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1/2 – Dana Andrews Kicked Off Rockstar Supernova and Michele Balan Kicked Off Last Comic Standing

Posted by techie on August 3, 2006

As a follow up to my previous predictions Lost Comic Standing and Rockstar Supernova Tonight – Michele Balan and Zayra Are Going Home. So I was completely off on picking Dana Andrews to be kicked off Rockstar Supernova. However, Michele Balan was really a no brainer to be kicked off Last Comic Standing. I guess picking 1/2 isn’t too bad.

I think I’m done predicting Rockstar Supernova. Last Comic Standing is going to be difficult now. Ty Barnett finally did better than Chris Porter which was a big surprise for me. So, sadly I think Chris Porter is going home next week. I feel bad for him since he really has some good material. However, he just didn’t do good last night. I guess we’ll see next week.


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A Key Stroke Logger – Good or Evil?

Posted by techie on August 3, 2006

Doing computer security one of the worst things you can hear is that a computer has a keystroke logger on it. The only thing I could see being worse than a keystroke logger is some virus, worm or trojan horse that actually shuts your entire computer down. Otherwise, a keystroke logger is scary. Working in the healthcare industry I’m espescially concerned about a keystroke logger since that is a major HIPAA violation. Think about the passwords that could be caught by a keystroke logger. That password could open up your entire network to unauthorized access and you would have no way of knowing what was authorized and unauthorized access to your network.

Despite people’s inherent fear of keystroke loggers, they aren’t always bad. SpectorSoft has created a keystroke logger for home or businesses. This is a perfect way to keep track of what’s happening at home at work. Normally, a keystroke logger wouldn’t have any value for a home or business. However, SpectorSoft has done something that I haven’t personally seen in any other keystroke logger. They correlate the keystrokes by application, date and time. Finally the keystroke logging data is useful with little work involved.

Read a description of Spector Pro’s key logger:

Spector Pro includes what many consider to be the BEST key logger on the market, saving keystrokes by application, by date and time.

With Spector Pro, you will know what was typed, where and when it was typed, and you will also know WHO typed it because Spector Pro keeps a record of who is logged into the computer.

The Spector Pro Keystroke Recording tool will document every key typed on the PC keyboard. Spector Pro not only captures standard alphanumeric keystrokes, but also records “hidden” characters and keystroke combinations, such as the Shift and Ctrl key, as well as “true” keystrokes which may other-wise appear differently on screen (such as an * when a password is typed).

Keystroke recordings are organized chronologically by Application and by Window allowing you to easily differentiate between what is typed in a word processing document, email, spreadsheet, or Internet browser (even passwords).

I’m still concerned with keystroke loggers, but at least now I can see why a keystroke logger could be quite useful.

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Old School Video of Benji Schwimmer Dancing – A Benji TV Network or DVD?

Posted by techie on August 3, 2006

Benji Schwimmer from So You Think You Can Dance is whooing women left and right with his little boy charm, his true gentleman character, his booty shaking and oh yeah, his dancing. If you don’t believe me then just read some comments from one of my previous posts about Benji Schwimmer. Many of my other So You Think You Can Dance posts have good juicy comments declaring their love to Benji also.

Today, I was thinking that if Benji were a TV network then it could simply be called Benji. If he then followed ESPN’s model, he could start a second network called Benji Classic. This network would of course play Benji’s “Classic” dances over and over again. One example of a video they could play is this fantastic video of Benji dancing with Tatiana Mollman:

Ladies!! Ladies!! Settle down. There’s plenty of Benji to go around. Do you like the idea?

Ok, maybe Benji as a TV network could be a bit of an exaggeration. However, I could see a lot of people buying Benji Schwimmer the DVD. How many of my readers would buy that?

To Benji: I’ll offer you my services creating a website to sell the DVD as long as you give me the opportunity to dance with your cousin Heidi.

A picture of Benji and Heidi much younger:
Benji and Heidi from So You Think You Can Dance
How precious!!

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Posted by techie on August 3, 2006

I started testing out a new concept where I get paid to post about different subjects. I’m sure many of you are interested in how I Get Paid For Blogging. It’s really easy. Just check out the website. Getting paid on it actually reminds me of what it must be like to be a waitress. My waitress friends always loved that they got a chunk of change each day in tips. Almost every day a chunk of money is transferred to my PayPal account. It’s sweet. I still find it an amazing concept that people would pay money for me to blog about them.

I don’t know about you, but I’m cheap and don’t like to give money to almost anything. Honestly the only thing I am willing to dish out dough is for high speed internet. Call me an addict, but even my wife has realized that high speed internet is something that she can’t give up either.

I guess there are a few other things that I don’t mind spending money on. First, is for someone to make me FOOD!! Who doesn’t like to eat? I also don’t mind paying money for someone to watch my son so I can go out with my wife. In fact, I can pretty much spend money on anything that will make my wife happy.

Where do you put your money?

