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  1. kcnychief

    Pidgin or other IM client to manage

    I have a need for an IM client that I can sorta control the abilities of what the user can do, such as block file transfer, etc. I was looking at Pidgin, and obviously can't manage it with GPO but it seems to have some plugins available. Anyone tackled something like this before, or have...
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    Streaming Media to XBOX 360 from PC

    So I was messing around with getting my PC setup to serve movies to my XBOX360. I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate, and installed Tversity Free edition. I know this can be done with WMP, but that was the path I took. My 360 is down the hall, hooked up via a USB wireless adapter (standard MS...
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    Windows 7 Hotkey Cheat Sheet

    Brandon Paddock put out a good list of hotkeys for Winwows 7 as it stands, check it out- http://brandonlive.com/2009/01/10/windows-7-beta-hotkey-cheat-sheet/
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    Fixing the Vista KSOD (Black Screen of Death)

    I could have sworn there was a thread asking about this but couldn't find it. Wanted to post because it seems like it is useful information - http://www.logicitc.com/blog/?p=102
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    Weed out duplicates from iTunes library

    I thought there was a thread for this - but what do you guys use for pruning duplicate songs from your iTunes library? I find the view within iTunes to look at duplicates isn't all that accurate. Would be nice to have a program that compares by file name, maybe even track duration and size. I...
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    Some Awesome Jokes

    Lots of short ones, didn't want to break into different threads: [/FONT][/FONT]
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    1TB 32MB Cache SATA Hard Drive for $79 after MIR Free Shipping ends 12/31

    Same deal at Tiger Direct but Newegg has free shipping - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145167 Pretty good deal I think I'll get one. Hard to beat a 1TB drive with a 3YR warranty for 80 bucks after rebate with free shipping! Rebate ends 12/31
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    Happy Birthday Henyman

    All the cows in the UK are in trouble :p Happy Birthday Henry!
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    Thinking about getting a TV

    I'm thinking about getting this TV - there are sales I can get it for $300 off and it comes with a Sharp Aquos Blu Ray. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9034216&type=product&id=1218010847639 I'm behind on the up-to-date specs, but can't find the contrast ratio on this bad boy...
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    Student recovers stolen XBOX360 by using his controller

    This is rather interesting, although somewhat unrealistic. A student had his dorm room broken into overnight and his XBOX360 was stolen. He used the left behind wireless controller to track it down - http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=13678
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    Looking for Over the Ear Headphones

    I need some new iPod headphones that will STAY in my ear. I have the default iPod headphones and they fall out all the time at the gym. Anyone have good recommendations for headphones that fit over the ear?
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    CmdHere

    Pretty cool utility for adding a shell extension so you can open a CMD prompt directly to the directory you are working in/with- http://www.commandline.co.uk/cmdhere/index.html
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    Weird DNS Issue

    I have a Windows 2003 SBS with DNS, handling all internal requests (machines go here) and requests are forwarded out to OpenDNS. There is a very specific website that can't be reached, for some odd reason. Page cannot be displayed is the message, can't get there by IP either which makes me think...
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    ESPN's Streak for the Cash

    You guys should check this out - if you can pick 25 consecutive winners through ESPN's available games, you win $1,000,000 and it's free to play. I heard about it yesterday and joined - there was a guy at 24 and he LOST last night with the Packers. Can you imagine? If the Packers won, he...
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    Looking for a good Digital Camera and Video Camera

    Most of you know by now I have a baby boy on the way. Looking to get a nice digital camera that is small and takes good pictures. Something in the line of Canon Powershot SD line is good for size. Also want a camcorder that can go to DVD - thought about getting an all in one camera, but I...
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    The Journey Begins - Training for the Men's Health Urbanathalon in 2009

    With all the positive change going on in my life right now, I have decided to go after something I have wanted to do for about a year now. I'm going to train for the Urbanathalon that is sponsored by Men's Health, and do my darndest to compete in September of 2009. I'm not anywhere near where...
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    MP3 Gain - Tool for Normalizing MP3 Audio

    I'm sure this is probably old for most, but I came across a nifty tool called MP3Gain. This utility can scan your mp3 files and display their volume levels, as well as quickly set them to whatever dB levels you choose. I didn't think much of it until you listen to a set of tracks with...
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    What causes Vista lockups?

    I'm having trouble figuring this one out, so hopefully it's something easy I'm missing. It hasn't been as bad for a bit, but there were a few weeks/months where my Desktop and Laptop (Dell XPS420/D820, both running Vista Ultimate x64 with SP1) would just randomy lockup. To me, I found this...
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    The day that changed my life forever, for the better

    So......there is going to be the pitter patter of a little KCNYCHIEF running around on or near March 9th 2009! We found out about two weeks ago that we were pregnant, and just went in for our first Ultrasound on July 10th! I didn't know what to expect since it was so early, but we actually got...
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    Windows XP Post SP3 Fixes

    Pretty good list of fixes post XP SP3 over at bink.nu... http://bink.nu/news/windows-xp-post-service-pack-3-fixes.aspx