Step 1: Read this.
Step 2: Buy this:
Step 3: 15 minutes after opening the box (click to embiggen)…
Yeah, I probably had two minutes of flight before getting it stuck in the tree. The first time. Happened two more times after that before the battery died. Luckily I was smart enough to [...]
µTorrent 3.2.3, running for 10 days:
µTorrent 3.4, running for 12 hours:
Way to go, guys.
Being the crass consumerist I am, the only thing I’m buying today is this.
Because I want it.
(Meanwhile, Mrs wizardpc is braving the hordes shopping for actual Christmas presents. I’m at home with lilwizard and tacticaldog.)
My parents got the family’s first cell phone in around 1994. I got a pager in 1996 around the same time I got my driver’s license (so my parents could randomly ask me where I was). In 1998, I bought my first cell phone for me, but gave it up shortly after that mostly because [...]
You know what’s awesome?
When your web host turns off your database completely, then sends you an email asking you to troubleshoot a problem that requires you getting into the database.
Better still is when, after complaining for 24 hours that you can’t get into the database to troubleshoot, you get a snarky “oh, it [...]
…is actually summed up by one of my local buddies:
“To everyone who ever thought I was kidding or just spinning some conspiracy tales for kicks when I repeatedly said “The government is sniffing basically all your communications online”…
F@$k you people.”
Seriously. Next time large portions of the IT community tells you that there’s [...]
For the next 12 hours. The coupon code should auto-populate.
I’ve been very happy with Hostgator.
Earlier this week, I stopped by Wizard’s place to pick up the wedding gifts that were left at the reception. I mentioned to Wizard and his wife that one of my groomsmen bought me a BlendTec.
His wife cocked her head.
He started laughing in an evil way.
Yeah… Wizard and I were geeking out [...]
Once the DoD requested the 3d printed gun files be removed from the internet, a couple things happened.
The Streisand Effect went into full force. The file was shared all over and can still be found easily. I suddenly realized that I was going to be printing a 3d printed gun and doing another [...]
Remember the Air Traffic Control post from earlier? Yeah, well, it turns out you can use the same cheap dongle to pick up APCO-25 transmissions.
APCO-25 is the protocol that most public safety radios use. Scanners that are cable of intercepting these transmissions have been around for over ten years, but they still cost over [...]