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Boost your WiFi signal using foil

Check this out. Create this simple "EZ parabolic reflector template" out of aluminum foil and some paper and give your router a ridiculous signal boost. I haven't tired it, since the freeantennas.com website appears to be down at the moment. Check out this Lifehacker site for more tips.

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New plotter arrives

With Brian's huge SEMA vehicle decal project I have this weekend I couldn't do the job with my 8 year old Roland Stika SX-12 10" plotter. While it's done a great job over the years, its time has come to be replaced by something bigger. Since Mike wasn't using our 24" plotter in Houston, he shipped it to me. It's a behemoth 24" GCC Bobcat plotter that's basically ...

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Google acquires Jaiku. eBay to buy Twitter?

Now that Google has acquired Jaiku, what does that mean for the even more popular mini-blogging SMS service, Twitter? Well, first I'm surprised that Google acquired Jaiku and not Twitter. I don't know anyone that uses Jaiku, even though I have mashed it into Runner+. Kind of an odd purchase, actually. So that leaves Twitter open to acquisition. What about ...

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Tis the season to irritate your dog

Krissy forwarded a forwarded X 100 email to me and this one is worth sharing. Time to get your pets ready for Halloween! More... Continue reading “Tis the season to irritate your dog” »

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Quick Disneyland trip

We made an unexpected trip up to Disneyland today, mainly because I found someone who wanted my old 300C exhaust and since I couldn't find anyone to buy it, I found someone who wanted to trade me for it. Plus, our annual Disneyland passes are still good so it doesn't cost us anything to get into the park. He lives in L.A. so we met him at Disneyland before we ...

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Don’t jump on slides

Thanks to cdharrison for this one. I can imagine a few kids I know doing this.

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Mac Week is next week

After reading last week about how Microsoft is extending the life of Windows XP due to the slow adoption rate of Windows Vista, it dawned on me that the mad excitement over the initial launch of Vista was nowhere close to what it was for Windows 95, 98, and XP. Has Microsoft lost its OS innovation or has it simply reached a point where it is as good as it gets? ...

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Remapping Apple Mac keyboard for XP

Yesterday I got the new Apple aluminum keyboard and I was raving how cool it is, even for Windows XP. My main complaint was that the Windows and ALT keys were swapped, which was causing me much havoc since my brain has been programmed for so many years to find the ALT key to the left of the space bar. My initial hunt returned nothing, but after some more Googling ...

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Another great CORR video

The 2nd of two CORR events was this past Saturday here in San Diego (Chula Vista) and since I was still recovering from my Seattle trip, I did not attend like I normally do.  Frozone and Gillmore went instead, and Frozone got some amazing video by hooking up our in-car cam to the rear of the FOX Racing truck.  Check it out... it turned out awesome as usual!

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My new favorite XP keyboard is…

This is kind of an odd discovery. I used part of my $100 Apple iPhone rebate to purchase the new Apple aluminum flat keyboard, with the expectation that I would be using it for my Mac. It arrived this morning and since my primary computer of choice is a DELL Windows XP desktop, I figured ah what the hell, I'll plug it into my DELL monitor to see what happens....

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7 year old playing Led Zeppelin

This 7 year old plays Stairway to Heaven on an electric guitar.  I wish I had such skills...

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How to disable the iPhone shutter camera sound

Earlier this year when I had my Motorola Q I posted this entry about how to disable the shutter sound of that phone. Now that I have the iPhone, I was trying to figure out how to do the same thing since the shutter sound effect is loud and annoying. As long as you have iBrickr (Win) or Breezy (Mac) it's very easy. Just install the Mobile Finder app through the ...

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Change your iPhone carrier graphic with ease

Do you like staring at your "AT&T" or "cingular" carrier graphic at the top of your iPhone? Well, I don't, and apparently others are joining the carrier graphic changing party. Today The Spicy Chicken released a new app for the iPhone that does a lot more than their previous DocSwap app. It allows you to change the carrier image, the dock background, plus the ...

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Move over AIBO, I-Sobot thinks he can dance

It's amazing after all these years of goofy robot toy development the latest masterpiece from Tomy is this hunkajunk called the I-Sobot.  I think I saw some smooth "Bobby Brown Rock Witcha Pushups" in there somewhere. Nice. Seriously... 6.5 inches of gyrating plastic for $299?  And it doesn't even fetch the paper...

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Don’t mess with this baby

Mike sent this one to me earlier today and it's sad that I didn't have time to look at it until now. This is pretty funny, especially if you have kids... check it out.

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