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iPhone4 vs HTC EVO

Posted by Drothism on Jul 10th, 2010

I do love the almost religious zealotry that some people seem to have for their brand of phone. These two videos really show the stupidity that has evolved from this brand loyalty!

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Run PowerShell Scripts from Task Scheduler

Posted by Drothism on Feb 26th, 2009

Those familiar with configuring batch command scripts in the Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Task Scheduler may be a little perplexed in how to run PowerShell scripts from the scheduler. The main difference is in the Action form parameters…
Program/script: Set to the PowerShell.exe path. This is typically C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe.
Add arguments: -nolog -command “&{D:\Scripts\MyScript.ps1 Param1 Param2}”. Note that [...]

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Resetting an iPod

Posted by Drothism on Feb 25th, 2009

To reset an iPod Generation 4 device, toggle the hold button back and forth. If this does not work, hold down the menu button and the center of the circle for at least 6 seconds, until the apple logo appears.
 

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30 second TIVO Ad Skipping

Posted by Drothism on Oct 20th, 2008

Looking for an even faster way to skip ads with your TIVO DVR? If you have a TIVO you probably already fast forward through most commercials, but find yourself talking or getting distracted by something and whizzing way past where you want to.
This quick hack requires nothing more than a few button presses on your [...]

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USB Popcorn Maker

Posted by Drothism on Sep 28th, 2008

So many USB hacks and so little time! This home brewed USB powered popcorn maker is one of the best inventions I have seen!

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Medieval Helpdesk

Posted by Drothism on Sep 17th, 2008

Here is another amusing helpdesk video. This is a great sendup of what the transition from scrolls to books might have been like in medieval times.

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The Website Is Down: Sales Guy vs. Web Dude

Posted by Drothism on Sep 12th, 2008

I have done more than my fair share of helpdesk support but it never seemed this funny. Check out this multitasking support guy and how he deals with some typical customers.