Online Discount Shopping

There are many, many websites that offer products you can order from the comfort of your home. But just like “real” shopping, the smart shopper searches his/her options and compares quality and prices before making a purchase. This post is an overview of a few of the sites I like to use for both online shopping and online couponing. Amazon …

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Updating Applications in Windows

It has always been a pain in Windows to know what programs are out of date. A few applications will now update through the Microsoft Update system, however, there are many that do not. A majority of the programs do not have an internal updating system either. Over the years I have seen software updaters come and go. There are …

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Ribbon Hero 2

Back in February I wrote about a program from Microsoft called “Ribbon Hero”. I noticed a few weeks ago that they released Ribbon Hero 2 and it seemed to be a lot different than their original release. Microsoft has turned the program into a much more entertaining game and less of a training exercise. Your job is to help “Clippy”, …

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DD-WRT–Linux based router firmware

I figured I would “nerd out” a little for this article and talk about a program that can unlock the capabilities of your home router. The program is named DD-WRT. It is a Linux based OpenSource firmware that can be put on quite a few WLAN routers and embedded systems. It has a graphical user interface much like what your …

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i48 Boise Film Festival 2010

I thought it would be fun to put a video up that Laura and I made along with some friend of ours. Here is the film we scripted, shot and edited in just 48 hours for the i48 film festival in Boise. We were required to incorporate the following: – Angel figurine – Character Casper Marshall, Attorney – Phrase “It’s …

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LibreOffice

I wanted to bring up a new program you might see popping up here in the next few months. It is very similar to OpenOffice and it is called “LibreOffice”. This new program is a fork of OpenOffice and is also compatible with all the other major office suites you may be comfortable with. One reason it has been so …

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