Halloween is big business, and it’s no better typified than the huge, seasonal stores that poke up in strip malls and shopping centers across the country during the Autumn. Costumes are now a multi-billion dollar business, and getting that perfect Indiana Jones costume is as simple as walking in to the Scare-o-Rama, selecting your plastic […]
As you might remember from last year, I’m a little nutty when it comes to Halloween. My posts from the past mostly revolved around projects, like the Borax spiders and the Brazen heads made out of turnips. And I do have some crazy and cooky, geeky projects planned for this year. So stay tuned. However, […]
Let’s face it: we’re in a difficult economy, we geeks. We covet the expensive, the shiny, the technologically advanced, all in spite of our financial situation. Sure, some geeks are lucky. They’re good with numbers and programming and, in spite of economic woes, can manage to get by and drive new cars and snatch up […]
Youtube user Styropyro built this cool burning laser out of parts he salvaged from an old computers. Total cost of the project: $3.55. Oh, and if you decide to build one for yourself, be sure to act responsibly and don’t go pointing this thing into people’s eyes. [Via]
With names like “Beam Me Up Scotchie” and “Phasers on Stun Punch”, there’s no possible way to go wrong if you mix these at your next “Trekker” party… unless the borgs decide to show up of course. Then having a “successful” party is probably the last thing you’ll care about.
Ever wonder how a song gets from the guitar to an MP3, or video gets from the camera to your screen? Sure, everyone knows that an MP3 takes up less space than a WAV file because of “compression,” but do you know exactly what compression is? Xiph.org, which is responsible for all the Ogg media […]
This video was originally uploaded to youtube about 2 years ago, so I was wondering, does current inkjet printers still functionning like that? I’ve stopped using inkjet technology in 2005, and even if ink cartridges dropped price in recent years, toner cartridges for laser printers are still much more cost efficient.
When you hear the word moonshine, it probably brings to mind a bygone era of Prohibition-thwarting, bathtub mixing, car chasing yokels, brewing up batches of questionable alcohol. Or Irish songs. But according to writer Michelle Locke, writing for AP and featured on the Mother Nature Network, moonshine is having something of a renaissance as of […]
Learn how to speed-tie your shoes and save 4 days of your life! [Via Buzzfeed]
Google has launched a new Gmail tool that claims to take the hassle out of filtering incoming messages. But it looks to be a treatment of symptoms rather than a cure for disease. The new “Priority Inbox” is an optional feature that splits your Gmail inbox into three section. One is simply messages you have […]
If you’ve been making videos for YouTube, you’re likely to have noticed that the background music is a thorny issue. Popular music from the RIAA labels and bigger indie labels is usually quickly identified and marked by YouTube. The best case scenario, then, is that YouTube simply “lets you get away with it” and runs […]
Use a removal service This should be the only tip. Everyone should use a removal service for moving. In fact, most people who move house any other way will inevitably vow to get help next time. But we’re geeks, and geeks like to do things themselves wherever possible, so we need other tips. Boxes and […]