Sun, Jan 15 - 2012
     Sorry to break my Linux topic trend, but this is Random Techy Rants after all. I'll be getting back to my Linux posts after this post, but I recently went to Milwaukee PC and they left a BAD taste in my mouth, so I did what any good blogger would do, make a blog post complaining about them.
       So I went to Milwaukee PC so we could get DSL set up for our home. The salesman had the router ready for us, and I did have a few questions. We needed filters for our phones, and he said that the router came with four, but then wanted to know if we...
Sun, Jan 8 - 2012
     For everybody that's been following my Linux series, and was expecting a post on last Friday, sorry, was busy with other things and just didn't get around to the post, but I'm doing it today instead. :) This post isn't exactly about one single program, for I have two, and I've used neither enough to know which I like better.
     As anybody that's dealt with music on Linux knows, you can't easily edit tags on music. When you click to view the properties of an audio file there is no option to change any ID3 info. On windows you can edit all...
Thu, Dec 29 - 2011
I've decided to go through my favorite Linux applications in Alphabetical order, it just seems right, plus then I don't have to try and list them in order of favoritism and figure out all of that. There will probably some posts that are out of order, but oh well.
 So for this first, second technically, post I'm going to be focusing on Audacity, which is the free, cross platform, audio editor.

  Click the picture for a larger image. Audacity is available on all major operating systems. It runs on Linux, Mac and Windows, I've run it both on...
Sun, Nov 27 - 2011
     Hello everybody, in this blog post I'm going to be showing how to create a simple, but effective, laptop cooling fan.      There are few supplies you will need.
    A 12 Volt fan.   A USB cord. It's easier if it already just has two wires coming out.   Lead solder. Kids, don't eat this stuff!     Electric Tape   Soldering Iron
     Once you gather all the...
Sun, Jul 17 - 2011

    My story is about the yellow house down the rode with the dirty, broken windows. I was once dared to climb through one of its broken windows to discover what was inside. I being no coward accepted the challenge, but as I climbed through I noticed bats flying around; I still to this day don’t know if they were vampire bats. Having always heard about the dreadful nature of bats going around attacking people and sucking their blood out you can understand why I almost turned back. I turned on my flashlight and proceeded to shine it back and forth this seemed to calm the...

Sun, Jul 17 - 2011

A Dragon

    “I fear it’s true my lad.”
    “What father? That a dragon really lives around here.”
     “Yes Fredric just the other day the neighbor says a green thing started a huge fire. The people are asking the king to send out an army to kill the dragon.”
     “Father do you think there is a chance that I will be able to go?”
     “I see no reason why you couldn’t. You’re a knight you’re young. The king will want young men to chase the dragon.”...

Sun, Jul 17 - 2011

     “Andrew Berkly Thomas!” The shout rang loud and clear.
     “What could it possibly be now?” Andrew muttered under his breath, “I haven’t been doing anything.” Slowly, dragging his feet, he shuffled toward the school door.
     “What teacher” he said with obvious disgust in his voice, “I ain’t been doing nothing.”
     “Haven’t been doing anything.” she sternly corrected.
     “Ain’t that what I said.”
     “No that’s not what you said, but...

Wed, Jun 29 - 2011
Google has done it again, released an amazing online feature, and it's free, and I'm kinda overly enthused about it, as I always am about new Google features.

So what have the Google people created this time? Well it's called Music Beta and it's an online service. Basically you upload your music collection, up to 20,000 tracks, for FREE, and then you can listen to it on any device that has Internet, by logging into your Google account. If you have an Android phone there is an app for it, otherwise you can just visit the site with the browser on your phone.
I have about a 5,...
Wed, May 25 - 2011
     Have you ever wished you didn't have to send yourself an email to store a file online? Have you wished that you could access those files that you don't have with you? Well I could have a solution for you.
     It's called DropBox and they have a free version, well not really a version, but a free two GB option, which you can grow up to eight GB by referring friends and completing a getting started tutorial. Each friend who signs up after you refer them grows your storage space by 250 MB, or a quarter of a GB, completing the tutorial gives you...
Wed, Apr 20 - 2011
Have you ever wanted to download an album of photos from on facebook, but didn't want to have to download each image individually? I know I sure did want to, and so I looked around for something that would do this.
You would be surprised if I gave you the number of programs that claimed to work, and didn't. Apps on facebook, addons in FireFox, but then I found this, and it worked very nicely. Download it here. There are a few aspects I didn't like, like how it didn't use the captions from the photos for titles, but that's okay.
After logging in Facebook in...


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