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Featured Blog Posts – December 2008 Archive (27)

Make Your Resolution Green

The greatest good we can do in 2009 is help heal the Earth so all Earth Beings can live in health, safety and freedom.
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Added by Jeanette McDermott on December 30, 2008 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

We hit 12,000 geeks!

Congrats to http://geeks.pirillo.com for hitting 12,000 geeks.

Added by Sbushfan11 on December 28, 2008 at 7:41pm — 8 Comments

MUSIC IS A NATION ???

I got asked this question a couple days ago by a little girl in my church and I asked myself ,why is this little girl asking me if music is a nation but then I thought about it and I asked the little girl why are you asking that question, and she said, well, you play piano. And music is everywhere right? I said to the girl , I guess your right. That conversation opened my eyes to a whole different aspect of music , GLOBAL MUSIC, so I guess what I'm trying to say is that musicians and people… Continue

Added by bryanbig972 on December 23, 2008 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

I can’t believe I won the iPod shuffle from geeksradio.fm !!!

Wow Thanks Everyone! I can’t believe I won the iPod shuffle!!!! I never win anything. Yay Geeks Radio is #1!!!!!!

Stay tuned after Christmas for the unboxing and pics.

Added by Kissa on December 22, 2008 at 9:01pm — 6 Comments

"Star Wars" acapella video

If you're a Star War's fan I'm willing to bet a month's salary you've already seen the Star Wars A Cappella Tribute video on YouTube by Corey Vidal (and MooseButter). It's been nominated for Favorite User-Generated Video by the People's Choice Awards, allowing you - the viewers to vote once every 24hrs up until it's live broadcast on January 7th, 2009.



This video was musically arranged and sung by… Continue

Added by Krystyn on December 22, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Vista Rant!!!

Ever since I have had Vista I have been more than happy with it. It has never crashed on me and I have never had any of the long list of various problems that other users rant about, until today.

I will be purchasing a Mac this week and that is all that has been on my mind all weekend and thank god for it, I felt a bit sad that I would be leaving the world of windows vita behind, with its little start menu in the bottom left hand corner of the screen and its three, perfect little… Continue

Added by Jack Davies on December 21, 2008 at 3:19pm — 9 Comments

I'm Featured, Now What?

Wow, I'm a featured Geek! Now what do I do with it?



This is your time to shine, and to attract attention to yourself. Go comment on blog posts and profiles. Add videos and photos. This is the best time to be seen, so make it count!



Try adding some new friends. If you hang out in #Chris, chances are you'll notice a lot of people here. If you don't hang out in the chat room, you might want to consider it. People are helpful, friendly, and very easy to have fun… Continue

Added by JCLeftie on December 21, 2008 at 12:28am — 5 Comments

RIAA stopping suits after over 30 thousand in the can; ISPs now have control over your illegalities

Well, it's about time. After suing thousands of teenagers for music downloads, the Recording Industry Association of America has decided to stop their tactics and end the countless battles against little boys and girls. However, this doesn't mean that we are completely off the radar yet; the RIAA has just shifted their enforcement to a different area. Yes, our ISPs now old our lifelines in their hands.



By using ISPs to do their dirty work, the RIAA hopes to put in end to the… Continue

Added by Matt S. on December 19, 2008 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

It's going to be a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

For once in my life since I discovered the truth about "Santa" I am actually looking forward to this great holiday season! Life has kind of switched around for me. I am no longer my own worst enemy, I've lost weight, met my true love, lost many of my fears, and obtained a great amount of ambition. I finally feel as if I have a reason to live!



So to all of my fellow geeks; literature, gaming, hardware, science, history, mathematics, programming, artistic, etc; may you too ave a very… Continue

Added by Bits Byte on December 18, 2008 at 6:13pm — 3 Comments

How to Network Windows XP and OS X Leopard, VNC and File Sharing

I have spent months attempting to set up a usable network between a MacBook running OS 10.5.5 and a Desktop PC running XP. I was rather surprised when I could not find a simple yet complete article on this subject anywhere. So I decided to write one. Please feel free to leave any comments.



There are at least two things everyone wants to do in any home network; VNC (Vertual Network Computing) and File Sharing (I won’t get in to home network backup solutions in this… Continue

Added by darthpenguin on December 18, 2008 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

If I win the Christmas Loot - I want to give it all to my kids.

