Month: February 2009

435MT: New 1.0.8 BIOS update available

Attention Dell Studio XPS 435MT owners: Dell released a recommended BIOS update on February 24, 2009 – v.1.0.8. It appears the new BIOS has been updated to “support XP downgrade” and also includes the following fixes/enhancements:
1.New Dell BIOS Splash Screen.
2.Change the error messages when no bootable devices in the system.
Installation instructions: Head on over to …

What’s new: Redskins drop crazy amounts of cash on defense

Groening on the future of Futurama and The Simpsons

In an effort to plug his new Futurama movie – Into the Wild Green Yonder – The Simpsons/Futurama creator, Matt Groening, sat down for an interview with CNN.
Among other things, Groening confirmed that Fox has signed on for at least two more seasons of The Simpsons. When pressed about the future of Futurama, …

Clean Coal harnesses the awesome power of the word ‘Clean’

[via HuffPost]

Rejected Inauguration ticket holders begin to receive official apology packets

Update: My packet ended up arriving on March 6, 2009.

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According to two local Washington, DC media outlets (WTOP / WJLA), the JCCIC has begun to mail out …

DVR reminder: Tiger returns tomorrow, tees off at 2:02pm (ET)

Attention sports fans (especially those of you that have been hiding under a rock for the last week) – Tiger Woods will begin his return to PGA golf tomorrow, teeing off at 2:02pm (ET) in the 2009 Accenture Match Play Championships.  Coverage begins at 2pm (ET) on the Golf Channel.

Add a little more Star Wars to your diet…

Pardon me droid, can you please pass a piece of that delectable Darth Vader toast over this way? Oh, and how about sending the R2-D2 soy sauce while you’re at it?
Until Lucas gets his act together and opens a real Mos Eisley Cantina, these novel Star Wars kitchen gadgets are all we’ve got.

Travel tip: Do some homework before you pick your (plane) seat

Planning the perfect vacation? Found the best places to stay? Stumbled across an almost too-good-to-be-true plane ticket? Then don’t let a bad seat selection ruin your to and from!
Thanks to TripAdvisor’s incredibly helpful (other) service – SeatGuru – you’ll never pick a bad plane seat again (based on availability, of course)!
This “I should have thought …

Investment tip: It’s time to get yourself a domain

With the economy in the dumps, unemployment growing, and the housing market in shambles, why not invest in a sure thing – yourself! If you haven’t already, it’s high time you pony up and buy yourself an Internet domain name (aka URL).
For roughly $10/yr*, you can (and should) stake a claim to your own “piece” …

Get the most out of Dell tech support with Chat

If you own a Dell computer (with a valid warranty) and have ever used Dell’s technical support over the phone, you don’t need me to tell you that the experiences (i.e. the actual support) range from quick and helpful to completely lost in translation (as in, an enormously frustrating waste of time).
Fortunately, Dell introduced online …