Archive for February, 2006

How to have better sex…and cook well…and be productive.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

One extremely useful site out there is Ask Metafilter. The premise is simple, someone askes a question and anyone in the metafilter community can answer. Doesn’t sound too exciting but you find yourself getting answers to the questions you may have had you whole life but never thought of asking. The questions can be ANYTHING. […]

Facebook hacks, tips, and tricks

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

EDIT: userscript.org seems to be having lots of server trouble of late. Therefore the following links may not work. Greasemonkey is a firefox extension that allows you to run scripts on the webpages that you are viewing. For example, one famous script was adding a delete button to gmail (gmail has since added a delete […]

A late podcast review – Trucast

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

TruCast is podcast where one ordinary average college student, Jason (a music student), just talks about his week at college.  The podcast acts as a sort of audio journal.  Sounds fine but there is just one problem: It’s boring. Not that the student’s life isn’t boring, but the way he presents it could use work.  […]

Free TV shows on iTunes

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

In a brilliant marketing move NBC is premiering TV shows on iTunes for free in a war to garner buzz. So if you cant afford that DVD Season of another show, be the first kid to know about the new offerings. [Link] [tags]itunes, NBC[/tags]

College v2 podcast?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

I’m toying with the idea of doing a podcast. What would you guys like to see (hear?) in a college v2 podcast? College realted news? Tutorials? Tips? Do you even listen to any podcasts? Comment or email any suggestions. [tags]podcast, collegev2[/tags]

Berkeley podcasts for free

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Berkeley has jumped on the podcast bandwagon like Stanford. Although not every course is through iTunes – it still enables RSS subscriptions. [Link] [tags]Stanford, RSS, podcast, Berkeley[/tags]

How to get the cheapest textbook

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

I know you dont need more websites and services to remember when it comes to textbooks, but I think this one is simple enough to use. www.collegei.com has a nice little compare feature. Combined with book burro, you cant loose. [tags]campusi, textbook, cheap[/tags]

Google craves our demographic

Monday, February 20th, 2006

I discovered a Google page catering specifically to college students, recommending their own products and showing how to use them. That is all fine and good, but there is just one problem: most of Google’s services are sub par. Below are Google’s suggestions and next to them are mine. G-Mail – Gmail is actually the […]

New feature at Collgev2

Monday, February 20th, 2006

In light of the huge amount of college podcasts out there, every Friday here at v2 will be dedicated to the reviewing of a college podcast. I will then rate them with a simple Recomended/Not Recomended rating system. Recomended:  Simple. Easy. [tags]podcasts, rating[/tags]

Hack your college network’s bandwidth limits

Monday, February 20th, 2006

EDIT:  Go2LIVE HAS TOTALLY GONE DOWN THE CRAPPER, SORRY GUYS  Does your school limit bandwidth (the amount of stuff you can download)? i2live has a guide on how to change your MAC address thus fooling your network that you are a whole new computer. So keep downloading those “Lost” episodes! Link [tags]collegenetwork,bandwidth,tips[/tags]

Skim this lesson on skimming

Monday, February 20th, 2006

In our low-tech tip of the day, Swarthmore has a useful guide about finding important information. Check it out [tags]swarthmore, skimming, reading[/tags]

Book Burro saves money, possibly lives

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Book buro is a neat little Firefox extension that detects you are shopping for a book and automatically finds comparable prices. While it is far from full proof it can give you help when buying textbooks. Download it here. [tags]Bookburro, extensions, firefox, amazon[/tags]

Sorry everyone

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Sorry guys, the database was down (or something like that). New posts soon.

Reminderfox saves paper, and your memory

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Another Firefox extension worth checking out is Reminderfox. Reminder fox places a little task list on the bottom of your browser. This is ideal for assignments, especially ones that require you to visit sWeb sites. To add a new event you simply click on the little red ribbon and add it. Easy? Yes. Revolutionary? Not […]

Making your desktop Uber

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Ever stared at your desktop and wonder what could be? Yahoo! Widgets optimizes your desktop with little programs called “widgets.” These widgets can be anything from a “to do” list to a widget that automatically loads random images of the sun. The widgets can be devolved by anyone, and make your desktop look damn cool. […]

Easy Windows hack – open your “must” programs at once

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

There is a terrific article on Lifehacker about writing batch files to easily open programs. What’s a batch file? Hell if I know. But the article details a way to have all of your must check websites (facebook, collegev2) and your must open programs (instant messenger, MS Word) all open with one button. You can […]

Be a snoop with Technorati tags

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Before I posted about using flickr to keep tabs on what’s going on at your school. Well what Flickr does for pictures, Technorati can do for text. Technorati has a feature that allows you to be alerted when ever anyone blogs a certain phrase. Here’s how: After you sign up you will be taken to […]

Dorm’d, the college podcast

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Dorm’d is a roundtable discussion of a group of students, most of the from Cal Poly, about life in dorms and college in general.  Occasionally they have interviews as well.  You can tell that most of the contributors are tech guys at heart. If you’re in High School and want a little taste of life […]

Don’t let your professor screw you

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

There are classes in every University that study old literature. Subsequently you have to buy a bunch of text books that are anthologies filled with old poets or snippets of old novels. Some courses even make you buy old books such as The Iliad or Othello. So what to do when you must buy a […]

Free Stanford lectures

Friday, February 10th, 2006

In case you didnt get enough out of your oh-so-exciting classes, Stanford has placed some of its lectues and conferences online. Free lectures of a quality institution such as Stanford should help “level the playing field”. Slap a few in your iPod and make your communte/walk to class a little more useful. I highly reccomend […]

How Facebook will get you fired

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Tip of the day: You should probably “detag” every picture anyone takes of you and posts on Facebook. Anyone in your school, including professors, has access to any incriminating photos. And imagine if your future boss got a hold of you doing something like this: Party hard, then detag. [tags]facebook, party[/tags]

Old school organization

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

I don’t know why, but ever since I started using one of these I haven’t lost a paper yet. I suggest you buy one, they’re like 20 bucks and you won’t regret it. And they hardly weigh a thing. Did I mention they will get you laid too? [tags]organization, accordian folder[/tags]

The best firefox extensions for college students

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Peek inside for SOME of the most useful Firefox extensions for collge students (sorry for all the bold).

How to start investing

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

MSN money has a neat little guide on how to start investing with only $100. Will you be a millionaire overnight? No, but at least by the time you get a full-time job you’ll be savvy enough to manage your money correctly. Link [tags]howto, investing[/tags]

How does the budget affect us?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

In case you haven’t been watching the news the White House released their proposed budget for 2007. While it still has to be approved by Congress, the initial proposition contains the first cut in education spending in nearly a decade. Among the cuts affecting college students are Perkins Loans, which the President proposed be cut […]

The power of social bookmarking

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

If you surf on public computer, you have known the frustration of trying to save interesting sites you come across. Usually you would bookmark a worthwhile web page, but when your stuck in a computer lab, that won’t be of much use.

Del.icio.us is your savior.

Flickr and stalk your school

Monday, February 6th, 2006

A useful way to keep tabs on what is going on at your school is to take advantage of Flickr tags. When users upload pictures to Flickr they have the option of writing a description of the photo as well as “tagging” it with certain words. For example, a search for images tagged “NYU” reveals […]

Excel Extension

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Business majors, does excel ever piss you off? There’s a new tool out that “fills the gaps” and cuts down the time it takes to complete huge spreadsheets (screenshot). While I myself hardly ever use Excel you may want to check it out. Some of the features are coloring eaching row and deselecting cells. I […]