Saturday, June 25, 2011

How to Pimp Up Your USB

Screenshot of our USB desktop

Recently one of our computer class students showed us how he had made a custom icon and background for his plug in USB stick drive.

It looked great, and so we thought we would do this ourselves, and make a tutorial on how it is done.

The folowing works for Windows XP, but on VISTA and Windows 7, the custom background does not work, because Windows has some kind of security that does not allow the desktop.ini file to run.

The following PDF gives step by step instuctions on how to make your own custom icon and desktop background.



If you would like to have your own full size copy of this PDF, then simply click the save disk icon button on the PDF viewer, and you should be able to save it to your own hard disk.

Alternatively, you can view or save the full size PDF by clicking the link below:



Have fun pimping up your USB, and if you want to use the Passy World icon, then here it is in tiny miniature below.

our ico icon file

Use your web browser to save it as a .ico file.

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, June 24, 2011

Toy Story Friday Funny

mr Potoato
Image Source: http://toonbarn.com

The Toy Story movies by Pixar are a fantastic work of computer animation, and truly great comedy entertainment.

At least Mr Potato Head never had problems getting replacement parts, whenever he was falling to pieces.

Jackson Falling Apart
Image Source: http://i43.tinypic.com

Here is a video about the making of the latest installment: Toy Story 3.



What we have always liked about the Pixar films is that they are such clever adult humor applied to an innocent children's story.

Crane Toy is a Hooker
Image Source: http://30.media.tumblr.com

And the best thing is that the latest Toy Story movies are all in fabulous 3D.

daggy guys looking at 3D movie
Image Source: http://4.bp.blogspot.com

Here is an exclusive inside look at the creation of the latest Toy Story Movie Logo.



Originally Quentin Tarantino was going to be the Movie Director for Toy Story, but somehow it just didn't all come together, and so he went off to do his own thing.



We are so excited about Toy Story 3 here at Passy World, that we are thinking of having a Toy Story Fancy Dress Party.

old women fancy dress
Image Source: http://costumepop.com

Wonder how the COD fans will dress up for the Party ?

bright green army soldiers
Image Source: http://farm5.static.flickr.com

This guy is definitely invited.

good buzz guy outfit
Image Source: http://farm3.static.flickr.com

But these people are on the very doubtful list.

bad buzz costume
Image Source: http://i15.photobucket.com

Toy Story movies are not without their fare share of violence.



And in Toy Story 4 next year, we will be seeing this Jonah Hex versus Woody footage.



Famous Toy Story Quotes

Mr. Potato Head: Hey, a laser! How come *you* don't have a laser, Woody?
Woody: It's not a laser! It's a...
[sighs in frustration]
Woody: It's a little light bulb that blinks.
Hamm: What's with him?
Mr. Potato Head: Laser envy.

Woody: Wait a minute, I just lit a rocket... Rockets explode!

Woody: All right, that's enough! Look, we're all very impressed with Andy's new toy.
Buzz: Toy?
Woody: T-O-Y, Toy!
Buzz: Excuse me, I think the word you're searching for is "Space Ranger".
Woody: The word I'm searching for I can't say because there's preschool toys present.

Sergeant: Molly's first present is... Mrs. Potato Head! Repeat, a Mrs. Potato Head!
Hamm: Way to go, Ida-ho!
Mr. Potato Head: Gee, I'd better shave!

And of course the most famous Quote of all.

guy flying off motorbike poster
Image Source: http://www.demotivationalposters.org

The big story surprise for Star Wars movies was finding out that Luke had a father.

vader with buzz and luke
Image Source: http://www.demotivationalposters.org

In the upcoming Toy Story 4 to be released next year, we find out that Buzz Lightyear has many sisters working at Hong Kong Disney Land.

Hong Kong Buzz Girls
Image Source: http://www.flaircandy.com

Here is just one of the many great voice over remakes of Toy Story footage that can be found on YouTube.



So that's it from us, we are off to the weekend and beyond!

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, June 17, 2011

Top 10 Friday Funny

top 10 wedding funny pic
Image Source: http://wedding-pictures.onewed.com

This week is all about Top 10's. There is a great wealth of material out there on the net that is very funny.

Here for your laughter and entertainment, we have ten of the best PG rated funny things we could find.

Let's kick off with a Top 10 of very funny TV Commercials



The next Top 10 contains advice about preventing long term tragic situations like this one.

pic of soldier with bride
Image Source: http://de.acidcow.com

Top 10 Ways to say No to Going out on a Date

I'd love to, but...
  • I have to floss my cat.
  • I want to spend more time with my blender.
  • The man on television told me to stay tuned.
  • I'm staying home to work on my cottage cheese sculpture.
  • I'm building a pig from a kit.
  • I have to go to the post office to see if I'm still wanted.
  • I'm teaching my ferret to yodel.
  • I have to check the freshness dates on my dairy products.
  • I'm planning to go downtown to try on gloves.
  • I'm attending the opening of my garage door.
  • I'm being deported.
Source: http://www.poddys.com

You certainly wouldn't want to go out on a date with this guy.

bloke with nazi tat
Image Source: http://img12.imageshack.us

Here is a great cartoon video about the Top 10 ways to fail at falling in love,
(if you happen to be a turtle).




We travel to the Middle East for our next list, and it is indeed a funny place.

camels in back of car
Image Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com


TOP 10 HIT MOVIES IN IRAQ

10. "You've Got Veil"
9. "There's Sanctions Against Mary"
8. "Honey, I Martyred the Kids"
7. "I Still Know What You Did Last Ramadan"
6. "How Saddam Hussein Got His Chemical Weapons Back"
5. "Kurdz"
4. "Arranged Bride of Chucky"
3. "Patch Saddams"
2. "Turban Cowboy"
1. "The Waterboy"

Source: http://www.poddys.com

Top 10 Health & Safety Warnings

The following training video shows ten important Health and Safety Hazards for workers.



