By Mark O’Neill Today has been a particularly rotten day. I sometimes have these kinds of days in which nothing ever goes right and everyone irritates me. Clients make unreasonable demands, I drop everything I hold, I am constantly banging into walls, poking myself in the eye… I’m sure you have these days yourself. The […]
By Mark O’Neill If you ever hear anyone tell you that reading and recording audio files is childs play then I can assure you that you are safe in calling them a liar. I’ve contributed 90 minutes of my life recording three audio chapters of War & Peace 3 by Leo Tolstoy for Librivox. The […]
The following video will teach you how to punch through a bottle cap with your index finger, Kung-Fu style. It’s a sure way to impress your friends and family. Enjoy!
By Mark O’Neill One of the most overlooked features in Gmail, in my opinion, is the built-in MP3 player. It’s a stripped down version of the Google video player and it actually works extremely well. I have started to listen to a lot of podcasts on the net, mainly news and German learning courses, and […]
By Ilya Kochanov Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’ve ever signed up for a credit card or magazine subscription, chances are you now receive unwanted phone calls from annoying automated response systems. As any phone phreak knows, a large portion of the telephone system still functions via tones, such as those you hear after each digit […]
By Mark O’Neill Back in 1999, I created a bit of a mini-uprising when I was working for the Scottish Civil Service. We were drowning in paper and so I proposed that the Scottish Executive buy scanners to digitially copy everything onto the computer, and then revert to a paper-free office. Although I had a […]
It is customary for the geek lair to contain lots of computers, disassembled electronics, and other gadgets which have long since lived out their usefulness. Although the geek lair –a nerds equivalent to the all powerful bat-cave– is quite interesting to bear witness to, it often lacks worthy lighting which is replaced by boring light […]
By Mark O’Neill Following on from my previous article regarding updating your social networks using Google Talk, I thought I would briefly mention today that you can also update Google Calendar using both Google Talk and Twitter. Once you have everything set up, you can input your calendar entries into your desktop Google Talk and […]
Here is an excellent video tutorial that will teach you how to make your own ethernet cables. The whole procedure can seem complex at first, but after a bit of practice, it becomes very easy. If it interests you, We’ve also published a similar guide on [GAS] 1.0. Enjoy!
By Mark O’Neill I am a HUGE fan of Google Talk, so much so that I am trying to find more diverse ways of using it, apart from chatting to people and sending / receiving files. I never quite clicked (excuse the pun) with the Gmail version of Talk and so I am using the […]
Here’s an interesting video showing you a few techniques that can help you recover or reset your lost windows password. If this kind of thing interests you, we’ve also written about several password recovery techniques on our old blog.
By Mark O’Neill If checking a website’s PageRank or number of backlinks on Firefox is what fuels your loveboat, then you’re going to love this one. SEO Book has an excellent Firefox extension which gives you more than the standard information that Google normally offers. It also works on Yahoo. Before you install “SEO for […]