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January 26, 2008 · Posted in Misc, Tech - Hardware, Tech - Software 

The title really hasn’t got much to do with this post except that I saw this on a “market” on the way to the hotel I’m currently staying at for a business trip in Jamaica. This one of those “etc” posts so I figure it would be a good title since there will be a little everything.

I usually end up running through lots of benchmarks and reviews when I do a computer upgrade but I think “Yougamers” (Futuremark) might have put together a nice page for these endeavors. They essentially have a page that lists hardware in order of CPUMarks per dollar and 3DMarks per $ so that will be a definite help in future upgrade. The list is updated twice a day and you can find it:
http://www.yougamers.com/hardware/stats/3dmark06/priceandperformance/

Need to help a far away friend or family member with their computer on the weekend? Then Fog Creek software (Of “Joel on Software” blog fame) has you covered as they have opened up their Copilot service for free use on the weekends. Haven’t had a chance to try it yet but probably will soon. Here is a link to that post:
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2008/01/25.html

Like Pizza? Here is a list of various regional U.S. pizza styles:
http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2008/01/a-list-of-regional-pizza-styles.html

Like OSX but not the price of the hardware to run it on. Purely for educational purposes lifehacker has put together a walkthrough on how to get OSX running non-sanctioned hardware:
http://lifehacker.com/348653/install-os-x-on-your-hackintosh-pc-no-hacking-required

Here is a list of the top 100 motivational blog posts as put together by Laura Milligan of Bootstrapper:
http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/top-100-motivational-blog-posts-of-all-time/
And once you’re motivated, here’s a list from the same site of 50 resources to help de-clutter your life:
http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/50-online-resources-for-decluttering-your-life/

Like to dual boot but don’t want to re-partition your hard drive well the Wubi installer might be something for you. It lets you install ubuntu onto your current OS file system (linux, windows, OSX under development) as a virtual hard disk not to be confused with a virtual machine ala qemu or vmware:
http://wubi-installer.org/

The Library of Congress is sharing lots of their pictures on the Library of Congress Flickr tagging project so take a look and help tag:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/Library_of_Congress
LOC Flickr FAQ

That’s it for now….

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