NEWS THAT GEEKS CARE ABOUT
Why sit around listening to a professor when you could be playing video games instead?
Most of the retro NES wallpapers that we’ve covered in the past show you a screen from the actual game, but this one clears out all the bad guys, leaving a nice clean Mario world.
Just how much of a geek are you? Are you geeky enough to make your own life-sized version of ExciteBike?
As a programmer by trade, this one has always driven me crazy—Internet Explorer would draw a 2-pixel border around web sites, screwing up your pixel calculations.
Google Chrome extensions have only had the ability to create buttons on the menu bar, and we’ve been waiting a long time for support that integrates with the context menu, or some other method that doesn’t waste space on the menu bar.
Over at SuperUser.com, the best question and answer site for geeks with computer questions, they are celebrating their one year anniversary with a contest that includes some serious prizes.
The Firefox icon used to look a whole lot different—here’s a great-looking icon to customize your desktop with. There’s also Sunbird and Thunderbird icons as well.
As a very happy Android user, I’ve never wanted an iPhone before this very moment. How awesome are these stickers?
This week we learned how to breathe new life into an old PC or laptop, make Evernote more approachable with custom Windows 7 integration, keep hard to remember card numbers available and secure with LastPass, make VLC Media Player look awesome with custom skins, create a wallpaper slideshow in Ubuntu, and more. After such a busy week it is time to relax with this week’s collection of geeky goodness.
A really great t-shirt, that’s what. Never again will our country be terrorized by pixelated aliens!
Google’s own Matt Cutts has the answer on how to easily switch back and forth between the Dev and Beta channel versions of Google Chrome if you’re using a Debian-based Linux like Ubuntu. Here you go:
Deep 7 is an impressive visual style hack for Windows 7 that completely customizes almost every aspect of the interface. It’s really worth a look.
Want to use Google Maps to drive down your route from one place to another? This page does just that, taking you through Google Streetview. It’s quite interesting.
Want to impress your friends with big words that they’ve never heard of before? Save the Words is a website that aims to help people remember some of these uncommon words that have gone out of style.