Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Add Any Application to the Desktop Right-Click Menu in Vista :: the How-To Geek

"Add Any Application to the Desktop Right-Click Menu in Vista"
This is a very cool trick, I use Notepad a lot to keep notes etc..
I don't know if it works for Windows XP.
This web site "How-To Geek" has a lot of helpful things.

Remember to do your Microsoft Updates, a fix for IE7 came out today.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 12-14-08

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 12-14-08. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific that's 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) I am going to start green, but not with a car, rather the fuel we put into cars and trucks. Seems there has been a fungus found in the rain forest of Patagonia that under certain circumstances can produce hydrocarbons that can be used to produce diesel fuel. There is another side to this story in that it helps to show how important the worlds rain forests are, it is impossible to know what discoveries we have all ready lost.
2) This is another to follow up on the same concept as the last link, providing energy for the planet, but at a much higher cost. Seems soil from the moon is all we need, 40 tons of the helium 3 which is found in abundance there could provide enough clean energy for the entire country for one year. All we need to do is get it, makes things like the space elevator look better all the time. Interesting read here
3) Seems like there will be one of those light shows put on by nature tonight. The Geminid Meteor showers will be prominent tonight; the moon being at a peak will cause some problems. But, according to this article there will be a window early in the evening. Of course for Joe that window will be much longer, I have found something to envy, even with the cold. A lawn chair on his deck, wearing every piece of clothes in the house, some hot chocolate, and a cigar. That would be very nice indeed.
4) Now for something a little closer to the edge. I have to tell you from the start here this is real science. Not a movie script, I am talking about body swapping yes that’s right body swapping, moving you into another body, I know it sounds extremely weird, I cannot imagine how it must feel. All I can say is read the article form neuroanthropology I am not sure I would want to try this.
5) Now for the geek link, I was having some trouble with my media center running to hot, that got me into looking into stuff about cooling. That led to this link to, I love this name, the “Hardcore Reactor Computer” think about a computer in a fish tank. Completely immersed in liquid cooling medium, you pull up the motherboard and set it in its stand at the top of the tank and watch it drip. The site has a very cool video; this is an extreme gamer’s rig that can be over clocked with no restrictions. Not cheap but then for some it would be worth it, I suppose.