Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Guitar lessons from Dave Mustaine

Here is part of an interview that Dave Navarro did on SpreadTV. It clearly shows what a guitar god is Dave Mustaine and why Megadeth is one of the meanest heavy metal bands.

ps. you can get the awesome guitar from the picture at Dean Guitars.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lilliput Mini 7" USB Monitor

For quite some time, I've been looking for a second monitor to add to my system. The problem is that the graphics card that I have only has one video output and I can't, for the time being, add another card. Well, the solution for this dilemma is an USB based monitor. After searching the net for an inexpensive solution I came across the Lilliput Mini 7" USB Monitor.
This monitor requires no extra power; it takes all it needs from the 5 volts of your USB port; and its great for laptop use because of its really portable size. This monitor can function has a display for any document that you are working form, as well to display any application that doesn't need high resolutions (it only have a 800x480 resolution display & a contrast ratio of 400:1) like an instant messenger client, your twitter page or just if you want to use it as a digital picture frame. The best part is the price: it under $100 bucks in mayor online retailers.
ThinkGeek has it for $99.99+shipping; Amazon form $99.95+shipping and looking on eBay (something that I don't recommend) I found one for $115.95 with "free shipping" and another for a starting bid of $75.00 (it looked fake, though).
Anyway, this is a good solution for your display needs and if you want to find out more about it, here is the manufacturer web site and also a good review done by the guys a PC Perspective.

Update: It works on Macs and PCs; but beware, maybe you'll need to download the drivers for you Snow leopard Mac OSX machine. Video after the break.

Monday, March 1, 2010

There's not such a thing as free internet people!

Al parecer, todavia hay gente que cree que existe algo cuyo precio es gratis, cero, nada. Un ejemplo de esto es lo que me pasó ayer. Esta persona, con una cara de semi-preocupación, me pregunta: ¿Tienes una cajita que te pueda comprar para poder cojer internet?

Yo la miro y me pregunto: ¿Que será lo que quiere; un router, un modem o quizas algún network adapter of some sort?  Termino preguntandole: ¿Un router?(insert explanation of a router here).


¿Un wireless adapter?(insert explanation of wireless adapter here).


 ¿Quizas un wireless network range extender?(insert explanation of that here).

-No, no. Quiero algo que le pueda ponerle a la computadora para "cojer" internet!