Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Fools' Day

I hate that day, I am always being tricked. However I don't wanna complain, today I plan to find out some WWW pranks and share them with you. Please share here in comments if you find something interesting.

1:0 Me, vs Kensington lock!

Okay guys, I prudly annouce that I've opened my lock without key! (part I and part II). I've opened it some time ago, but I wanted to make a nice photo, so I've asked my friend and.. here it is:

This blue thing is a closing part of a cheap pen, it fitted well. The method was very similar as in the video in my first post about problem - I just inserted it, my friend was holding a laptop and I just spinned it and pushed like hell. Unfortunately I've broke the lock, because I am unable to insert the key (in case if I find it :P) because this mechanism is blocking this little hole on right.

So.. if you lose your key, use pens around the house and open it :D

Edit: I decided to post full sized photo, because it's (in my opinion) masterpiece of security photoart ;)  HERE

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nostalgia: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time is awesome game. It reminds me my childhood, when I used to play it along with my friend. This brings back memories of good times. Of course it's not retro and can't compete with Tetris or Mario in popularity, but for sure for some of us it is more valuable then most games in the industry.

The plot was very impressive, graphics (for the times of course) outstanding, gameplay graded even more. The perfect game.

Well.. The image is self explanatory... but maybe you have other thoughts? What games do you consider the best from your childhood?

News from the battlefield, Kensington war, part II

Still no luck, now I am trying to pick it with screwdrivers, I am able to press the pins, but I don't have an idea how to rotate the mechanism.

Lost my Kensington lock key

Crap! I've lost my only Kensington key and now I am stuck with my laptop attached to the desk. I've seen some videos about opening it with... toilet paper, but it didn't work for me.

Of course I can cut the link itself but I don't additional metal stuff attached forever to my notebook. Any ideas? Please help!


I've decided to post my solution from here, so it's easier to see what I have done to unlock this thing.

Opening Kensington lock PART II
Opening Kensington lock PART III

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

This explains everything

Need to work

Hey fellows.

Work as a freelancer is sometimes crap. It's hard to get to work without boss standing upon me.

How do you work? For a company or as the freelancer?

Magicka game

Do you know what Magicka is? It's superb game made by Paradox Interactive. It's about going through various adventures by leading a magician. The gameplay is rather hard for new players, but it's easy to learn how to play. We've got 10 elements which could be combined by following some simple rules and constraints.

The enemies are approaching from everywhere, we need to use proper combinations of elements to defend ourselves and defeat monsters. The gameplay offers up to 4 people in co-op mode and challenge/survival mode. The game costs only $10 and its available on Steam, also - the free demo is available. I truly recommend it to all of you.

Hello world!

Hello everyone!

I'd like to start writing about usual life of a geek. I don't feel like the geekest of the geeks, but some part of me is for sure. For first reading I'd like to insult most of you with 8-bit music!

Let's rock!