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Monday, April 24, 2006

Playoff Hockey

In case you wonder what playoff hockey looks like, it looks something like this. This is why you keep your head up. I saw this when it happened on OLN. It was an absolutely crushing--and perfectly legal--hit.

The Master comments: Legal or not, that was nasty. Hope Brian Campbell never puts his head down in a game. Someone might end his career for him.

Pondering the Imponderable

After a brief flirtation with Konqueror and KMail, I'm back to tbe Firefox/Thunderbird combo. My main beef with Konqueror was that it would barf when I was trying to use Flash. Granted, I hate Flash, but for some sites it is a necessity. KMail isn't as feature-rich as Thunderbird. I thought I had found a way to force Firefox to use the KDE dialogs, but it didn't work. I guess I'll just have to tolerate them.

However, I am now using KDE's Akregator for RSS feeds instead of Firefox's Sage extension. It is just plain better in every way. I also made some changes so Firefox will use amaroK for more media playing. As an aside, I've gone all My Space and added a little graphic to the bottom of my personal site so you can see what I'm listening to in amaroK at any given time. Ahh, narcissism.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

How to Wreck Your Computer

PC Stats posted an article on ways to wreck your computer. It would be a good thing for everyone to read before they crack open their case for the first time. I won't mention how many of those ways that The Master has destroyed boxen of his own. Thanks HardOCP.

The Master comments: Let's see... Assembly (floppy cable short-circuited the machine), Assembly (inserting PCI card bent PCI slot pins, short circuit killed mobo), Dead PSU (in a work server no less), bent CPU pins (thankfully I was just "helping" on this one--and it was a work server again), blown monitor made magic smoke and fried video card. I think that's pretty much the list. Heh.

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