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2007 - March

March 9, 2007

Microsoft Windows Registry Guide, Second Edition (Paperback)
by Jerry Honeycutt (Author) "The registry has a subtle but important role in Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (both referred to throughout this book as Windows)..." (more)

direct download: the book "Microsoft Windows Registry Guide"
is available for download from www.area51warez.info

windows it pro wants to charge you for Mr. SysInternals blog

compare the article titles at



Here's one for you: " PsList and PsKill " by MR (2004)

HijackThis log tutorial
C:\Documents and Settings\lyberty\My Documents\My APPS\[2007-03-09] Install Watch
C:\Documents and Settings\lyberty\My Documents\My APPS\[2007-03-09] Hijack This

March 8, 2007 - Some Terminology Prep for "300"

Here's some terminology you can impress (?) your friends with after you go see "300" with them tomorrow:

Hoplites - Spartan soldiers - All Greek soldiers are heavy infantry, called Hoplites, named after the large round shields they carried (called "hoplon").

Dory - A spear; the primary weapon of the Hoplites. 6 to 9 feet long, wood with an iron spear head and a balancing iron butt plate on the other end.

Xiphos - The staight-edged sword used by the Hoplites.
A recreation of a Greek Xiphos.

(this in comparison to the curved blade, called the Kopis; shown as the top blade in the following picture.)

Kopis and Xiphos swords

info source: the History channel, web sources I deemed reliable.
img : http://hetairoi.de/pages/truppen/makedoInfan.html

March 7, 2007 - Outlook Rich Text tip d'jour

Tip of the day for MS Office Outlook 2003 (inc. MS Word and WordPad - APPLIES TO: Windows XP Pro with Office 2003)

In Rich Text, to apply a highlighting color that is not as obnoxious as the default highlighting colors provided, use
Format > Borders and Shading >|Shading| > [More Colors] .
Click your color, click [OK], then select “Apply to: { Paragrah | Text }”.

“Apply to: Paragraph” will create a solid block of color for the whole paragraph
(with the color extending to the left and right paragraph padding, but NOT to the “Spacing Before”, “Spacing After” pixels).


March 5, 2007 - graphic equalizers (shopping)


Technical Pro Professional Equalizer with Spectrum - $94

Technical Pro Integrated 2000-watt Amplifier with Mood Light - $185:

Pioneer Double Spectum Analyzier

Pioneer GR-777:


this one’s almost perfect: but I’d prefer the good old full color display:




Alesis airFX - $150


March 3, 2007 (updated March 8)- "Engravers of living room DVD-R" * 2 - Product Testing/Review -

Philips DVDR3400/37 :

Here's the awsome secret of this reasonably priced DVD Recorder (I didn't expect this to work but it did):

Plug an external USB Hard Drive (FAT32 formatted) into the USB input on the DVDR3400, and enjoy 120 to 500 GB of DivX, XVID (.avi), or MPEG encoded goodness. At about 600 MB an hour, that's enough TV and movies to last you until ... well ... you do the math.

Works for USB Keys too of course, but I find the ability to plug a hard drive into it much more impressive.

Unfortunately, you can't record _to_ DivX with it; so you'll probably want to get yourself some rewritable DVD+RW disks so you can recode to DivX on your PC...

If you select the .srt file first, then select the .avi file, it will even display the subtitles for you (good for watching those foreign movies you picked up from those bittorrent sites when a fansubbed version isn't available). You can't select the font, though...

Not saying it's great though: see the full details on my testing page.


Feb 28, 2007 ~Thing of the Month -

Vantec SATA/IDE to USB Adapter

SATA adapter to USB plug, IDE adapter to USB plug, and connects to your DVD-ROM drives too!

A nicely done review at http://techgage.com/article/vantec_sataide_to_usb_adapter

Marketing B.S. Claim: "Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps With USB 2.0 " (i.e. 57.2 MB/s)

Real world: A Western Digital SATA drive, read speeds at 15 MB/s to 19 MB/s*.

Compare to Western Digital transfer for Firewire at 20 MB/s
Compare to Western Digital transfer for USB at ...

Compare to my tests showing internal SATA connected drive transfers (ACTUAL speeds for a single SATA-drive)
at from around 41 MBytes/s to 91 MB/s (peak).

