Geek's Haven

The haven of a Geek, teaching geekiness to others.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Geeky Music

Well, who doesn't love music? But it kinda had more coolness in the good ol' 4, 8, and 16 bit days. Well, mix it with some of the modern elements and it can be GREAT! So, with no further ado, LINKS!

OverClocked ReMiX! All the great music you love, but remixed. You can learn many things here, like how to play Sonic 3 & Knuckles music on guitar, and Chrono Trigger: The Trial on said instrument.

SkyMarshall on Newgrounds Excuse some language occasionally, but other than that, SkyMarshall has a great way of keeping that old 4-16 bit sound with modern elements. And, some of his lyrics are cool. "Playing monty on my commodore, when the games were in their prime, let me take you back in time." Ahhh...

F-777 on Newgrounds Only the best techno I've ever heard. It deserves to be here. Even if you ignore the other links, click this one. It needs it. Really. It does. Yeah.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Geek Lives!


Somewhere in NC, a human, known as Sir_Furious, is alive! After an astonishingly long time of not posting to his blogs, he returns...

Ooka, enough of that. Time to update y'all with my most recent Geek Project:


With new technology, the power to start your computer off a USB drive is easy. Just configure your BIOS, and Bingo! You got it. But, what do you do next? Check out Puppy Linux, a distro of linux made to be used as a live CD, running only off the RAM without re-writing your os. THEN check out Puppy Arcade, the version that is around 200 MB, and has the primary function of running emulators for such famous consoles as the NES, GBA, Sega GENISIS, NeoGeoCD, Commodore 64, SNES, Amiga, Atari, EtC... Get the ROMs, and you'll be in business! Bored to death, with a computer near that you don't know the password to? NO PROBLEM! Insert USB drive into USB port, and restart. Check the Bios to make sure that the "USB Storage Drive" boot option is above/higher priority than the hard drive, and it should work right, considering you configured the Jump drive right. Links below!

Puppy Arcade V6: HERE!
Technical review on it: HERE!
How to put on USB Drive: HERE!
Great site to get ROMs: Here! Note: Also has Emulators for Windos and Mac. Beware when searching for ROM's, as they can be prone to virus/spyware/malware, and gaming sites can be intensive on ads. Bad ads sometimes....

Enjoy the Retro/Old-school Gaming!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What's wrong with Google?

I know of people who refuse to use Google's stuff. One of these is my uncle. Though I do respect their choice, I wonder about it. I have Google Earth, Google Chrome, Use Google's GMail, Look forward to Google Wave, and use Picasa, which is also Google stuff. I like them all. They are great tools. Oh, not to mention Blogger which is owned by Google. And Youtube come to think of it. One thing I've heard about it is that they dislike a konglomerite. Well, whats wrong with centralizing a bunch of internet services? I'll never understand. All I know is that Google rocks.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Coding tools.

On facebook, I had a chat with a friend who uses Adobe DreamWorks for his coding needs. I told him that I used Windows Notepad until reacently , when I got an upgrade that makes it color code my tags, and open multiple documents in tabs, this program being "Notepad ++".

Technically, all you need is a decent document editor that will save in any format. However, using this method, you have to memorize the codeing standards, which are always changning. Where with a WYSIWYG tool such as DreamWorks (From now on DW) saves time and is "easier" to use.

NOTEPAD: The memorizing code method.

The advantage to this method, it that you KNOW the code and whats under the hood. You can costomize your code, you know where things are, how it works, EVERYTHING. The disadvantage is that you spend a lot of time learning the code, and actually making the site. Also, things tend to look harsher with a rough code look, of nothing but text and tables.

DW: A WYSIWYG editor method.

The advantage of this method is that you don't need to learn a bunch of code, or get into the nitty gritty of your site. You cna costomize your site based off how it will look.

The disadvantage is that you are limited in what you can do, as you only work with looks, not funcionallity.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Google Wave

The Google I/O team has out done themselves. They decided to figure out what E-mail would be like if it were invented today. Thus Google Wave, a clever mix of E-mail, IM, Photosharing, EtC.

Their spell checker, named "Spelly" is a server side app that takes the context of the misspelled word, and corrects it accordingly. I.E. "Icland is and Icland." becomes "Iceland is an island."

Their bots, named "Tweety" and "Bloggy" will automatically post you Wave as a post on your Twitter or Blog, respectivly.

In a work enviroment, if there is a document that needs done by a team, one person makes a draft, sends it out, everybody edits it, send it back, it gets recompiled, and they do it again and again until it's done in a few weeks. In wave, the draft cna be posted, and then EVERYBODY on the team can edit it at the same time, talk about why they are doing what they are doing, and continue the editing REALTIME. No more recompiling, no more waiting for the transit.

For fun and work, Google Wave will revolutionize the idea of Email.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Text based gaming.

Have you ever heard of Zork? Do you remember playing those games where graphics were made of letters, or weren't even there? This is the world of text based gaming, where they used words instead of pictures. Zork is the most famous example of this. It was a series of 3 games, describing the story of a certain adventurer. You'd have to play them to understand. A quick google search for downloads should get you them. Zork 1, Zork 2, And Zork 3 have been my long time favorites of this type of game. And now, I found a program that will help me make them. :D

Friday, April 24, 2009


What is a geek. Well, I am sure that it's not gonna be good for our reputation, but this is what it means according to Wiki.