Friday, September 21, 2007

OpenOffice 2.3 is now available

For those fans of OpenOffice, the free office suite, as me - you'll be happy to hear that a new version of OpenOffice has been released, version 2.3. OpenOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft's Office products. You can download the new version on OpenOffice.org.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Watch NHL preseason games online

Currently you can watch some NHL preseason games online for free by going to http://www.nhl.tv/team/console and clicking on the "Center Ice" tab. From there you can select which game to watch. It only works when there are games being played. I thought this was really cool and good for hockey fans such as myself. So if you're a hockey fan check it out.

Friday, September 14, 2007

My new favorite cereal

Well a week or two ago I bought the Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Clusters cereal and I got to say that cereal tastes so good. That cereal is now my favorite. I love cinnamon so when I saw this in the store I thought I should try it and see how it tastes. I'm glad I did because now I have this for breakfast during the week.

Amazon.com sells groceries and you can get the Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Clusters cereal there. Cool!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sabres will play an outdoors game

If you remember and enjoyed the outdoors game in Edmonton in 2003 against the Montreal Canadiens, well get ready. This season the Pittsburgh Penguins will play against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium, which is the home of the NFL's Buffalo Bills. This outdoor game will take place on New Years Day, January 1st, 2008. Read more about this on ESPN.com.

Are Microsoft Updates always on?

Well according to an article on Enterprise Open Source Magazine, Scott Dunn says that even if you have the Automatic Microsoft Updates turned off on your computer, Microsoft still downloads files that appear to not be harmful. Check out that article, it's interesting and I wonder if Microsoft will respond to this somehow or just leave it alone.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Get Command & Conquer for free

EA games has provided the Command & Conquer The First Decade full game for anyone to download for free. You can download it on FilePlanet.com, just sign up for a free account.

Friday, September 07, 2007

More upcoming cool video games

I know the past few posts have been about video games but I just saw some previews of unreleased games that look interesting. If you're a gamer that likes action/shooter games then two games you'll want to keep an eye on are: Parabellum, and Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (both links go to the latest previews of each game on GameSpot.com).

If you're into scary horror games you may not find anything more scary than the Silent Hill series. Silent Hill 5 is currently being developed and there's a scoop on it in the next issue of EGM.

Spyware attacks on MySpace

Be careful on MySpace.com. This happened a few months ago, but my brother got a random message from a girl (or so they said they were a girl) and he opened the message. He then said that a message came on his screen, in the bottom right corner, which looked like a Microsoft popup telling him that he had spyware on his lap top. It told him to purchase two programs to get rid of the spyware, they were called Pest Trap and Spylocked. He panicked and bought the two programs. After he installed them and ran them, he thought he got rid of the spyware. But the program kept saying he had spyware.

So my brother told me about it and we quickly searched the internet to find info about these two programs and to our dismay we found that it was a scam. The Spylocked program tells computer users that they have spyware on their computer and it tells them to buy another supposedly spyware catching/fixing program, which it told my brother to buy Pest Trap (or called SpySheriff). The Pest Trap/SpySheriff program will continue to reinstall itself on users' computers.

If you think you have one of these programs or a program similar to these, check out these links:

Upcoming zombie game: Left 4 Dead

Well ever since the Resident Evil series on PlayStation I've been a fan of zombie video games. There is a new one coming out that sounds really good, it's called Left 4 Dead. You can read more about it on this GameSpot.com hands-on update. This game comes out in Q1 of 2008 so get ready to blast away zombies. It looks like the game will be online for PC users which is awesome as I have enjoyed playing team games online, such as Half-Life 2 Deathmatch.

Update on 09/09/07 at 11:12am
You can read more about Left 4 Dead in a preview on IGN.com. There are two gameplay videos on that preview which shows the game. Looks good, reminds me of the zombie mod for Half-Life 2 Deathmatch.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

New Resident Evil movie coming out

There's another Resident Evil movie coming out, this one is called "Resident Evil: Extinction" and from the previews I've seen and looking at a few sites online, the movie looks to take place in a desert, which is now suppose to be Las Vegas. The main character played by Milla Jovovich and a group of survivors fight zombies in the desert. Is there any point in creating this movie? They have gone so far away from the story line of the Resident Evil video game, it's sad. The first movie was ok, but after that, they seemed to be going more and more away from the video game. The only thing that seems interesting is music artist Ashanti will be playing a character in this movie. Any other Resident Evil video game fans disappointed with the movies?

Wendy's $2 triple cheeseburger disappointment

Yesterday I went to Wendy's and got the $2 triple cheeseburger deal. I was expecting the same that I got before when I paid full price for one, which was three big burger patties making a really good triple cheeseburger. But instead with this deal, I got three really small and skinny burger patties on a small burger roll. I was really disappointed. Wendy's should call it the mini-triple cheeseburger deal. Anyone else get this deal and get the same thing, a small disappointing triple cheeseburger?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Watch out: hackers selling cyber crime tool kits

Wow I just read an article named "Cyber crime tool kits go on sale" on BBC News and the article is about how hackers are creating tools and selling them to other hackers to attack computer users.

Short quote from article:
Some of the most expensive tools are sold with 12 months of technical support that ensures they stay armed with the latest vulnerabilities.

"They are starting to pop up left and right," said Tim Eades from security company Sana, of the sites offering downloadable hacking tools. "It's the classic verticalisation of a market as it starts to mature."

Malicious hackers had evolved over the last few years, he said, and were now selling the tools they used to use to the growing numbers of fledgling cyber thieves.

This is really scary stuff to hear how hackers are actually making money selling these kits to other hackers to harm computer users.