* 1 MB = 1,048,576 Bytes; 1 Byte per second = 8Mbps

bonus: http://www.nzxt.com/products/duet

task/project: System Restore without System Restore. (for : work T60) what program allows you to do "selective restore", i.e. Restore Registry, i.e. Restore system state but don't lose recent program changes?

June 21, 2004 - "Symantec's Norton GoBack Named PC Magazine Editors' Choice"
GoBack 4.0: http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/products/features.jsp?pcid=sp&pvid=ngb40
Testimonial for Horizon DataSys "RollBack" (date unknown) : ""I have used competing products for many years. Initially, I used RestoreIT and more recently, Norton's GoBack. Several months ago I purchased Rollback RX Pro. It is by far the best of any of these products. I had a Windows crash most likely caused by corrupted system file. Rollback was easily accessible from the boot sequence, and restored the system perfectly and very fast. This is the only product will use from now on."" another " I have used Ghost and Go Back, but these two programs don't hold a candle to the power, flexiblity and ease of use that comes with Rollback.""
you have available for use:
1. Connected TLM (failed to do a "heal" operation; disk would not boot after "restore")
2. arconis ?

stuff: http://www.horizondatasys.com/169614.ihtml

Feb 25, 2007



Advantage of blogging in wiki vs normal: engine automatically saves your diffs and change history for you.


excel as blogger (demo) [category:my notes, notes for me]



Feb 21, 2007

In response to a comment on Digg.com: "That teachers a fuckin retart, he spelled hopeful with 2 ll's, that's wrong...and for noob...Extra Credit POINTs!!"

(drawing) Tart, Retart, Retarted. (click for more tarts)

Feb 10, 2007

Picasa photo blog test:


Monday, February 6, 2007 - What is identity? (or " 'Corportate Indentity' , and other bullshit marketing terms" )


'Identity' is a thing, a collection of things, or a process used to establish that thing A is the same as thing B.

The word 'identity' has different meanings depending on context; it should almost always be used with a modifier to clarify what type of identity is being discussed.

Most occurances of the word 'identity' are, to be precise, refering to 'personal identity', also called 'individual identity' or 'psychological identity' -- in other words, a person's conception of themselves.

Your personal identity is the collection of things (concepts, ideas) that you use to identify yourself to yourself. This is also called "a sense of identity." (More on this later.)

This is in contrast with another commonly heard use of the word in the phrase "identity theft" -- this 'identity' is the collection of things (pieces of data/information) that businesses and government use to identify that a given person is "who they claim to be." This use of the word is your 'financial identity'; the identity used by those groups which need to collect information about a person so that they can reliably collect money from that person in the future.

Identity has the same root, and a shared meaning with, the word 'identify'. Both words have a base meaning of 'to make identical to', 'to establish that two things are the same', 'to make one thing equivalent to another, in thought or in reality'.

To identify something means to perform a process (often a thought process) to establish (confirm) that one thing is the same as another thing. For example, if you identify someone, you are establishing that that person is the same as the word for that person (i.e. that person is their name; e.g. "that person = John"). Likewise, if you identify some thing, your are establishing that that thing is the same as, or equivalant to, the word that represents it. Or, you could be establishing its sameness to something else besides a word. For example, to "identify stolen goods" means to do something to establish that a collection of things (goods) is the same as the collection of things you know were stolen. Or, if you are identifying a person without knowing their name, you are establishing that that person is the same as a person you remember seeing before. It is the characteristics of the thing you are identifying that make up its identity to you.

Likewise, there is a collection of things that allow an institution, such as a bank, or a health care plan, or a government, to establish that you are the same as the person who has X amount of dollars in their bank, who owes them Y amount of money in taxes from a loan, who had such and such health problem, who was convicted of such and such crime, and so on. This collection of things is your identity to them.

But this use of the word identity does not match well with the pyschological meaning of identity. An institution does not really care about who you are, only the things, such as an identification card, or a name, or a social security number, or a credit card number, that allow them to establish that some person performing a transaction can be properly associated with some collection of other data. In other words, "you" and your personal identity are not really important from a financial identity point of view; only the relationship between a current piece of data about your activities and past and future pieces of data are important. This is why "identity theft" is so easy and common; the small collection of words and numbers used to identify (establish the sameness of) the individual performing a current transaction with the person that performed past transactions is not really the same thing as establishing a person's identity (which is a more wholistic collection of things).

