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IRC Bots

You may have seen bots in your channel as they are becoming quite popular these days. Bots are helpful and fun in many ways. These bot are programmed to do many tasks like play games, moderate channels, and some have fun action scripts.

I have been working on a new bot (techie-bot) that actually does all three listed above. This bot is a silent command bot and will not respond unless a specific command is given. Some commands have one result while others are random so you may not know what the out come may be, making the bot a bit more fun.

It’s also a help bot and will give you information to where you can find help when you need it. Other helpful tools include a Calculator, Universal Currency Converter, and pull up your local weather information no matter where in the world you are from.

Another popular feature is moderating, my bot will warn when a rule is broken then will Time Out or Kick the offender, only Ops can ban a viewer from a channel. Some things the bot may Time Out or Kick include flooding chat, posting certain links, language, etc. It also greets users upon entering the chat and automatically voice viewers. Keep in mind that these features are customizable per broadcasters’ needs.

For more information on bots visit:

Please visit www.techie-bot for more information about the many features my bot has to offer..

Big thanks to TechieGeek – –   for submitting this post.

Facebook warning.

About once a month I get a warning from Facebook in my inbox. Facebook Support <> It says:

Dear user of facebook,

Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.

You can find your new password in attached document.


Your Facebook.

It also has an attached document:

Let me point out what’s wrong with this:

  1. Facebook doesn’t e-mail you for this reason unless you request it.
  2. It says, “Dear user of facebook”  Facebook should be capitalized and Facebook would actually say “Dear Facebook user.”
  3. They don’t do this: provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.
  4. clients? A line above that they called us ‘users’ ?
  5. new password in attached document. NO WAY, If you requested your password to be ‘reset’ (not changed but reset) They would make a new password for you and send it in the message, not an attachment.
  6. IT’S a .zip file. It could be anything (most likely an auto-opening .exe or .dmg)
  7. Thanks, Your Facebook. ; They actually capitalized Facebook this time but should it be like this:
  8. This will get sent to people that don’t even have Facebook 🙂


Facebook Team (or credentials department)

So there is 8 reasons why this e-mail is FAKE. NEVER trust these types of e-mails for ANY website and especially do not open an attachment if you don’t know what it REALLY is! Today, I blocked the sender which looks (I doubt it is from Nice try Scammer!

Why I’m not Buying the iPad…Yet

I am not one of the thousands and thousands of people that pre-ordered the iPad, and stood in a line outside an Apple Store for an hour or so. Now, I do plan on buying one eventually, because it looks really cool, to be honest. Now, why am I not buying one now:

  1. Just because its new – I am waiting till the second generation comes out, which might have a camera, and it shouldn’t be too long till Apple updates the iPad.
  2. Price – Apple tends to change prices when they update their products. Ex: I purchased a MacBook in ‘06 for $1,300, and this year I got a MacBook Pro for $1,200. $100 dollars less for a much better machine.
  3. Apps – right now, there aren’t that many iPad-specific apps. I personally would rather use an app specifically for the iPad, on an iPad, than an iPhone/iPod Touch app on an iPad.

I can’t wait till they come out with the second generation, because I will be ordering one when it comes out. The most compelling thing about it is really the large screen, and it seems like it would be great just to sit on you couch with an iPad and go on the internet, instead on using my laptop.

Thanks for reading! : )

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Arkview Aquagate USB Hub.

The Arkview USB-PWHB AQUAGATE USB HUB provides 7 High-speed ports for your high-speed connectivity needs. This is a USB 2.0 hub which provides a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps. It supports Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, and Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

Arkview Aquagate 7-port high power USB hub.

I’ve had this product for about a week and so far, everything about it is positive! I like that it has 2 USB ports on the back, 3 on the front and 2 on the top so I can always access USB ports easily when I need them. I’ve tried the hub with alot of peripherals so far, such as a digital camera, webcams, usb drives, mice, keyboards, everything works great. The reason this may be better then just a regular usb hub is that this one is powered by AC so anything that needs alot of power, such as charging an iPod/iPhone, or plugging in an external hard drive, can get the power right through the hub. It is very portable and light weight, which is kind of a downside fro me. This thing is so light that I have to hold it down to plug in something or else it will fall off the desk, I needed to put some padding under it to make stop moving around on the desk every time I touched it, no big deal.  So overall this is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone because you know, you can NEVER have too many USB ports!

The Arkview USB-PWHB AQUAGATE 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub w/AC Power Adapter retails for around $25.

Open source software.

The logo of the Open Source Initiative.
The logo of the Open Source Initiative.

Open source software is basically software that is free and built for almost every operating system. All open source software is available in source code so anyone can edit and distribute it. This doesn’t mean you need to be good with computer coding and programing just to use these pieces of software, you download, install, and use it just as a regular program that isn’t open source. Open source software is very often developed in a public and collaborative manner so everyone has a chance to contribute before it is released.

A report by Standish Group states that adoption of open-source software models has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers. This is because instead of purchasing software you can get an alternative that is legally free. This software might not be as great or as fast as the ‘popular version’ but your going to save alot of money.  Next time you go out to buy ANY software, such as Microsoft office, VMware Fusion, Adobe Photoshop, etc. think about an open source version and figure out what route will get you better software and a better price. Some open source software has actually been said to be better then the retail alternative.   Just remember to do your searching on the internet before you buy anything.

Open source.