If you’re looking for a new source for links to awesome random geek stuff, you’ve come to the right place. Or rather, you’ve found the right page that will lead you to the right place. Or… never mind. You should just click through and check it out for yourself.
During our time browsing the web, we find just buckets of interesting geek stuff, and not everything is totally applicable for an article here at How-To Geek… but we still want to share them with our friends. TinyHacker is how we’ll share those links.
Wait, Aren’t There 10,000 Link Sites Already?
Yep, that’s exactly right. There are zillions of sites out there, but TinyHacker is different:
- TinyHacker gets right down to business: a simple preview screenshot, a tiny blurb, and a link. Nothing more.
- TinyHacker is devoted to finding great, random geek links (and tips), without the BS everybody else has.
- TinyHacker is run by the team at How-To Geek.
So… Head over to TinyHacker and make sure to subscribe.
Since TinyHacker is an official part of the How-To Geek network, we’ll continue to show you the highlights during our Week in Geek roundups. Here’s just some of the fun things we found this week, and a good idea of the type of topics we’ll be covering:
And even more…
- Test the Speed of Your USB Drive
- Autoruns for Microsoft Provides the Best Startup Control. Period.
- Club Bing ! Play Inane Games, Win Nice Prizes
- Microsoft Web Platform Installs Open Source Software? Really?
- Generate Automatic FavIcons for Sites that Don’t Have One
- 70+ Outlook Icons
- TweetMyPC – Remote Control Your PC Using Tweets
- Tune to Channelsurfing.net for all your hard to find sporting events
- AVG Internet Security 8.5 – How Good is the Paid Version?
- Tiny Imagicon turns multiple image files into another format
- TrackMeNot for Firefox keeps search engines from ‘data profiling’ you
- FastStone Capture v 5.3, last freeware version
- Use EventID to help identify Windows events and errors
- LocateTV – easily find when your favorite actors and movies are on
Loads of good stuff over there at TinyHacker.
Super User Continues to Rock
Seems like every time I head over to Super User, I find a really interesting thread on some random geeky topic.
- Best free tool to find largest files and folders on a drive
- Where do deleted Gmail messages go?
- How do anti-viruses work?
- What is the origin of the UNIX $ (dollar) prompt?
- New Computer Build Questions
- 32-bit vs 64-bit systems
- I’ve got virtualbox, now what?
- MacBook vs MacBook Pro (October 2009)
- Portable Wikipedia without having to buy a smart phone
- Recommended boot partition size for Windows 7
Even better, a good majority of them have answers.
Last Year in Geek
One year ago, we were covering some awesome stuff—like this awesome game:
- Stupid Geek Tricks: Hide Data in a Secret Text File Compartment
- Analyze and Manage Hard Drive Space with WinDirStat
- Quick Tip: Easily Compact Outlook Data Files
- Quick Tip: Hide Outlook 2007 When Minimized
This Week in How-To Geek
The last 7 days have been pretty crazy, what with the giant Windows 7 launch.
- The 20 Best Windows Tweaks that Still Work in Windows 7
- How to Create a Virtual Hard Drive in Windows 7
- Run Apps in Sandboxie to Keep Your System Clean and Secure
- How to Lock Down Your Facebook Account
- Stupid Geek Tricks: Duplicate a Tab with a Shortcut Key in Chrome or Firefox
The Geek Note
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And again, sorry. I don’t know why people insist on being idiots.
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 10/24/09