Monday, December 8, 2008

Music: Alanis Morisette

Canadian-American singer Alanis Morisette recently launched her latest album entitled Flavors of Entanglement after 4 years. This new album has 11 songs written by the artist, all of which incorporates personal and political themes. Here is the song list:

1. "Citizen of the Planet" Alanis Morissette, Guy Sigsworth 4:22
2. "Underneath" Morissette, Sigsworth 4:07
3. "Straitjacket" Morissette, Sigsworth 3:08
4. "Versions of Violence" Morissette, Sigsworth 3:36
5. "Not as We" Morissette, Sigsworth 4:45
6. "In Praise of the Vulnerable Man" Morissette, Sigsworth 4:07
7. "Moratorium" Morissette, Sigsworth 5:35
8. "Torch" Morissette, Sigsworth 4:50
9. "Giggling Again for No Reason" Morissette, Sigsworth 3:48
10. "Tapes" Morissette, Sigsworth 4:26
11. "Incomplete" Morissette, Sigsworth 3:30

This album sounds different from her other albums. Her songs are more upbeat yet more emotional, more techno with a tinge of classic from her piano-playing. Her Versions of Violence has a trance feel into it, but the next song (Not as We) takes you back to her good old piano.

Personally, I find it awkward hearing Alanis with all those sound manipulations and technical modifications (or whatever you call that). I think she should just stick to her normal, angst-ful style of singing because the addition of techno in her sound is a bit too.. awkward. I guess you should hear it for yourself!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Geek Trivia: Google Versions

Let's face it, there are a lot of Google fans out there (and I'm one of them too!). And these fans came up with their own versions of Google to suit their personality! Here are a few of them:

Google L33T:


Also known as Leetspeak, L33t is an alphabet used primarily on the Internet, which uses various combinations of ASCII characters to replace the normal letters.
Example sentence: L337 15 n07 4 c0mm0n 1n73rn37 5p34k 4m0n9 r34l h4x0r
English rendering: Leet is not a common internet speak among real hackers.
Google Emo:


Google Gothic (Googoth):


Google Elgoog:


Google browsing has never been this personalized! =3

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Geek Tips: Internet Abbreviations

IMHO In My Humble Opinion
TTYL Talk To You Later
RTFM Read The F------ Manual
ROFLMAO Roll On Floor Laughing My A** Off
BRB Be Right Back
AFK Away from keyboard (I am gone for a few minutes)
BTW By the way
KK OK (commonly used by online gamers to acknowledge that a message has been received)
BFN Bye for now
TTFN Ta-ta for now
CYA See ya (or it could also be: cover your a*s)
CUL8R See you later
IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
FMV Fair market value (for selling items online)
LOL Laughing out loud
GG Good game
THX Thanks
TX Thanks
TY Thank you
NP No problem/you're welcome
PLZ Please
W/E Whatever
ASL Age / sex / location?
RL Real life
IRL In real life
JK Just Kidding
AAMOF As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK As Far As I Know
BOT Back On Topic
GTG Got To Go
NBD No Big Deal
OMG Oh My God
WB Welcome Back

Monday, October 20, 2008

Geek Trivia: Google For Your OS

Did you know, Google has created versions of its search engine for Windows, Linux, and BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution)? If you don't know what those three are, they are called your Operating Systems or OS, the main brain of your computer. Well anyway, for more information on the what the OS is, you may visit the OS Wiki.

The Google - Windows version is characterized by the Google sign on the Windows default wallpaper, Bliss. The Linux version injects the iconic penguin in the logo. Finally, the BSD version shows the devil icon of the OS on the logo.


