My Rants

Inspection Overdue – Resetting My Airbag Light

So I’ve had my airbag light on for some time and I haven’t had a chance to do anything about it.  Turns out yesterday was the last day of my car inspection and I am now expired.  Luckily I was able to reset the light using only a paperclip and removing a connector!  Works on most 2000-2008 Honda Civics and CRV’s!

Stupid Air Bag Light from Chris Carroll on Vimeo.

Here’s how you can do it too!


Zombie Expoliting!

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Left 4 Dead is just one of those games that shows a little goes a long way.  The game itself isn’t long but you can honestly play this over and over for months and still have a blast.  Survival mode was released not to long ago and it’s really added a quick fast pace to a game that would take about an hour to play.  For those of you who don’t know what left for dead is please let me to google that for you.  You may also want to click here.  Now you may ask yourself, what’s better than beating a game?  Why not having a life and finding all it’s exploits….well I mean I have a life, so this was shown to me.  shutup.  I’ve included a video of a map exploit on the Rooftop Finale from the No Mercy campaign.  Much like The Crane in Dead Air there is a ledge you can step to that technically puts you out of the map which the zombies can’t find.  You can stand or crouch but for some reason when you jump they can lock onto you.  I start getting board so I start jumping….which inevitably leads to my death.

My Rants

Apple Keynote

I have a feeling I’m not the only person that can say they were a little disappointed with the latest Apple keynote.  Well I guess I can say I’m more than a little.  I’m very surprised that they released the eight core Mac Pro and new X-Servers last week with them knowing this is all they had to offer this week.

MacBook Air

 MacBook Air 


 Cute and compact I think this is a decent attempt to make a smaller more portable computer.  But not for $1,700 – $3,098.  If your going to spend that much you should get a real computer.  For a 1.6GHZ Duo Core 2, an 80 GIG drive with 2 GIG’s of ram I feel like I’m getting robbed.  This computer would possibly considerable if it were ≤ $1000.  Anything more than that and your throwing your money away.  For that price get a Macbook with a much faster processor, more storage and more ram.  I feel like this item falls next to the Apple TV.  A for effort, D for suck.  Bring this back home and do it over.


 Apple TV & Time Capsule


 I am a bit glad that they gave some attention to the Apple TV.  Finally making an interface to give it access to the iTunes store.  I’m not too impressed by their new movie rental service.  $5 for a new movie rental, and $4 for older movies.  Something like this isn’t going to take me away form Netflix, and if this was the case I would just go to Blockbuster and get the physical DVD.  

As for Time Capsule, I feel like this can go either way $500 for a 1TB wireless N access point isn’t so bad.  However something like this isn’t for me.  I’d rather just get a cheap external drive to make my Time Machine backups.  I rarely use wireless as it is.  


And that was it, really just leaving me disappointed.   I guess you can’t win them all.