Often times when we take pictures, we'll see the dreaded redeye. Even the most innocent of pictures can seem downright devlish when infected with this disease. Luckily, Apple has put together a tutorial on how to use Photoshop for reducing redeye. Naturally, it's geared towards the Mac. But the techniques ought to be something that can be used on most any platform, even if you don't use Photoshop.
A while back, the Weakly covered the Cantenna, an engineering marvel designed to replace those potato chip and coffee cans that you use as antennas for your wireless networks. As you surely know by now, you can never keep a good geek down. That's right, now you can use your old digital satellite dish as an antenna. No more wimpy range from your network. This baby can send the signal up to 10 miles!
And if you're going to be sending a wireless networking signal ten miles (or even ten feet), isn't it a good idea to make sure your data is secured? Nod your head here. But keep in mind that even the best steps may not be enough. Tony brings us a great link on cracking WEP (which is no longer active). Even if you don't think your data is worth protecting, it's a good read to see just how an inquisitive mind can solve a puzzle.
Sticking with the wireless theme for a minute, you may have noticed recently that the increased use of SMS, specifically by teenagers and young adults, apparently has Hollywood trembling. The argument here is that if one of these wired patrons doesn't like a movie, shortly thereafter everyone in their circle of influence will know about it. And then everyone in their circle will know about it. And so on.
One thing strikes me as odd. If the studios are worried about losing box office by bad word-of-mouth, why don't they just make a decent movie?
Starting Thursday, we'll be in Cancun, so it's a pretty good bet that there won't be any posts from Thursday until Monday. This unfortunately includes next Saturday's edition of the Weakly. The Weakly will return the following Saturday, the 4th of October.