Archives for April 2008
A little round-up of some baby advice I’ve collected, especially for geeky dads.
Number one with a bullet: Kid-Proof Your Home Theater. Even though we don’t have a very pricey entertainment center in our house, it still has a lot of openings and trays that slide out. Dutch readers may remember Youp van ‘t Hek, asking his toddler why there was a peanut-butter sandwich in the VCR, upon which the toddler explained: “Video hungry!”. If you want to prevent that, read the article…
Next would be the GeekDads podcast. This is also a Wired product, but as opposed to the magazine and the website, this is audio. It talks about how to be a geek and a dad, describing interesting things you can do with your kids that they enjoy, and satisfy your inner geek as well.
Also in the audio category would be The Daddy Cast by P.D. Love. This is a broader daddy podcast, not concentrated on geeky stuff, but on all aspects of fatherhood.
Last but not least is Baby Cheapskate. This blog has reviews of products, but more importantly, a ton of tips on how to save money buying diapers, formula, baby clothes, etc. etc. Worth every article on it.
Have fun with these websites, and if you know of any other interesting sites, please leave a comment.
For the past two days, my Blackberry Desktop software has crashed when it was trying to read the Outlook calendar entries. Rebooting didn’t help, and I really didn’t want to reinstall software and go through the pain of resynchronizing.
Luckily, the solutions was relatively simple. After Googling around for a bit, I came across this post on BlackberryForums.com, describing an easy and effective way to make my Blackberry’s calendar match my Outlook calendar (again).
The KB entry referenced (KB 11703 on the BlackBerry Technical Solution Center) describes the procedure for Windows 2000/XP. The procedure is similar on Windows Vista, the only difference is that the Intellisync folder is located at C:Users&lt;user name&gt;AppDataRoamingResearch In MotionBlackBerryIntellisync. You don’t even have to reconfigure the synchronization settings – after deleting the Intellisync directory, start the Desktop Manager and synchronize your Blackberry.
But I have to agree with the post directly below the solution: I wonder what got it messed up to begin with…
Quitting Assassin’s Creed is harder than you think. Not because it’s so addictive – it’s because of the sheer number of steps you have to take to quit. As demonstrated in this video:
Thanks to PC Gamer.
The top 5 articles for March 2008 on Automation Adventures:
I’m still planning on building one, but with the
new financial burden new baby, I’d have to go with the budget box.
Ars Technica’s Budget Box consists of the following components:
- Asus M2A-VM HDMI motherboard
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Retail (Socket AM2) processor
- 2GB DDR2-800 RAM
- PNY GeForce 9600GT video card
- Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB SATA hard disk
- Samsung SH-S203B DVD/CD reader/writer
- In-Win C589T case
- Logitech X-240 speakers
- HP w2007 20″ LCD
- Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer
- Logitech Keyboard
- Motherboard: $77.50
- CPU: $64.99
- RAM: $52.99
- Total price: $195.48.