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For a long time, I have had the desire to work for myself so that I can have a little more control over my life and I am finally making that happen!  Originally, Global Geek News and my other sites were made with the intention of supporting me but even though they are finally profitable, I can’t live on a couple hundred dollars a year.  So, while my various blogs aren’t going anywhere (a little money is still money), I’ve decided to put my computer knowledge and skills to good use and start my own business!

Ever since I was in high school, I have been called on by friends, family, substitute teachers and others to fix issues with their computers.  Whether they had a virus they were having trouble removing or their homepage got hijacked, I was the one they would call and I would always help them out for which they would pay me nicely as a thank you even though I never once asked any of them for a dime.  Well, that became the inspiration behind my new business idea which I have named Cyberspace Fortress!

So what exactly is Cyberspace Fortress and what am I offering?  The name came about because it seemed fitting for my goal of trying to protect people’s computers from bad guys that would want to steal data from it and use it for evil purposes.  It was also the best domain I could find that wasn’t already taken (domain squatters suck!).  The main service I am selling is a subscription based computer maintenance plan designed to give you peace of mind knowing your computer is staying as secure as it can while you never have to do a thing (you would be amazed how often people go without updating or scanning their computer just because they never think about it or don’t have time to mess with it).  For $30/mo, I will remotely log in to your computer and make sure your most important software is up-to-date (Operating system, browsers, Flash, Java, Office software, ect).  I will also make sure your anti-virus and anti-malware software is up-to-date and then I will run those scans to detect and remove any malicious software that may be hiding out on your computer.  In addition, I will also clean up any issues with the system registry I find and clean out things like temporary files which are wasting space on your hard drive.

I also offer other services like an emergency service where I will drop what I am doing and fix your computer as well as a service to optimize your computer’s start-up so you aren’t waiting so long after you boot it up to use your computer.  There are other services but those are the main ones.

The best part is I do all of this remotely so it is a lot easier to work around your schedule and you never have to worry about cleaning up the house for me to come over!  Of course there are going to be some things that just can’t be done remotely but I think those circumstances aren’t that common and when they come up, I will help you find somebody local to you that can fix your problem for a reasonable price.

Anyway, if a service like this appeals to you or you know somebody that could really use it, head over to Cyberspace Fortress!  As a special thank you to those that enjoy the stuff I post here on Global Geek News, the first 25 people to sign up for the subscription service and mention they heard about Cyberspace Fortress from Global Geek News, you will get your first month FREE!!!

I can’t say I have ever had any desire to have kids but if that was to ever happen, I would absolutely want to get this Star Wars X-Wing rocker for them.  At this point, I would call rocking horses a cliché while an X-Wing rocker is just plain awesome!

This amazing Star Wars X-Wing baby rocker was created by Steves Wooden Toys.  It was created from solid wood, specifically pine, native macrocarpa and rimu.  I can’t say I have ever heard of the latter two woods but I am guessing its because they have them in New Zealand and not here in the US.  Anyway, perhaps the coolest part is that R2-D2 is removable!  I wonder if they would build something like this for adults because I kind of want one for myself.

The Force will be strong with the baby that rocks in this X-Wing rocker!

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Star Wars X-Wing Baby Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Baby Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Rocker

Star Wars X-Wing Rocker

[Source:  Steves Wooden Toys via GeekxGirls]

Global Geek News LogoWhile spending my Sunday having a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine marathon, I realized I should be trying to do something productive with my day.  So, I decided to finally pursue one of my dreams of having my own online t-shirt shop.  By now you all know my obsession geeky graphic tees so this should really come as no huge surprise.  Anyway, I can now say that my dream has come true!

Thanks to the awesome folks over at TeePublic, I have launched my new nerdy clothing site, Geek Tees!  The store features a ton of amazing designs (many of which I own and have featured here on Global Geek News in the past) and I will be adding more regularly.

While t-shirts are the main focus, the designs are also available on hoodies, tanks and more!

Please go check out the store, buy some amazing shirts and share the store with your geeky friends!  Like us on Facebook too!

[Source:  Geek Tees]

Domino TARDIS

Domino TARDIS

Maybe its because of the digital world we live in these days but it seems like dominoes aren’t near as cool as they were when I was a kid.  I still love them but I don’t even know the last time I heard of kids playing with them like I did when I was a kid.  Well, at least there are still some people out there that enjoy playing with those wonderful pieces of plastic because without them, there wouldn’t be videos like the one below.

Youtuber StickTrickDominoDude is the creator of this amazing Doctor Who themed domino build which has everything from a Dalek to a TARDIS.  This complex build (obviously done in multiple takes) turned out great!  The video below is amazing!

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[via BBC America]

Boba Fett Themed Car

Jeremy Bray —  January 7, 2015 — Leave a comment

Largely due to the expense of fancy paint jobs and such, I have never really had any desire to make my car look especially geeky.  I have thought about putting some sort of digital sign on it that I could use to communicate to other drivers to let them know when they have a break light out, a low tire or to tell them how badly they drive and that they should go drive off a cliff.  However, even the funds for a cool project like that are lacking at the moment.  Luckily, there are people out there who have money to dump into the looks of their car because if there wasn’t, the world would not have the amazing Boba Fett car below!

Artist Rebekah Stieg Knuth of Knuthart Studios designed the amazing Boba Fett wrap for her Hyundai Veloster and then had it installed by some professionals.  I’d say it turned out pretty great!  Below are some pictures and a timelapse of the installation process.

Have you done any geeky customizations to your vehicle?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Star Wars Car

Boba Fett Car

Star Wars Car

Boba Fett Hyundai Veloster

Boba Fett Hyundai Veloster

Boba Fett Car

Star Wars Car

Star Wars Car

Boba Fett Hyundai Veloster

Boba Fett Hyundai Veloster

[via GeekTyrant]

Impressions aren’t something I actively seek out but once in a while I come across one that is so spot on that it blows me away.  Well, I happen to come across one such impression today and since it is of Matt Smith’s Doctor, I couldn’t help but share it since I know there are tons of Whovians who read Global Geek News.

Jake Dunsbridge is the guy in the video below that has such a good Matt Smith impression that you wouldn’t even realize it wasn’t actually Matt Smith if you didn’t see him talking.

I wish I could do an impression like this, it would make for some great prank phone calls and a really cool voice mail message.

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[via RadioTimes]