February 27, 2005
syndicateONE Version 2.0
With the excellent guides at http://www.elise.com/mt/ I have been able to make some big style changes to the site as you can see. The changes are so big I think this should signal the offical release of syndicateONE version 2.0. I am still interested in having other authors conbritute to the site, so if you are interested in helping please email me. I am still also waiting patiently for the first comment to be posted.
February 26, 2005
How to: Repair Windows XP
Since I destoryed my computer yesterday and then was able to repair the installation with the Windows XP CD I thought it would be helpful to others to post information about how you can do it. Techspot.com have a forum post with screenshots that show you just what to do. How to: Repair Windows XP/2000 if you are unable to boot into Windows. - TechSpot OpenBoards
February 25, 2005
Look like Longhorn OS
Microsoft Longhorn is far from a release date but with this application you can skin WinXP and Win2K3 to look like Longhorn. Techconnect Magazine - Longhorn Transformation Pack 9.0
UPDATE - WARNING! WARNING!
Do not try this XP modification on your working box. I just tried it and now the computer does not boot and gives a \system32\ntoskrnl.exe error. I am also having trouble restoring the installation too. It pays to be careful of what your install. I have learnt my lesson today.
February 24, 2005
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition RC 2
For those lucky enough to have a AMD64 CPU it appears Release Candidate 2 is now available for download from the Microsoft site. I wish I could afford a AMD64 chip. Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Automatically install WinXP
If you build computers or install Windows XP a lot there is an easier way to get it done other than you clicking next and entering in all the information. With this thorough guide you can create your own 'unattended XP CD'. MSFN's Unattended XP CD - Introduction
February 23, 2005
Live Message Alerts
As you can see by the orange button on the right hand side I have added 'Live Message Alerts' to the site. Please take the time to go through the short signup process. This will allow you to get Message Alerts through MSN Messenger when the site is updated. I first saw it on JKontherun.com.
Learning Movable Type
I have found a good tutorial site, http://www.elise.com/mt/, for Movable Type that I am reading through and doing my best to understand. I hope to solve my missing graphics problems soon and add more features. Please email me if you have any suggestions or are interesting in helping adding posts to the site.
Setting up Windows XP MCE 2005
I found this comprehensive guide to setting up Windows XP Media Center Edition via DigitalMediaThoughts.com. It is a 16 page PDF file that contains screenshots of everything you need to do and prepares you well. Installing software is sometimes more than just clicking ‘next’.
RetroSight - Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Setup Instructions
February 22, 2005
Network Magic helps set up home network
I first heard about this application on jkOnTheRun.com and now Engadget have a good review of it. I have not tried it myself as I have not had time to experiement with it, but it certainly looks good and I am sure it will make operating a home network a lot easier for people. Especially if they are new to networking. The Family is the Network: Pure Networks’ Network Magic wants to make things simple.
Make your own video security system
This 'How to' from Engadget.com shows you how you can make a home video security system with any simple webcam and some inexpensive software. As my home server is on all the time I may well install a webcam on it and have it monitor my home 24/7. HOW-TO: Turn your laptop into a home security system.
Tips for a quieter computer
There is a handy article with 5 simple tips to make your computer run quieter. Mine sounds like a jet plane at the moment so I am certainly going to use these tips. Once again this site was found on Digg.com BigBruin.Com Tech Tip #009 5 Simple Steps to a Quieter PC
February 15, 2005
Comparing ATA to SATA
I just upgraded one on my PC hard disks to a SATA drive so this article I heard about at www.digg.com comparing ATA to SATA was very interesting. Hard Drives: ATA versus SATA
February 13, 2005
Try Linspire for free with code.
Another great story from Digg.com that tells you how to get a free copy of Linspire 4.5 with a coupon code. Linspire have been pushing Linux to regular consumers for a while with a version that is supposed to be easier for Windows users to convert to. Now you can try it out for free.
Learning about MT templates
As you may notice we are currently learning how to change the standard MovableType templates so we can customise the site. We have no knowledge of PHP so it is a trial and error process making slight changes and looking at the results. I have yet to find any good resources online about how to edit the templates, so if you know of any please let us know in the comments section.
Also comments are open to all, so please give us some feedback.
February 08, 2005
Free Videos from CBTNuggets
CBT Nuggets has free videos on Windows Server 2003, Exchange, Cisco, Security, Windows XP/2000 MCSE/MCSA and many more. This is a great study tool, is easy to follow and explains a lot. A simple registration is required to view the videos.
February 07, 2005
Common Ways to Kill a PC
Beginners Guides: Most Common Ways to Kill a PC - PCStats.com Learn from our peoples mistakes with this good guide about computer hardware and installation.
February 04, 2005
Check your internet connection speed
Use this flash application from AroundTownKC.com - Time Warner Cable Kansas City to test your internet connection speed. Our connection at work varies from +2MB to as low as 600K when all the students are online. Post your best results in the comments.
Anonymous browsing explained
If you want to know if anonymous browsing through a proxy is actually anonymous this article gives a breif explaination. StellarBay - Are you anonymous?
Computer Security FAQ
One mans computer security FAQ is another mans hack FAQ. Learn and decide here for yourself.
February 03, 2005
DVD to Divx Guide
Copy your DVD into DivX5 format - Guide for 16:9 anamorphic movies
Learn how to backup your DVD movies to Divx using free tools and this detailed guide written for beginners.
How to spoof emails
Hack This Site! have an easy to follow "How to" on sending convincing spoof emails using Telent. I used to do this all the time when I worked for CompuServe back in 97-98. Go send your friend an email from Bill Gates right now.