High School 1957 vs 2009

From a recent email spam – that was sorta funny… Scenario 1: Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck’s gun rack. 1957 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his new shotgun to show Jack. 2009 – School goes […]

Best way to tether your iPhone – PDAnet

Unlike most apps that will provide a proxy web service to your computer through your iPhone PDAnet will provide a complete network solution for tethering your computer.  Basically, you can use your iPhone as a computer wifi device, without restriction.  While proxy apps will work well for web applications, it doesn’t work for stuff like email, ftp, ssh, etc. PDAnet […]

Sony’s latest piece of…

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work This has been around for a while but it’s fun.  There’s language so make sure you blast this at work. Happy Friday.

Old fashion “Open Folder” Icon in the Dock

While the newer versions of OS X have been great and the dock has matured, I hated one thing.  Sometimes I just want to put a directory on the dock without it doing it’s crazy effect stuff to it like Fan, Grid, List, etc.  Many times all I want is a dock icon that will just open a directory in […]

Credit Card Swipe Dance

Why is it that every time I purchase something with a credit card at most stores I end up having to do the credit card swipe dance.  And how did this ever replace the good ol’ “cashier single swipes the card and here’s the receipt” days?  Technology sucks sometimes… Me: Swipe now? oh not yet. ok now? YES ok… Cashier: […]

Using rsync for replication on OS X

I recently began a quest to replicate my house data with a hosting service so if my house goes up in a fire I still have my data elsewhere. The utility that seems to work the best for this is called rsync, and is available on most flavors of Unix, including Apple’s OS X. Why is it good?  Well, rsync […]

The 4th Electrical Element, Memristor

Last year HP Labs was able to create the long theorized electrical element, the Memristor.  While most people have not heard anything about the memristor, it will soon change the whole face of our electronics world.  The Memristor was a theoretical element in electronics that was postulated in the late 1960’s and was finally created in 2008.  Our entire electronics […]

Time lapse photos using your TI calculator

This is a great project for just about anyone who ever went to class with a TI calculator.  With a few lines of code on the calculator and a 2.5mm male to male plug you can create time lapse photos. Turn a TI Graphing Calculator into an Intervalometer and Create Time Lapse Videos – More DIY How To Projects

Su.pr to shorten urls

I just started using su.pr to shorten long urls and it has the ability to do some very cool stuff if you link it into your wordpress site.  I prefer it over tunyurl and others.  Check it out!

9 Habits to Stop Now

I highly recommend reading the blogs, “The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now” and “How to Check E-mail Twice a Day… or Once Every 10 Days“, by Tim Ferris.  Great recommendations for all of us who don’t seem to ever have enough time for anything these days.

Great Data Storage Presentation

If you go to http://dsstos.blogspot.com/ there’s an excellent presentation on data storage concepts and recommendations.  It’s HDS AMS focused, but the majority of the presentation relates to general data storage.  Great stuff!

Cleanup the Open with… menu in OS X

For OS X Leopard this worked for me. Cut and paste this command into terminal: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.f*/Frameworks/LaunchS*/Support/lsregister \  -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user