Alternageek Technology Podcast Reviews Windows Vista

By I recently submitted a request to the tech junkies over at the Alternageek Technology Podcast for a review of Windows Vista.

Alternageek Technology Podcast LogoBeing the awesome hosts that they are they decided to give Vista a review on their recent episode.

I won’t spoil the review for you, but will say it’s worth listening to! If you haven’t listened to their podcast before give it a shot. I always look forward to the new episode released every Tuesday. What other podcast can you request a review of something and listen to it within a matter of weeks?

About Alternageek Technology Podcast:

The Alternageek podcast covers a general scope of technology. We discuss Linux, Windows, Mac, Web 2.0, the Internet, software applications and gadgets. The show is targeted towards power users and technology enthusiasts. Linuxchic and TechMonkey host the weekly show that is released every Tuesday and runs approximately an hour.

How To: Keep iTunes video window “always on top”

One small annoyance I’ve had for some time with iTunes is the fact you can’t keep the video window “always on top” of other windows. This is really annoying if you are trying to work and watch your favorite podcasts or movies.

Currently there is no way to accomplish this with iTunes. However I found a nice small program, for Windows and Apple, that allows you to designate any window you want to always stay on top!

For Windows: PowerMenu
Description: PowerMenu is a small application that adds some extra menu items to the windows control menu: Always On Top, Transparency and Minimize To Tray.

For Apple: Afloat
Description: Afloat is a small Cocoa plug-in that adds “Keep Floating”, “Always on Top” and “Make Transparent” commands to the Window menu of many Mac applications.

Once installed simply right-click your iTunes video window and select “Always on Top” from the menu. Now you can easily enjoy your favorite videos while working away!

Blue Screen of Death

Ok so lately my luck with ______ Screen of Death (fill in any color you would like) hasn’t been the greatest.
Blue Screen of DeathFirst my Xbox 360 fizzles with the RRoD and now my laptop fried with the BSoD! Yesterday at about 8:30am I received my first blue screen. After the initial lock up I received a blue screen about every 15 minutes.

I have a rule in these situations. If I can’t fix it in 2 hours then I have to format. I can’t afford to be down for long so I can’t waste too much time troubleshooting.

Overall I was impressed with my rebuild time. From start to finish I spent about 10 hours. I still have a few programs that need installed, but I can now get back to doing what I love: Working!