Category Archives: Tech

Social Vote @foursquare @twitter

Social Media has indeed become very ubiquitous.  So much so, that many users don’t even think of it as a “thing.”  These days, it is natural to see people checking e-mail, logging into Facebook, chatting with friends via IM, sending … Continue reading

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I’ve been having trouble with my Mac Book Pro lately.  Namely, the dreaded SBBoD. I’ve tried deleting files to make space.  I’ve tried using Onyx to delete logs and other junk.  I’ve tried using Disk Utility to repair permissions and … Continue reading

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Dealing with Stubborn External USB HDs in OS X

If you’ve purchased (or have otherwise come into possession of) an external USB hard drive, and you’re having trouble getting Disk Utility to play nicely with it (i.e. reformat it to HFS+), here’s a trick for you.  Open Terminal and … Continue reading

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So the GPS on your G1 doesn’t seem to be working.  Here’s what I did to fix mine: Go to Settings -> Security & Location and make sure that Enable GPS satellites is checked.  You can also check “Use wireless … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.0

So, I installed WordPress 3.0 and switched over to their new default template.  So far, so awesome. The new functionality, the surface of which I’ve only barely scratched, is great. I only noticed one bug: using the Digg Digg plugin … Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Annoying People on Twitter

@BarackObama – Barack Obama Claim to fame: TechPhony Followers: 2,795,004 Sample Tweets: Irrelevant. He’s never used Twitter, despite duping millions into believing that he actually was using it. @PerezHilton – Perez Hilton (aka Mario Armando Lavandeira) Claim to fame: Drawing … Continue reading

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How to @YouTube

Lighting: The light source goes in front of you, but behind the camera. Not behind you. Not in front of you and also in front of the camera. Put the damned light in front of you and behind the camera. … Continue reading

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Missing Podcasts on iPod

If you’ve recently purchased a new iPod and have transferred files from your old iPod to the new one, only to find that your podcasts are now “missing,” I may have good news for you. The same happened to me … Continue reading

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It’s (almost) that time again! Hammer Time?  No.  (Well, yes, but it’s always Hammer Time.)  It’s (again, almost) time for the coolest (un)conference this side of the… uh… Rio Salado! I’ve been to both previous PodCamps, and have had a … Continue reading

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So apparently, the Dalai Lama isn’t really on Twitter.  Big surpise there.  I guess if you want REAL Twitlightenment, you’ll have to turn to @BhagwanMike instead.

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