Yes folks, it is possible to fix the Xbox 360 red ring of death using towels. I had two friends try this trick, and on both occasions, it made the red ring disappear. Unfortunately, this fix will only make your 360 usable for a few days and the red ring of death will eventually reappear. […]
A few weeks ago, we published an article describing several techniques to help you repair a scratched CD or DVD. Here’s another method to add to your arsenal in case the previous ones did not work for you. Please note that Amazon.com also has a great CD repair machine right here that is pretty effective […]
Lee LeFever from CommonCraft.com recently made an excellent video that shows exactly why you should use social bookmarking sites. This video is focused on Del.icio.us, but the same principles can be applied to other sites such has Magnolia or Furl.
For those of you who have been using LCD monitors for years, you probably know that stuck pixels are an unfortunate reality of these fantastic space-saving devices. If you’ve never had to deal with stuck pixels, you have to know that these little screen defects are usually caused by malfunctioning transistors or an uneven distribution […]
Here is a short tutorial that will teach you how to make your own infrared goggles for under 10 bucks. Warning: If you ever decide to build yourself a pair, never, ever look at the sun with them. Doing so will burn your corneas in seconds. UV and IR filters only allow light from the […]
Having a nice and tidy server room with a properly organized cable system is something that IT people need to be concious of. Re-organizing hundreds of tangled network cables is not what I would call a pleasing task, but unfortunately, it has to be done. Not only will doing so make troubleshooting network problems easier, […]
I’m not sure if wine can actually help recharge your car battery, but hey, it might be worth the try if your vehicle dies in the middle of the desert and all you have is a bottle of wine with you. Has anyone ever heard of this trick? Can anyone confirm if it works or […]
by Sterling Camden Are you just blogging for your own edification, or would you like to have more readers? Yeah, I thought so. Me too. Whether you’re blogging for dollars, for your ego, or for a cause — you wouldn’t be putting it out on the web if you didn’t want people to read it. […]
Rich posted this album on Picasa, showing the filthy interior of a computer he was given to fix. Note the huge spider web stretching from the upper left corner to the lower right. My favorite comment was from Demens: “You should thank the spider for keeping your PC safe from bugs.” Hank’s quip made me shudder: […]
While moving your Windows shares from one computer to another might seem pointless for most people, system administrators see great value in doing it efficiently. It is particularly useful in situations where we have to move data from an old server to new one, and we want our users to keep on accessing their files […]
Here’s a short video tutorial explaining how you can make your own glowing inkjet printer ink using supplies that are commonly available almost everywhere. All you need is an empty color cartridge, some glow dust, and a few ink refill bottles of the appropriate colors.
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I find it incredibly annoying when non-tech people assume that system administrators are walking computer encyclopedias. With this in mind, here are a few pieces of advice that will get you a few extra brownie points from your favorite system administrator: 1- Asking questions about how to […]