Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Which CD Case is the Best?

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - If only I had a place to store the compact disc that was on my desk... perhaps in some kind of folio made for discs! Wouldn't it be great to have a DiscFolio? http://live.pirillo.com - http://geeks.pirillo.com

How to Create a Seamless Tile Background Image

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - Sure, you can take a small image and tile it as a background image on your desktop or a web page. However, tiling a small image just doesn't work very well. http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com

Saturday, May 9, 2009

How Big (or Small) is that Gadget?

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - The object in my hand, my iPhone, has length, width and height like most objects in this Universe. I know the dimensions of it, even. The problem is that sometimes it's kind of hard to picture. http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com

The Best Free Desktop News Ticker

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - I don't really watch the news anymore, unless someone sends me a clip. I snack on news stories, just to get a taste of what's going on. How do you digest your news?

Friday, May 8, 2009

How to Get RSS Feeds via Email

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - Wicket is one who believes RSS is dead. He thinks that Twitter has replaced RSS as a means of receiving information. Just about every site out there has an RSS feed, which can be delivered to you via your Email if you choose. http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Community Member Missing - Your Help is Needed

http://www.indstate.edu/geraldsmith/ - A long-time community member and active member of Geeks, Gerald Smith, has been a missing person since Friday night. We are asking you to please pass the link to this video along, in the hopes that someone may come forward with information. Information can be submitted to: ISU Public Safety at 812-237-5555

What's the Gaudiest Hotel Decor? A Glowing Buddha

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - I was pretty happy that my hotel room during the recent MacHeist event was clean and comfortable. I had clean towels, and nice pictures on the wall. However, there was a glowing Buddha statue in my room. It confuses me. http://live.pirillo.com - http://geeks.pirillo.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How to Share Music and be Your own DJ

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - I am quite literally all over the musical map. I'll listen to any kind of music. Inevitably, I'll be playing a song and someone has to ask who sings it. Then, of course, they want to know how to download the song. There's a different service now that you can use to share your music with others! http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

How to Create QR Codes and Barcodes

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - You can't tell it, but all the dots and such on my computer screen says live.pirillo.com! You wouldn't be able to detect that with your own eyes, unless you're skilled at reading barcodes. Luckily there is software available to help you. http://geeks.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

I'm Yours

http://twitter.com/chrispirillo - Please, don't tell me that I suck - because I know I suck. In fact, if you see anybody here posting negative comments, you can kindly remind them that I know I suck and that they should post a video response showing how they could do better (and they more than likely could). I gave it my bestest. This was embarassing for me, really - I know I can sing off-key. Be grateful that this is about as close as you're ever going to see me come to singing in public. Again, I know I suck - but I still love the song, and Mr. Geek in the Pink (platonically).

How to Edit Text Files on the Web

http://www.twitter.com/chrispirillo - I have yet to find a text editor that is the one to beat all the rest. None of them are perfect, so I try them all. On OS X, there really aren't many I'm impressed with. However, there's another option - on the Web! http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

How to Save Money with Online Backup Service Discounts

http://www.backblaze.com/chrispirillo - http://www.spideroak.com/chrispirillo - When is the last time you backed up your important data? I'm talking about things that cannot be reinstalled. I know people who have never done it at all, because they simply don't know how or where to do so! I'm about to tell you about a way you can do offsite backups easily. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Send SMS Text Messages to Groups of Friends

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - So what is Tatango? It's a free site that allows you to text message umpteen-billion people at once. Standard texting rates will apply, of course. If you have something important to say, why not tell everyone all at once? http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

What Cross-Platform Freeware Games Can You Download?

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - Don't mind me - I was trying to play Capture the Flag. It's a cross-platform game that you can get for free! You can battle with up to 16 players in a variety of game modes. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Hide Your Twitter Addiction at Work

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - Are you addicted to Twitter? I know you are - you're constantly refreshing so you don't miss anything. There are tons of clients available to help you keep track of things. There's even a special client is great to use when at work! http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How to Talk to Strangers Online

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - Growing up, my parents warned me to never talk to strangers. It's really never smart to talk to random strangers. However, I'm going to tell you about a service that will connect you with a stranger, and provide hours of entertainment. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Enter Community Contests, Giveaways, and Sweepstakes

http://contest.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - If you like contests, giveaways and free stuff... I have the site for you! Everyone loves these things - you know you do! You're going to want to keep an eye on contests.pirillo.com every week! http://geeks.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How to Share Files on Twitter

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - I was surfing my Twitter feeds this morning, and happened upon someone asking how could they attach a Word document to a tweet. They were actually serious! I decided to re-tweet it, in a joking manner. However, I learned something new instead. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Making Synth Music with the Korg... on the Nintendo DS

http://go.tagjag.com/ds10 - http://live.pirillo.com - I'm having so much fun playing with the Korg DS10, a cartridge available for the Nintendo DS. If you've ever wished you had a Tenori-ON to play with, you'll be interested in this game! It will provide hours - even days - worth of fun! http://geeks.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Would I Go Back to Television?

