‘Dear HackCollege’ Posts

“Where Can I Get Free Wallpaper and Ringtones?”

“Where Can I Get Free Wallpaper and Ringtones?”

Got a question? Ask us: dear@hackcollege.com HackCollege reader Wayne asks: I just recieved my phone and accidently erased all my wall paper and ringtone’s,I do not mind paying for them but after 4 hours playing games with the jerks on the other end of the phone and nothing they told me to do worked ,so ...

“Where Can I Find Girl Scout Cookies?”

“Where Can I Find Girl Scout Cookies?”

Got a question? Ask us: dear@hackcollege.com Dear HackCollege, Where can I find Girl Scout cookies? Thanks,Bridgeport ’08 Check out the new girlscoutcookies.org, but Girl Scout season in your area has probably ended. ;( You can, however, still enter your email address to be notified of future sales. Want to buy in bulk? Search for “girl ...

“A Silent Disco…”

Got a question? Ask us: dear@hackcollege.com Dear HackCollege, Love the blog. I was curious what your thoughts were on having a silent disco in a dorm room, or rather during a hall crawl kinda deal. Sincerely,Emory ’10 You got it. Brief HistoryA relatively new concept, the Silent Disco [Wikipedia] originated in 2002 in The Netherlands ...

“I Heard My Cell Phone Has an Email Address.”

Got a question? Ask us: dear@hackcollege.com Dear HackCollege, I heard somewhere that there’s a way I can email pictures and songs to my cell phone. Do you guys know anything about that? Sincerely,Thatwouldbesocool Yes, you heard correctly. Although this depends completely on your network and cell phone, in addition to text messages (SMS) you can ...

“Is My Professor Avoiding Me?”

“Is My Professor Avoiding Me?”

Dear HackCollege, I’ve sent my professor three emails, and she hasn’t gotten back to me. Is there any way I can find out if she’s ignoring my emails? Sincerely,Wtf Well, Wtf, some desktop email clients will give you the option of requesting a return receipt when the recipient has received the email. See Thunderbird’s Options ...

10 Ways to Find a Lost Word Document (.doc / .docx)

10 Ways to Find a Lost Word Document (.doc / .docx)

We’ve all been there. Pumping out an essay the night before it has to be handed in. Inevitably, Microsoft Word takes a dive when you need it most, and the work just seems to disappear. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered—here are 10 ways to find and recover a lost Word document. Send Out A ...

Online Literature Notes

One reader writes: “Hey, I have this book ..., and I was wondering if you knew where I could get notes for it. PLEASE HELP!” Here at HackCollege, we would love to help you study. Sparknotes is probably the best known. Not limited to just literature, its online study guides cover philosophy, psychology, and more. ...

How To:  Open/Watch 99% of All Videos (Win)

How To: Open/Watch 99% of All Videos (Win)

As I was sending a friend of mine a video today of her actions last night, she was unable to open it. This is a problem. So, here is the solution: 1. Get the K-Lite Codec Pack 3.01 FULL. Codecs are the things that decode a media stream, so that you can play it on ...

Windows XP: The Lightweight Champions

So my friend Lindsay sent me a link to Matt B Thompson’s “Light or [Lighter-Weight Apps] to Replace Memory Hogs in Windows XP”, asking me, “There are a lot of programs listed. Which, if any, does HackCollege recommend?” Alright, I’m not sure I did the “[ ]” right, but, either way, Matt’s got a great ...

How To:  Track Your Profile Views

How To: Track Your Profile Views

My friend Megan (Yale ’06) asks me, “Hey, is there any way to tell who’s been looking at your Facebook or Myspace?” To which I reply, “Yes.” Okay, sort of. To begin, this is easier to do on Myspace than on Facebook because Myspace allows you to put in all this HTML code to create ...

How To: Send Music From Your Ipod to Your Computer

Yep, my roommate has an Ipod. My friend Lindsay just got one for her birthday. And now my friend Lauren asks, “How can I put my Ipod music back on my computer after you (she’s referring to me here, haha) reformatted it?” Well, some say that Zune is the Ipod killer… But I won’t go ...