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Fish Tank DIY – How to Make a CRT Aquarium!

Here’s a genius idea for your fish, an aquarium made out of on old CRT monitor!  Instead of throwing those heavy bastards away, now you can recycle them into nice, stylish homes for your lovable fish.

Talk about a great screen saver! I’ve been wanting to do this build for a while now. Just about every time I see and old CRT computer monitor by the side of the road on trash day I think to myself …that would sure make a cool looking fish tank. So here is my first attempt at turning and old computer monitor into a fish tank.

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Tax Hack – How to Hack Taxes Before New Years!

Well, here’s a really simply advice but it could possibly save you a LOT of money next year when you report taxes to the U.S. government.  (Now, if you live elsewhere, this might be different)

Since you have until April 2009 to report your taxes for 2008 but your tax deductions only count until end of 2008, you need to really spend before the year is over.

Here’s some tips for saving taxes:

1. If you are going to buy that $20,000 printer for your small business, buy it now and write it off as 2008 expense.  Any expenses you know you are going to spend earl

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Halloween DIY – How to Make Mac-O-Lanterns!

Here’s a ridicuously cool Halloween DIY your old mac will love, a Mac-O-Lantern!  Yes, you can say that again.

This Halloween season, bring an old computer back from the dead. Here’s all you need to turn that dusty old Mac Classic into a glowing, Halloween treat. Besides a working computer and a little technical know-how (very little), all you need is three cans of spray paint and a bit of epoxy. And here’s the best part…no slimy guts to clean out!

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DIY Hacked USB Thumb Drive!

DIY Hacked USB Thumb Drive!

For those of you who need a real USB Thumb drive, this might not be the right picture but for those of you who want to have some fun, just go and grab an old harddrive, USB ports, and couple USB Flash Drives for a real good Thumb Drive laughs.

This ordinary looking hard drive when plugged into a USB port will mount 4 USB thumbdrives onto your computer. Cool idea to make some use of some old computer parts. It would have been cool if the drive would spin

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Windows Vista Mojave Experiment

Microsoft is doing an experiment where they tell people about their new “Mojave” operating system and how cool it is.  In the end, MS tells the participants that the “Mojave” OS is actually Windows Vista.

(10/08/2008 UPDATE – Now I have Vista pre-installed on my new Inspiron 1525 $600 Dell laptop, check out what happened on the first day, this is

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DIY Hack – HOWTO Make A High Voltage Supply in 5 Minutes!

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Here’s a fun DIY for experimenting with some high voltage from spare TV parts.

In this Instructable you will learn how to make a High Voltage High Frequency power supply in 5 minutes and for less than $20.

All you need is a compact fluorescent light (CFL) and a flyback transformer.

Flyback transformers are found in TVs and CRT monitors. They make the high voltage, high frequency current necessary to trace the electron beam across the screen. They are small and compact, and you c

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