Archive for the 'Computer Stuff' Category

Don’t subtitle that awful music video!

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

But I did anyway.

Riding in cars with toys

Monday, January 1st, 2007

Another wardriving map. If I wasn’t so bored, I wouldn’t be doing this. Click to see the rest of this post and you’ll, well, see it.
Also, I guess it’s 2007 now. Ringing in the new year with excitement, as always.

Monthly update

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

This is something slightly more interesting: another wardriving escapade while traveling up north to visit my sister. My recent purchase of a GPS receiver allowed me to log the locations as well as the existence of the various wireless networks. So instead of a plain text file, you get a pretty map, thanks to the […]

Infrared Webcam Hack

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Thanks to the helpful instructions here and here, I now have my very own infrared webcam. Viewing the world in infrared is a bit different than visible light. Here’s some comparison shots.

Couple pairs of headphones sitting on my printer. Note the whitness of the ear pads in infrared. (Also note my live webcam in the […]

May update

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

So as to not seem like a total slacker.
Another trip up north, another log of wireless access points gathered. Best SSID this time: longaberger. Maybe one of these days I’ll actually drive around my own town to scope out the scene here.
Also, I feel now is a good time to share my newfound love of […]

Back in Business

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

My replacement video card finally arrived today, over three weeks after it died, and close to three weeks since sending it in for the RMA. Now I can sit here and do the exact same thing I’ve been doing while I was using my spare computer, plus the possibility of playing recent games, instead of […]

Hardware must not like me

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

So, Sunday night (or early Monday morning), I’m happily using my computer when the display goes garbled and it locks up. I’m then faced with a computer that will not even POST. Assuming it’s the video card, I remove it, then blow out the 1 year and 2 months of dust that accumulated in the […]

Lack of maintenance

Friday, January 20th, 2006

No, not on this site, though I guess that would apply as well. I’m talking about my keyboard. That’s what I get for not cleaning it in probably two years. Pretty horrid, isn’t it? Fortunately, this is how it turned out after a multi-hour session involving tetrafluoroethane, isopropyl alcohol, and an old sock. Yes, I […]