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - During live calls a bit back, I received one from someone who couldn't believe they were actually talking to me. His main question was wondering if I'd ever go back to television. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Where Do You Find Indie Music?

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - I recently had a chance to have a video conference with Rachel, from 1IndieNation. She produces her own podcast, discussing Indie music. Make sure you go check out what they have available for you! http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Nintendo DSi Unboxing and Review

http://go.tagjag.com/dsi - http://geeks.pirillo.com - Here we go - the Nintendo DSi! I unboxed it prior to recording the video, because my live audience couldn't wait. My first impression is very positive, because I really like the matte finish. It's nice and light, which means it's quite portable. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Monday, April 27, 2009

How to Use FireWire 400 Devices in 800 Ports

http://go.tagjag.com/sonnet - http://geeks.pirillo.com - I don't know if you remember the battle between USB and FireWire, but USB won of course. I still have a few devices that use FireWire, including the camera I use to record my videos. FireWire has less overhead than you do with a USB connection. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Are You Ready to Buy an SSD?

http://go.tagjag.com/ssd - http://geeks.pirillo.com - What's your bottleneck in your primary machine? For most people, it's actually the speed of their hard drive. SSD is coming into its own, and can definitely clean up this problem for you. I received a review unit recently, and you can consider me a convert! http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Samsung's SSD Hardware is Stupid Fast

http://go.tagjag.com/ssd - http://chris.pirillo.com - I recently purchased a Samsung SSD drive and put it in my Mac. I decided to try opening a bunch of intensive programs all at once to see how fast they would open. It is STUPID FAST!! All of them opened before I could even count to two! http://geeks.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

What All-in-one Instant Messenger Should You Use?

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - What do you use for your default instant messenger? There are so many options out there, it's hard to choose since everyone is on different clients. That's when you should check out an all-in-one. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

LEDs in the Dining Room

http://go.tagjag.com/placemats -http://live.pirillo.com - I've always been kind of messy when I eat. There are times I'm in need of a placemat because of this. The one I have is probably the Geekiest placemat you've ever seen. There's LEDs right in it! http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Edit with Chroma Key / Green Screen Videos

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - I'm still surprised at how many of you accepted the first community challenge I threw out regarding green screens! Since I thought the response was so great, I bought a green screen of my own so we can do these once a week! Do you know how to edit these videos? http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Become an Ethical Hacker

http://go.tagjag.com/hacker - http://geeks.pirillo.com - I know you think youre a hacker because you run scripts that someone else wrote, but no. It takes a lot more skill than that. It takes education. In some cases, that education may have been attained through experience. Need a jump start? http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eliminate Body Odor Tutorial: a "How to" Cosmetics Beauty Tip

I'm guessing you know someone who could use this tutorial. If you don't know anybody who has a B.O. problem, then you're the one who has it. There's one in every group.

Fingernails Tutorial: a "How to" Cosmetics Beauty Tip

Take a look at your fingernails right now. Do you see too much white there on the edge? Then you've let them grow far past their prime. Clip 'em!

Sideburns Tutorial: a "How to" Cosmetics Beauty Tip

It's okay to have sideburns, so long as they're kept in check (and you're a dude - because sideburns on a chick is NOT HOT).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Unwanted Facial Hair Tutorial: a "How to" Cosmetics Beauty Tip

Everything you wanted to know about shaving but were afraid to ask. Actually, it's not EVERYTHING (per se). If you have any other tips to pass along, you know you can email me: chris@pirillo.com - but please, no offers for "casual encounters."

Unibrow Tutorial: a "How to" Cosmetics Beauty Tip

What about cosmetics tips for guys, eh? I'm not gonna get shoved out of the Gurus section just because I'm not a beautiful female. If you have any other tips to pass along, you know you can email me: chris@pirillo.com - but please, no death threats.

