Archive for March, 2006

Google, the fifth horseman of the apocalypse

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

In relation to the last post, looks like Google might buy Facebook. [tags]Google, Facebook, the end of the world[/tags]

Facebook is whoring themselves

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

According to this Business Week article Facebook is for sale. Asking price? $2 billion I expect some of that money to go to the Facebook Whore memorial fund. [tags]facebook, sale, business week, rich bastards[/tags]

Never have to check your professor’s web site EVER.

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

If you have a whole slew of professors that insist on having you check their personal web site has your back. They will make any website into an RSS feed and ping you once it has been updated. That way you won’t let checking up on the new posted readings “slip your mind.” [tags]feedyes, […]

$69 Plane tickets

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Air Tram has a student stand by program that allows college students to buy plane tickets for $69.  There are a few catches, such as only domestic flights and a carry-on only policy.  But if you ever want to get anywhere for just a weekend, take a look. AIR TRAM

sorry about the downtime

Monday, March 27th, 2006

My host had some big server problem, more posts coming.

Does your school block facebook? Here’s how to beat it.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Commenter Jana on the Facebook Hack post asked if she could get around her school blocking facebook. If your school blocks a certain site, use Google’s translate feature to get around it. Go to there and “Translate” the site from german to english.  Of course the site will remain the same but the URL is […]

How to find any database ever

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

One of my classes has introduced me to a cool new research aid – Complete Planet. Complete planet allows you to search just about any database you can imagine. From the location of dead celebrities to the political contribution of everyone in your zip code Complete Planet can be a useful tool. [tags]Complete Planet, shadowweb,database[/tags]

Hacking MySpace

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

One of the more popular posts on CollegeV2 is the hacking facebook post about greasemonkey scripts that can be used on facebook. I’ve done some searching and below are some scripts that help the overall MySpace experience. Keep in mind, you will first need to install Firefox and then Greasemonkey, the guide to do that […]

The Facebook cops got me!

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

I had a fake facebook alias named “Facebook whore” that I used to friend as many random people as possable, my little social expirament. I go to log in one day and I’m told it was shut down. So I do what the facebook nazis say. The following is the email exchange that came after: […]

The next keyboard wont feature the QWERTY layout

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

In my surfing I’ve come across a cool idea about how to improve typing efficiency- change the keyboard. Apparently a professor with the last name Dvorak (nothing to do with the Tech TV guy) came up with a better keyboard layout. This site shows the benefits of the dvorak keyboard and how to switch to […]

Get the most out of iTunes playlists

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

This post describes how to optimize you Itues.  Shows how to new and old songs while maximizing all “tags” you can put on your songs. Sorry for the lack of a real update, Economics is the devil. [tags]iTunes, playlist[/tags]

Integrate Firefox with your homework

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

A neat little trick to help streamline your bookmarks, your research, and your documents is to make one of your firefox bookmarks a path to one of your documents. Just right click on the bookmark bar and click “New Boomark”. For location put the file path. You can even put directories. I suggest making a […]

8th use for your iPod

Monday, March 13th, 2006

This jogger was identified by her iPod. [ABC NEWS, link] [tags]jogging, iPod, engraved[/tags]

Fitday – a nerds way to lose weight

Monday, March 13th, 2006

While many will doubt the exsistence of the freshman 15 all I ask you is this: Did you look at your high school classmates when you got home from spring break? That’s what I thought. offers a nice helping hand when it comes to losing weight (or getting buff). Simply input the food you […]

Pimp my iPod – how your iPod could be so much better

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Now that spring break is over we should get back to business, and that business is 7 ways to use you iPod other than music. I know some sites have similar lists but include useless tips like “stand on it to make you taller”. Gee thanks. Below are just a few useful (or distracting) things […]

Spring Break

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Just letting you know what you probably have guessed, I’m on spring break and will be updating less frequently. Dont worry, a whole new slew of posts are coming friday and saturday. [tags]im a lazy bum[/tags]

The most entertaing askMeFi thread ever.

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

I posted about Metafilter here. But now comes the most entertaining thread ever, about cheating in college/high school.  I’m not advocating cheating in anyway, but the inguinity shown by some of these kids shows me that if America’s next generation isn’t the smartest they are by far the craftiest. Some excepts: there was a post […]

Friday podcast review – Youth Radio

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Today’s podcast is Youth Radio, a fine NPR style podcast with stories told by youths about youths. While not always pertaining to college, the stories are high quality and always engaging. I downloaded “Adjusting to University Life” about a South African girl struggling to realize the clouded past of her father and being the only […]

Find your professor’s old quizzes and answer keys

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

I have a professor that maintains a webpage where he posts quizzes after we have had them and the answer key, a very convenient service and I’m thankful for it. But the class is Economics and as journalism major, I suck at math. And then it occurred to me that he had to have had […]

Thanks to Lifehacker / Micropersuasion

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

I just checked my site stats and was smacked in the face. Thanks to Lifehacker and Micropersuasion for the links.  If you are here for the first time, snoop around and I’m glad you came! :-) [tags]me being a shmuck[/tags]

Rate my Professor allows students to see future

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

The time to choose classes is soon upon us, and although a class fitting your time schedule is important so is the enjoyment received from the class. While in high school you could ask around to see who was a good teacher to have college is a different beast. Rate my Professor will save your […]

The new Aim sucks

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

AOL has rolled out a brand new AIM. This isn’t the traditional lets-just-add-one-feature update, it is a complete overhaul. Im going to make this review short and sweet: Pro: Triton finally allows users to tab their AIM conversations. Con: AOL forces their crappy browser on you. You cant see the background color of your buddies’ […]