This brings us back to your personal identity, and the perhaps odd-seeming definition given above. In psychological terms, your identity is the set (collection) of all the thoughts, ideas, and perceptions (things) that allow you to determine who you are. This identification process is actually an internal process of establishing that 'you' are the same as something else.

"I am..." means "I am the same as ...".

The theory at work in examinations of identity is one of establishing sameness, primarily with other people, but also with actions, places, feelings, and so on. The assumption is that conceptions of what you are _not_ arise out of perceptions of what you _are_. And conceptions are what you _are_ , or _who_ you are, comes from equating yourself with things (groups of people, a community, an activity, a philosophy, and so on).

The phrase "I can identify with ____." means that you can relate your experience or thoughts as being the same as ______.

A good example of this meaning can be found in the phrase 'identity crisis'. An identity crisis describes the feelings associated with a realisation that you are not, or might not be, the same as the things that you have perviously identified yourself with. For example, if you equated yourself with a sport, say football, and with the team you played with, and you had a realisation that you "are not a football player", or that you were completely unlike the other people on your team, this could lead to a cascading sense that you are not the same person you thought you were (an emotional crisis of identity).


"Corporate identity" , on the other hand, is another euphamism created by advertising people ("marketing" is, in itself, another euphamism) as part of an ongoing effort to advocate the idea that corporations (companies) have the same characteristics (including rights) as individuals.



(stopping at 2:21 AM, Feb 6 2007; perhaps more later)


66. Today people live more by virtue of what the system does FOR them or TO them than by virtue of what they do for themselves. And what they do for themselves is done more and more along channels laid down by the system. Opportunities tend to be those that the system provides, the opportunities must be exploited in accord with the rules and regulations [13], and techniques prescribed by experts must be followed if there is to be a chance of success.

67. Thus the power process is disrupted in our society through a deficiency of real goals and a deficiency of autonomy in pursuit of goals. But it is also disrupted because of those human drives that fall into group 3: the drives that one cannot adequately satisfy no matter how much effort one makes.

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2007-02-01 - Finally caught up with the latest diggnation episode

Gotta say, that h.264 640x480 scales quite nicely to 1280x1024 ....

Click Image to Enlarge. ( http://www.diggnation.com )

2007-02-01 - The "original" iPhone: ( www.linksys.com/iphone )
Does Cisco realize how lame this thing looks?

Click to Enlarge Image.


See also: "Cisco Sues Apple for Trademark Infringement ; Suit Filed to Protect Cisco's iPhone® Trademark" (Cisco News Release)


How To Solve Any Physics Problem

Answer: No, there's an elephant in the way.

... plus, there's no such thing as a frictionless ramp. I'm just saying.

Which reminds me ; Find x


from the archives: DMA? ATA? IDE? EIDE? UDMA? SATA? P-ATA? ultra DMA33? sata? p-ata? ata66? ATA/150? ata100/ata133? Can someone tell the hard drive companies to standardize how they name their
damn drives?

January 25, 2007 - Yahoo's Flicker > archived

January 24, 2007 - Google Chinese to English Web Translation Beta > archived


January 23, 2007 - "
The iBoy and the iMan"

   > archived


January 23, 2007 - MP4 standalone player? Also, coverter tools links > archived

January 22, 2007 -
Opera Japanese demo > archived

January 22
, 2007 -
- PHP & MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies - free eBook download
> archived    [mylocallink]

January 21, 2007 -
Nerdvana with Konfabulator (Yahoo) Widgets > archived

January 4, 2007 -
Traffic Report for the first week of the new year... > archived

January 1, 2007 - Akemashite, Omedetô Gozaimasu > archived

Kotoshimo dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Direct Download for New Year's: DETHJINGLE mp3 more

Merry Christmas: hope you didn't get visited by the Krumpis (Krampus) instead of St. Nick..

(click link for archived blog with pictures) > archived

followup: ilikethisdefinitionfromsomedudeonmy-space: "99 Oranges + Bong hits, a fat joint, or blunt = Krump or krunk (krumpis or krunkis - latin)"

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