Friday, January 27, 2006

How To Use BitTorrent in 5 Easy Steps

How to get started downloading files using BitTorrent in 5 easy steps! Uses Azureus and Pirate Bay as an example. Written for friends and family, it's a great tutorial for beginners!

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Digg Acquisition Rumors

"..just to set things straight - we are not in talks with Yahoo. We are focused on creating new features and expanding digg into new areas beyond tech. The recent reports about digg and Yahoo! are just rumors, nothing more."

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Monday, December 26, 2005

New Blog


Hey eveyone, I am just letting you know that I have another blog at here. Check it out, subscribe to my RSS feed if you want too. Anyway that is my little blurb, Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Gaim 2 Beta Out NOW!

First beta release of Gaim 2.0.0

Official homepage not yet updated but download on sf. Screenshot here: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/preview.png

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Open Source Skype Alternative

This open source alternative to skype brings to the table the ability to establish sip calls, send SMS, video conference, and automatic NAT configuration. Stable client for windows only, but they also have a Linux, OSX and WinCE clients.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Yahoo Widget Engine 3.0 released (a.k.a Konfabulator 3.0)

Now with some awesome new Widgets. Looks like Yahoo! isn't fubarring this product either.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Firefox 1.5 released


Firefox 1.5 is finally out and may I say to the Mozilla team, good work. This new firefox is sleeker looking and more easy to manage than any of the 1.0X versions preveously released. The only problem I though is that some of my old extension that I had loaded into Firefox did not want to work, but apperently I was not the only one experincing this problem cause I woke up this morning and righ on the digg.com website was a fix for my probelm,click here for FIX. If you like Firefox for a web browser you should definatly upgrade to 1.5,upgrade. Later

Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Matrix Explained (almost)

Buddy has spent an awful lot of time and effort trying to sort out the Matrix for us.

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Check This Out


I just heard about this cool personal tracking site. It is called Plazes, it allows you to see other plazes members within a,2 kilometre, 5 kilometre and all members around where ever you have connected to the internet. I have found no real application for this myself since I am the only one I know using this program, but I am sure there are many useful things you can do with it. You can set up your own plaze, mine is mogley's hangout. Just check it out, it is cool and has alot of potential in the right hands.....not mine though.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Arrested Development Cancelled

Sad day for fans of the idiosyncratic. Hey, maybe they'll make a movie!

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

No pain, No GAIM


If you are like me and you hate microsoft but you are stuck using MSN messenger with all its ads. Well have no fear, there are alternatives and they are no longer just for Linux. GAIM is a open source free software instant messenger, with support for MSN and almost any other instant messenger you can think of. It even has an encryption plugin if you are neurotic as me about internet privacy. I just uninstalled MSN and hopefully will never install it again on my computer.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

internet explorer tab within firefox

this is a new firefox extension, that allows you to open IE in a firefox tab. This works for all the pages that do not work with Firefox and need IE.

This issue with having to use IE for some pages was my only problem with firefox and now I do not need IE at all, the hateful thing that it is. Everyone should check it out.

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Friday, October 14, 2005

There Is A New iPod Out And It's Kick ass


The new iPod video is here, Apple.ca, It looks like the new iPod nano but just alittle bit bigger than the nono. You can buy right now on the apple site but I was looking around but it has not shown up on the futureshop site, yet. I was thinking about getting a iPod nano but now I want one of these, they are ao cool and reletivly cheap, apperently it holds 150hrs of video in MPEG4 or .H264, the new quicktime format which is really cool also.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Recapture Days Gone By


Have you ever just been sitting around wondering to yourself, "Man, right now I could go for some cartoons of my youth". Well never fear bitorrent comes through again, if you can rember what the show was called just goto any bitorrent search engine(I have mentioned many before in this blog, just look em up) type in the name and more than not you will find every single episode of your favorite show for your viewing pleasure. I at this moment have downloaded all 5 seasons of the early 90's x-men show that I grew up on and also 2 seasons of the mid 90's Spiderman The Animated Series and they are still as good as I remember them. This just does not apply to cartoons I am sure you will be able to find any out-of-date/obscurly known show out there that tickles your fancy. I just thought I would let you know the great and awsome power of the internet hold no bounds.

Later

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Quick Annocement


I am sad to say that as of today no more new episodes will be availible of mine and Nathan's podcast. But do not dispare, we will hopefully be coming out with a new podcast with a new name and a new format....once we take care of all the technical difficulties we were having by grabbing some better software and hardware, I hope. Thank you to everyone who listened and for all of you who did not I hope you will check out are new podcast when it becomes availible, No ETA as of right now.

Also on a now tech side not I just want to say Happy Birthday to my girlfriend Janna, who turned the big 21 today....man she is old, wait a second....I am older than her...damn, I think I am gonnago eat some ice cream now. That is all the news I have as of right now.

later

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

New Episode Availible


There is a new episode of the Pulse 6 podcast availible at our website, Pulse 6, download all the episodes if you haven't already or just pick up the new one....I will hopefully get back to posting on a regular bases. Later All

Friday, September 02, 2005

Been So Busy Lately


Between working full time and trying to get Nathan and mine's new podcast of the ground and out the masses. If you have not checked us out goto Pulse 6 and download and give it a listen and than post comments here or get in contact with us, once I have the contact page up and running. Anyway I did a little piece along time ago about different CD/DVD burning software and I made the recomendation of using Sonic burning products. Well I would like to retract this recomendation because the software Sonic makes causes more problems than I am will to get into on this blog. I was forced to go back to Nero but after using it again for the last few days I cannot remember for thelife of me why I left it in the first place. It may not be the slickest looking program in the world but it was made for functionalty and function it does. If you have Nero and where thinking about switching, don't, there is nothing else out there that has as many functions and no extra crap like Nero. There is a reason it is the most used burning software in the world. Thatwas my rant for the day, I feel better now. Later

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Overclocking Yourself

Late nights? Early mornings? Let's see if we can't get a bit more out of that v1.0 body of yours. This is a really interesting read for all of us that need to be alert all of the time.