There used to be a Mac version, but for some reason, it isn't there anymore. For now, if you look at the page, it just displays the accessories you can get for your Mac.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Geek Trivia: Google Chrome Secret

Did you know? The recently developed web browser by Google, Google Chrome, also has a secret! To find out what it is, here's what you do:
  1. Open up Google Chrome
  2. Type in 'about:internets' into the URL box
Do you remember the old Pipes screensaver on legacy Microsoft operating systems? Brings back memories, doesn't it?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Geek Trivia: The Firefox Robot

Did you know, Firefox has a hidden "page" dedicated to robots! To view this:
  1. Open your Mozilla Firefox
  2. In the address bar, type the following: about:robots
This is what you get:
Works with Mozilla Firefox version 3. =)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Geek Trivia: The Firefox Joke II

With the latest release of Mozilla Firefox version 3, the Firefox Joke has been updated as well:
  1. Open your Mozilla Firefox
  2. In the address bar, type the following: about:mozilla
You will now see this message:
Mammon slept. And the beast reborn spread over the earth and its numbers grew legion. And they proclaimed the times and sacrificed crops unto the fire, with the cunning of foxes. And they built a new world in their own image as promised by the sacred words, and spoke of the beast with their children. Mammon awoke, and lo! it was naught but a follower.

- from The Book of Mozilla, 11:9
(10th Edition)
Hehehe. The old joke can be found here.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

G-Cube VGHotW: Cloud Strife

Cloud Strife is the main protagonist of the popular RPG series, Final Fantasy 7. His appearance is marked by spikey blonde hair, vivid blue eyes, dark clothing, and his famous Buster Sword. He is also this week's Gee-Cube's Video Game Hunk of the Week.

Cloud is basically a mercenary. He used to belong to a group called SOLDIER, a select, genetically augmented military unit operating under the defacto world government and megacorporation Shinra Electric Power Company. However, he discovers something and fights agains Shinra in the resistance group AVALANCHE, where he meets the primary antagonist, Sephiroth.

Here are a few facts about him:
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5' 7"
  • Job: Mercenary
  • Birthdate: August 19th
  • Birthplace: Nibelheim
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Weapon: Sword
  • Love Interests - Aerith Gainsborough and Tifa Lockheart
  • Parents: Both presumed dead.
  • Cloud ends up being leader of Avalanche.
  • After Cloud finds his true memories in the Lifestream and they're all on the Highwind, Cloud still says he was in Soldier if you talk to Yuffie on the Highwind.
Cloud as originally seen in Final Fantasy VII

Monday, September 29, 2008

Geek Trivia: Firefox Credits

Do you want to know who the people behind Mozilla Firefox are?
Well, here's the trick:

1. Open Firefox
2. In the address bar, type "About:Credits" without the quotes
3. Press ENTER

Voila! A list of those geniuses behind everyone's favorite browser is displayed.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

G-Cube VGHotW: Hwoarang

Sorry for the delay, folks. I'm three days late in posting the Video Game Hunk of the Week! So now without further adieu, the week's VGHotW is the ultra-hot and sexy fighter from the famous video game, Tekken -- HWOARANG.

Hwoarang is first introduced in Tekken 3 as a Korean fighting character whose expertise is Tae Kwon Do. He used to gamble in street fighting. His fellow gang members would lose matches, then Hwoarang would step in and win. In one of those fights, he faced Jin Kazama and the match ended in a draw. Because of this, Hwoarang decided to train harder so that he'd never lose again.

Unfortunately, when he visited the dojang, he was frustrated when he found out that it had been destroyed by the Ogre. This drove him to enter The King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 to get revenge for the death of his master and to fight a conclusive battle with Jin.

Here are some facts about Hwoarang:
  • Hwoarang finally defeats Jin in Tekken 6, but is defeated by Jin's "devil form."
  • His famous moves are his Left and Right Flamingo stances
  • The original motion capture actor who plays Hwoarang in Tekken 3 is Su-Il Hwang of the 'Japan International Taekwon-Do Federation' (Japan ITF)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Geek Tips: Windows Notepad Log File

Did you know that you can actually create a log file using Windows Notepad without having to do coding, scripting, or all that programming thingamagigs software developers do? Here's how:

1. Open Notepad
2. Type .LOG on the first line, and then press [Enter] to move to the next line
3. Save your file on a directory you can easily navigate to.

The next time you open the file, you will notice that the current date and time have been appended to the end of the text you entered.

Sweet eh?