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Lost Comic Standing and Rockstar Supernova Tonight – Michele Balan and Zyeda Are Going Home

Posted by techie on August 2, 2006

Tonight there are 2 interesting reality shows going on:Rockstar Supernova and Last Comic Standing. I think there’s no question which one will be watched and which one will be watched during commercials. Last Comic Standing is 100 times better than Rockstar Supernova. Although, don’t get me wrong. I am glad that Rockstar Supernova is on tonight because it will be a great show to flip to during the commercials. I hate when I don’t have a second show that I can flip to.

The flip principle doesn’t apply to shows like Law and Order because you have to stay focused on the show. However, in reality shows you can flip all you want. Now if my remote would just finally get the channel recall button I would be even happier. I was just wondering what happened to picture in picture. That use to be all the hype in TV’s, but I haven’t heard about it for years.

Here’s my predictions that you can take to the bank:
On Last Comic Standing Michele Balan is definitely going HOME!! She should have gone home before. Reading the entertaining Last Comic Standing blog I realized that maybe she had some risky content that got cut from the show, but people in the audience liked. Either way, it’s time for her to hit the road.

Rockstar Supernova should be interesting, but I’m going with the comments on my previous Rockstar Supernova post that Zayra is going home.

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Addicted to Car and Driver Magazine

Posted by techie on August 1, 2006

I work with a doctor that is just completely fascinated with cars. I swear the man is addicted to Car and Driver Magazine. Sure, I can see why someone can love all the new technologies that are being used in cars. However, he reads and looks at different cars all day long. I think he prefers cars to women. I guess that’s cool to have a passion.

Maybe I’m just jealous that I don’t drive as nice a car as him. I guess I’ll have to start reading Car and Driver Magazine too.

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So You Think You Can Dance Finale Plans

Posted by techie on August 1, 2006

I’d been wondering for a while how they were going to handle the ending of So You Think You Can Dance. Luckily I found a description of what’s going to happen:

It’s “Wednesday Night Fever” as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE gets closer to naming America’s favorite dancer. Only four contestants will make it to the final showdown in the two-part season finale airing on two consecutive Wednesdays, Wednesday, Aug. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, Aug. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

In part one of the season finale on Aug. 9, the Final 4 will perform in hopes of winning America’s votes. After the show, viewers will have two hours to cast their votes for their favorite dancers.

On the night everyone has been waiting for, part two of the season finale on Aug. 16, the voting results will be revealed and America’s favorite dancer will be crowned. The winner will dance away with a $100,000 cash prize, along with a new car and a one-year contract with Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show, “A New Day.”

But who cares about that? We have one more show this Wednesday to worry about. Until then…

-Keep watching Allison Holliker’s videos(I still can’t find her final solo. Good old copyright)

-Check out Heidi Groskreutz and Benji Schwimmer’s dances last So You Think You Can Dance


-Watch the Face Plant and the Wonderful Cat Deeley from one of the tryouts for So You Think You Can Dance:

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Visit to Grandpa’s House – My One Wish, A Recliner

Posted by techie on July 30, 2006

I just got back from a nice little vacation to my son’s grandfather’s house. I don’t know what it is with my son’s grandfathers, but they both have these big fat recliners that they practically live in. I’m serious about this. One of them even sleeps in it. I guess he likes it better than his bed.

Personally I’m not ready to give up my bed, but having a recliner really changes the way you live life. I found a whole list of recliners online at I can’t believe there is such a large set of recliners to choose from. I personally would have to go with the integrated foot rest, because otherwise the separate foot rest would just cause my wife to go insane. I also like the big fluffy ones better than the leather ones. To each their own. This is just my personal preference. For some reason, this nice fat blue recliner caught my eye. How do you decide with such a large selection?

The pricing at seems pretty reasonable with many of the recliners in the $300-$500 range. I think that’s about as cheap as I’ve found any recliners. Not to mention they offer free shipping. I’m often leary of ordering large pieces of furniture online, because they usually charge you hordes of money on shipping. Add the shipping to the regular costs and I might as well go to the local store.

Now I just need to casually send a link to this post to my wife and we’ll be in business.

Posted in Links | Leave a Comment » Not Owned by Google

Posted by techie on July 30, 2006

The owners of the domain have been fielding hundreds of customer service e-mails and phone calls regarding Google’s AdSense program since the advertising service launched in March 2003.


It turns out that Google doesn’t own the domain despite Google having the very popular Google Adsense.

I’m completely surprised that a company can’t use the power of that domain to generate more revenue for them as a company. This seems like a no brainer. I did find it funny that they applied to participate in Google’s Adsense program and were denied.

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All The Office Furniture You Need Right Online

Posted by techie on July 30, 2006

When starting a new office you will soon realize that you have a huge need for office furniture. There are so many choices out there it is nice to have a site designed to handle all of your office furniture needs. Here’s a sample list of the categories of office furniture that is available:
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