All posts by James Beach

YouTube Lifts 15min Time Limit

This past week the popular video site YouTube has removed the 15 minute video lenghth for may of its users.(Including us :))

YouTube has used a system called Content ID to recognize copyrighted material and give the copyright owners the right to block it, track it or make money from ads shown alongside it.

Below is a video we shot about a year ago of The Breakup Season. Originally we had to post multiple videos of each song they played due to the time limit. But now you can watch the entire video in its awesome musical glory.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Now Available

The latest virsion of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is now avalable for download at

New features since Ubuntu 9.10


Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 includes the latest GNOME desktop environment with a number of great new features.

Mozilla Firefox

Default search engine has been changed to Yahoo! The default Home Page will use either Google or Yahoo! depending on user setting.

Linux kernel 2.6.32

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Contest: Spice Up Our Background

We are looking to spice up our background picture on the main pages of The IT Lounge

What We Are Looking For
Something creative related to the stuff we write about, the games we play, and the people who run the site. You can create something on top of our current background or create something completely new.

What We Will Give You
$10 🙂

How To Create and Submit

Download the PSD to help align your creation with or site layout and submit if we pick yours.

-Try to keep the majority of you creation above the red line.
-Also remember to put your creation in new layers.

To enter, save as a jpeg and upload it as an attachment the contest forum
thread. ./forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=71&sid=58b0beaf14760fa965a7fe90b141d371
DO NOT ATTACH THE PSD. It will be to big.
If you win, we will have you email the original PSD to us.

Contest Ends 5/1/2010

Good Luck and Have Fun

Comcast Bandwidth Meter Hits Boston Area

So the other day i decided to log into my account to see if there was any thing new, and what do i find, the Comcast Bandwidth meter has finally been released (well in the Boston area so far). I cant confirm if it is officially out, but i have heard other reports saying that it is slowly rolling out across the Boston area.

But i can confirm that I have it and apparently I’v been using A LOT more bandwidth than i thought. Leaving me wondering, is this relay truly accurate?

If you have Comcast tell us if you have the meter in you area. To find it, log into your account click on “My Account”, and then go to “Users & Settings”.