Ramblings of an Urban Geek – Tech Enthusiast

Gonna be laid off…but I still need my Broadband service!

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I recently got the dreaded announcement that my place of employment is planning to shut down early 2010. After about a week of shock and disappointment, I started looking at the  things I need to do to prepare. Of coarse that includes getting rid of bills that I don’t necessarily need to have, or could do without. As I go ... Read More »

I dont want to Waggle!!!

As you know, the new “old” e3 is going on this week and as I watch the press conferences and read through all of the information and announcements made by the 3 console makers, I see something that I just don’t like. WAGGLE! What is waggle you say? well its the term many use for the Nintendo Wii’s method of ... Read More »

A simple word counting tool

Sometimes when you are doing a little writing…whether its for school or some other project, you need to count the words you are writing. You can write up what you are writing then go back and count each word yourself. If you are using Microsoft Word or any similar text editor you the counting is done for you. Most blogging ... Read More »

A few FREE Useful apps for your Blackberry Smartphone

Now that I have a Blackberry Bold, Ive been looking for apps and games to put on it. yea coming from the iPhone, where there are a ton of apps at your fingertips, there has to be a little bit of a search and research effort for things to put on your blackberry but I have found a few apps/games ... Read More »

Sci Fi channel name change?

When I first heard this I thought it was a joke. The Sci Fi channel is changing its name to…. SyFy. pronounced the same way but spelled different. There is even going to be a new logo associated with the name change (will happen in July). According to Cnet, looks like the name change is all about wanting to trademark ... Read More »

The 1up show is now on Revision 3 as COOP

Now that EGM-1up.com is gone….well 1up.com has been bought by UGO, a lot of the talent and writers have been spread out, some shows (podcasts) have been axed, some have been changed, some of the people that we are use to listening too on the various 1up podcast are off doing other things. One show that I liked but didnt ... Read More »

Thinking about trying Squarespace.com

Ive been thinking about trying out that somewhat new blogging/website building platform called squarespace. If you listen to any of the popular tech podcast, you have probably heard the ads for the site. It sounds pretty good just from the ads. I recently visited and created a login for the free 2 week trial to see whats up, here’s a ... Read More »

Browse iTunes App store without iTunes

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What would be the purpose of having access to the iTunes app store without installing iTunes? Maybe you are at work and theres no itunes available. Maybe iTunes slows down your computer so much that you don’t want to load it up just to browse? Whatever your situation there is a website that pretty much mirrors the iTunes app store ... Read More »

Rid your system of that sneaky Magic Jack software

A while ago I bought a little product that was being heavily advertised called “The Magic Jack”. I actually thought it was pretty good. Everything worked out for me. No problems, They finally got a local numbers and it was no hassle at all switching my number to the new number. It hasn’t been that easy for a lot of ... Read More »

I have gotten a lot of free magazine subscription over the years

In the past 4 or 5 years I have subscribed to these magazines Maxim Stuff EGM PC Gamer Xbox Underground The Official Xbox Magazine Jet Ebony PC World Computer Shopper Car and Driver Automobile Motor Trend Electronic House Game Pro Blender Playboy (shh don’t tell anyone) Computer games (Games for Windows) Entertainment Weekly Sound and Vision There are a few ... Read More »