Archive for March, 2009

Enabling the TV-Out of an NVIDIA graphics card

Posted by admin on March 12th, 2009

I don’t know if this goes for all the GeForce 8 and 9 series graphics cards, but getting the S-Video tv-out of my brand new Gainward 9800GT Golden Sample to run seems to be a real hassle. In the following, I wanna how I got it to work:

Hardware setup:

Starting from the video card’s s-video outlet, I use a standard s-video/cinch adapter as depicted below. Please notice that this is not the adapter that came with the card, but instead one that only has four jacks on the s-video side.

Counterstrike – the root of all evil

Posted by admin on March 12th, 2009

Ich muss sagen, dass ich seit gestern insgeheim auf diesen Moment gewartet habe. Die Welt fragt sich, was Tim K. aus Winnenden zu seinem Amoklauf getrieben hat. Dabei scheint sich die Antwort auf diese Frage in vielen (alten wirren) Köpfen längst gefestigt zu haben. Wie in einem Video in Spiegel Onlines Mediathek zu sehen ist, gab heute ein Sprecher der Polizei folgendes Statement ab: “Wir haben während diesen Abends seine Computer noch sichergestellt und auch analysiert, grob analysiert, die Feinanalyse läuft aktuell, und auch daraufhin sich die typischen Spiele, die auch in das Raster eines Amokläufers passen, wie Counterstrike (…gefunden?)”.

You got AIM-Fish-Bot-ed!

Posted by admin on March 11th, 2009

Today I got AIM-Fish-Bot-ed (not that that verb exists). As Nixie explains in her article, Fish-Bots do exactely what you may have done as a child: call two total strangers, then hold the two phones together and listen in on how they accuse each other of doing a prank call. Only Fish-Bots do it via AIM or ICQ. While the whole thing seems to upset a lot of people, I found the idea hilarious and would love to read more chat protocols of “victims” :-) Here’s mine (the first message is from the bot (RolyPolyCoho), the following come from the person I got connected to):

Wrestling safety

Posted by admin on March 5th, 2009

After watching “The Wrestler” (a totally awesome movie by the way) the other day I went online to research, whether the story was biographically or not. After some time I came across “Wrestling Obituaries” and was shocked to learn that most of the (former WWF) guys I watched doing their showy thingy on TV more than 20 years ago have already passed away, most of them due to heart attacks….in their mid-40s!!!. The following names rang some bells and brought back some childhood memories for me:

  • Jerry “Crusher” Blackwell–January 22, 1995–Died of complications from injuries sustained in a road accident.