Month: October 2009

WD TV: Using the menu-based MKV chapter navigation

One of my biggest complaints with the WD TV since its inception has been the lack of support for MKV chapters. If you are unfamiliar with MKV, it is “an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file.”WP …


WD TV: Pre-release 1.03.01 firmware now available

That’s right, folks. 1.03.01 has hit the web, er WD’s official pre-release site. The new beta firmware includes the following fixes/additions/updates:
Prerelease 1.03.01 (includes all previously released updates)
Resolved Issues:
* Resolved the language displayed as OFF when English was selected
* Resolved the “Contains” button displayed as “ContainsWWW” in …


The Obamas: Now available as Russian nesting dolls!?

What do you get when you cross the First Family, Sears, and traditional Russian dolls? No, its not a new international Sears trade agreement, but it’s close. It’s a 5 piece, 6″-tall Obama Family Nesting Doll set, that’s what! (Huh?!). For $48.00, you could be the proud owner of these Obama Matryoshka dolls, complete with …


Fieri finds the ultimate dessert: Maple Bacon Donuts

Say hello to one of the most delicious (or disgusting, depending on your mood) goodies I’ve seen yet on Food Network’s hit series – Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: the Maple Bacon Donut. That’s right. Maple. Bacon. Donut. Mmmmmm. (For the record, they looked even better on TV).
Where does this incredible dessert come from and how …


ID and block hotlinks in WordPress with PictPocket

If you have a blog/site with lots of images on it, chances are someone is hotlinking to them. What is hotlinking, you ask? Good question.
According to the all-knowing Wikipedia:
Inline linking (also known as hotlinking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, offsite image grabs and bandwidth theft) is the use of a linked object, often an image, from …

Where the Wild Things Are brings imagination to life

Unless you live on a cloud (no, not that cloud), you are fully aware that Maurice Sendak’s revered and beloved children’s story – Where the Wild Things Are – has been (tastefully) adopted for the big screen by Spike Jonze (director of such films as Being John Malkovich and Adaptation).

8-Bit Oven Mitt: Now You’re Cooking With Power!

ThinkGeek never ceases to amaze me with its never-ending selection of novelty geekeries. Take this 8-bit oven mitt, for example…how rad is that?! Not since the original NES has 8-bit looked so good. For the somewhat absurd price of $24.99, you can get yourself an oven mitt just like Mario used to wear.


New ‘WD TV Live’ HD Media Player model announced

One of my favorite gadgets of all time, the WD TV, has just moved down a spot to second in rank behind the newly announced WD TV Live HD media player. In a nutshell, the WD TV Live brings highly anticipated Internet and network connectivity to Western Digital’s expanding HD media player family. For more …

2009 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show highlights

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Enjoy this rapid-fire highlight reel from the 2009 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show.


Add a unique signature for each email account in Gmail

Update: FYI – The add-on discussed below seems a bit finicky…works sometimes and not others.
One of my favorite features in Gmail is the ability to consolidate multiple email accounts into a single, much more manageable “parent” account. For more on how to setup multiple accounts within your default Gmail account, give this official Gmail …