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