Low CPC’s from Adsense – Is going to a CPM worth it? My test with Burst Media (Part 1)

Part 1 of my look at Burst as a possible alternative to low-paying Adsense Ads – the background, and getting started.

Printer review – Windows XP and OS X 10.4.7 – Epson Stylus Photo R220

Epson’s Photo R220 and an overview when it comes to installing on an XP machine, and a Mac.

Hackintosh Fix – Mac OS X freezes when trying to shut down, restart or sleep.

Solving the shutdown and sleep freeze issues on a hackintosh running 10.4.7.

USB hub review – the i-rocks CRYSTAL IR-4300 4-port USB 2.0 powered hub

I grabbed my first ever USB hub – the i-rocks IR-4300 and gave it a whirl. Pictures, specs, and instructions are included.

Vista goes into sleep, and then immediately starts back up.

One possible solution if Vista refuses to stay asleep.

Here’s a fun one… Vista drivers for the Samsung ML-1210 printer (shared over a network)

Installing the ML-1210 on Vista, and over a network is a painful combination. I managed to do it, but it took a lot of trial and error. You’ll see why.

Windows Vista – what driver to use for the 3Com Gigabit LOM (3C940) network card

Vista didn’t launch with drivers for all built-in items, and one of them was the 3C940 network controller. This is how I got it going.

b0 error when installing Mac OS X

The b0 error has plagued a number of hackintosh users (including me), so I’ve listed a common fix.

How to transfer Firefox settings from Windows to Linux

Firefox likes to store it’s data buried within a hard-to-find directory. I mention it here along with the destination directory you’ll need if doing a Windows-to-Linux transition.

Printers, printers, printers…

Not *quite* a rant about printers and ink, but feel free to convert it into your own rant.

How to increase the gas mileage of your car

A few basic tips beyond the “conventional” wisdom when it comes to improving fuel economy. I assume you’ve done the basic stuff, and suggest a few unconventional items that may be worth a try.

From Windows XP to Vista to Ubuntu Linux

A little story about the “why” of my journey from XP to Vista to Linux.

How to replace the timing belt in a 1991 Chev Sprint

The process for removing a timing belt from an 89-91 Sprint/Metro/Firefly, since I’ve done this about a dozen times.

Replacing rear wheel bearings in a 1991 Chevy Sprint

A full process with pictures. This might mirror the process for other rear wheel bearings too, if you’re interested.

Logitech Premium USB Stereo Headset 350 review

A look at Logitech’s headset, and some problems I ran into 2-days in.

Top and bottom bars won’t disappear in Windows Media Player

I hate bars showing up while I’m watching a video. Unfortunately, Windows media player got “stuck” and I needed to manually disable them via the instructions listed here.

Key broken in the ignition of your Sprint/Swift/Metro/Firefly? Here’s how to fix it.

How to get the broken key out of the ignition by removing the lock assembly. Burglars: Please don’t read.

Energizer CHDC-CA Compact AA/AAA NiMH Battery Charger Review

A review of the Energizer Battery Cooker. I mean… Battery Charger. No wait, I was right the first time.

How to share printers, files, and folders in Windows Server 2003 without requiring a login (user name and password).

Working through the security policies of Windows Server 2003 to do some simple file and printer sharing.

Manitoba Public Insurance – why things are looking good for Manitoban drivers

Some crown corporations are awful and wasteful. MPI has actually been pretty decent lately.