Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday fun: Address by Secretary of Geek Affairs Wil Wheaton, PAX 2009

I just started reading Wil Wheaton's "Just A Geek" and thought this would be a great video to post for tonight:

Thanks to for positng this jiggly, but fun video from PAX 2009. I am ashamed to admit that even though I am a gamer and live in the area I have never made it to PAX. Maybe I will make it this year.

Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday fun: My Blackberry Is Not Working! - The One Ronnie, Preview - BBC One

This classic piece of comedy featuring Ronnie Corbett was posted on YouTube by the back on Dec 20, 2010, and I am embarrassed to say I have never seen it until now:

Many thanks to the for posting this and allowing others to embedded it, and many thanks to Ronnie Corbett for all the great laughs he has brought us.

Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Friday, May 06, 2011

Friday fun: Hard Drive Data Recovery - Western Digital Head Swap

So what was my inspiration for today's Friday Fun video from on swapping the heads on a Western Digital drive? Well it has something to do with my scrapping out 15 or so drives today, and having some fun with the magnets afterwards:

The people at Acsdata ( are pros at doing this, so don't try and salvage one of your drives based on this video.

Now if you have a trashed drive and you want to have some fun then get some Torx drivers (usually T10, T8, and T7), several sizes of both Phillips and standards (flat blade) screwdrivers, and go to town tearing that puppy apart!

I must caution you to beware of the magnets. Having a pair of magnets from a hard drive snap together on to the tip of one of your pinkies is no fun.

Have a great weekend ~ Jim