MythTV is coming to Windows! Hip, hip hooray!

This is an updated post since the Windows Port of Myth TV is NOW WORKING!!  This is still not for the faint of heart, as there does not appear to be an installer, and so you have to follow the directions, on compiling the software using MinGW, and have to install perl as well.  For…

Writing a book? StoryBook to the rescue!

This entry is about an open source tool, that some friends of mine would have appreciated !  These friends were writing a play, a book, and what they hoped to be the great American novel.  This software StoryBook is the open source equivalent of an outliner for story or play writing.  This software provides facilities…

Samsung Instinct Faux Review

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/xDBEfs2mS4A” width=”350″ height=”275″ wmode=”transparent” /]So I’ve been a little bored lately, mostly sitting around waiting for my iPhone and imagining the amount of work that I won’t get done this week, due to its arrival. I decided to have a little fun with a Samsung Instinct mailer that I received a few days ago….

Talk to the Dog (and Dance If You Want)

Talk to your dog and you will find that the dog’s receptive language increases enormously. When I say ‘talk to your dog’, I don’t mean “baby talk”. I mean talk to your dog in full sentences. It is a conversation; and your dog will learn and soon respond with appropriate behaviour. Your dog has receptive…

A Question About Using Three Monitors

I have a question for the ‘three-monitor’ crowd: “Is it worth it?” – I have a two monitor set up for the desktop now and would not be without it. However, as I am planning for my next desktop computer, I am wondering if three monitors is that point of diminishing returns. I am reminded…

Banning Energy Drinks at Schools

At colleges and universities, energy drinks are study essentials, especially at exam times. However, in many grade schools, energy drinks are banned: “…school officials across the country aren’t as buzzed about caffeinated energy drinks as some of their students. They’re worried about young people gulping down too much caffeine—and getting so hyper that they lose…

Fried Modem!

I came home from work last night and noticed the bathroom light was out.  No big deal, I decided to change the bulb in the morning.  So I sit down at my laptop to check my email and it could not connect.  Arghhh!  How annoying is that?  Thinking I just needed to restart my DSL…

Google Says No To Digg At $200 Million

Google appears to have come to their senses and have backed out of the Digg purchase deal. It appears that part of the deal involved Google taking a look at Diggs assets, failed attempts at other take overs, and the real cause may have been personality conflicts. According to TechCrunch, insiders indicate that Google felt…