Here is another Health and Safety warning concerning the ergonomics of using a redneck computer workstation:

redneck computer toilet
Image Source: http://hiphappy.files.wordpress.com

TOP TEN WAYS TO TELL IF A REDNECK HAS BEEN USING YOUR COMPUTER

1. The monitor is up on blocks
2. Outgoing faxes have tobacco stains on them
3. The six front keys have rotted out
4. The RAM slots have Ford truck parts that smell like they
were just dipped in gasoline
5. The numeric keypad only goes up to six
6. The password is "Bubba"
7. There is a gun rack mounted on the Monitor
8. There is a Skoal can in the CD-ROM drive
9. The keyboard is painted in camouflage
10. The mouse is referred to as the "critter"

Joke Source: http://www.poddys.com

And one more safety warning about keeping a close eye on your pets.

Top 10 Signs Your Cat May Be Trying To Kill You

  • Seems mighty chummy with the dog all of a sudden.
  • He actually *does* have your tongue.
  • You find a stash of "Feline of Fortune" magazines behind the couch.
  • Cyanide pawprints all over the house.
  • You wake up to find a bird's head in your bed.
  • Droppings in litter box spell out "DIE"
  • Catch him with a new mohawk looking in the mirror saying, "Mew looking at me? Mew looking at me?"
  • Takes attentive notes every time "Itchy and Scratchy" are on.
  • Has taken a sudden interest in the wood chipper.
  • Ball of yarn playfully tied into a hangman's noose.
  • You find a piece of paper labelled "MY WIL" which says "LEEV AWL 2 KAT."
Joke Source: http://www.poddys.com

pic of killer cat
Image Source: http://i160.photobucket.com

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, June 10, 2011

Can You Bear It Friday Funny

Take that imposter
Image Source: http://www.juliapetrova.com

Hope your week wasn't too unbearable..... and if you can possibly bear it, this Friday's funny is all about our good friend the bear.

Let's start at the beginning with cute cuddly teddy bears. They are reliably there for us in our earliest years, and always so obedient.



Everyone loves to share and care for their teddy bear, but do you think you could bear having Mr Bean as your full time companion?



Moving right along to another all time cutie: the Panda Bear.

Dog as Panda
Image Source: http://images.icanhascheezburger.com

Be warned that just like any other bear, it is best not to upset the Panda Bear; that is unless you want to see his dark side.



In fact Pandas can do some fairly jackass things when they are let loose, as happened not so long ago in Japan.



Polar bears aren't nearly as smart as Panda Bears!

polar bear falling over on ice
Image Source: http://www.innocentenglish.com

But black bears are real smart. They even know how to ride bikes.

bear stealing a bike
Image Source: http://funnyfunnypictures.net

And they know where to get their fast food, (even if it takes a while).

bear at picnic table
Image Source: http://3.bp.blogspot.com

It has been known for a long time that bears are excellent fishermen.

baby bear with fishermen
Image Source: http://www.21st-century-christianity.com

Outsmarting a bear in the fishing stakes isn't easy, but it certainly can be done.



Man is indeed king of the beasts, and always triumphs.



If you can possibly bear another video, then watch this fabulous Yogi Bear movie trailer.



We'll bet this Friday Funny has been so funny, you can barely stop laughing!

Enjoy the weekend, because come Monday it's time to bear the load of another long working week.

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, June 3, 2011

Gaming Friday Funny

Otter using computer
Image Source: http://funnyandspicy.com

This week we are taking a funny look at computer games.

Since it's Friday, let's start off with this one. It's bizarre but kind of funny: "The Black Friday" video game, kind of a bad hair day meets Mario game for the modern working woman?



Is this what reality gaming is becoming?

Reality Gaming Poster
Image Source: http://files.sharenator.com

So what kind of people become video gaming addicts?

Fat Gamer Guy
Image Source: http://www.funnymine.com

And it's not just the guys becoming gaming addicts. Here's a timely health warning to all the lady gamers out there.

before and after fat pic
Image Source: http://2.bp.blogspot.com

Even pets and animals can become addicted.

dog with headset
Image Source: http://3.bp.blogspot.com

So what's next in computer gaming?

There are several new hybrid games being developed for mixed markets, such as "Grand Theft Mario". Here is a sneak preview of what crossover gamers can expect.



As part of this upcoming "GTM" release, there will also be "Mario Kart San Andreas" bundled in as part of the package.

Passy's World has been lucky enough to get an exclusive pre-release preview of this hybrid game as well.




For fans of mathematics and Venn Diagrams, here is the lowdown on computer games:

Graphjam Venn Diagram
Image Source: http://www.dealspwn.com

There has also been extensive mathematical research into why certain people always lose at computer games.

Graphjam Pie Chart
Image Source: http://graphjam.files.wordpress.com

Here is a great video all about the player types that participate in a typical group online game such as "Counter Strike".




All true gaming nerds build there own high performance gaming PC's, as we have done several times here at Passy World.

Unfortunately, not everyone has the skills or funds to undertake this high-tech hobby successfully.

Broken Computer
Image Source: http://ghettocomputers.files.wordpress.com

Then there are the gaming consoles like X-Box and Nintendo Wii to consider budgeting in as well.

2 consoles but a tiny TV
Image Source: http://www.japanitup.com

Our final video is not a computer game, but was a funny animation we found along the way researching this week's Friday Funny....which we just had to include here.

This Flash animated parody of the "What is Love" song has very clever animation and backing tracks, with some great computer game animation as well.



That's it for another week, and this weekend it is definitely "Game On!"

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi