Everybody’s had one of those “Oh my God, my computer just died” moments, where nothing works and first instinct is to either pummel the thing senseless or curl into fetal position, rocking back and forth whilst sobbing. This is the wrong course of action! The thing’s going to have to get fixed eventually and the… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Troubleshoot Your Cat!
There exists a spectrum upon which two different kinds of music lovers fall: those who absolutely adore classic rock radio because they can hear “Thunderstruck” 16 times an hour, and those who start fidgeting if they hear the same chord progression twice in one song. Everyone’s met one of the latter-they’re the people who have… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Itís all about the music
People like shiny things. Shiny things have been instrumental in human economic development since the bronze age, when we realized we could make kinda-shiny things super-shiny, and then use the aforementioned super-shiny things to kill people. Fast forward several centuries to 2007, where everything is super-duper-ultra-wicked-mega shiny, from that shiny black iPod Nano to, well,… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: You’ll go BLIND!
Anyone who’s anyone has a Facebook account. Some people use it to plan events, some use it to share photos, others use it to connect to people they haven’t seen since grade school and still others use it as The Ultimate Stalker Toolkit™. Regardless, the vast majority use it as the most effective method of… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Waste a semester on Facebook!
So, perhaps we’re not living in the totalitarian police-state nightmare George Orwell predicted for 1984 over half a century ago. There are no constantly-monitoring television consoles, no Ministries of Peace, Love and Truth, and no perpetual war between Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Yet, with the dawn of the Internet, our obsession with surveillance and the… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: NINETEEN EIGHTY FOUR IS TWO THOUSAND SEVEN!
Last week, we went over a couple of free programs designed to help prevent new and experienced computer users alike from getting viruses and spyware. This week, we continue in the same vein, stopping 3 a.m. tech-support phone-calls everywhere with a couple of practical tips.#3: Install some anti-malware programsSpyware and adware has become a scourge… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: How not to break the Internet, Pt. 2
Anyone who has any knowledge of technology dreads the inevitable phone-call, whether it’s from a friend, relative, or complete stranger: “Hey, uh… Could you come fix my computer? The Internet… it’s… uh… broken…” We’ve all been there, whether it be getting an urgent phone-call at 3 a.m. from some ex-roommate, or unwittingly being roped into… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: How not to break the Internet, Pt. 1
A quick glance outside will reveal a beautiful new layer of snow on the ground, reminding one not only of finals and Christmas break just around the corner, but also of the fact it’s hella cold outside. However, this also means the winter night sky is absolutely gorgeous due to decreased atmospheric interference and the… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Nerds in Spaaaaaaace!
We’ve heard it all before: The Internet is oh-so-useful and will save everybody hours and hours every day. Of course, anyone who’s used the damn thing for longer than 15 minutes has likely realized this is a bold-faced lie, created by a cruel, technocratic system more obsessed with shiny bells and whistles than actually getting… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Five Useful Tools