Windows has two modes of talking to IDE devices, PIO mode and DMA mode. DMA (Direct Memory Access) mode is far faster and more CPU efficient, however it automatically gets disabled after a certain number of errors as a fallback position to take on a drive that can’t do DMA or a bad cable. The […]
Then at some point they decided to build the world’s tallest tower, and a tower that has turbines inbetween each level and can rotate.
I recently got a Fuji 40fd. Great little compact camera, large ISO range and very easy to use which is great for a photo noob like myself. You can check out some of the photos I’ve taken on flickr .
I have been using Beryl on Feisty with a dual monitor setup at work for just over a week now, and I can say that it is fast and fun to use. The stability has improved markedly as have all the tools for configuration and tweaking. Unfortunately a nvidia bug means that I must use […]
Smuggle beer anywhere in a fake beer belly. Genius until the product leads to you having a real beer belly.
I guess there is little point writing this article. Everyone who was going to purchase an Ipod probabaly already has. But for completeness you now have my opinion. The Good Smart playlists son, get into them. Apple for whatever reason completely crippled manual sync mode (it doesn’t manually sync playlists even when you tell it […]
Digg.com has been absolutely flooded with stories including the HEX key code that can be used to unlock HD-DVD dvd’s after the first few stories reporting it were deleted and some users had their accounts banned. The ways these crazy nerds have thought to include it in their stories have been vast and creative: One […]
Dapper, Pipes and Plagger a meta-mashup, an article that sums up three new Web 2.0 products for interacting with feeds. Dapper allows you to create your own feeds for websites that don’t have them, or ones that do that you don’t like their feed (maybe it has ads or partial summaries of articles). It has […]
Joost is an online TV technology developed by the makers of Kazaa and Skype. It works by using p2p technology to deliver near TV quality full screen video. I’ve recently downloaded and tried out the beta and I can say its a lot of fun. A lot of the recent feedback of the product has […]
Yahoo! have a bit of a lame history. They were given many millions of dollars and have always been one of the most visited websites on the internet but somehow they have never really done anything that exciting with it. Recently that has changed. There was the Yahoo UI Library which made AJAX programming much […]