Thursday, April 30, 2009

What Cross-Platform Freeware Games Can You Download? - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Hide Your Twitter Addiction at Work - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

How to Talk to Strangers Online - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Enter Community Contests, Giveaways, and Sweepstakes - - 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 every week! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How to Share Files on Twitter - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Making Synth Music with the Korg... on the Nintendo DS - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Would I Go Back to Television? - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Where Do You Find Indie Music? - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Nintendo DSi Unboxing and Review - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Monday, April 27, 2009

How to Use FireWire 400 Devices in 800 Ports - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Are You Ready to Buy an SSD? - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Samsung's SSD Hardware is Stupid Fast - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

What All-in-one Instant Messenger Should You Use? - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

LEDs in the Dining Room - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Edit with Chroma Key / Green Screen Videos - - 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? Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Become an Ethical Hacker - - 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? 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: - 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: - but please, no death threats.

Monday, April 20, 2009

How Fast is Booting from an SSD? - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

How to Improve AM Radio Reception - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How Do You Find Duplicate Files (or Compare Them)? - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, April 17, 2009

What's a Browser User-Agent String? - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Pixie Green Screen - 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 - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Control the Color of Your Monitors - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Where Do You Buy T-Shirts for Geeks? - - 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? - - 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! Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Charge Two iPods Simultaneously with a Dock? - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Create a Twitter Background Image - - 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? Distributed by Tubemogul.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Do Bacon and Chocolate Taste Great Together? - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Sing Karaoke Online for Free - - 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! 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 - 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 - - 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. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I've Got Rhythm... on the Nintendo DS - - After practicing a few times, it was time to try playing Rhythm Heaven on my Nintendo DS. I don't think I did too bad, considering I have no rhythm. You can tap, flick and slide to the beat - and hopefully do better than I did! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Community Challenge: Green Screen Me! - - Here's your chance to put words into my mouth! I recorded this while sitting in front of a Green Screen. You get to decide what it is I was trying to say! Have fun, be creative, and make sure you show us what you come up with.

Hotel (dis)Honor Bar - - On my recent trip to help host the MacHeist presentation, I decided to grab something out of the Honor Bar in my hotel room. I wanted a snack! However, I encountered a slight problem... Distributed by Tubemogul.

Hotel (dis)Honor Bar - - On my recent trip to help host the MacHeist presentation, I decided to grab something out of the Honor Bar in my hotel room. I wanted a snack! However, I encountered a slight problem...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What Do You Like About Likaholix? - - There are many things in this life that I like. I like green tea. It's Geekalicious, really. I like old video games, like back on Atari. I like bamboo. I guess I'm a likaholic. If you're one as well, you might like Likaholix. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Do You Spend Too Much Time on the Internet? - - That horrible sound I make at the beginning of this video represents time being sucked out of our day by spending too much time on the Internet. If you're trying to manage your time, you should consider trying this service that I found. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How to Play Games and Get Free Stuff - - During our latest GoToMeeting, we were viewing Connor's desktop. Connor wanted to show all of us a way to get free things by playing the same games you're already playing every day! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How to Organize Text and Programming Code - - Managing text in a single text file is a bit of a kluge. Let's say that text happens to be code, such as PHP or CSS. You may want color highlighting, so that if you make a mistake you'll be able to detect it easier. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Monday, April 6, 2009

How to Run Linux on Windows (Ubuntu) - - Yes, it's possible to have Linux and Windows installed on the same PC - and why wouldn't you have both? You can install Linux using a live CD or even a USB drive. You could also use something like VMWare Fusion, as well. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Test Your Typing Speed - - You can join the race if you wish! Just type the text that appears, and compare your typing speeds to everyone else you share the link with. Can you believe that I wasn't the winner?! I had 89 wpm, but Colin had 90wpm! Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Make Money Playing World of Warcraft: WoW! - - One of the live callers the other night is a professional World of Warcraft player. He and his team travel around the country playing in tournaments. In just one that they won first place, each team member won $5000.00!! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What are the Best Electronic Kits to Buy? - - I was walking through Radio Shack the other day and came across the section of the store where they had these Snap-Kits. They're basically rudimentary electronic kits. If you have a kid or someone who likes electronic kits, this is for you. Distributed by Tubemogul.

What Do You Use for a KVM Switch? - - Let's say that you have a PC, but you don't have a monitor, keyboard or mouse plugged into it. However, you do have a notebook computer sitting there with Windows on it, as well. You could use that notebook to run the PC with a KVM switch! Distributed by Tubemogul.