If you’ve been a subscriber for more than a couple of days, you know that we love some good Friday Fun around here. You’ve probably also noticed that we sometimes post the games here on HTG, but we’ve never officially “launched” the section—until now.
So, this is the official notice that we’ve already launched the How-To Geek Arcade, available behind the Games link on the main menu. We’ll be adding more and more games to this section, and potentially give you a more in-depth look at certain games during our Friday Fun series.
So keep checking back, we’ve got a ton of games and we’re adding more all the time!
TinyHacker’s Latest Random Stuff
Want some random geek links? We’ve got loads of them for your enjoyment, all from the newly launched TinyHacker site—which we’ll tell you more about in a few days. For now, enjoy some random geekery, and maybe subscribe while you are at it.
- Search Google Images in Text Mode
- GoodPassword Generates Secure Passwords Online
- A tiny Color Picker app that does more
- Like the Olympics? You’ll love Universal Sports coverage
- BetterPrivacy for better privacy
- Say “GoodBye!” to Forgotten Attachments in Outlook 2007
- BitDefender Internet Security 2010 – Good Security for Geeks
- Use TACO in Firefox to stop advertising networks in their tracks
- Math Input Panel – Cool Windows 7 Tool for Math Geeks
- TitanTV is a better TV guide
- ASCII Generator Creates Old-School Text Signatures
- Upload Files to VirusTotal Easily
It doesn’t get much better than an ASCII version of Bender.
Ask The Super Users
This week over at our favorite Question/Answer site, even more interesting questions were discussed. It’s definitely a great place to get your questions asked.
- No antivirus for linux?
- Why does hardware get slower with time?
- What are the first things you should do on a new Windows PC?
- What is a subnet mask, and the difference between a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and 255.0.0.0?
- How often do you reinstall your main OS and why?
- What Gui would be suitable for my home Ubuntu Server?
- How to move windows that open up offscreen?
- Can a virus melt the CPU?
- Why is usable RAM less than total RAM?
- Laptop Overheating. Is there a way to cool it?
Last Year in Geek
One year ago, we were writing tips about saving ink, watching videos, and Firefox tips.
- Green Computing: Save Ink & Paper with GreenPrint World Edition
- Quick Tip: Turn Off Desktop Email Notifications in Outlook
- Share Small Business Files the Easy Way (Instead of Using FTP)
- Add a Background Picture to an Email On the Fly in Outlook 2007
- How To Monitor Sites Without an RSS Feed Using Firefox
- Secure Computing: Free Virus Protection with Comodo AntiVirus Beta 2.0
- How To Repair Your Crashed or Hanging Vista Sidebar
- Weekend Fun: Watch Online Videos With Babelgum
Things haven’t changed too much. Or have they?
This Week’s Highlights
Rather than include a big huge, redundant list of all the articles we posted this week, we’ll just link the best ones in case you missed them.
- What is conhost.exe and Why Is It Running?
- VistaSwitcher is a Ridiculously Awesome Alt-Tab Replacement
- Watch NFL Sunday Night Football On Your PC
- Securely Store Your Passwords with KeePass
- How to use Amarok to manage your iPod
The Geek Note
Yesterday’s daily email went out with the wrong subject line due to a technical error. We assure you that we’ve punished the offending PC by installing iTunes on it.
You also might notice that the HTG home page has changed a bit—we’ve started using really gigantic preview thumbnails for our best feature articles. What can we say, we like screenshots around here!
Programmer by day, geek by night, The Geek, also known as Lowell Heddings, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 10/17/09