Articles written by Macgyver

Web2.Doh – Trusting the user too much

Digg This As the web 2.0 hype continues to become ever more frothy, it becomes more and more obvious that abusing the inherent ‘social goodness’ is not really that difficult. To take a step back, the big trust in social sites is that most users are good, and the few that are bad, the good […]

The Magic of Wildcards – How Cameroon and CNet are making a killing

Anyone remember the ol’ Site Finder Service from Verisign? Claiming that it was for the benefit of normal end users, it basically wildcarded *.com and threw up a page full of ads when a domain did not exist. Now, ads on domains are a very large business. We won’t go into details here, but estimates […]

Web 2.0 Doesn't Mean Being Lazy

The Web 2.0 hype machine is in full swing. YouTube is supposedly worth a billion dollars. Fantastic websites are popping up left and right. And for many, you are just a registration away from the gloriousness of social nirvana. And yet while these massive valuations and VC investment numbers fly around, it seems like finding […]

25% of Blog Readers are FireFox Users

With the recent news that FireFox has reached a 16% share in the browser market. Blog Flux, a blog services site, has published the data that has been gathered by their MapStats program. WIth over 20 million unique visitors tracked every month, 25% of these people are using FireFox. The really interesting thing is that […]

GoDaddy Sucks

Reddit this article Digg this article I’d like to write the first entry in what may turn into a series, however I haven’t decided yet. My first victim is going to be GoDaddy. I’ve never liked GoDaddy. They suck…..hard. Anybody who uses them knows that there administration system is crappy, and the signup process for […]

Bathroom iPod Stereo Deck

Do you ever get bored while doing your business in the bathroom? Well, be bored no longer. There now is a stereo dock with speakers for the iPod that also doubles as a tissue holder. Enter the bathroom, place your iPod on the dock, and waste away hours upon hours listening to music and just […]

Digg Army: Right in Line

Digg is 99% fantastic. Fast furious news, troll comments, sites being hammered to oblivion – its Slashdot for the masses! So while I was on the site today, I noticed two frontpage diggs for A List Apart. Also a wonderful site, it piqued my interest how both were submitted by Spit1ire. So I did some […]

Link to Us

I just realized that there is no button for people to link to us with, so I used a button maker and created one. Please link to us if you like our site to help spread the word. Thanks!

Let the Posts Begin!

Well, we should be able to post again. We moved to a new server and had a few problems, but everything should be back to normal again! :)

Hearing Passwords

Apparently, some computer scientists at the University of California Berkeley have found a way to decipher what your password with a computer, simply by hearing it. When they typed a 10 digit password combination, the computer returned 75 different possibilities. What that means, is that they should be able to break 1 out of every […]


Hot on the heals of gVisit (previously discussed) comes MapStats, a much more full featured service. The service boasts a lot of improvements over gVisit, including 100 cities, real-time cities updates, a lot more information per user, and a more complete statistics package. On top of all this, it’s free, so go on over and […]

Xbox 360 Price Released

We finally know how much the Xbox is going to cost! This is about what I expected. Xbox 360 will cost £279.99 or EUR 399.99 in Europe, Microsoft has just told an audience at the Games Convention event in Leipzig. That is the main package, including 20GB hard disk, wireless controller, headset, Ethernet cable, high-definition […]

Famous Heists

I was reading a recent article on the recent Brazilian bank heist that netted the theives over 68 million US dollars. I was trying to find some more information about famous heists over the past 100 years or so but I couldn’t really find that much good information. Here is one article though that actually […]

AJAX Examples

This site has a page that shows some very good working examples of AJAX. It has only 1 page of examples, because you can do everything without reloading the page if using AJAX. Some people think AJAX is being overhyped, but not me. I love it. If you’re looking for a few basic good examples, […]

Half Life Case Mod

Now this is one person with WAY too much time on their hands. That being said, this is probably just about the coolest case mod that I’ve ever seen. This person must be a raving HL fan.

Free Online Flash Games

I have found a very cool free flash games site. I highly recommend it. The site is called MouseBreaker. I have spent way too much time today messing around on this site. My favorite out of all the games is probably the BMX Star. The physics of it are pretty cool. Also, the Funky Truck […]

Finepix S9000 & Finepix E900

Fujifilm has announced that they are going to be releasing two 9 megapixel digital cameras. These are the first consumer released cameras that will have over 9 megapixels. The FinePix S9000 is an SLR model with a tilting LCD screen on the back. It comes with a 10.7x zoom lens. If the camera were a […]

New Lord of the Rings Games

Electronic Arts has been granted rights to create 2 new Lord of the Rings games. EA plans to develop The Lord of The Rings, The Battle for Middle-Earth II, a sequel to the company’s popular PC-based real-time strategy game. Also in the works is The Lord of the Rings Tactics for the PSP, a role-playing […]

9 Year Old Microsoft Pro

Now this is just insane. A Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 9? I don’t even think I could read at that age! :) Arfa Karim of Multan has officially become the youngest MCP in Pakistan, and one of the youngest in the world. Karim, now 10, met with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates last […]