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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Ever since I started using Ventrilo and Teamspeak waaaaaaaay back in the day, I’ve always just used my USB headset from my Playstation2. It was made by Logitech, and served me well on SOCOM and friends, so I thought it’d be fine on Vent. Fast forward almost four years later, and the dog has eaten it, it’s held together by duct-tape, and the output doesn’t work so I wear it around my neck while I use another pair of headphones.
So while we were doing our after-christmas-toy-shopping, I decided there needed …

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[15 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Fixing an Office Chair

Where the hell do I put this?
Anyone that knows me knows I’m basically a hop skip and a jump from a clinical hoarding dysfunction – okay it’s probably not that bad, I really only tend to hang onto things I feel might be useful some day. It’s worked out pretty good, because that’s how most of this site came to be.
For some reason, I held onto an office chair that had the wheel broken off of it somehow. Don’t ask why, I probably won’t tell. Anyway, while reaching behind her, …

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[21 Dec 2005 | No Comment | ]

The MP3 format is almost 2 decades old now.
Dramatic improvements in personal computing and technology and rapid advances in the field of audio compression are moving towards that perfect audio compression with a small file size.
The unending quest for a compressed file format which sounds almost as good as the original uncompressed audio file goes on. Uncompressed CD audio occupies roughly about 10MB of space for every minute, so the files have to be compressed to store them.
To achieve close to perfect compression, lossy or …

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[20 Apr 2004 | 4 Comments | ]

note: this is a reprint of an article of mine that originally ran in outbreak issue #2.
(WARNING)
this is somewhat a gag text. if you go and get your ass beat – or worse – kill someone, then that’s your own stupid fault for actually putting what you read in this magazine into practice. you’ve been warned – i won’t take responsibility for any misfortune which might result from you reading this text.
(introduction)
let’s get down to business. someone’s pissed you off in some way, and …