Category Technology

American Conquest

Blast from the past: originally published June 17th 2003. Next up is American Conquest from CDV. Not a big name in North America, but they’ve has a lot of European hits like Sudden Strike and Cossacks. American Conquest is a real time…

Resizing Images in GIMP

I’ve been looking after the back-end of Comic Book Daily, a website running on WordPress.  This is a comic book website so it’s very visual: one of the things people want is a lot of images.  For this we’re using…

Microsoft High Definition AV Pack

Blast from the past: originally published June 17th 2003. I’ve finally started playing some games on my X-Box. A guy at work was selling his X-Box with two controllers and some games for a song, so I couldn’t pass up the…

M-Systems DiskonKey

Blast from the past: originally published September 27th 2002. The concept is so simple it makes you wonder why it wasn’t thought of before. Take flash memory and put it into a compact size, small enough to fit on a keychain. The…

Case Sizes

Blast from the past: originally posted February 14th 2002. Way back in 1991 I bought my first PC; a shiny Magnavox 386SX 20MHz. After a few months I began upgrading pieces of it, leading me to realize I needed a new…

R.I.P. Technologies 2002

Blast from the past: originally published December 6th 2002. When you look back at the life of the computer, a few standouts have gone the distance. The floppy drive began as the only affordable way people could run programs and trade…

Sound Blaster AWE64D

Blast from the past: originally published August 7th 2001, updated July 12th 2002. It’s interesting what gets lost in the hectic pace of the computer industry. I have a lot of hardware floating around my office, and when I eventually get…

Unreal II

Blast from the past: originally published June 17th 2003. Unreal II is the follow up to the huge first person shooter hit of many years ago from Epic. You run a small ship and get sent on mission killing bad guys. Cut…

Street Fighter EX3

Blast from the past: originally published long ago. My only Playstation 2 game is Street Fighter EX3; Capcom was kind enough to send it in a timely manner to coincide with my PS2 purchase. I’m waiting on other titles, so…

Automating MailStore Home

I recently installed and reviewed MailStore Home, a great program for backing up your email.  I have three Gmail accounts that cover the different aspects of my life so I set all three up. While I enjoy all of MailStore…