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Archive for September, 2006

Do the Numa Numa Dance!

September 30th, 2006 by iDunzo

Numa Numa Dance DVD

If you’d like a preview of this amazing DVD offer, check out the Google Video version of Numa Numa Guy today!

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MAME32 version 0.109 Now Available

September 28th, 2006 by iDunzo

Heads up for the people who come to download MAME from my site, you can now download the latest version of MAME32 version 0.109 from my MAME page.

In other MAME news, the XMAME (Unix) development team is going through some changes, so hopefully they’ll get an updated version out soon.

According to a report, it’s going to take some time and effort to get xmame and xmess working again because of a big video rewrite.

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Google Celebrates 8th Birthday

September 26th, 2006 by iDunzo

Google is a little late with the birthday logo because technically it should have been up on September 8th, 2006 but because of all the major releases and other events around the Googleplex, someone must have forgot.

Google 8th Birthday

Happy 8th Birthday Google! May all your non-evil birthday wishes come true!

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Weird Al Yankovic’s latest parody

September 24th, 2006 by iDunzo

Weird Al Yankovic’s latest parody music video “White & Nerdy” has become an instant online classic.

The lyrics include a surprising number of very relevant computer-geek references, including MySpace, Minesweeper, “killer apps,” JavaScript, Segways, ergonomic keyboards, Wikipedia, “ROTFLOL,” and HTML.

As an added bonus, Donny Osmond is a back up dancer for Weird Al.

This video is a lot better then David Hasselhoff’s Jump In My Car for sure :)

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A Sign From Above

September 15th, 2006 by iDunzo

A Sign From God

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Hitachi Travelstar 7200 RPM Laptop Hard Drive

September 8th, 2006 by iDunzo

Yesterday I purchased a Hitachi Travelstar 7200 RPM 100 GB laptop hard drive model number hts721010g9at00 to see if there is really a difference in performance going from 5400 RPM’s to 7200 RPM’s and I figured a real world review would be good for my technology readers like myself.

First off, I imaged my regular hard drive content over to it using a very cool program called Acronis True Image. If you need a good hard drive imaging program, Acronis is for you. They even have a 15 day free trial version but this program is worth the $79.00 USD. It’s now a valuable part of my work tool box.

So far I’ve noticed my machine boots up much faster and when installing programs or copying files, it’s a lot faster. I haven’t noticed any heat increase, which is nice and was a concern for me. Computers, especially laptops don’t like heat.

I don’t like the idea of giving up an additional 20 GB of hard drive space but going from 5200 RPM’s to 7200 RPM’s the speed increase might be worth it.

One other thing to note about this drive is its really quiet, not that my Western Digital 120 GB Scorpio was loud but this drive is REALLY quiet.

Over the upcoming weekend I will put this drive through some additional testing to see how it holds up and will report back probably on Monday unless something really exciting happens with the drive.

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