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DIY Emergency Lighting in a Crate (72+ hours)

Here's a simple, yet often forgotten piece of emergencies, lighting. For the average person, electric lanterns, oil lamps, and candles are the norm. However, candles and oil lamps pose a fire hazard and electric lanterns don't last long. For ham radio, I already heard many stories of folks going out to the field and end up using a flashlight for everything. [...]

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Firefox 3.6

Firefox 3.6 is finally out! Head over to http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ to download a [...]

Clean Installation w/ Windows Upgrade Keys

Smile :) You can use an Vista or Windows 7 upgrade key to do a clean install of their respective operating systems. How? Do a clean install of Windows. Then run the [...]

Another Facebook Scam

Well you know about the previous Dell Facebook scam? (http://darwin-mach.net/blog/2009/12/10/dell-promotion-facebook-scam/) This one's worse, but uses the exact same code, [...]

Laptop Audio

So, my laptop is a Dell Precision M6400. For a while now, I've been experiencing some weird issues with the sound card (IDT HD Audio) Some examples: - Random audio [...]

Wireless Router Config

I recently discovered a huge performance decrease in download speeds and eventually narrowed it down to the way my wireless routers have been configured. As a note: my [...]