- Name: SWeidner
- Location: Elk Point, South Dakota, United States
My Blogger Code
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My Geek Code
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Steve's random ramblings and technical notes
Friday, January 21, 2005
Minolta DiMAGE Xt
Here's the latest item on my wishlist. I've been contemplating a newer/better/faster/fits-in-a-shirt-pocket digital camera for several months and this looks like just what the doctor ordered.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
The Sniper Yagi
Link goes to the instructions...
Monday, January 17, 2005
Load up your USB drive before you visit your parents - features.engadget.com
To summarize the comments, here's what a well-equipped geek carries along when visiting family for the holidays.
- Inventory (Belarc Advisor, Computer Profiler)
Anti-Spyware (Spybot, Ad-Aware)
Anti-Virus (GriSoft, Avast!, F-Prot)
Personal Firewall (Kerio, Sygate, ZoneAlarm)
Anti-Spam (PopFile, xyz)
Registry Cleaner (Crap Cleaner,
Browser (Portable Firefox)
E-Mail (Portable Thunderbird)
Instant Messaging (Gaim, Skype)
Remote Management (VNC) for helping them out later...
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
USB Drives - Know 'em, Love 'em, Keep 'em close
I gotta say, this is one sweet piece of geek hardware. The USB connector extends and retracts from the case like little data landing-gear. Transferring files seems much faster (15MB/sec read and 13MB/sec write) than with the SanDisk 256MB Mini that I've been carrying for the last year-plus.
This calls for a quick review of USB flash drives that I've owned:
- Dell 16MB - USB 1.1
- Gateway 32MB - USB 1.1
- Lexar JumpDrive Secure 128MB - specs
- SanDisk Cruzer Mini 256MB - specs
- SanDisk Titanium 512MB - specs
So what does a guy do with all that space? First, you add all your favorite applications. Then whatever data you can't live without. If you're a geek like me, getting constant helpdesk requests, you add Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and other diagnostic tools.
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
The history and building of a Lego Church
Monday, January 03, 2005
XLiveCD - A LiveCD based on Cygwin for X Windows forwarding via ssh
I found this mentioned today at SecGuru and had to give it a try. It worked great, after ssh'ing into one of our Linux servers here on campus, I ran konqueror and a nice graphical view of my home directory popped up. I was able to right-click on files and open them with their appropriate application or type in a URL and surf the web right from the server.