web sites. We crank out a bunch of PDFs, and send them through the ether to somewhere where the labor is cheap and the workday long, like Vietnam, Indonesia or Canada or something. Then some poor soul slices 'n dices them into jpegs and links and such, and sends 'em on back, and posts them on our site.

Reasonably impressed with new iPhone firmware ... MacBook Air ... not so much

While the Mac whore zealot was clearly awestruck by Apple's new MacBook Air, what with its svelte profile and light weight, not to mention complete lack of upgradability, less power and higher price than standard MacBooks... I was more interested in the latest iPhone firmware update that was also announced at yesterday's MacWorld Expo Stevenote.

How to get a Samsung HM250JI hard drive to play nice with your MacBook

My loyal readers reader may want to tune this one out. I'm going to take a brief respite from my usual fare sophomoric humor and crude language to delve into the geekery necessitated by the recent shortage of space on my precious, yet abused, MacBook, caused saving far too many pr0n files important spreadsheets.

Anyway, the 80 GB drive I thought I'd never use up was filled to the brim, so I purchased a 250 GB, 5400 RPM Samsung HM250JI drive from NewEgg.

HDTV - Really what we want?

I spent a goodly portion of the New Years holiday weekend watching football (yes, football) and some way-cool outdoor ice hockey on ESPN HD and FOX HD. When we switched back to good ol' analog ABC to view another game, I thought my eyes weren't working right. The screen was all jagged with compression artifacts, the graphics were illegible. I could see blobs moving around the screen, but couldn't tell if they were linebackers or amoebas.

Pointless office fun

I found this and of course, having the sense of humor of your average (or maybe below-average) teenager, I could not resist. I even considered rigging up a script to use nmap to find all of the jetdirect servers on our network and change them all at once.

Oh yeah, baby!

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That's right, my shiny new iPhone is on its way from mainland China. In a mere weekend it'll be in my grubby little hands, and I'll be cursing it for it's BellSouth Cingular AT&T service.

First pilgrimage

I took a trip out to the Apple Store at the Crabtree Valley Mall here in sunny Raleigh, NC in order to procure a power plug for my MacBook. Of course, I've got a box full of these things at work, but that doesn't help me much at the moment, does it?

I'm posting this to continue the long standing tradition of Mac dorks posting about their trips to Apple Stores in far away lands.

Nikon S7c - Save your money

[img_assist|nid=333|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=180]Based on reviews I found online, I purchased a Nikon S7c digital camera.

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