Category Technology

iStar USA BPU-230 SATA

Storage and ATA RAID are a few focuses here at eBabble, and a drive cage is particularly handy when you want quick access to installed hard drives. In a rack mount environment drive cages become a must, as fiddling with…

WD Passport Portable Drive

I wasn’t in the market for a portable hard drive as I had a very nice 80 GB Samsung laptop hard drive in a Daytek aluminum case inside a leather carrier. Very nice and repurposed several times. Unfortunately I was…

Medieval II Total War

The next chapter in the Total War series has been out over a week now and I’ m bleary eyed as I type from spending way too much time trying to conquer Europe while holding the holy lands in Sega’s…

MSI K8N Neo-FSR

Like all my motherboard reviews, this isn’t a review per se but my collected experiences with a particular piece of hardware. My uncle had a socket 754 motherboard that had received a power surge and fried.  Everything else was still good (…

File conversion with Media Convert

Here’s an amazing web site for those who just want to open a file.  Media Convert lets you upload your file and select the format you’d like it in.  It’s that easy. Media Convert

Spambox.us temp email addresses

This one is very nice for any site, survey or app you don’t fully trust or want to form a lasting relationship with. Put in your email address and the time you want the temp address for and Spambox gives…

Sort your XP Program list alphabetically

This one comes from my friend J: I figured out how to sort the start menu alphabetically all the time. In regedit go to: [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer MenuOrder] Right click Menu Order and select Permissions Select Advanced Uncheck “Inherit from parent the…

Free 5GB online from X Drive

AOL has continued their “freeing” up with 5GB of space free from X Drive. I remember using X Drive years ago until they started charging. It’s a slick little service, with the desktop app mapping a network drive for you…

Commonly used Excel formulas

Some of you may be Excel gurus, slicing and dicing your way across cells, but most of us just try and get by.  Microsoft has a nice page of 56 commonly used formulas, starting from the basics and moving up…

Vista Release Candidate 1

Microsoft has made Vista RC1 available for download.  For the curious amongst us, or those who downloaded the beta, for free it’s worth a look. Microsoft Vista RC1