Play Wii DVDR Backups without a Modchip

Back in July of this year, bushing over at Hackmii announced that he had identified a potential security issue that would allow pirated games Wii games to be played on an unmodified Wii console.  It appears that Nintendo did respond to his post and he has since begun a dialogue with them to explain his findings.  It seems that now bushing is not the only one to have identify an exploit for playing DVD backups on an unmodded Wii.  WiiGator at Tehskeen not only found an exploit, but he took it a step further and released a backup launcher complete with source code.  (more…)

PageRank 0 to 3 in Under 30 Days

Less than a month ago, I set out to create this blog.  GeekLad was “born” on September 3, 2008.  Although I had learned quite a bit about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) when I created my personal finance blog back in January, I’ve learned quite a bit more with my launch of GeekLad.  I’ve been keeping a close eye on my PageRank and tonight I was pleasantly shocked to learn it has already hit three!  I think it was many months before WealthBoy ever hit PR3.  I’d like to share with you some of the things I’ve learned over the course of the past month, and perhaps touch on some of the things that I believe that have helped me to reach a PageRank of 3 in less than 30 days.
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New Version of Google Toolbar for Firefox

When Firefox 3 was officially released, the Google Toolbar was not supported.  Of course, that didn’t stop me from manually updating the MaxVerison myself so that it would work.  Although it didn’t take long for Google to release a new version that officially supported Firefox 3, I was disappointed as there were no new features to be found.  It seems all they really did was update the MaxVersion as I had already done.
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Advertisement on YouTube for Wario Land: Shake It

Nintendo has a brilliant advertisement on YouTube for Wario Land: Shake It on YouTube. It starts out more or less like any other video you might see of a video game. However, at one point you start to see coins fly out of the video and into the web page! The video starts to shake around and the web page starts to fall to pieces. It has to be the best YouTube video ad I’ve seen to date.