I love my job: A Jellyfish Bad Day.

Next time you have a bad day at work think of this guy.
Bob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana, he performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.

Next time you have a bad day at work think of this guy.

Bob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana, he performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.

Below is an e-mail he sent to his sister.
She then sent it to radio station 103.5 on FM dial in Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest.

Needless to say, she won.
Read his letter after the break. Continue reading “I love my job: A Jellyfish Bad Day.”

Watch Hulu outside of America

Last night I jumped on the Hulu website for the first time not realising that it is accessible only from the US. Being from Australia this posed a bit of a problem. Fortunately for you guys after a bit of research on Kuan Hoong’s blog, I have found a solution in the form of a small piece of software called Hotspot Shield.

Last night I jumped on the Hulu website for the first time not realising that it is accessible only from the US. Being from Australia this posed a bit of a problem. Fortunately for you guys after a bit of research on Kuan Hoong’s blog, I have found a solution in the form of a small piece of software called Hotspot Shield.

The best thing about this software is that it’s completely free, ad and spyware free (although there are prompts during the install to setup toolbars, set your default search provider and change your homepage, which I always uncheck), it is also lightweight and compatible with Mac OSX and all versions of Windows from XP up. There is also a prompt about “Recommended Additional Protection” services at the end of the install, not needing any of it I unchecked all of the boxes and completeled the installation, installing the services are up to you however. Continue reading “Watch Hulu outside of America”

Thoughts of a new blogger

Ponderings after the first week of my blogging career.

I am onto day 6 of running my very first blog and I must admit that it is a lot harder than I thought it would be. After spending the morning reading about blogging for beginners and blogging tips etc I am suprised at the amount of blogs there are that are about blogging and there is certainly no shortage of people offering their two cents worth about how a blog should be run.

Continue reading “Thoughts of a new blogger”

Windows God Mode

God mode will allow you to access all of Window’s settings from one place. All of the settings are normally available from other areas within Windows but the beauty of God mode is that it compiles all of them together.

God at his computer

Here is a cool trick to enable “God Mode” in Windows 7. God mode will allow you to access all of Window’s settings from one place. All of the settings are normally available from other areas within Windows but the beauty of God mode is that it compiles all of them together.

To enable god mode:

  • Create a new folder.
  • Rename the folder to GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
  • The folder’s icon will change.
  • Double click the folder to access the god mode window.

Windows will display 46 different sections each with many configuration options.

Important Note: God mode will apparently work on both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, it will also work on the 32-bit version of Windows Vista and the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008. It has been known however, to cause the 64-bit version of Vista to crash! If this happens to you then you may need to start Windows in safe-mode to delete the folder.

Can’t find the right drivers? How to identify unknown devices in Windows

Unknown devices in Device Manager can be really annoying especially if you have lost the driver disc and can’t identify the device at all to download the drivers from the internet.

If you have ever had to reinstall Windows on a PC before then you probably would have encountered this issue.

Unknown devices in Device Manager can be really annoying especially if you have lost the driver disc and can’t identify the device at all to download the drivers from the internet.

Fortunately I have a trick to make identifying those pesky devices much easier without the use of fancy or expensive software. Whether is be audio drivers, video drivers, printer drivers, any kind of drivers!

Simply open ‘Control Panel’ and go to ‘Device Manager’. Right click on the device you want to identify and select ‘Properties’.

In the device properties window select the ‘Details’ tab. There will be a ‘Property’ drop-down box from which you need to select ‘Hardware Ids’.

In my example I have the value ‘PCIVEN_8086&DEV_109A‘. (See image).

This is the information you will need to identify your device. (The device in this example has already been identified and drivers installed as I didn’t have any Unknown Devices to use as in my screenshot.)

A simple Google search of ‘VEN_8086&DEV_109A’ reveals that my device is an Intel PRO Network card and also a few websites where I can download drivers. Please know that this method doesn’t always neccessarily pin-point your device 100% of the time and some trial and error may be required but it will at least point you in the right direction.

I hope this was helpful and if you have any questions please leave me a comment.

8 Ways To Get Through A Boring Day

Everyone has suffered it before, long slow days at work where nothing exciting is happening, there is nothing to keep you occupied and the clock seems like it’s stuck in suspended animation. Well  I have taken the liberty to compile a quick list of time wasters for crappy work days. Continue reading “8 Ways To Get Through A Boring Day”

How to unlink your YouTube and Google accounts

This little problem had been bugging me for a while. I got myself a new e-mail address with G-Mail and wanted to link it with my existing YouTube account but I could not find anywhere to unlink my old G-Mail account from YouTube in order to link it again with my new one! (I hope that made sense).

A quick search revealed many other people with the same issue and finally I stumbled across this on the YouTube website which solved all my problems: http://www.youtube.com/my_account_unlink.

For those of you who don’t know what I am on about. There are currently two types of YouTube accounts, those that were created before Google owned YouTube and those that were created after Google bought YouTube.

Google is planning on phasing out the old YouTube accounts by forcing people to link their existing YouTube accounts with a Google account, users will then have to login to YouTube using their Google account details. This Google account will then act as a master account for all of Google’s services including G-Mail and YouTube.

Thanks for reading.
– Ben