Category Archives: Ideas

Hacking Quicken

So, I recently bought Quicken for the first time, so that I could do line item tax deductions. Too bad my main credit card company, Chase, artificially limits the data I can import to Quicken. Only 45 days worth. I … Continue reading

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Fedora package updater using Bittorrent

Hit Redhat for update list, and get md5 checksums for updates. Hit Redhat announcements for bittorrents of all the updates from other Fedora users. Faster updates for everybody, and nice legal use of bittorrent.

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Ultimate Bluetooth Headset (why hasn’t it been made?)

One bluetooth headset. – Headset on cell phone – Music on Mp3 players (including controls, not just sound) – Headset on a PC for use with VoIP applications That’s all. I thought when I bought the Plantronics 590 that I … Continue reading

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Improvement to Open Office

OK, This is a nice tutorial on how to open up MS Access Databases in Open Office 2.0. (A glaring hole, that they apparently left on purpose. If you get the pay version of Open Office, you don’t have to … Continue reading

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Ultimate Address Book

I want a universal address book that every program/device I ever use will be able to automatically access. So, my own permanent LDAP server always connected to the net. Plus, my laptop should keep a cached version of this address … Continue reading

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