Bastard Operator from Hell returns...sort of

Well about 5 years ago the BOfH was the highlight of my time (read "time" in much the same was as in "'time'" done in Sing-Sing") as an operations technician. He's a sort of kinder gentler Vlad the Impaler....well, maybe just kinder...barely.

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Here's a flash game worth 10WAU (Work Avoidance Units)

Are you the Bow Master? just a great little productivity killer...

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How-To: Boot Windows XP Off a Compact Flash Card

Those crazy kids and their gadgets!
Next up on "bored+gadgets" : boot XP from a 1990's Teddy Ruxpin without all that pesky bread-boarding. ;o)

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Bunches of tiny app links and suggestions...

Since thumb drives have become cheap and popular people have decided not to carry around their files but carry around their "no-need-for-install" apps too! Check this link out for lots more. (tinyapp.org is one of the links.)

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The Ninth Commandment of system administration

IX. Thou shalt know the openings into your servers... For every network service you run, you've opened one more window on your server to the world. Firewalls are great for defending servers against attacks from the outside, but attacks don't always come from the outside.

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New Top 500 Supercomputers List Released

This morning the new Top 500 list was released. For those of you who don't know about the top 500, it is a list of the 500 fastest computers in the world based on the LINPACK benchmark. It gets released two times every year. It's pretty cool to look over and see what's on the bleeding edge each time.

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How to Care for Lithium Ion Batteries

Avoid frequent full discharges because this puts additional strain on the battery. Batteries with fuel gauge (laptops) should be calibrated by applying a deliberate full discharge once every 30 charges. Consider removing the battery from a laptop when running on fixed power... Follow link for more.

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Instantly create Restore Points in Windows XP

The System Restore utility automatically creates a Restore Point if it senses a change to the system, or even some application, files. If you'd like to instantly create a Restore Point, read this Windows XP tip to find out how all it takes is two lines of VBScript.

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Essential USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips

This guide shows you how to do things like boot from a flash drive, run Linux on one, use e-mail, the Web, and a word processor, and more. More beginner-oriented, but useful nonetheless.

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Virtual Desktop virtuoso

I've been struggling for years to come up with an inexpensive (read cheap!) virtual desktop for my workstation. I didn't like XP's setup at all and Litestep was a bit too extreme but VirtuaWin is just right....(read free)....

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Home-brew Air Conditioner

How to make your own air conditioner for $30.

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Fifty Writing Tools

Great article and great set of tools for any writer/blogger, etc.

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Complete Freeware collection

The "complete freeware collection" is a collection of hand-chosen applications, which when combined, make the complete freeware package. In other words, all you need is the operating system and you won't have to spend one cent on software. Nothing in this software bundle contains spyware or adware.

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Great Freeware Utilities for the USB Drive

If you work on computers for a living or hobby, you should check out the freeware utilities on this site. There all very compact, and can be copied to a USB drive so that they can be carried around with with you if you need them.

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