Monday, April 20, 2009

How Fast is Booting from an SSD?

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Booting up using a Samsung SSD drive is stupid fast. I attempted to count how long it takes to boot - and didn't even make it to two. I'm not kidding! http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

How to Improve AM Radio Reception

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - I still listen to AM radio, don't you? I grew up listening to AM - and I used to host a show there back in the day. One of my favorite shows is only found on AM radio - Coast to Coast AM. However, the reception isn't that great. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How Do You Find Duplicate Files (or Compare Them)?

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - How many files do you have on your computer? You probably have too many, and you probably have a lot of duplicate files. Finding those duplicate files can be a challenge without the right software. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, April 17, 2009

What's a Browser User-Agent String?

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - A Browser User-Agent is information that your browser passes along to websites when you visit any particular web page. It's benign information - mostly about the browser itself to help optimize your experience. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Pixie Green Screen

http://chris.pirillo.com/ - You know what to do. Of course, if you don't know what to do... here's a clue: fire open your video editor of choice and use the chroma key / green screen feature. My recommendation is to rush out and purchase iMovie '09, as it's the easiest to use (drag & drop).

How to Transfer Music, Video, Photos from an iPod / iPhone

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - You may have an iPod, or may get one in the future. When you buy a new one, getting your data off the old one is a bit of a challenge. You could cry yourself to sleep at night, or use an easy solution to get the data off the old one! http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Control the Color of Your Monitors

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - I don't get much sunlight - which is pretty obvious. Maybe your computer does get sunlight, even though it really shouldn't. You need to be aware that the color on your screen will be seen by your eyes differently, according to light in the room. You need to calibrate your monitor. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Where Do You Buy T-Shirts for Geeks?

http://go.tagjag.com/jinx - http://geeks.pirillo.com - I do love T-Shirts. I wear one pretty much every day. I got a new set of them recently, and have worn a few of them in previous videos. You might want to pay attention, because I'm about to tell you where you can get them! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Are You in Love with Super Mario Bros?

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - If you want to hear the entire Mario theme song, you'll have to head over to the Super Mario Brothers' website. They have pretty much anything and everything related to Super Mario!! So, if you're an addict - you know where to go! http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Charge Two iPods Simultaneously with a Dock?

http://chris.pirillo.com - http://geeks.pirillo.com - I own only one iPod at this point. How many do you have? You may have two, or you may be with someone who also has one. To connect to charge them may be a bit of a challenge, since only one can go into the dock at a time - unless you get a Dual Dock. http://live.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Create a Twitter Background Image

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - I have a new Twitter background. It's awesome, but I can't take credit for it. I'm not the one who made it. Not everyone out there is a great graphic designer, or would know how to create their own background. How do you create a custom Twitter background then? http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Do Bacon and Chocolate Taste Great Together?

http://go.tagjag.com/baconbar - http://live.pirillo.com - While I've been known to refuse chocolate at times, I've never turned down bacon - even if I'm stuffed. Chocolate and bacon is a combination I've never considered. However, there's a chocolate bacon bar on the market now. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Sing Karaoke Online for Free

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - Who doesn't like to sing? Even if you can't "sing" really well, you still probably like to. I sing in the shower, in the car, and even on my live stream. If you enjoy belting out songs, you will probably become addicted to the new online Karaoke site! http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Edit Audio and Video Editing with a PowerMate

http://go.tagjagcom/griffin - I wasn't using a mouse to scroll up and down on the page a moment ago. I was using a new device that plugs in via USB - and is cross-platform. I can configure the little spinner to do whatever it is I want it to do! It glows, as well. Save 25% off anything on the site using coupon code: pirillogo Distributed by Tubemogul.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cool Your Laptop with a Griffin Coupon

http://go.tagjag.com/griffin - Just how cool are you? Is it cool in your room? Is your notebook computer cool? It may look cool, but is it running cool? You may need to have something that will keep it nice and chilled, such as the Elevator Fan by Griffin. Save 25% off anything on the Griffin site by using coupon code: pirillogo Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Fake Calling in Sick for Work Excuses

http://geeks.pirillo.com - http://live.pirillo.com - Are you feeling ok right now? I wasn't feeling to well when I recorded this, but I can't exactly call in sick. I'm my own boss! If you're wanting to call off work, you'll need a great excuse. Your communication skills have to be convincing and effective. http://chris.pirillo.com Distributed by Tubemogul.