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Job scam fail.

Posted in TimeSink with tags , on January 21, 2009 by tikimexican

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RAM fail.

Posted in Computers! with tags , , on January 20, 2009 by tikimexican

Here in TikiMexico I like to pick up the odd computer repair job. It helps pay the rent and it lets me see into other people’s equipment. Often there’s years of caked dust and cat hair. Occasionally there’s some fun stuff like plastic toy soldiers or notes from other technicians. Other times, there’s just a horrible hardware failure.

rajsplosionAs far as I can gather this RAM stick must not have been seated properly, or some electrical fairy was not appeased. One of the more impressive failures, the adjacent pins have actually fallen after melting their plastic casing.

Websites.

Posted in Computers!, TimeSink, TV! with tags , , , , , , on January 3, 2009 by tikimexican

There’s more than a handful of websites that I check reflexively whenever I get an Internet connection but here’s a handful I suspect are ubiquitous:

NinjaVideo

I really wish I would have recommend more people to this website earlier. In its heyday it was an incredibly fast and well maintained streaming media site and forum. Now though the userbase has swelled so much that it has this strange inverse relationship to file distribution through P2P models. IE: The more people who want a file and torrent it the faster everyone gets it, the more people who want a file from NV the sooner it crashes. They do have backups for most things through flash, but the flash site they use has strange audio bugs. Still, if you don’t know what NZB is and are too cool to P2P, try it out. The forums are fun too, but beware if the moderator doesn’t know/like what you’re talking about you’ll get your topics shut down fast.

Woot

Woot has an odd but refreshing business model. One thing every 24 hours. There is more to it than just that but you can read about it on their own FAQ, they’re entertaining and concise so RTFF. The family currently extends to Wine/Shirt/Sellout.woot so check all three. I recommend just checking sellout.woot that way you get images of what’s on Woot classic and shirt woot at once.

FailBlog

Fail Videos and Photos, ’nuff said.

Lifehacker

A productivity blog that mixes it up with various GTD methods and has an interesting article at least weekly. Good RSS material.

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