Month: May 2010 blog archive
Simple and Quick MD5 Comparison Tool - 29 May 2010

I’ve written a portable Windows application to do one thing well: calculate and compare the MD5 sum of a file. It’s called Snap MD5 Here’s a video I made illustrating how I use it. Give a try and let me know if you have any suggestions to improve it.

Categories: Computers
From YouTube to Ellen - 13 May 2010

Greyson Chance is 12 years old. He posted a video of him singing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” in a choir talent show on YouTube. A post about his video rose to the top of Reddit and yesterday he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show. 2 weeks ago barely anyone knew who he was. Now he’s on […]

Categories: Music
Battle at Kruger - 12 May 2010

If you find yourself cheering for the underdog, watch this video. It’s not always pretty, but keep watching. It’s worth it. The video has grown so popular an entire site was created about it.

Categories: Entertaining
Mute and Adjust Volume with Keyboard Hotkeys - 06 May 2010

This is a sequel to my first screencast on the same topic. This improved version uses only AutoHotkey to adjust the volume and mute, and it works on Windows XP and Windows 7. Here’s the screencast. See below for detailed instructions on how to set it up for yourself. Step 1: Download and install AutoHotkey. […]

Categories: Screencasts
Get More Replies to Your Emails - 05 May 2010

Here’s a quick tip to get better replies to questions you ask by email. When you send a question to a group of people by email, they’ll often assume someone else will respond and not reply. Or if they do reply, they may not give it as much attention because there are other people who […]

Categories: Useful
A Simple Way to Speed Up Firefox on Windows - 04 May 2010

If you use Firefox on Windows and it feels slow at times, this is worth a try. Palemoon is an optimized build of Firefox. It works like Firefox, looks like Firefox (except for the moon icon) and feels like Firefox, except it’s 25% faster. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and it does […]

Categories: Web browsers