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BWA: Bots with Attitude

BWA: Bots with Attitude

Q: What happens when you cross an old school Eliza-style chat bot with the modern marvel of instant messaging? A: You get SmarterChild. Contrary to what you might be thinking, SmarterChild is not a way to make your kids to do better in school. SmarterChild is intelligent agent software that...

TiVo To Go Hacks

TiVo To Go Hacks

Well, it seems like the TiVo Hacking crowd has been busy, TiVo to Go hacks are plentiful according to PVRBlog. There’s some debate as to whether these modifications are legal. Apparently, the 7.1 update includes, among other things, a web server. This opens up all sorts of opportunities for customization...

PVR Up and Running

PVR Up and Running

Rather than get my own personal Tivo, I opted to leverage my mad computer skillz and build my own. I came across an nVidia FX 5700 Media Control Center at the store and, well, lost control. Hey, for $199, it’s about the cost of an entry level TiVo and, best...

Interplanetary Weather

Interplanetary Weather

The Huygens probe on Titan observed rain on another world. Instead of water, it rained liquid methane. Expect comedians to make childish jokes about methane, but I am looking forward to hearing “It’s Raining Methane.”

Read that NDA Very Carefully

Read that NDA Very Carefully

Before any tech company will show you something cool, they will very likely make you sign a non-disclosure agreement.  NDA for short. Read the terms very carefully.  You might get sued. [found via Scobleizer.com]

Customize Your .Text Blog

Customize Your .Text Blog

If you use the .Text engine to power your blog, then you’ll definitely want to read up on how to customize it even further. [found via .NET Adventures]

Caller ID Add-in for Media Center

Caller ID Add-in for Media Center

How many times is it that you’re watching TV and the phone rings?  Is it family? a friend? Or a pesky telemarketer? Sure, you can get a glowing orb that displays Caller ID information, but true geeks will want to interface with a media center PC.  Thanks to Ethanz, there’s...

Rory has Returned from his Blogging Holiday

Rory has Returned from his Blogging Holiday

Rory made a posting yesterday, effectively ending his blogging hiatus. Rory, I know I speak for RSS aggregators around the world when I say we have all missed you and your randomly insane, yet wisdom-packed, banter.

Support for New Tag is Growing

Support for New Tag is Growing

eWeek is reporting that the big players are already supporting Google’s new tag. There’s not been much movement from the .Text crowd yet. So it looks like I will have to make the modifications myself. With comment spam reaching the gates of Microsoft, you would expect a more enthusiastic reaction....