TomTom 720 GPS Review

January 4, 2009 EverythingTech 0

I went to visit my parents this weekend and I helped them setup their new TomTom 720 GPS . It’s got a nice 4.3” touch screen and the text was large and legible which was key for my parents. It also speaks the street names instead of “turn right in […]

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Yelling at your computer actually slows it down

January 2, 2009 EverythingTech 0

If your frustrated that spreadsheet is taking forever to open or you’re totally getting pwned in Counter Strike don’t yell at your computer because it will actually slow down further according to an experiment performed by Sun’s Fishworks group. This article found via Engadget suggests that the vibration of loud […]

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Twitter for team building

December 30, 2008 EverythingTech 1

Even though you are around your co-workers all day, sometimes I feel that I have no idea what they are working on. It would be nice to send out some kind of unobtrusive message to let people know what you are up to. A service like Twitter would be a […]

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Xbox RRoD really sucks

December 27, 2008 EverythingTech 1

My Xbox 360 displayed the 3 Red Ring of Death (RRoD) last week and I’m understandably perturbed. Now I’m no stranger to the RRoD (this is my third), but in the previous instances the Bestbuy warranty allowed me to simply exchange the defective unit no questions asked. I figured after […]

ASUS AN8 SLI Deluxe not booting

December 17, 2008 admin 0

The other day I rebooted my system and it would not boot up all the way. The last message it was hung at was the ACPI check. When I am troubleshooting I remove all unnecessary devices. When I removed my USB Sansa mp3 player, the system booted normally. This may […]

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King

December 7, 2008 admin 0

My brother-in-law and I waited, with many other devoted gamers, at GameStop to get my copy of the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack at midnight last night. We first went to a popular GameSpot nearby and waited dutifully on line with the other WoW addicts. […]

Automatic Updates Failed. Error number: 0x8DDD0018

October 30, 2008 admin 1

I attempted to update a windows 2003 server using windows update but I go the following error: [Error number: 0x8DDD0018] The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is not running: ·    Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install high-priority updates for your […]

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Forgot your administrator password?

August 30, 2008 admin 0

If you work with Windows servers, you will eventually lock yourself out of the server by forgetting the administrator password. There are a few different ways to reset the password but I have found the NTPasswd utility to be the most reliable. I have used the NTPasswd utility many times […]

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Open the Targus DEFCON 1 Cable Lock in 15 Seconds

August 11, 2008 admin 1

My job provided me with the Targus DEFCON® 1 Retractable Cable Lock for my work laptop. It looked bulkier than other laptop locks but I was surprised that within a few minutes I had discovered how easy it was to open. Applying firm and constant pressure on the release button […]

Driving Game Racing Wheel Setup on a Budget

June 1, 2008 EverythingTech 0

What do you get when you strap an Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel to a chair with some bungie cord? Some kind of driving game rig I can’t even begin to describe. But it works! My brother set this up when he couldn’t take the steering wheel moving around on […]