Monday, September 22, 2008

Geek Trivia: Hidden Text Generator

Our favorite document editor, MicroSoft Word, has a hidden function! This is called the RAND function, oftentimes called an Easter Egg, and sometimes feared as a virus. It is actually a Word function that's undocumented in the online Help, but documented in the MS Knowledge Base.

According to the article, this function:
Microsoft Word allows you to quickly insert sample text into a document. To do this, type =rand() in the document where you want the text to appear, and then press ENTER.

The inserted text is that hardy perennial: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, which contains every letter in the English alphabet.

The first number is the number of paragraphs, and the second the number of sentences per paragraph.
Here's how to do it:

Open a new document file
Type =rand (X,Y) where X and Y are random numbers
Press Enter

Surprising, huh?

Geek Trivia: Windows Secrets II

Did you know that you cannot create a blank folder in Windows?

If you rename it to [BLANK] (that is, delete the Folder Name), Windows will automatically rename it back to the Folder Name.

Even if you rename it to (' ') SPACE, Windows will still rename it back to its Folder Name.

But! Here's a technique I'll share with you on how to rename your folder to blank:
  • Highlight the folder you want to rename
  • Press F2, or Right-click > Rename
  • Hold [ALT]
  • Press the number keys: [2] [5] [5]
And you'll get a blank to use for your folder!
An alternative for this is also using [ALT] + 0160.

Why is that? Well, learn your Ascii, my friend!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Geek Tips: Windows Pinball Cheats

Do you want to beat Windows Pinball? There are two ways:

Infinite Pinballs:
  • Open Windows Pinball
  • Type bmax
  • Launch the ball.
No matter how many times you drop the ball, it will just come up again. That eliminates your problem of constantly falling off.

Control your Pinball:
  • Open Windows Pinball
  • Type hidden test
  • Launch the ball.
Click and hold on the ball. Notice that wherever you steer your mouse to, the ball goes with it. Now you can control the ball and hit wherever you like!

Friday, September 19, 2008

G-Cube VGHotW: Dante

Dante. What a sexy name. He is the main protagonist of the popular video game, Devil May Cry. He is muscular, has silver hair and is usually seen wearing red clothes. He is a mercenary whose primary purpose is to exterminate demons. And he is this week's G-Cube Video Game Hunk of the Week.

Dante's mission stems from his pursuit of those who killed his mother and corrupted his brother. He possesses superhuman abilities because of his demonic heritage -- he his the son of a powerful demon that rebelled against the Emperor and defeated His army. Here are some facts about Dante:

  • His personality was based on the titular character of manga series Cobra
  • One of his weapons is the "Ebony and Ivory", twin handguns that never have to be reloaded
  • He is able to enter the "devil trigger" state because of his demonic heritage. In this state, Dante possesses more speed, steady health regeneration, and further abilities with his equipped melee weapon
  • His twin brother's name is Vergil

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Geek News: World Of Warcraft Movie?

There's a lot of buzz currently among the WoW community because of the upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular PC game, World Of Warcraft.

Currently the movie is still in production but is scheduled to go live in 2009. The production company that will work on World of Warcraft the Movie is Legendary Pictures (Superman Returns, Batman Begins, 300). At the moment, the cast and crew have not been identified yet. The budget for the film will be at US$ 100 million and will be focused on what the essence of Warcraft is: Humans vs. Orcs.

Wow, I'm actually looking forward to this! Although I haven't really played the game, I have some pretty good idea about what Warcraft is all about (I played Warcraft I, II, and III, and I'm currently addicted to W3: Defence of the Ancients). Hopefully we'll get to see some kickass badass Warcraft film in 2009. :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Geek Trivia: Firefox within Firefox

Is this even possible, you ask? Then check it out:
  1. Open your Mozilla Firefox
  2. In the address bar, type the following URL: chrome://browser/content/browser.xul
According to a colleague:
Mozilla has an engine for running thin-client window based application. It is called XUL. The cool part is you can create an XUL application in Windows and you can run it in other Operating Systems that support Mozilla, or vice versa. XUL apps have the ability to transact with a Webservice.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Geek Gadget: Headless Teddy USBear

If you want to scare your kids, then you have got to get a hold of this cutesy Teddy Bear USB Drive. At first glance, this furry stuffed animal is too adorable to be holding your precious data that you'd want to give it to your kids. In fact, your kids might just want to take it without your permission.

