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Geek Software

Recycling an old printer

Stefan had replaced his old Epson Stylus Photo R300 printer a long time ago and dropped it off at my house.  It’s a USB Epson inkjet printer that has been replaced a couple of times over. I don’t even know what the current model is, but this one was free so who cares? Naturally, I […]

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Humor

And now our report on the news

I think Charlie Brooker gets it. The news format is perfect. Now if only someone could get Stone Phillips to do this skit on the Daily Show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtGSXMuWMR4&feature=player_embedded

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Geek Software

Wow, Skype looks different

I was catching up with a friend and she asked me if I still used Skype. When she and I worked at the same company, instant messaging and Skype were very popular. I have not used Skype or IM for many months.  With Skype I was getting weird spammy contact requests so I left it […]

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Geek

The iPad is announced! I just don’t don’t get it

With some fanfare the iPad was announced today. And if I am reading it right, it’s like an iPhone but big and fat. I don’t get it. It’s an iPhone without the phone. It does not multitask.  So while you are using it as a ebook reader, you can’t keep any instant messenger sessions in […]

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Cool Geek

Who says YouTube is not cool?

I’m not fully awake but saw this via Reddit. Very cool and excellent landing.

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Politics

What a fun week it’s been

This past week some interesting events occurred. First, there was a special election in Massachusetts and then there was the SCOTUS ruling that says corporate entities (and unions) can’t be limited in advertising bombing the electorate. That Scott Brown got elected is really a non-issue. People vote and get elected all the time and I […]

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Politics

President Obama ran for MA senate seat?

Martha Coakley lost the election in Massachusetts. She ran a poor campaign and was a bad choice for political office, that’s all. So even without me checking, I know that many people will start touting this as “GOP begins takeover of the Senate! Obama’s going down as a FAILURE!!” None of which is a surprise, […]

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Geek Software

MSN Toolbar and Firefox

My current PC is a HP i7 workstation and I’ve tried to keep the software it came with in place. For example, it comes with a 15 month subscription to Norton Internet Security. Even though I have a valid license for Norton 360, I can now save that license for another PC. The HP PC […]

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Politics

Best Pat Robertson response

This is few days old but the best response to Pat Robertson’s Haiti-devil nonsense. Although The Daily Show has a good response too around 1 minute in. Giving to the earthquake relief is a good thing and the poor people of Haiti need all the help that can be provided.  But why do we suddenly […]

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Just Stupid Politics

Village Idiot wants to punish the Newark Scare guy

Here we go. “He’s really an unwelcome guest,” Lautenberg told The Record of Bergen County. “He should be returned to his homeland.” via Controversy swirls over graduate student who breached security at Newark Airport | New Jersey Real-Time News – – NJ.com. This translates into “I’m 85 years old but may want to get re-elected […]