Category Archives: Tech News


LOL.. I’ve been doing so much catching with photos, I thought it would be a nice diversion to catch up on the 5 billion links I’ve collected over the past three weeks.

Let’s start off with some funny pictures that other people have taken:

How about some news of the cool/weird:

How about some cool/fun flash goodies?

Tech News tidbits:

Let’s wrap it all up with a creepy/funny video:

Fourth of July

This is going to be an action packed blog entry… buckle your seat belts.

First and foremost, sixteen posts ago I passed the 100 mark for blog entries. Yay!

Second, yesterday was the Fourth of July… we invited some people over to my parent’s place for some swimming, cooking out, and a little fireworks fun. I captured some of the excitement with my camera. All the fireworks shots were from our neighbor’s later that night.

Alright, how about we drop some Techie news and a little “Haffey’s links” now…

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How do you know when it’s time to tune your bagpipes?

Hello good people… I’ve got some links and things to share today and of course the Wednesday feature:
How to Sleep Better, some really great tips and information about getting better quality sleep. Also, they changed around the How-To site I’ve been using it looks a lot nicer now.

Bargain Alert!! Here is a great deal on some Lego Sets.

Remember that fun with electricity link up there?? Well, here is some more fun

I watched Hot Fuzz the other day, so I’m going to try and write up a good review of it before the end of the week. Be safe and see you tomorrow.

When French people swear, do they say, "Pardon my English"?

This day in history

1889: Flag Day in the US

In the United States, Flag Day (more formally, National Flag Day) is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937 Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday.

Funny and Scary:

Haffey came up big this past week with an OUTSTANDING link to a couple very useful sites:

  • Windows XP Post SP2 Update Pack, which let’s you update your media with the latest updates to save time after building machine by not having to patch them. It also has some other add-on tools that are pretty cool.
  • The other site is tlbox, which is a great repository of various tools (in our link we have focused on System Admins, but there are others to choose from) that you can integrate into Firefox. Kudos to you, sir, for the awesome links.

I have some friends that are really into Guitar Hero, so the next two links are all about them. If you are into GH, you are welcome to enjoy them as well.

Apple iPhone… June 29th… 6pm… local time.

The Colts received their SuperBowl Champion rings last night.

Blast from the past:

I really wanna go see if there are some episodes of this I can get, I used to watch it all the time. heh

Short weeks are good..

I like when Wednesdays feel like Tuesdays.. that means that on “Friday” I won’t have to come into work.


Couple neato tech things:

Alright, on to our Wednesday feature..
Hot on the heels of the May 9 update on how to sleep on a hot night, How to stop brain freeze! It is the season for cold treats, so take the time to read this over and avoid the dreaded BRAIN FREEZE!

I have been using for sometime to record my family tree.. it’s a great site with a ton of really nice tools/features.
Here is there latest feature add-ons:

If you are into genealogy and might be thinking about putting your info into a system to help organize it.. I encourage you to try out and let me know so we can be family friends. Oh, one last note from the genealogy end… someone that posts at the site wrote a good guide on how to use social networking sites to find relatives.

How about a quick movie review? Alright, we took Carson to go see Shrek the Third. It was really good, the whole family enjoyed it. They did very well at moving the story along from the first two movies using enough of the old schtick and characters from the previous flicks, while introducing a good amount of new material too keep it fresh. I often see movies in the theater and think that I would’ve been better off waiting to rent it for home viewing. Shrek the Third did not fall into that category. I will also be buying a copy to watch a few more times at home.

Finally a couple of vids:
John Stewart exposes the “Under Investigation” saying.
And PTI on ESPN features internet-style video clips… lol

May day, Cinco de Mayo, etc

It’s May already… I’m severely behind on photos, so I vow to take some this weekend as we have some photo worthy things in hand as well as a wedding to attend this weekend. Long time family friend, Martin, will be tying the knot with his lovely bride-to-be, Karyn… more on this story as it develops. 😉

Make haste to the funneh…
Microsoft counters Apple’s iPhone with… the oPhone. Watch the video, it’s worth it.
Who’s the best shipper? DHL wins the package race.
Thieves beware! Do not steal from Wal-mart in Attala, Alabama… or a judge will make you look like the idiot you are.
Johnny Five is still alive… in legos.
Do not fly with these people.
Coolest monitor configs I’ve seen… the one guy takes his flight sims a little too serious. ha
Various pictures of beautiful and/or interesting churches… make sure to read the comments there are few bonus links in there.

This week’s tip is one you’ll want to bookmark.. How to sleep comfortably on a hot night.

Conan O’Brien visits LucasFilms and ILM studios… Great Videos, a must watch.

This video is for anyone with more money than space to add-on to their garage…

If you get one, invite me over so I can watch it work in person… because it looks cool as heck just on video.

