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Impressions of Firefox 4

May 24, 2011 | Tags: , | Leave a comment

Firefox_Logo I'm one of those people who subscribe to the idea, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," which is why I was a bit hesitant to install Firefox 4. But after a month of using the new Gecko 2.0 based web browser, it's left such a positive impression on me that I've been inspired to write about it here.
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Hard Drive Dead? Stick it in the Freezer!

May 12, 2009 | Tags: , | Leave a comment

hdd Okay, so I’ve known about this idea for a while but never had a chance to try it out until now. The basic idea is if your hard drive suddenly fails and your computer can no longer read it, putting it in a freezer for a few hours might fix it so that you can use it long enough to copy your data over to a backup drive before it fails again.
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Dealing with High Laptop Temperatures

October 24, 2008 | Tags: | Leave a comment

thermometer My laptop had started overheating recently, so I took some steps to help cool it down and thought I'd share them here.
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Modding a Nintendo Wii

April 1, 2008 | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

wiimod Ever since the PS2, modchips have become extremely popular among technology enthusiasts. Installing a modchip on your Wii allows you to play Wii backups, play GameCube backups, play Wii games from different regions, and run homebrew games and applications. Here, we'll walk through the steps involved in modding a Nintendo Wii, from deciding which modchip to use to the actual installation.
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PlayStation 2 Hacking Notes

July 27, 2007 | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

ps2 I hacked my PS2 a long, long time ago to play games off the hard drive and use the SNES emulator. Because it’s not often that I install new games, each time I want to do so, I forget what I need to do and end up spending 30 minutes searching for files and instructions. Well, enough of that– I’m going to write down some notes here to help me remember what to do, even if the PS2 is so last-generation.
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