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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Movies and Television To-Go

[For Educational Purposes]

This is a Mac walkthrough. Someone may post a Windows walkthrough in the comments.

You'll need:
A source for TV torrents. (We'll use
A torrent client (We'll use Transmission) .
A Dropbox and it's Drop folder properly configured.

Say you're about to go on a trip, but you need your television fix to go. Before you leave:

1) Navigate to your favorite TV torrents source. Mine:
2) Find and download the torrent for your desired TV shows.
3) Open the torrent files with the Transmission app.
4) Open the Preferences from the top menu bar. (Transmission > Preferences)
5) Navigate to the "Transfers" window and set the default save location to your Dropbox Folder. (Click screencap below.)

6) Go on your trip/vacation, leaving your desktop on. Transmission will continue to download the files, and Dropbox will passively upload them.
8) After the downloads complete you can access your TV files from a laptop/public computer at


-Dropbox has apps for smart phones/ tablets. I know for a fact the Apple app store features Dropbox for iPhones/iPads. You could watch your favorite episodes anywhere off of the 3G connection.

-Dropbox's storage space can be expanded various ways. You can pay or recruit people to Dropbox for additional storage.

If you know an easier or better method leave a comment.  Thanks.


-Blogger, Fang, suggests saving energy by setting a timer for sleep mode.

-Those of you who don't have a Mac, The Windows walkthrough would be the same with the exception of the Torrent client. Transmission is for Mac. Find and substitute a Windows counterpart. You should be able to achieve the same effect.

-To view TV shows on iOS enabled devices, You must correctly format the TV show's dimensions and file type.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Open Pandora's Box" Hack

[For Educational Purposes.]

Say you're playing some Pandora, and want the song that's currently playing for free...

You'll need
-Firefox and the Firebug plugin

1) Launch Firefox and login to Pandora. Play your preferred radio station.
2) Click "Activate Firebug for this website" for mac users click the Firebug emblem in the window's lower right corner
3) Click the "Net" tab within the firebug pane. (enable it if it's not already)
4) Scroll to the bottom of the net tab. The item closest to the bottom that is larger than 1MB is the song currently playing.
5) Right click it and "copy location." Paste it into your url bar. Download it.
6) Rename the resulting download and change the extension to "mp3"

See screenshot below.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Editable web page "hack"

javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true'; document.designMode='on'; void 0

Possible uses:
Spoof your electronic report card
Win outrageous bets
Scare friends with a Facebook/Twitter hacker

Type this in a url bar hit enter. The webpage you had open is now at your mercy. Come up with a clever/dastardly use for this and share under the comments section.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Maiden Post!

Hi guys. First Blogger post evar! Feel the love.

My name's Klyde. Self-proclaimed geek. Being a geek has it's perks. I'm here to share some of those with my viewers. I'll share geeky tips and tricks to make life easier, faster, and less expensive. I welcome readers to contribute like tips and tricks.

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