Category: 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 out short messages on Twitter, and checking in on Foursquare…



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 check the S.M.A.R.T. status of my hard drive.  I’ve


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 type the following:

  1. cd /dev/ <return>
  2. ls - | grep


So the GPS on your G1 doesn’t seem to be working.  Here’s what I did to fix mine:

  1. Go to Settings -> Security & Location and make sure that Enable GPS satellites is checked.  You can also check “Use wireless networks,” but I find that to be less than accurate.

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 (which I love) causes chunks of jQuery code to display


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 jizz on pictures of actual famous people / Celebutard



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. Overhead lighting will work in a pinch, but only if


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 this morning, but I found that they were all still





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 great deal of fun and learned a lot each time. 



Punxsutawney Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso

The Dalai Lama (aka Punxsutawney Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso) sees his own shadow, signaling 6 more months of Communist Chinese oppression.

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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