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Audiophile praised amplifier for $30 - Sonic Impact's Class T Amp

Sonic Impact has released a $30 audio amplifier (the Class T Amp) that is comparable to audiophile components that cost ten times more!

I am ordering one of these little wonders straight away and will report my experience.

Pending doom for Microsoft

As I mentioned in a previous article, I consider the key to Microsoft's monopoly its proprietary formats. Without complete control over the most commonly used document formats like .doc, .xls, and .ppt, the average desktop user would no longer be locked into Windows. Users could choose an operating system that's stable, fast and powerful (such as Linux), or even one that has lots of pretty icons, shiny silvery icons (Apple OS).

Secrets to trouble-free computing on Windows XP (Part I)

Running Windows doesn't have to be a nightmarish experience, but it usually is. I loathe Microsoft and most of its products, but at the same time, I have to live in this world that is currently dominated by Microsoft technology. One of my hobbies is making this unfortunate plague called Windows as painless as possible for those in my circle that have the affliction. Those that follow my few simple, common sense tips are not bothered with freezes, unwanted popups, adware, spyware, viruses, etc... It's really not that difficult to make a Windows computer behave as reasonaby as can be expected for such a horrid product.

Acetone In Fuel Said to Increase Mileage

Acetone (CH3COCH3) is a product that can be purchased inexpensively in most locations around the world, such as in the common hardware, auto parts, or drug store. Added to the fuel tank in tiny amounts, acetone aids in the vaporization of the gasoline or diesel, increasing fuel efficiency, engine longevity, and performance -- as well as reducing hydrocarbon emissions.

Drupal and mod_rewrite

Drupal's use of .htaccess and mod_rewrite to create "search-engine friendly" urls prompted me to play around a bit with a few simple rewrite rules myself.

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