But beware, because this bear is not ordinary. Beneath this cute facade is something so dark that you'd never want your kids to see it. When it's time for the bear to perform its functions, make sure the kids are not around. The trauma might cause severe damage for the rest of their lives.

Why? Well, let's just say that people might scream in terror when they see a headless bear plugged to your laptop.

  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified, backward compatible with USB 1.1
  • Plug and Play, Hot-Swapped capability
  • Mass Storage Device class compatible.
  • Support: Windows Vista, XP, 2000 and Mac OS
  • Dimensions: 8cm x 9.5cm tall (approx.)
  • Weight: 20g

  • Capacity: 1GB
    Price: US$ 17.00

    Buy From: USB Geek

    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    G-Cube VGHotW: Sephiroth

    The hottest guy in the Final Fantasy 7 (FF7) series is SEPHIROTH. Please, don't contradict me on this. You know I'm telling the truth. *wink*

    Sephiroth (セフィロス) is the recurring villain in Square/Square Enix's popular RPG series, Final Fantasy VII. He is characterized as a tall man with long silver hair (and dreamy sparkling eyes). Here are some basic information about him:
    • His character was also designed by Tetsuya Nomura
    • In FF7, he attempts to destroy the world by summoning a meteor to fall on the planet. He is the Final Boss of the game
    • He also appears in other games such as the Kingdom Hearts series, Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, Ehrgeiz, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and in the animated movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent children
    • He carries an extremely long sword called the Masamune
    • Exact birthday and birthplace are unknown
    • He is also known as the "One-Winged Angel" due to his "fallen angel" connotation, a title given to those who have fallen from grace.
    For more information about Sephiroth, please visit this site.

    As seen in Final Fantasy VII

    So who says good guys always rule? With Sephiroth, I'd date a bad guy anytime.

    Geek Tips: Solitaire Cheat

    Playing Windows Solitaire has always been one of my past-time-games, especially when I have nothing to do, and I have my laptop with me, and I don't feel like playing other complicated games. I just hate it when I couldn't win the 3-card Mode. Hahaha. Well, for all ya cheaters out there, here are some Solitaire tricks to dominate the game:

    To turn one card at a time in a 3-cards over mode, hold down: [CTRL] + [ALT] + [SHIFT], and click the card.

    To instantly win the game, simply press [ALT] + [SHIFT] + 2.

    You Win!

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008

    Geek Trivia: Windows Secrets

    In addition to the Windows hotkeys from my previous post, there are more Windows secrets than we already know. Let me share some of them with you. (Sorry Linux users, I'm a total noob when it comes to your OS so I'll just make use of what I have =P)
    • Did you know, you can't create a folder named con anywhere in Windows? I don't know why, but I think it's supposed to be a command to the system. Weird. [Info given by Marc]
    • If you're too tired of right clicking your files to see its properties, one alternative is to press [ALT] + [ENTER] on the selected item.
    • Did you know that you can also rename multiple files at once? Select them all, right click and select Rename. Enter the desired name. They will be renamed using what you specified, with a number in parentheses to distinguish them.
    • To restore your minimized windows (through [Windows Key] + [M]), you can press: [Windows Key] + [Shift] + [M].
    • Did you know that you can invert your screen instantly (For Windows XP only)? Simply click the following:
    • [CTRL] + [ALT] + [Down Arrow]: to invert the screen
    • [CTRL] + [ALT] + [Up Arrow]: to undo the inversion

    Monday, September 8, 2008

    Geek Gadget: Wedding Rings

    I stumbled across this page and found the geekiest wedding rings ever! Haha. Take note, they are already sold out as of March 2008!
    The description of the rings on the page is:
    A wedding set for the unconventional! The female ring has a choice of four opaque colors: turquoise, white, orange or black. The male ring stands tall and dramatically transparent. Switch-up the sexes! Order two of the same! The world is your technological oyster.

