http://live.pirillo.com - I am lucky to be able to Beta test for Apple. I'm playing around with the newest Beta of Leopard, and I've discovered that someone at Apple has an excellent sense of humor.
Friday, September 28, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - I've been anxiously waiting for Microsoft to release their newest wireless keyboard and mouse. It's been quite awhile since they've released a keyboard with USB ports in it, and believe me... you can never have too many of those.
http://live.pirillo.com - I received an email the other day from someone wondering why documents they scan into their computer rearranges the text and doesn't retain formatting. Well user-whose-name-I-can't-pronounce, what you're asking about deals with OCR.
http://live.pirillo.com - One of our community members recently attempted to run a defrag on his computer. During the defrag, he received a message that chkdsk wanted to run. He's not so sure what this means, or if he should allow it.
http://live.pirillo.com - Ponzi recently walked into an Apple store, and asked to buy something that would allow her to rip her DVDs to be able to watch them on her iPod. The sales guy told her to just go home and search online. So, of course, she asked yours truly what to do...
Thursday, September 27, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - I have been using Outlook since it came out in 1998. Until recently, I wouldn't have recommended using Thunderbird, but that has changed. Both are good clients, but it depends on what exactly you're looking for, and your preferences are.
http://live.pirillo.com - A community member at large wonders what my opinion is on "E-charity", such as seti@home. Do I think they are a passing fancy? No... I don't. I feel this is the wave of the computing future.
http://live.pirillo.com - I have been trying for years to get my parents to switch to FireFox. They still use IE, even though they complain about it a lot. Mom was recently wondering how to get rid of all those saved searches in IE 7.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - My brother-in-law Travis emailed to ask me why the new computer doesn't have that "cool" little 3D popup to help switch between open windows. He is wondering if something is configured wrong, or if it's because he's running Vista Home Basic.
http://live.pirillo.com - GoDaddy is one sponsor for the live and recorded videos I do. By entering coupon code 'Chris1' at checkout, you can save 10%. Yes, I bring this up for a reason. Jeremy wrote in and wondered if when you buy a domain name, is it really yours? Do you really own it, and what can you do with it?
http://live.pirillo.com - A community member at large wrote in to ask why some Websites in this day and age do not use any type of Hyperlinking, to link to outside articles, products and Websites. I understand the reasoning behind some sites, but fully believe you HAVE to have links to the outside world in order to drive traffic back to yourself.
http://live.pirillo.com - While recording a video earlier, a chatter emailed me to ask why his messages wouldn't appear in the chat room, and what the problem is. Well... it's not a problem. It's a feature we've had to enact.
Monday, September 24, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - I was lucky to receive an advance copy of the new Halo 3 that is due out in a few days. I played it last night with some friends to test it out, and decided to do a short review today. In a nutshell, if you're waiting for Halo 3, you won't be disappointed.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - The internet is being destroyed by selfish polluters and we can stop them. Jason talks about all the garbage that is being thrown into our internet, and taking a stand against those spammers putting it there.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - Ignite is a series of geek nights in Seattle. It is hosted by Brady Forrest of OReilly Radar and Bre Pettis of Make. The nights combine a Make contest and a series of fast-paced, short-form tech talks.
Friday, September 14, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - Derek is your typical Gnomedex geek, and last year wrote Gnomedex theme song. Unfortunately, he could not join us in person this year. Instead, he comes to us from his bed.. where he likes being a floating head on a screen.
http://live.pirillo.com - Sterling David Allan is the CEO of Pure Energy Systems Network, discovered scripture codes, has organized several religious and political organizations, and has run for public office, both local and national.
http://live.pirillo.com - There are 35 million people in the US who are 65 and older. People don't know or don't pay attention to what elders need to use computers and the Internet. Ronni has set out to change that... and change it she has.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - Last night, I picked up the new Sony VRD-MC5. This little device is amazing. It takes the complexity of configuring software to record things to DVD and completely wipes it out. Now, you can convert pretty much anything into DVD format with ease!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - Ponzi purchased TV Shows from iTunes for her iPod, to watch on our flight to Germany. However, she tried to sync it with her Gateway, and ran into problems. Now she's stuck not able to watch them, or even use the iPod.
Friday, September 7, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - After seeing my video where I installed Ubuntu on the computer I'm giving away to a lucky YouTube subscriber, Matt sent me a video showing how you can install Ubuntu onto Windows without overwriting your Windows Operating System.
http://live.pirillo.com - Most people nowadays use Broadband Internet, which means they are always connected. Make sure you're protected with a firewall. If you do have one, and you need to access something on your computer from another place, you can open a port... which is called Port Forwarding.
http://live.pirillo.com - Aviator1616 wonders if there is a mechanism that will physically lock up a laptop... much like a bike chain would do. The good news is that there are such things, as well as their software theft deterrent counterparts.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
http://live.pirillo.com - I recently purchased a new router... a Wireless N. I now have better signal, and my network is certainly flowing faster. I was looking at my router the other day, and saw that I had an unknown MAC address there. What?? Thankfully, I know how to discover the identity.
http://live.pirillo.com - A user writes in to ask if there are more apps they can put on a USB stick and run from there? YES! You can put more than just an email and a browser on a USB stick... including an entire operating system!
http://live.pirillo.com - A YouTube regular is having problems with Microsoft Office. He has a new laptop running Vista, and Office 07. Documents he saves on his home laptop will not open on his college computer, because the college runs an older version of Office.