Archive for November 2008

Replaced a dvd drive in a dell…   Leave a comment

Replaced a dvd drive in a dell dimension 5150 – while it was up and running xp! Had to reboot, but did that sp3 and bios in 1 boot


Posted November 21, 2008 by mmdmurphy in Uncategorized

Cell phones, calls and   Leave a comment

I haven’t used this yet, but thought it was, well, odd… slydial let’s you return someone’s call, but without actually trying to get ahold of them. What do I mean? You feel obligated enough to actually return the call, but dread speaking with them.

Slydial goes straight to their voicemail, without giving them the option of answering.


Can the person I am slydialing answer the call? Will their phone ring?
No. Don’t worry, slydial calls can NOT be answered. In most cases the person you’re slydialing simply receives a new voicemail alert a minute or so after you leave them a message. With some mobile phones, we are able to display a “missed call” from you (after all you did try to call them!). With this feature, the recipient’s phone may emit an abbreviated “half ring” before going directly to voicemail. In any scenario, rest-assured that the person you are slydialing can not “answer” your call.
So how does slydial make money?
We make our money through in-call advertising and premium services. When you use slydial, you will hear short ads play from one of our partners before we connect you to voicemail. Please rest assured that we do not share your information with any third party (see privacy policy). If you want to use slydial but don’t want to listen to the in-call advertising, then you have an option to upgrade to our paid premium service.

Posted November 18, 2008 by mmdmurphy in Phone calls, tips

Folding at Home…   Leave a comment

HHHhhhmmmm, is this what they meant? Downloaded from, and then….
Folding at home yields first results

Folding at home yields first results

Posted November 17, 2008 by mmdmurphy in humor, Photos

"Star Wars" – an a capella tribute to John Williams   Leave a comment

Well, one of the most unusual things I have seen lately. All one guy…

Posted November 13, 2008 by mmdmurphy in Audio

24 Great Open Source Apps for Admins & Technicians   Leave a comment

Such a great link I didn’t want to loose it:

Note to self – check up on is an automated software deployment, upgrade and removal program for Windows.”

Posted November 5, 2008 by mmdmurphy in freeware, tips, wordpress

Social Median (   Leave a comment

I listened to a podcast about and thought it sounded pretty cool. Basically, you create an account, then subscribe to “News Networks”. These are sort of like associates of links/stories about a common theme (you can start your own, or sign up for one that already exists), but also with something akin to where you can rate the stories, and you can post comments as well.

Great idea, but here’s the catch.. There doesn’t seem to be a critical mass of people on there to make it work. For instance, I am subscribed to one called “Linux” which has 35 users, with 10 topics in it.

I’ll stick it out for a while, but when my single vote makes a VERY significant change in a stories status, that doesn’t seem right… The most popular News Network right now is Web 2.0 with 2,305 users in it.

Posted November 3, 2008 by mmdmurphy in blogging, tips   Leave a comment

Posted November 2, 2008 by mmdmurphy in Uncategorized