Archive for June 22nd, 2001

TiVo

Anyone that’s been talking to me when TV has come up knows that I love my TiVo. But my love for the machine pales in comparison to many. Those who take their TiVos apart to look around inside, add hard drives or network cards to them, enable features that are disabled to the normal user, and so on. Recently, some software was released that allows a person to transfer a video file saved on the TiVo to a computer. This has opened up a whole can of worms. Here is a good (and enjoyable) article describing TiVo, how the situation has come about, what may happen and more. Now tell me what you think.

Spoofarino

If you can get past his cockiness conceitedness confidence in himself, then this becomes a VERY interesting, entertaining, well-written and frankly intriguing story. It documents the attacks that were carried out against this guy’s website, including denial of service, zombies, surveillance and a 13-year-old kid, among other things. It’s quite long, but very well worth it. I was almost on the edge of my seat as I read. Now tell me what you think.

Hole

My computer case has a fan mounted on the inside very near the side of the case. It blows onto the CPU. However, when the side is on the case, the back of the fan is nearly pressed up against the wall, allowing for very little intake to the fan. To solve the problem, I punched a hole in the side and mounted a grill and filter. Now the fan can suck all the air it wants from outside of the case. I was very happy with the results – more happy than I thought I’d be. It looks like it belongs.

You can see some professionally filmed and edited footage of the case with hole here. In case you can’t tell, I used a complex arrangement of magnets and yarn to get the front of the case to pop off as it does. Now tell me what you think.





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