Category Archives: Tech

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, you can opt out of sharing personal info (aka “Customer Proprietary Network Information” or CPNI) by clicking this link. Hat tip — John Weinberger as reported by the New York Times and ReadWriteWeb.

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Reinstall a Working Hulu in Boxee

While Hulu’s content owners thought it might be a good idea to cut off Boxee users from accessing the service, it was quick enough for someone to work around and put together a plugin to reinstall a working Hulu in … Continue reading

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The Trim-It-Quick Christmas lights look interesting — run a custom extension cord of the middle, and then plug in custom light strand clusters that hook to the tree’s center and fan along the branches. Seems a little expensive, though…

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ripstyles.com provides analog-to-digital conversion services for compact discs, records, tapes, pictures, film, and VHS tape. Pricing seems pretty good, at least for compact disc. Bookmarked for future reference.

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GiSTEQ makes a line of GPS devices called PhotoTrackrs that helps you add geotags to pictures when your camera doesn’t (which is the case for most consumer-grade digital cameras). Their software is now Mac-compatible; this might be an interesting toy … Continue reading

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Using FiOS with CableCards and ClearQAM Tuner—Like EyeTV!

So I’ve been toying around with changing from digital cable with a DVR to using FiOS TV—we already have FiOS for our voice and internet service. So I did a little snooping, and discovered that FiOS works with CableCards and … Continue reading

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CHDK is an open-source add-on for a variety of Canon digital cameras based on the Digic II and III firmware. It doesn’t modify the camera’s firmware, but loads from the memory card. Key feature — support for RAW format images.

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Webdesigner Wall has a nice article titled “Vector Polishing Techniques” which describes some relatively easy methods to add depth and character to vector graphics by rasterizing them in Photoshop and using various Photoshop tools. Worth a read for inspiration.

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Engadget HD has an article on how to create your own component cables, complete with tool list and vendors for the materials. Looks like the resulting cables are nice and solid.

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Vidalia is a multi-platform GUI for managing your Tor “onion routing” client. It’s available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

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