Week in Geek: The Progress of Geekery Edition

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By Lowell Heddings on October 31st, 2009

Rather than give you some great tip in the weekly roundup today, we’re going to point out all the new stuff around here that you might have missed since you never leave your feed reader. Also, we’ve got more great geek links for you.

iPhone / Android / iPod Touch Optimized

If you want to browse through the latest articles on the How-To Geek site on your iPhone or other mobile device, you can now easily do so thanks to our optimized interface…


It even nicely resizes the pictures down, keeping the articles readable.


For those who might care, we’re using the WPtouch plugin for WordPress to accomplish it.

User Reviews for Our Reviews Section

You’ve probably already noticed that we’re including our product reviews into the main RSS / email newsletter now. What you might not realize is that you can leave your own review underneath ours.

Just head over to any of the reviews, like this one on Norton AntiVirus 2010, add in your thoughts about the product, and give it a star rating—feel free to be totally honest, even if you hate the product.


Printing Articles is Better Than Before

We’ve heard from our readers many times over the years, and printing the articles should work a lot better now… just hit the Print button in your browser, and you’ll be able to print the page without the sidebars, headers, comments, or the rest of the stuff you don’t want on your printed page. If you don’t know where the print button in your browser is, there’s also a new icon below each article.


Tip: If the article seems to run too far off the page, you can use the “Change Print Size” to a smaller number, like 95%.


If you want to keep an offline copy of our articles, you should really consider printing them to PDF instead of paper.

New Article Schedule

You might have noticed today that the articles are heading out the door in a slightly different schedule—for the last, well, long time now, we’ve scheduled all of the articles for the day early in the morning in one big set. Starting yesterday, we’re going to be publishing articles at regular intervals throughout the day.

The daily email subscribers will still get all of the articles, so don’t worry. It’ll just be scheduled a little differently.

Sample the Latest Random Geekery from TinyHacker

For all the rest of you that didn’t sign up for TinyHacker the last time we mentioned it, we’ll continue to show off some of the highlights over here in the weekly roundup. Just keep in mind that there’s a lot more great stuff over there on TinyHacker.

image Put Your Virtual Desktops In the Windows 7 Taskbar
image Crazy Awesome, Giant Resolution Wallpaper Images
image The Real-Life Paper Mario (Geek Fun)
image Use the Ecofont to Save Money on Printing
image Hide Your Files Inside Windows Calculator
image Open Your C:\ Drive With One Keystroke in the Run Box
image Want Some ASCII Art? This Guy Has the Whole Nerd Collection
image Find Awesome Icons that are Just the Right Size
image RichCopy is a Powerful, Free Copy Application for Windows

Super User

Yet more Super Questions with Super Answers from our favorite Super Geeky site. Super.

The Geek on Lifehacker

Over at Lifehacker, I’ve continued my daily writing with varying levels of usefulness, but loads of eye candy. Here’s some of the highlights:

The Master List of New Windows 7 Shortcuts

The Geek Note













That’s right. More new stuff coming soon.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/31/09
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