Author: benjamen

Six Turn San Diego Jam

Six Turn San Diego Jam

This knot was the strongest terminal knot Field and Stream tested Directions: (from the article) 1. Thread the line through the hook eye and double i ...

ASUS P5Q SE2 Serial Connector Pinout

I had to search a while to find this pinout, so I might as well post it so someone else can find it --  although I have a feeling that I'll be the one ...

Bricking and Unbricking My iPod Touch While Upgrading To 2.1

I've been happily running my iPod Touch with it's original 1.1.4 firmware (jailbroken of course), but there were some apps that I really wanted from t ...

The Story of an Ipod Touch and a Cheap USB Power Adapter

I bought an Inspire USB Power adapter to charge my new iPod Touch by my bedside and when I travel. While I have had no problems with it fully chargin ...

Getting Java Plugin to work in Firefox 2 under Hardy Heron

I'm running the KDE4 version of Kubuntu Hardy Heron. Yesterday my wife ran across a site where she needed java support. In earlier version I just ha ...

Checking the Integrity of Archived Files and DVDs

I just finished archiving our mini DV tapes to DVDs and an external hard-drive. In the process I found that I couldn't pull a few minutes of data fro ...

My Firefox Extensions

Out of the umpteen extensions I have tried, I ultimately chose a few that I continue to use every day. What follows is a list of the extensions I in ...

Annoyance: Logitech Setpoint Asking for Administrator Privileges on User Login

I like using Logitech setpoint software to define the horizontal scroll and other extra buttons on my LX7 mouse. Unfortunately every time I would log ...

Migrating Yahoo Mail to Gmail

I'm not going to go into detail about how to migrate; there are many sites like this one that explain the process.  The two programs I used w ...