Archive for May, 2006

How the number 7 saves you 30 seconds a day – a cell phone hack

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Have you ever called a friend, gotten their voice mail, and discovered that they were too lazy to record their own message.  So you get a semi robotic female voice saying “The number you have dialed x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x is not available please leave a message after the tone, If you’d like to page this person, press […]

Who plays the most WoW?

Monday, May 29th, 2006

The WoW (Thats World of Warcraft for you n00bs) blog has a rang of what colleges play the most World of Warcraft. Where does yours rank? Mine is 172nd. [tags]World of Warcraft,WoW[/tags]

For those of us that dont have iPods…

Friday, May 26th, 2006

If you are too broke to afford a new mp3 player but still want music you like on the go, the web offers some help. However by “on the go” I really mean on a computer. So if your stuck at an internship, or at your summer job doing office work and you really need […]

You’ve graduated! Now the hard part…

Friday, May 26th, 2006

A thread at Ask Metifilter discusses the pros and cons of different types of student loan payments: “Am I making the right choice each month? I don’t see much of a difference between choices … is there anything else I should do (say, changes to my account structure, monthly payment amount, etc…) that will increase […]

What you think: Confessions from an eBay store worker – Part 3

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Part One: Beginer’s Guide Part Two: What doesn’t sell / what to buy Part Three: Your tips Part Four: Later this week With the previous two supplements in this eBay series I’ve gotten a bunch of comments from you guys about what you think about selling on eBay. I figured I would compile them all […]

On a wait list? It doesn’t look good.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

The College Journal (the college section of the Wall Street Journal) reports that colleges are admitting fewer students from their wait lists. “A number of selective schools say they are taking very few — if any — students from the wait list this year. Harvard University says it will likely take only between five and […]

How to play Super Mario on your Xbox

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Ever long for the days of a Super Nintendo or even an Atari 2600? With many thanks to my brother Colin, College V2 has a tutorial on how to “hack” your Xbox to emulate any older system as well as store whole games as “back up.” You can also use your Xbox as a media center. So as you buy your next generation systems don’t let your old Xbox sit there and collect dust, put it to work as a personal video arcade.

Read on for the FULL tutorial.

Get apple stuff on the cheap!

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Apple has a program that offers discounts to students buying Apple products (this includes the iPod). Link here. [tags]Apple, iPod, discount[/tags]

CV2’s RSS feed goes full text, Sean loves acronyms

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Just a mini announcement: The RSS feed is full text. No more snippets! The feed is also ad-free. So what are you waiting for? Subscribe to And, if you are the community-type, Subscribe to Comments for [tags]RSS, comments, Feedburner[/tags]

You have no excuse for sitting on your bum – How to get a summer job

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

The Wall Street Journal ran an article detailing that summer job prospects are on the rise. “Landing a summer job, long a rite of passage for teens and college students, became more difficult in recent years, as young people had to compete for jobs with older, more-experienced workers in a weaker employment market. Now, as […]

What doesn’t sell / what to buy: Confessions from an eBay store worker – Part 2

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Part One: Beginer’s Guide Part Two: What doesn’t sell / what to buy Part Three: Your tips Part Four: Later this week Okay, we already know how to sell things on eBay, but that is only half the battle. People come into the store skipping along merrily thinking of the gold mine they have in […]

Why older people hate reading our emails, and what to do about it

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Ben Bleikamp at CollegeStartup wrote a great post about young people and their tone in email.  While we have grown up on hundreds of hours of instant messaging, the older crowd isn’t as inclined to the casualness of the web. “Being professional doesn’t mean you have to be long winded or sound scripted. Just talk. Be […]

Im kinda sorta back!

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Hey guys, I’m still in LA but e3 is over (pictures soon).  I’ve had a blast playing the new Nintendo Wii and the Playstaion 3.  I even met the Diggnation guys and watched them tape.  To everyone who commented on the e-bay post I thank you and hopefully you stick around! Now that school is […]

Collegev2 on vacation

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Hey everyone, I’ll be unable to post this week as I am heading out west to go to e3.  I might post pictures/video here so keep an eye out.  Good luck with finals and I’ll see you in a week! [tags]e3[/tags]

A beginner’s guide to eBay: Confessions from an eBay store worker – Part 1

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Part One: Beginer’s Guide Part Two: What doesn’t sell / what to buy Part Three: Your tips It was fall semester, I had exactly $0 to my name, and I was all out of meals for the week. I needed some cash, fast. So I did what millions before have done, I turned to eBay. […]