    The price listed is for each ring.
    Check them out (Click the thumbnail to enlarge the image):

    Cat 5 Compliant Ethernet plug wedding rings. How Geeky can that be?

    Sunday, September 7, 2008

    Geek Trivia: Notepad Bug

    Did you know? Windows Notepad (our favorite Windows text editor) has a bug! If you enter a proper series of letters and words, you will get a weird (and I mean weird) result. The result I got was a series of Chinese characters. I'm not sure if yours will differ. Anyway, here's how to do it:

    1. Open Windows Notepad
    2. Type pats has the power (in small letters)
    3. Save the document, and close Windows Notepad

    4. Open the saved file (I saved mine as test.txt)

    Hehehe cool, ain't it?

    Well the reason behind that, says JOECOOL (, is that:
    In notepad, any other 4-3-3-5 letter word combo will have the same results.
    It is all to do with a limitation in Windows. Text files containing Unicode UTF-16-encoded Unicode are supposed to start with a "Byte-Order Mark" (BOM), which is a two-byte flag that tells a reader how the following UTF-16 data is encoded.
    Sorry but I'm not an ultra-techie person and I absolutely don't know what that meant, so if anyone can care to explain that in layman's term, that would be great!


    Thursday, September 4, 2008

    G-Cube VGHotW: Zack Fair

    This week's VGHotW (shortcut for Video Game Hunk of the Week) is none other than the hero of the popular PlayStation Portable game, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - ZACK FAIR. He's the non-playable character in the Final Fantasy VII Playstation Game, and he had a cameo appearance in the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children animated movie.

    Here are some background information about him:
    • He was Cloud Strife's best friend (Cloud Strife is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy VII)
    • The Buster Sword that Cloud uses on the FFVII game was originally wielded by Zack
    • He was the first love of Aerith
    • His name was derived from 'fair weather' and contrasted with Cloud Strife (according to creator Tetsuya Nomura)
    • Job Class: Fighter
    • Date of Birth: 16 years before the beginning of Crisis Core, exact date unknown
    • Age: 16 at the beginning of Crisis Core, 22 by time of death
    • Height: 6'3"

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    Geek News: Google Chrome

    Last Tuesday, Google's ultimate march for Web domination just took another step further with the launch of its first Internet browser -- Google Chrome. They claim that the new browser is better, faster, and stronger than the Microsoft's incredibly popular and most widely used Internet Explorer.

    According to their blog,
    We owe a great debt to many open source projects, and we're committed to continuing on their path. We've used components from Apple's WebKit and Mozilla's Firefox, among others -- and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.
    Isn't that sooo cool? Google is my favorite search engine/email host/past-time activity. Firefox is my favorite web browser. Combining them is just a dream come true! The only downside: only users with Windows Vista or XP can download and install Chrome. Oh well, so much for open-source (Linux/Mac-OS) users.

    Although the browser is still on its Beta stage, a lot of users are surely expecting a whole lot more from Google. I just downloaded a copy, and I have yet to try it on my PC.

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008

    Geek Trivia: The Firefox Joke

    1. Open your Mozilla Firefox
    2. In the address bar, type the following: about:mozilla
    You will see the following text (Sorry Spoiler =P):
    "And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror."
    - From The Book of Mozilla, 7:15
    It's up to you to interpret what it says. Mammon, Microsoft, Beast, Internet Explorer... Ladeedadeeda...

    Monday, September 1, 2008

    Geek Gadget: USB Humping Dogs

    USB thumb drives are the "in" thing nowadays. No need to worry about bringing a bulky CD or even the obsolete diskette, God forbid. All you need is a handy-dandy thumb drive (or sometimes called flash drives) that come in 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB memory. Just connect it to any computer through the USB port and you're good to transfer, copy, delete, or create new files.

