Mac OS X 10.5 Recovery Drive

This was written for Intel Mac… it may not work on PPC Mac.

This guide will help you make a bootable Recovery Drive with recovery tools and the ability to install your Mac OS X from the external drive.

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Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack

Remember "Duke Nukem 3D", the great first-person shooter 3D Realms released back in 1996? Its cool protagonist, ingame atmosphere, original weaponry and many other features make it worth playing even today. For all Duke fans who want to play the game again in a modern Windows environment with 3D accelerated graphics, the Duke3D community has created the High Resolution Pack (HRP). Utilizing the amazing skills of various texturing and modelling artists, the project´s goal is to replace all textures and sprites with high-res versions, optimizing it for latest OpenGL ports.

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Duke Nukem
On December 19, 2007 3D Realms released another teaser trailer for Duke Nukem Forever... if that is the actual game engine it looks pretty good... but we all know that it can be faked via CGI. You may watch the video on via the YouTube embedd or download via links at the 3D Realms site . Lets all hope it gets released in 2008... if not whats another year after all its named Duke Nukem Forever.  Read More
Tray Icon Hiding… Where Did It Come From?

You all have used this feature of Windows XP and Vista at one point or another… and you now would be lost without it. Let’s take a look at tray icon hiding… Where did it come from? Who did Microsoft copy? Who came first?

On Windows 2000 i used an app called Effective Desktop and it let me do tray icon hiding and more… well I recently installed it again on a older Win2k machine and noticed some odd similarities between Effective Desktop and XP tray icon hiding. Well Effective Desktop 1.0 was released on June 13, 2001 and XP was released on October 25, 2001… so it looks like they somehow acqured the rights to bundle a updated version of Effective Desktop in XP.

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Beware! Domain Name Registry Scam Continues

If you own a domain name, some time prior to renew, you may received a letter in the mail from a company called the Domain Registry of Canada, Domain Registry of America, Domain Registry of Europe and possibility other such names. I just got one of these letters today, November 25, 2006. The letter looks like an official invoice with your personal contact information and name of your expiring domain(s).

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How To: Fix Clicky Scroll Wheel

I love the scroll wheel on my logitech mice.... but sadly some of the ones i got have a noisy clicky scroll wheel. This guide mainly applys to the Logitech Optical Scroll Mouse (OEM model).. but should work with most logitech mice... Opening instrutions will be different but the wheel assembly is the same.

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Mac Backup - Part 2: Backup & Recovery (Intel Mac)

This was written for Intel Mac... it may not work on PPC Mac.

This guide continues where I left off in part 1 . This post covers backup and recovery of your Mac using SuperDuper!

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Mac Backup - Part 1: Bootable Custom Rescue & Install Drive (Intel Mac)

This was written for Intel Mac... it may not work on PPC Mac.

This guide will help you make a bootable USB / FireWire drive with recovery tools and the ability to install your bundled Mac OS X from the external drive.

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How To Make A Custom XP CD/DVD

This guide will help you make a updated custom XP disc... this requires that you have a full XP CD -- NOT a restore disc. If you have a restore disc you are not able to do this.

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How To: Speedy Vista

One thing about Vista that made me keep going back to xp was the fact it ate lots of cpu/memory... It's amazing what bloat can be called a feature. I did this as a challenge to make Vista Buisness run good on my older computer. One requirement was that i had to get a decent FPS in source based games. 

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Online Security In The Modern World

Many new users of the Internet are unaware of the dangers of this modern World Wide Web. Often, they'll use weak information for password resets, using same password on multiple sites and other non-secure things.

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Technology Flashback: Tape Backup

Back before there were USB/FireWire external storage drives, people used to back up their computer systems to tape drives... I remember days of tape backup back when I used qic-80 and tr-1 tapes on my PC. I found this in the case for an old tape:

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How To Add Total Commander To XP AutoPlay Menu

Total Commander ( http://www.ghisler.com/index.htm ) is a windows port of the Norton Commander dos file manager... it has gone through many revisions expanding and enhancing its feature set. The 7.0 release added Secure FTP,Updated user interface, Multi-rename-tool, More options in copy overwrite dialog but one thing it was missing was integration in the XP AutoPlay menu.

Heres how to add Total Commander to the XP AutoPlay menu... I am curently looking into how to do it in vista.

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