I haven't been able to give them anything. I haven't been able to so much as hug my children. I have missed so much time with them it makes me sick to my stomach. I don't need anything but them. I just want to give everything to them. They have my heart. I want them to know that they are from me. Please help me let them know that I love them and I miss them and If I could be with them I would. I would choose for them the star wars package. On my First sons Birthday I sold my Gaming computer so… Continue

Added by Night*Hawk on December 17, 2008 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Receiving the Gift of Giving

Chris Pirillo's latest Receiving the Gift of Giving is inspiring and puts cheer into the holiday spirit, especially for those who are less fortunate.



I choose the Family Game Night package. If I win, the Asian Resources 501(c)3 Organization will be deeply appreciative - the numerous games can benefit the families of Russian, Hmong, Vietnamese, Chinese - AR helps any family that walks through their doors… Continue

Added by Krystyn on December 16, 2008 at 9:53pm — 5 Comments

The Difference Between Nerds, Geeks and Dorks

"One of the most frightening things about your true nerd, for many people, is not that he's socially inept- because everybody's been there- but rather his complete lack of embarassment about it."

~Neal Stephenson





Labels are a sign of a mentally weak mind, but as a society, we're simply brainwashed into thinking it's an acceptable process. While I'd like to present something here that would help to make people think twice about the usage of labels upon others, I realize the… Continue

Added by Jaym on December 15, 2008 at 6:00pm — 12 Comments

Dear Tech Support...

This is a really cute forward that I was sent from a friend...





Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as

· Romance 9.5 and

· Personal Attention 6.5, and then installed undesirable programs… Continue

Added by Kissa on December 13, 2008 at 11:15pm — 2 Comments

Microsoft IntelliType Pro Keyboard

Hi, I have a Microsoft IntelliType Pro keyboard. The F2 key is default to 'undo'. I just want to use it to select a cell in Excel, like the regular keyboard. How could I change that? I went to the keyboard setting and tried to change from the default (MS IntelliType Pro setting) to 'select' but 'select' is not an option. Would truly appreciate your help as I use Excel quite a bit and it bugs me that I have to use a mouse to select a cell, then be able click into the cell for editing. Thanks...

Added by Betty Chung on December 8, 2008 at 1:41pm — 7 Comments

Can Anyone Explain Why Men are Obsessed with LOOKS?

*sigh* Once again, there are girls joining here who promptly proceed to do nothing more than post suggestive pictures of themselves. And once again, half the guys who are members here are pushing and shoving each other out of the way in order to comment on said girls' profiles. At the same time, there are all of us Geek girls who post actual good content... posts that make you actually use your brains.



I will never understand. I know, I know... I should get it by now. Looks count far… Continue

Added by Kat on December 8, 2008 at 4:26am — 32 Comments

How to Set up a Ventrilo Server

Do you want to have a Ventrilo server set up for your home, family, or business? Do you want an easy way for people around you to verbally speak with you by using the Internet? Do you have the Ventrilo Client, and want to learn how to use it? Well your answer is yes to all the above questions take a look at the tutorial below to get started on creating your very own Ventrilo server.



First go to ventrilo.com/download, and then choose under the server programs section what type of… Continue

Added by Bradley Bradwell on December 7, 2008 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

My logo being used on Geeks!

Haha, I didn't think anything like this would ever happen.



I originally made the logo for another desktop wallpaper, but after creating it I thought I would upload just the logo, so I did and I sent the logo to Chris to see what he thought. The logo was featured and he commented it, at this point I was happy anyway that it had been featured - this was on Friday.



Then today I wake up and go on Geeks!, browse around a little and then notice the logo has changed, to the one I… Continue

Added by Daniel Osborne on December 7, 2008 at 1:55am — 7 Comments

Three Months and 10,000 Members Later

It’s been three Months since the September 2 launch of geeks.Pirillo.com, and membership has hit 10,000.



Three days after the launch date, I joined when it had only 1800 members.



Thanks to Chris Pirillo for creating a great website community!







Here is the video that started it… Continue

Added by Sbushfan11 on December 7, 2008 at 1:47am — 1 Comment

The Magical Entries (so far)

I hope you've been reading them all along, but... in case you've missed the huge announcement, there's no time like the present to start participating. And if you can't write well, find an editor - or just leave valid comments in these articles.



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Added by Chris Pirillo on December 7, 2008 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

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