    Through the years, USB drives have evolved. But apparently, it was two years ago when the Japanese introduced the dog that f*cked your computer. Introducing: the USB Humping dog.
    The USB Humping dog is from Japanese company Cube-works and here's a literal translation of the description of their product from Google Translate:
    When it points to the USB port of the personal computer, the waist is shaken with utmost effort. When one time you put, it does not stop anymore!

    Corresponding personal computer: The personal computer which can use the USB port.
    You do not question the type of OS.
    I haven't seen one of these, but it's the perfect gift for geeks who need to get some more 'activity' in their lives.

    Sunday, August 31, 2008

    Geek Trivia: Google Fun!

    Google is not only a powerful search engine, it's a FUN powerful search engine! Often times, we don't bother experimenting with Google's capacity to deliver the results we need. But what we don't realize is that Google can give us crazy, freaky, and funny results at the same time! Here are some examples:

    If you type "answer to life the universe and everything" on the textbox and click Google Search, the first result that Google will display is Google's calculator with the number 42 as the answer. This is in reference to Douglas Adam's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," in which it is discovered the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.

    If you type "french military victories" on the textbox and click I'm Feeling Lucky, you will be informed by Google that "No standard web pages containing all your search terms were found." Instead, it will ask you if you meant French Military Defeats. LOL!

    If you type "ELGOOG" (google spelled backwards) on the textbox and click I'm Feeling Lucky, Google will redirect you to a Google page where everything else is also spelled backwards!

    If you type "g00g13" on the textbox and click I'm Feeling Lucky, Google will redirect you to a l33t version of Google!

    Fun ain't it? Hehehe. If you have other "google" experiences, then please do leave a comment.


    Friday, August 29, 2008

    G-Cube VGHotW: Hidemitsu Samanosuke Akechi

    This week's G-Cube Video Game Hunk of the Week is none other than: Hidemitsu Samanosuke Akechi.

    Some background information about him:
    • He is the main protagonist of the first and third installments in Capcom's Onimusha video game series (Onimusha: Warlords and Onimusha 3: Demon Siege).
    • His face is modeled after Japanese/Taiwanese Actor, Takeshi Kaneshiro
    • Born in 1535
    • A samurai and master swordsman in service to the Saito clan of Mino province who travels across Japan seeking his rival
    There's an Onimusha live action movie that's currently in production but as of now, there isn't any certainty as to when it will be released. The last time I heard, it was delayed. Well, hopefully they get a good actor to play this guy.

    Thursday, August 28, 2008

    Games Galore: Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li

    I was browsing Google for Street Fighter pictures yesterday because I needed to make a photo manipulation of some of its characters when I stumbled across this picture:

    My first reaction was: Holy %#$& is that Kristin Kreuk? And why is her picture placed side by side with Chun-Li?

    So my curiosity led me to go back to Google's main page and search with the following parameters: "Kristin Kreuk Chun Li." Boy was I surprised. Not only did I find out that the Smallville princess will be playing Chun-Li's character, but that there is also an upcoming Street Fighter movie to be released in 2009! Wow!

    The movie, which just recently kicked off, is said to be in production, according to the Internet movie database and set to be released sometime in February 2009. The movie's story will focus on the Street Fighter female character, Chun-li, and her quest for justice. Nothing has been said yet about the story, and there aren't any official photos yet. So boys, you'll just have to wait for Kristin to be in the classic Chun Li get up. The movie will be directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak of Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, and Doom.

    For a sneak peek of what has been released so far, here's a photo of Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li:

    I'm looking forward to this in 2009!

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    Games Galore: Got Milk?

    I came across this article and found a very interesting developed by the Japanese for the Nintendo DS. What's it about? It's a squirting game. The player must squirt white, sticky liquid to a target. Uh-oh. Relax, it's just milk.

    The new game, called To LOVEru, follows the adventures of a boy and an alien girl. The objective of the game is simple. The player must squirt condensed milk on a strawberry that the alien girl is holding. NOTE: squirt ON THE STRAWBERRY, and not elsewhere.

    Here are a few snapshots from the site:

    This game is rated 15 and up. Whew.