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Friday, August 26, 2005

Walmart hacked?

This is funny as hell, try it out at Walmart.com.Looks like when you search for anything at walmart.com you only get Bibles... Hacked or is this what we've come to.. I want an iPod, no you want a Bible!

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Pulse 6 Podcast now on Odeo


Well today Nathan and I did are first pocast. It is only about 9mins long but it is pretty funny, worth a listen. If you like it you can subscribe to it on Odeo by downloading the sync tool and downloading new episodes of my podcast as they become availible, hopefully 2 a week. Check it out here. Just sign up for a FREE account and subscribe. I will be looking forward to seeing who is subscribing to this thing. One more thing to add is that an actual webpage is in the midst of being completed also, Pulse6 website. You can also download the podcast from my website too. Thanx to everyone who subscribes to us on odeo and check for it on Podcast Alley and vote for us there too.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Google to Jump on the IM(Instant Messaging) Train.


All Aboard.......Google and Yahoo have been duking it out on who is going to be the biggest search engine, mail client, etc of them all. Now the rumor mill is in full production, siting that as of tomorrow Google is going to be announcing that it has a new IM(Instant Messsaging) program to rival MSN and Yahoo. Apperently some people have tried to connect to the Google server and got weird things happen (not entirely sure what, something like a login page or something) and also that something was mentioned in the New York Times about a "Communication Tool" after talking about Google's new "Side Bar/Tool bar". I guess time will tell whether or not they can knock MSN and Yahoo of there high horses because I know I would gladly give up MSN for something more compatible and fun to use, of course without losing all my contacts.

Update on August 24, 2005
P.S. Google Talk download Googles IM here and if you do add me to your list phelan55@gmail.com.

Friday, August 19, 2005

The Future is in a Podcast



I am in the midst of creating a podcast and coinciding website to go with it. I am going to post my podcast based off this site and for now will be named TTTMC or Things That Turn My Crank to Odeo. This is a wicked place to find almost any podcast you have ever heard about and most that you have not. I am hoping to find myself a some co-host to help me along who have the same afflication for technology as I do. Anyone who wants to come for the ride with me email at p6r8org@gmail.com. Later

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

KDE4 Plasma to reinvent the Desktop

Desktop computing has changed radically in the last 20 years,yet our desktops are essentially the same as they were in 1984. It's time the desktop caught up with us.....

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Free Flash Video Tutorials

http://www.freeflashtutorials.com along with www.cartoonsmart.com are great sites by a great flash freelance artist named Justin. He has free tutorials and files that teach you about all the tools in flash and get you started in drawing and animating in flash. Great for any skill level.

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Thursday, August 04, 2005


Sometimes the Best Things in Life are Free


I know this is probably way late but I only just found out about it so bare with me on this. When I started this blog I mentioned that I use Widgets for Windows XP, to clarify widgets are little java applets that do certain tasks ie. clocks, volume control, to-do lists.... Now we can all do this for free using Konfabulator, you just have to love when a big company like Yahoo buys a little company and makes all its features free, yes I said free. I think everyone should try it, this program brings me a little closer to my dream of owning a Mac one feature at a time.

P.S. If anyone wants to know about the dock on the side of my screen leave a comment and I will tell you what it is.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Useful Windows Software

Huge list of useful Windows applications. Even if you think you've got it all, there is going to be something here for everyone.

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Monday, August 01, 2005

The Future Is This Way, Oh Wait....Maybe It Is This Way.


Have you ever been tired of watching T.V. on the T.V. stations schedual? Sick and tired of more and more commercials destroying a perfectly good show? Now you do not have to deal with this anymore because Bittorrent is here to save us. Most of who use Bittorrent to download software but with the invention of PVR's (Personal Video Recorders), people are recording television shows pulling out the commercials and putting them on the web. Soon T.V.'s will be completly unnecessary to watch T.V. shows or "web shows" as I like to call them. You just have to download your favorite shows new episode and watch it when ever you want too, which is the best thing since sliced bread too me. Just use google to search for shows or use your favorite bittorrent search engine and you will be surprised how many shows you will find. My favorite right now is CFH Tracker which is a Call for Help torrent tracker for all the new episodes of the show. Leo Laporte is the man and Amber and Andy are prety cool too.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

News and Update Information


Well I have gotten behind on my updates because I started a new job last week than wore me out pretty good. I promise though that I will update more this week to make up for it. I also have a bit of news in that I am designing/creating a web page. What it is about? I do not know. When will it be up? I have no idea but I have registered my little space on the internet here and have posted a horrible under construction page, check it out, literally did it in under 5 mins upload and all.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Freeware and Open Source Software Recommendations

I am all about free software and not so free software, if you already did not get that from this site. Anyway check this site out for a whole bunch of very good freeware.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Coolest thing ever, or atleast for today



I found the coolest program ever it is called Google Earth. It is a program that lets you get satelite images from anywhere on the earth, I was able to get such a close look a where I live I was able to see my car on the image. Check it out you will become addicted just like me.