Week in Geek – The Free Swag Geek Contest Edition

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By Lowell Heddings on May 9th, 2009

We’ve got too much swag sitting around, and decided to let you test your geek skills in an attempt to prove just how much of a geek you really are… and also get some free stuff.

got geek? mug got geek? shirt

How Do You Win?

This long string of numbers and letters contains a clue that will lead you to the answer. The first person to leave a comment with the correct answer wins a coffee mug and a t-shirt that we will ship to you free of charge. Just make sure to put in your valid email address so we can contact you.

Here’s a little starter clue to help you decode it: “I put a spell on you…”

Update: Looks like reader Preston won the contest with the first answer after only 12 minutes, congrats! Your swag is on its way!

The Geek Contest

This is just a little preview, we’re thinking of making the geek contest a regular thing – and perhaps giving away some interesting prizes worth a little more money. Make sure to stay tuned to our daily articles for more information.

Interesting Random Stuff We Found This Week

Here’s a few things that we found this week while wasting our time browsing the web:

Lifehacker Articles You Should Really Read

For those of you that aren’t aware, I’m one of the writers over at Lifehacker. Here’s a couple of articles that you should really check out written by myself and the other editors.

Latest Reviews at How-To Geek

Even more reviews posted this week, Mysticgeek has been hard at work!

Glary Utilities

The Good: Free, lightweight easy to use interface with One-Click Maintenance. Several maintenance tools all in one suite. Fast scanning with automatic restore points

Read the Full Review…

Advanced Audio Recorder

The Good: Easy to use, records high quality audio from any audio source sent into the PC. Offers full audio editing utility.

Read the Full Review…

Wondershare Video Converter Platinum

The Good: Fast conversion between most standard video formats, side by side video editing, support for HD


Read the Full Review…


The Daily Articles

Just in case you missed them, here’s the list of daily articles from the week.

Editor’s Weekly Note

Some people have noticed that we’ve had a lack of great registry hacks lately, and nobody can even remember the last Linux article we posted. In the near future, we’re going to have a lot more how-to goodness coming your way. More writers, more content, and more awesome geekery. Stay tuned.

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 05/9/09
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