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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.

If it feels like your computers are overtaking your office it might be time to find them a home of their own. Check out how one industrious geek turned a spare closet into a ventilated home data center.

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You’ve got an ebook reader (or a laptop or netbook with ebook reading software) now you just need some free books to put it to good use. Read on as we show you the best places to score free books online.

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If you’ve got a handful of RSS feeds you like to keep a close eye on throughout the day, Fresh Feed is a lightweight menubar RSS reader that parks itself right in the Mac menu bar.

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What your cellular providers claims is their coverage area and what their actual coverage area is can be two different things. OpenSignalMap offers a glimpse into the real world coverage of multiple cell providers.

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Wall Warts, You likely use them everyday without giving them much of a second thought. What exactly goes on inside those chunky black wall chargers that turns AC current into a nice DC trickle for your favorite electronics? Read on to learn more.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. This week we take a look at data latency while playing computer games, how to use your laptop screen as a secondary monitor, and how to easily list and ID the components in your Windows machine.

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Kindlebility is a clever bookmarklet that makes it dead simple to snip, format, and shuttle articles you find on the web to your Kindle. The service is free, fast, and shockingly good at formatting articles for the Kindle.

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The standard spud gun design is that of a simple muzzle loader. This design include a bolt-action assembly that allows for rapid reloading and potato projectile deployment.

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The above infographic, courtesy of SonicElectronix, outlines what dB levels lead to hearing loss, what some of the loudest sounds on earth are, and the signs of hearing loss. Want to read more about dB levels and see examples...

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If you’re less than delighted with the default screensaver pack on the Kindle relief is just a simple hack and a reboot away. Read on to learn how to apply a painless jailbreak to your Kindle and create custom screensavers.

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Coffee is a big part of geek culture; check out this infographic to see how coffee compares to tea and what the health benefits and risks of drinking one over the other are.

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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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