Incredible Wingsuit Race

I watched some Minecraft videos on Youtube tonight and one of them brought this ad  up from Intel.  It’s about 2 minutes long, but well worth it.  Enjoy.

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Changing Gnome Terminal default size in Debian 6

I’m working on living in Linux full time again.  This time it’s with Debian 6 (version 6.0.3 at the time of this writing).  In Ubuntu I would always change the terminal size to a larger size so I could see more text.  Debian 6 doesn’t have the same profile settings in gnome-terminal as Ubuntu does. After a little bit of searching I found my answer on the page below from code(alpha).

http://www.codealpha.net/36/how-to-change-the-gnome-terminal-default-size-ubuntu/

Enjoy.

Valve Source SDK Soon To Be Free

tf2With the release of Team Fortress 2 as a Free-2-Play game, Valve Software is in the process of releasing the Source SDK for free as well. from RockPaperShotgu.com.

The Source Software Development Kit, for those of you who’ve never clicked the Tools tab in Steam, contains everything you’d need to make a mod, except for personal ambition. It has everything from the infamous Valve Hammer Editor to Face Posers and Model Viewers. At the moment, to gain access to the Source SDK you have to purchase a Source based game such as Half Life 2, or as the official website states, Team Fortress 2. Which is of course now free.

I recently downloaded TF2 when I noticed that it was free.  This is a fun game and I am thoroughly enjoying it.  Some mods are even available for it on different servers in the In-Game Server Browser.

(via RockPaperShotgun.com, via Slashdot.org)

Torchwood Airs July on STARZ

I got hooked on Torchwood last year after hearing about the spinoff from Doctor Who.  I just heard (via Slice of Sci-Fi) that a trailer has been released.  This season will consist of 10 episodes beginning on July 8, 2011.  I can’t wait.  On to trailer goodness.

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TeamSpeak 3 – Disabling Channel On Join and On Disconnect Sounds

I recently started using TeamSpeak3 to connect with some other computer techs on the internet.  TeamSpeak is a voice chat system similar to what Skype does.  One feature that was making it hard for me to hear people was the On Join and On Disconnect sounds that would occur when someone joined or left the channel.  I did some testing and found the settings to disable them.

  1. Click Settings > Options
  2. Click Notifications on the left (Second from the bottom)
  3. Expand the Client option on the right.
  4. Expand Connection.
  5. Under Connection you will see CONNECTED and DISCONNECTED.  Uncheck “Current Channel…” in both sections.
  6. Click OK

Geek Advent Challenge

John Wilkerson has started a challenge called the Geek Advent Challenge.  In order to help him write more on his blogs, he has offered a challenge to write daily posts for the 25 days of advent.  I only became aware of this challenge on Dec. 4 so I have to create a few more posts to catch up.

I think I will the rules he set out.

  • Posts must be at least ~150 words (video posts excluded — see below)
  • Posts can be drafted and scheduled as needed
  • Posts are not restricted to “geek” topics
  • Video posts count but only 1 per week allowed

Not to difficult except for the fact that the only time I have to write is just before bed.  I also added one level of complexity.  I’m also doing this challenge on my after hours computer site at Will The Computer Guy.com.  On that site I will try to keep the posts tech related so as to keep with the theme of the site.  Computer repair, tech news, tech ideas, etc.