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Divx Pro: Free for the Holidays!

It’s always nice to get something for free, especially around the culturally appropriate holiday of your choice. Divx Pro, which usually costs $20, is now free for a limited time. They don’t say when this offer will expire, so if you use Divx at all, go get it while you can!

(picture and info from CyberNet)

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December 14, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Software | Comments Off on Divx Pro: Free for the Holidays!

How To Swap Hard Drives with the Aid of Time Machine

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Gizmodo has a nice guide on how to upgrade that MacBook (Pro) hard drive with the help of Leopard Time Machine. Now you just have to decide whether upgrading to that 320 GB drive (or one of those snazzy solid-state drives) is worth voiding your warranty.

December 14, 2007 Posted by | How-To, Mac | 2 Comments

DestapaBanana; Fill Your Bananas with Creme

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Okay, okay… that article title is rife with possibility. I don’t know what else to say about this doo-hickey. It hollows out a banana so that you can fill it with your filling of choice, without peeling the banana.

The possibilities…

December 14, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, How-To, Oddities | Comments Off on DestapaBanana; Fill Your Bananas with Creme

eTime Home Endoscope

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My curiosity is piqued. I’m strangely attracted and repulsed all at once.

December 14, 2007 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Oddities | Comments Off on eTime Home Endoscope

Money Management with Mint.com

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Being a Quicken user for the past 3 years, I’m a little skeptical when it comes to other money management software, especially web-based ones. In all honesty, though, Quicken’s ROI for me has lessened over time. You spend $70 and really get minimal use out of it other than record keeping. Setting up accounts isn’t as “auto-magic” as I’d like.

Enter Mint.com.

The only reason I gave it a shot was because it was endorsed by Lifehacker, and I trust Lifehacker. I’m very impressed at how easy it was to setup my accounts. In about 5 minutes, Mint.com was telling me more than Quicken usually offers. It’s painless and free.

Back to the security issue… yeah, I don’t blame anyone for being apprehensive about having all of their account information aggregated in a web application. Mint.com’s terms of service are pretty thorough, and I believe that the usefulness it provides weighs heavily in favor of its usage.

At least check out the screenshot tour at Lifehacker. You might see something you like.

December 14, 2007 Posted by | Software | Comments Off on Money Management with Mint.com

Have Five Minutes to Spare?

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If you have five minutes to spare, then you can play Passage in its entirety.

At this year’s Montreal International Game Summit, the game development collective Kokoromi held their second annual Gamma event, challenging designers and coders to create games under strict guidelines. For this year’s event, games had to be a maximum of 256 x 256 pixels, and be fully playable in around five minutes.

December 14, 2007 Posted by | Games and Gaming | Comments Off on Have Five Minutes to Spare?