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Office Shredding: You Can Only Trust Yourself

Office Shredding: You Can Only Trust Yourself

Even if you aren’t intentionally robbing customers or breaking government trust laws, there’s lots of stuff that would be valuable in the wrong hands and could damage you or your company. And how much do you think the Shreddig Service Companies pay someone who picks up the mechanically-masticated remains of broken dreams?

Fellowes AutoMax Shredders Allow For Auto-Destruct Sequence

Fellowes AutoMax Shredders Allow For Auto-Destruct Sequence

You don’t have to be a Starship captain to set up your own Auto-Destruct sequence. You just have to get your hands on one of the new revolutionary Fellowes AutoMax shredders — without the fuss of codes or retina scans.

Top 10 Nerd Tunes

Top 10 Nerd Tunes

There are lots of songs adored by nerds and geeks. Some are cerebral, others are funny, and some are just about the culture of being a nerd, particularly about their difficulties with the opposite sex.

Create Your Own Cloud Server

Create Your Own Cloud Server

Why do you need to pay a monthly fee for online storage when you can just as easily host your own cloud storage server? And that’s precisely what we’re going to do in this article. Give hackers, fees, and the NSA the finger.

Boxee Box is no More

Boxee Box is no More

It will be interesting to see what Samsung has in store, and I hope they continue to innovate. Team Boxee stopped moving, and the rest of the industry moved on.

HTPC vs Consoles, Boxee, XBMC, WMC?

HTPC vs Consoles, Boxee, XBMC, WMC?

I love media streamers, and being an awesome technology journalist I get to review many different media streamers. Some are good and some are awful, but I still haven’t come across the one device that does everything.

How to fix 100% CPU on Pivos Xios

How to fix 100% CPU on Pivos Xios

XBMC was originally developed on a console, hence the “Xbox” part of “Xbox Media Center”. Because of this, the CPU had to run all the time to match up with the resolution.

Physically separate networks to finally fix server issues

Physically separate networks to finally fix server issues

Ever since I moved the site over to Linux, I’ve had weird, unexplained issues, most often the network would stop responding with no warning.

XBMC and XIOS articles on the way

XBMC and XIOS articles on the way

While researching, I found a lot of mixed reviews about this device, but I’ve pretty much resolved all of the issues that these people were complaining about.

Pre-Spring Tech News March 2, 2013

Pre-Spring Tech News March 2, 2013

In Seattle, that doesn’t happen so much… spring gradually sneaks up on you like a Mother Nature Ninja and hits its peak around June.

Lotso CES Tech News January 10, 2013

Lotso CES Tech News January 10, 2013

Another day and more CES coverage! I’m sure a lot of stuff will be coming in over the next few days (and even the weekend) even though CES is almost over.

Moar CES News January 9, 2013

Moar CES News January 9, 2013

Mushkin reveals some new SSDs, Netgear has a new video streamer, ArtRage lets you be a digital artist, and of course MSI, Logitech, Thermaltake, and a bunch of other vendors show off their new stuff.

CES News January 8, 2013

CES News January 8, 2013

In addition to our normal tech news, Corsair and several other companies have announced new products at CES! There are some new high-quality gaming peripherals that use Cherry mechanical switches, a new mobile HDD/NAS that you can take with you in the car, light kits for DDR3 memory modules, and of course new gaming mice and headsets!

Top 9 Tech Blunders of 2012

Top 9 Tech Blunders of 2012

There were no shortage of things to poke fun of in 2012, and some of these things were very public in modern media.

Let’s go over some of the most memorable bone-headed fails in the technology industry last year.

Troubles of Building With AMD FX-4170 (Part One)

Troubles of Building With AMD FX-4170 (Part One)

I bought the shiny new FX-4170 processor Asus M5A78L-M LX motherboard, 8 gigabytes of RAM, used an Antec 650W PSU out of a side build, purchased a motherboard, and put it all together. And (drum roll, please), got nothing. Nada. Zip.

Leveraging Your Business In the Cloud

Leveraging Your Business In the Cloud

The “cloud” may the the cliché buzzword of the year, but leveraging it has saved me a lot of hassle transporting (and sharing) files to the OCMS staff. When we write articles, we have to share assets like product images, screenshots, graphics for watermarks, documents, and benchmarking software for testing. We used to do this through our own FTP server or forum software, each of which have their own set of problems.

Scythe America Office Closes!

Scythe America Office Closes!

We’ve reviewed a few of Scythe’s products here at OCmodshop, and they’ve produced a few decent heatsinks, like the MINE heatsink reviewed here. It’s kind of sad in a way, but that may not affect their business, and hopefully we’ll still be able to buy their products online.

Dreamhack Winter 2012 Coverage

Dreamhack Winter 2012 Coverage

On one stage there were DJs playing and the other side were professional Starcraft players winning roughly $38,000 cash prizes! There were also tons of giveaways and raffles, and not to mention a classic PONG competition played on a classic Atari 2600. I tell you it was quite fun to see the younger players struggling with the seemingly simple controls.

Why I Dropped DirecTV

Why I Dropped DirecTV

I have been a DirecTV customer since 1997, shortly after they rolled out the service, and have remained loyal and dealt with many of their growing pains. I recently decided to drop DirecTV after 15 years for several reasons.