    Monday, August 25, 2008

    Geek Tips: Windows Hot Keys

    For the not-so-enthusiastic-mouse-users, Microsoft Windows has hotkeys and shortcuts that would make your life easier! To save yourself the time and energy of moving your hand from the keyboard to the mouse pad, here are some hot keys for Windows XP or Vista users:
    • Press [Windows key] + D: To Show Desktop
    • Press [Windows key] + E: To open Windows Explorer
    • Press [Windows key] + R: To open the Run window
    • Press [Windows key] + M: Minimize all windows
    • Press [Windows key] + L: Lock Computer
    • Press [Windows key] + F: Open Search Explorer
    • [Alt] + [Tab]: Coolswitch - Switch to the next window to the right
    • [Shift] + [Alt] + [Tab]: Coolswitch - Switch to the next window to the left
    When browsing or when viewing documents, other hot keys can also be used as an alternative to the Page Up and Page Down buttons. Not entirely a shortcut, but in case your keyboard messes up:
    • [Shift] + [Space] = Page Up
    • [Space] = Page Down
    Do you know other hot keys or short cuts? Send me a note

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    G-Cube Video Game Hunk of the Week: Squall Leonheart

    Who doesn't have a crush? It's normal to do so, right? Even if the object of affection doesn't even exist in real life.

    Nowadays, game developers are making use of really good looking characters as either the hero/heroine or the antagonist. This week's G-Cube Video Game Hunk of the week is: SQUALL LEONHEART.

    Here are some "facts" about him:
    • Main character of the famous PlayStation game, Final Fantasy 8 (Square Enix)
    • Age: 17 years old
    • Occupation: student at Balamb Garden, a military academy for elite soldiers (SeeD)
    • Limit Break: Renzokuken
    • Notable feature: Gunblade scar across his brow and the bridge of his nose
    So what is it about him that makes girls go gaga? The hair, the eyes, the pointy nose, the smile... *Sigh*

    Note: I'm starting my VGHotW (Video Game Hunk of the Week) today. Every week, I'll be posting hunks from various games so watch out for that!

    Geek Tips: More Browsing Tips

    As I've said before, Mozilla Firefox (FF) is my favorite browser, and it's one heck of a browser too. It's convenient, and it satisfies my urge of visiting a ton of sites at a time. Throughout the years, I've discovered a lot of techniques, and I call it "Power Browsing."
    • CTRL + Click on LINK = open in new tab
    • CTRL + mouse scroll up = decrease text size
    • CTRL + mouse scroll down = increase text size
    • CTRL + Page UP = Move to right tab
    • CTRL + Page down = Move to left tab
    • CTRL + [number] = Move to the [number] tab
    This Power Browsing technique will definitely take you to another level of internet exploration.

    Geek Tips: Browsing Made Easier

    I must admit, one of a geek's habits is browsing the Internet for... STUFF. That is, anything under the sun, or whatever the idea/passion/curiosity junk of the moment is. Sometimes I open more than 10 tabs using my Mozilla Firefox browser and shift between these tabs while the other pages are still loading to maximize the information being gathered at a time.

    Because of this, I've learned a few tricks to speed up my browsing experience by using shortcuts and hot keys:
    • F6: Go to address bar of your browser
    • F5: Refresh
    • F3: Open the "FIND" function
    Sometimes it's also cumbersome typing the URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) because you have to type dot-coms or triple w's just to load the page. Well, here are also a few short cuts:
    • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [Shift] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".NET" after the word GOOGLE.
    • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [CTRL] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".COM" after the word GOOGLE.
    • If you type GOOGLE in your address bar, and click [CTRL], [Shift] and [Enter] simultaneously, the browser will automatically add the "WWW" before and ".ORG" after the word GOOGLE.
    Also it would be great if you use Mozilla Firefox (I'm a FF fan ^___^), because it's easy, fast, efficient, and very convenient to use.

    Happy Browsing!

    Monday, August 18, 2008

    Welcome to G-Cube!

    Welcome to G-Cube!
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    Enjoy your stay and I do hope I can get feedback from you to better improve my blog!

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