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Developer Laptop

Number of Views : 3570Dell has just launched a developer focused laptop.  The cool thing about this version is that it runs Ubuntu (linux) and is on a 13 inch laptop.    (check out the hardware here)  The article that I found regarding this was focused on the Sputnik project.   I …

When is it illegal to listen. Mapping wifi?

Number of Views : 4209When did listening become illegal?  After reading this article I got to thinking more about how the concept of wireless is flawed.   http://gigaom.com/2012/05/01/google-wi-fi-snooping-and-the-ever-shifting-creepy-line/ As a technology it uses public airwaves to send data.  This concept works great when the data is suppose to be freely available.  …

Michigan Broadband

Number of Views : 4161I have been evaluating my broadband connection at home lately.  I currently have a cable modem from Comcast.  I’ve been a cable modem user since @home.    There was  short period where I had  a $14 DSL line from yahoo but that did not last long.   We …

Web Gui’s for management

Number of Views : 4487It seems every device you purchase has a web admin page. The little linksys router you purchased, the NAS storage device, your Linux box, etc… The trend is to have any type of appliance have this type of management tool. These tools allow the managemnt of …

Cards, Photos, and DPI

Number of Views : 3506I am happy to say that my 13th wedding anniversary was this week.  As always I get my wife a little gift and a card.  Lately when I am in need of cards I have been creating my own.  I’ve become pretty proficient with Photoshop (or …

WordPress–Contact 7 Form (special mail tags)

Number of Views : 9168I have been using wordpress for a while now.  It is one of the best content management systems I have used.  Fully customizable and it has a great community of developers to help solve challenges.   My favorite plug-in for wordpress is the contact form 7.  Contact …

Packable and portable coffee

Number of Views : 5961UPDATE: I was able to purchase Tea Fillers from Teavana in our local mall My current employer does not provide coffee. So I find myself bringing coffee to work. This is not a bad thing, only that I tend to forget my Thermos at work.  They …

QR codes

Number of Views : 4419I found a great site for creating custom QR codes.  I had a project a few years back where I had to generate QR codes, so I wrote my own engine.  Then I used the .net framework to impose images on top of QR codes using …

Ghost in the Wires–Kevin Mitnick

Number of Views : 4034This has been a great book so far.  Not only is Kevin a very sociable person but he is a very entertaining writer.  His stories are amazing.  To think that he left some out. http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Wires-Adventures-Worlds-Wanted/dp/0316037702 Watch is interview with Snubs on Hak5. “23 Questions with Kevin …

New Gadget

Number of Views : 16664I was watching some CES news and ran across a new gadget that I would like to purchase. It looks like I’ll have to wait till March for this one.  Only $50 dollars.   It is called feedair. http://www.feedair.com I have tried in the past to use …

Zoneminder and video camera

Number of Views : 10553I recently purchased an ip camera for the house.  I have wanted one for a long time and finally made a purchase.   The reason for the camera was to monitor the kids and also the garage.  The camera I purchased was a dlink DCS-930L.   It was …

Blogging Tool– Windows Live Writer

Number of Views : 3157This new year I plan on blogging more.   For one reason, it is a good stress relief.   The other reasons revolve that I like to do it.     To make the process easier I plan on utilizing Windows live writer.  The reason for using live writer is …

The internet in 60 Seconds

Number of Views : 2970There is a fantastic photo that shows all the statistics of what is happening on he web every 60 seconds. The article is title “Incredible Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds On The Internet” The internet is so vast that everyday people use it for so …

Hak5 – Behind the scenes

Number of Views : 2664I am a fan of Hak5. I’ve been watching them for a few years now. Darren and Shannon do a great job with a show for tech lovers. “Your Daily dose of techno-lust”. Recently Paul, who runs their AV and does all the behind the scenes …