They say that the end of the world is coming…

And I’m going to keep up on my usual business.

I have a hard time believing that Saturday would be the end of the world, as the end of the world has been prophicised to happen fairly regularly once or twice every ten years for the last two thousand years. Oh and also December 2012 is the end of the world as well. Apparently.

Oh and here are some tips from the CDC on how to survive the coming zombie apocalypse


Microsoft: One in 14 Downloads Is Malicious – Yahoo! News

Well, I’m glad that I use Linux…

The next time a website says to download new software to view a movie or fix a problem, think twice. There’s a pretty good chance that the program is malicious.

via Microsoft: One in 14 Downloads Is Malicious – Yahoo! News.

I don’t download many programs from random websites, as Ubuntu has a large repository of applications that are legit.  I do reccomend being careful on where you download applications from, only download from places that you trust.

For me it also helps that most viruses are made for Windows, and thus won’t work on Mac or Linux (though I have heard of a few Mac viruses recently too…)


MaximumTech | Future Proof: How the Common Bike is Poised for a High-Tech Reinvention

Hmmm… I didn’t know that the bike could be upgraded further… but apparently there are people working on ways to make them more efficient.

Three remarkable innovations are transforming the mechanics of the common bicycle. In fact, these new technologies may be the most significant developments in bike engineering since the original “safety” bicycle was invented at the end of the 19th century. Is your current two-wheeler even worth keeping? The following report should make you wonder.

via MaximumTech | Future Proof: How the Common Bike is Poised for a High-Tech Reinvention.

On the changes that they talk about in the article, the only one that I’m not sure about is the electronic shifter, if the battery dies, then you cannot shift, unless it draws power from the movement of the bike…

but I would really love to see the other two show up.

I do really like my bike, I’ll probably go for a ride some time today, it’s finally nice out!

Have a great day!


Maximum PC | Eight Ways Consoles Are Helping PC Gaming

Here’s a neat article as to how console games are helping PC gaming.

A few weeks ago, we took a not-so-fond look at the console portion of the grotesque, unruly mass (in some circles known as a “family”) that is the gaming world. As we often do with those with whom we share any sort of relation, we proceeded to list off all the ways they’ve wronged us. We find it to be a good ice-breaker. Now, though, we’ve been struck with some strange and debiltating malady that top scientists are calling “civility,” and we’ve realized there’s plenty of good mixed in with the bad. No, seriously. Consoles, we may not always get along, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t give you due praise for having our backs every once in a while. Now go! Jump past the break before we change our minds.

via Maximum PC | Eight Ways Consoles Are Helping PC Gaming.

I, personally am a PC gamer, and I do agree with those reasons.


$25.00 “USB Stick PC”

A group called the Raspberry Pi Foundation is working on designing a computer that’s the size of a USB stick…

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity Registration Number 1129409 which exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing.We plan to develop, manufacture and distribute an ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children. We expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world.

via Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Man I would love to own one of those, In the UK, it costs £15, which is around $25.00 at this moment.  If it becomes available outside of the UK, I probably will try to get one.

Have a good day! 🙂