Articles with the tag Tricks

Black Friday Comes Early This Year

Hey, that’s not hyperbole. It’s fact: the day after Thanksgiving this year is November 23, the earliest day of the month it’s been in years. Since it’s never too early to get ready, here are five handy tips and tricks you can’t live without.

R2 Fish Training School

Do you love to watch your fish swim around in their tank? I sure do! For some reason, just sitting there and staring at my fish makes me feel relaxed. Most of the time, this works to clear my mind and get me ready to face whatever I have to face – like tons of […]

How to extract iPod songs using iTunes

When one of my friends’ MP3 player broke, he decided to get his money back, since the same problem was also being reported on other players of the same brand, and decided to buy an iPod Nano instead. When he received, and started using it, one of the first things that upset him was when […]

PSP Tips n' Tricks

Here is a blog post with some tips on doing more with your PSP than just playing games, like watching videos, listening to iTunes music and playing Flash-based games. They even work for updated PSP firmware (v2.7) First of all, this article won’t include anything “homebrewed” so if you dumb enough to update your PSP […]

Dreamhost Hosting Tips

I have been using Dreamhost for about a year now, and have really enjoyed my experience there. There are a few horror stories out there, but I think those are few and far between. I have learned a few things since hosting there that I thought I might share here for anyone that is currently […]

2 Cool Things You can do with Growl on OS X

For those of you who are Mac-heads like myself, I’ve found a great, lightweight, background application that increases the OS X experience. That application is called Growl. I know, I know, Growl has been around for a while but there are many people who don’t know about it. Growl works like this, once it’s installed […]

Play Firmware 2.0 Games on a 1.50 PSP

Before you ask, no you still can’t play GTA:LCS and don’t ask when you’ll be able to or if you can play it on a 1.50 PSP. Currently the games that are supported (and confirmed) that had the 2.0 perquisite are: The Hustle: Detroit Streets Harvest Moon Pro Evolution Soccer 5 For the original article, […]

Check Disk Space in Linux

There are plenty of tools with which you can check your disk space. However, Linux already has a built in function to show you just what you need to know. Open a terminal window or push (ctrl+alt+F1 to go to console) and type: # df You will see something like this(your output may be different, […]

Reading PDFs On Your PSP

Have a PSP? Have a PDF you want to read on the run? Here is a tool that you can use to convert PDFs into JPEG images that are suitable for reading on your Sony Playstation Portable. PDF 2 PSP is a simple tool for converting PDF documents and print outs into JPEG images suitable […]

Fixing Firefox Slow Downs

Last December we showed you how to make Firefox faster and now we have found another tip that could speed up and fix those lockups you might be experiencing with Firefox. Disable the autoupdate feature in switchproxy (Note: This will cause you to lose the update link to pull from) Disable check for notification of […]

Google Maps Standalone Mode

This is what makes Google applications so powerful: their ability to get hacked…in a good way. Google Maps has been the Google h0tness for this year and is the latest application to get a major reworking from the outside world. This site shows you how to use a couple of inputs and XML files to […]

Changing XP OS on a Vaio

I’m buying my new laptop today, but unfortunately it comes with XP Home, so, I want to format it and install the Pro version, has anyone ever done this and is there any problem in doing so? I don’t know what CDs come with it or if the drivers are compiled with the OS one […]

Google Optimized For Firefox

Via the GoogleBlog, Google is now optimized to work faster with Firefox and Mozilla by utilizing the prefetching mechanism included with those browsers. What is prefetching, you ask? Link prefetching is a browser mechanism, which utilizes browser idle time to download or prefetch documents that the user might visit in the near future. A web […]