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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

Earlier this week we asked you to share what was in your geek bag. We’ve analyzed the detailed responses that flooded in and now we’re back to share them with you.

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Peter Mars, a French gaming enthusiast, has created an entire blog devoted to his IKEA table to Mame cabinet conversion with detailed photos of every step. The blog is in French but the photos are detailed enough that except ...

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Think you’re a die hard Star Trek fan? Can you identify all 235 Star Trek characters in this geeky 8-bit rendering? If you can, you’ve got a shot at winning a limited edition print of it.

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Looking to save some cash while stocking up on computers, peripherals, apps, and other goodies? Hit up our deal list for discounts on all manner of geeky gear.

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Stay on top of your favorite TV shows by logging them in Episode Calendar, a free episode tracking service that reminds you when your favorite show is on.

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It’s time to bust open the tip box and share some of this weeks reader tips. Today we’re looking at an easy way to print selectively and squeeze out extra prints, how to backup and lighten your wallet, and the oft over looked scroll wheel zooming.

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It’s late, the lights are already out, and you realize you didn’t plug in your phone to charge. Avoid in-the-dark fumbling by using felt to give your charging cord a tactile right-side-up marker.

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The Linux Foundation is gearing up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Linux operating system. Check out this video and timeline to see some of the major milestones in Linux history.

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Every day you battle the mean streets—fluffy pastures?—and equip yourself accordingly. This week we’re asking you to dump out your bags, laptop cases, and even pockets, to show us what geeky tools you pack with you every day.

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Why settle for Christmas lights in the corner when you can have a real star map as your ambient lighting. Build a fiber optic star map to light your geek cave in style.

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If you’ve ever wondered head crash, a stuck spindle, or bad bearing sound like you don’t have to wonder any longer. This collection of hard drive audio recordings catalogs all the ways a HDD can bite the dust.

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If you find yourself killing a little too much time on web sites like Facebook, Reddit, and other time sinks, Chrome Nanny can help you keep focused by partially limiting or outright blocking distracting web sites.

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If you’re shocked by the costs your printer incurs—and who isn’t?—then this guide is for you. Learn how to slash printing costs by making some simple and free tweaks to your printing routine and print settings.

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Low light photography can be frustrating; ditch the blurry, grain, and out of focus shots and start snapping great pics with the tips in this photography infographic.

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Unlock with WiFi is a lightweight Android application that does one thing; it turns off the lock screen when your home WiFi network is detected.

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If you’re unfamiliar with unboxing videos just hit up YouTube to be bored to death–I will grant one exception to this rule; this guy is the most entertaining unboxer to ever walk the earth. If you’re already...

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we take a look at why you should never vacuum your dusty PC, how covert books to read on the Kindle, and how to control multiple computers with one keyboard and mouse.

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If you frequently use rechargeable batteries in the field or while traveling and want an easy way to keep the freshly charged separated from the recently discharged, this clever and cheap hack is just the ticket.

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If you’re looking to kill a few minutes (hours?) looking into the pockets of other people, you won’t find a more detailed and better photographed archive than at Everyday Carry–a blog dedicated to cataloging...

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If you’ve been waiting to upgrade for a current iOS version jailbreak, now is the time to do it. It works on every iOS device except, alas, the freshly minted iPad 2.

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Many companies abstain from participating in April Fools’ day jokes online while others try to outdo themselves. Check out this infographic to see the history of internet pranks.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your experiences with Windows registry cleaning applications. You responded with hundreds of replies and now we’re back with a roundup of the key ideas and reader experiences.

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Speakers with cones and drivers? That’s not mad scientist enough for you. The only kind of tunes you want to listen to are those generated by high voltage electrical arcs. This weekend build a set of plasma speakers and...

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Even if you were never a Dungeons & Dragons fan–but especially if you were–you’ll appreciate these clever alignment charts mapping popular TV show characters over the spectrum from Lawful Good to Chaotic Evil.

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It’s time to delve into the tips box and share this week’s top reader tips. Today we’re looking at tips and tricks to help you recover your lost flash drive, turn C batteries into D batteries in a pinch, and silencing your HDD with elastic bands.

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