Superman, beware…

They have located some kryptonite… let’s hope it doesn’t fall into the hands of evil.
American Idol update from last week, Sanjaya is finally gone. Finally. A local radio station did a parody song honoring the performer; the song is titled “American Idol’s Sanjaya!”
Been running out of good cursing material lately? Well, Ship of Fools are here to help with some Biblical classics.
Here’s an excellent article called 10 Steps to Cell Phone Security… it cover a lot of very important ground that most people take for granted.
What an AWESOME find this site was, Matt Groening & Friends Appreciation Society. announced some new features today on their blog.. I’m especially excited about the printing feature. If you are into genealogy at all, this site is worth a look.

Lightsaber for $33 in 33 minutes
, I’m sooo making one.

Couple funny pics,
Say what?
Drinking and galloping?
Someone at Disney I hope got in trouble.
Awesome T-Shirt
Something tells me this car took a wrong turn


We’ll close it up with the Thursday normal,

This day in history

New Coke was introduced on April 23, 1985. Production of the original formulation ended that same week.
New Coke was the unofficial name of the sweeter drink introduced in 1985 by The Coca-Cola Company to replace its flagship soda, Coca-Cola or Coke. Properly speaking, it had no separate name of its own, but was simply the new version of Coke, until 1992 when it was renamed Coca-Cola II.

Miss me?

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a real blog post… so you’ll have to excuse the following flood of links I’ve been collecting (and receiving from Mr. Haffey).

We’ll start off with the news of the cool:
I was never into model cars much, but this one is REALLY cool.
Have you seen this picture of an iPod that saved a soldiers life? Technology is your friend people, EMBRACE IT (and make a nice layer of things to stop bullets)
Rich guys get all the chicks, I have photographic proof.
Have a rampant Vampire problem where you live? Never fear, there is a solution.
Sony released a new series of displays that are ultra thin, way cool.
The Red Cross has been using a new mobile billboard in a few different places, the images are just breathtaking (scary and cool).
Remember what 5mb Hard Drives looked like in 1956? Me neither, now we both know… crazy.

Quick dip into the serious news, Chinese government restricts those under 18 to 3 hours of online gaming a day. It’ll be interesting to see what effect this will have and how they will enforce it.

Alright, back to the funneh.
WTF indeed. Funny and scary pics of things geeks do, right here.
Need a friend for you desk? Get a bike riding mouse.
Know an office worker that needs a special award for their special abilities? Here you go.
Your favorite “unfortunate” domain names… sometimes you have to read them twice to get the funneh.
Be careful when you buy things to make sure the price you thought you were paying is the price you actually pay, or this could happen. LOL
Top Firefox plugins… to have and NOT to have. A good read, although they do contradict themselves at times.
Leave it to those who over analyze to bring about the existence of this web page… poor Santa.

Ok, here are a few web games/quizs that I messed around with a bit this past week.
Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Not the TV show, it’s a quiz. I got a 75%.
Here’s a cool block building game, remember you have to think in 3d.
This link labels itself “The Top Five Most Addictive Games”.. so click here with care (and free time).

We’ll round out this massive post with two videos;
First, have you wanted to get into the newest season of The Sopranos but felt you’ve missed to much to really understand what’s happening? Well, your prayers have been answered because a seven minute refresher of everything so far is here. Adult situations, violence, and language await you on the other side of the link. If you can handle those, it is a good watch.

Lastly, Alanis Morissette recently did a parody of “My Humps” by Fergi (Black Eyed Peas).

“I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada.” —Britney Spears

Howdy folks! It’s been a crazy week and we’re only halfway done. Started off in shorts and 78 degrees with sun to spare and today it’s cloudy, 31 degrees and it’s starting to snow a little. Ahh, global warming.

Need a new pickup line? Want to entertain at your kids’ next birthday party? This week learn how rip a phone book in half.

RIAA Lawsuit Decision making process chart!
Seagate, fighting terrorism one hard drive at a time.
VGA and DVI are dead, long live DisplayPort 1.1
To everyone that argued with me about the DST change being a scam.. I just have one thing to say to you; HAHAHAHAHA… I WAS RIGHT!
Haffey sends funny stuff all the time, but this one was so good that one of the quotes made my title today. Celebrity Quotes
Oh my… Top 10 beer myths, grab a frosty mug and learn something about brews.

The 80s called… they want to know why their commercials were WAY better than todays. Also play some retro Nintendo games online.

Bargain alert: Dell Laptop on the cheap

April Fools day updates: Some jokes I saw that were pretty funny.
Woot BOC for One Meeeeelion dollars
Google announces the TiSP (Toilet Internet Service)
Dilbert Blog asks people to post about their favorite April Fools Pranks

Another Die Hard movie? Yea, I was thinking the same thing until I watched the trailer: