In the wake of yesterday’s piece on building a proper bug-out bag for emergency situations, a lot of comments mentioned the growth in popularity of shows and content revolving around doomsday prepping. Instead of having just 72 hours worth of supplies in a …continue reading
Archives for March 2012
Old standard scams seem to be a reliable source of income or perverted fun for those who are inclined to cheat and steal for a living or who simply have too much time on their hands. A client called me this week and said she …continue reading
The running or operating of a game server is rarely as easy as setting up the server in the first place. Many games, like Minecraft, have easy server setup software (and, yes, I do count Bukkit as Minecraft’s server software since Bukkit joined the Mojang …continue reading
SnappyTech, a member of the LockerGnome community at large, inquired about Web development software for Windows.
Windows can be an excellent environment for Web development, especially for programmers who enjoy working directly with code. After all, does it really matter what platform you’re …continue reading
Every day, when I hop onto Reddit and scroll through the various happenings and latest meme implementations, I always expect to see some sort of post regarding Electronic Arts (EA) and how it is an evil publisher that is ruining the games it takes ownership …continue reading
Social networking is a growing fad throughout the Internet. Whether you joined Facebook or are looking for a push-to-talk application to keep in constant contact with your friends and family, we have the list of apps for you. All of the apps mentioned in this …continue reading
Being a geek means more than just knowing everything there is to know about your favorite technology. There are racing geeks, car geeks, music geeks, and even survival geeks. Survival geeks pride themselves on knowing what to do in the event of an emergency, or …continue reading
Admittedly, I realize that the risk of either the Google Android system or any of the various Apple products becoming infected is slim; it is usually just when we feel all nice and snug in our security virus blanket, with no viruses in sight, that …continue reading
Starting a podcast can be a great first step towards a rewarding and even profitable hobby. Careers have even been made through podcasting, as this new form of media has changed the dynamic of how we share viewpoints, information, and news forever.
Podcasts come in …continue reading
Keeping up with the world of technology can be very difficult to do unless you spend every waking hour scouring the Web for the latest news, rumors, and super secret leaked photos to hit the presses. It appears that every day, a new phone is …continue reading
Formula One is the pinnacle of motorsport. The technology that is injected into the sport, usually by regulation change, will end up on your car in the near future. The teams spend millions of Pounds, since most teams operate in the UK, on the development …continue reading
Reese Matthews writes:
I’ve only seen a few of your videos, so I don’t know if you’ve touched on it, but there is a bigger problem than “Does __________ browser suck?” or “Is __________ secure?” If you haven’t, perhaps you could talk about it.
Back …continue reading
We’ve known for a long time that HTML5 and other modern Web technologies have made it possible to do some remarkable things in a browser. Angry Birds has been available as a Web app, as have productivity apps such as Google Docs. But what about …continue reading
Who needs a big, bulky camera anymore? Today’s Android devices are getting to the point where they are comparable to point-and-shoot cameras. If you’re a casual shutterbug, your Android device can take some pretty amazing photos; there are some great applications out there to help …continue reading
Love it or hate it, The Pirate Bay is one of the largest and most recognizable sources for BitTorrent files on the Web. Essentially acting as a magnet link host rather than a content host itself, the question of The Pirate Bay’s legality has been …continue reading
Yesterday I bought a new hard drive and external backup for a client. Today I installed both and rebuilt her four-year-old system. What happened to her computer?
For years I have strongly advocated that my client, a real estate agent, protect her computer with an …continue reading
Have you ever had your cellphone stolen? If so, you know the frustration of having lost all your contact information and the general overall inconvenience and expense of having to replace it. Apparently, however, these problems are of little concern to the big corporations that …continue reading
Microsoft is putting a lot on the table with the upcoming release of Windows 8. Not only will it be the most significant change to the platform’s UI since Windows 95 first appeared almost twenty years ago, but it also signals the latest in a …continue reading
Everyone likes cool things. That is one reason so many people are willing to pay the big bucks for iPhones and iPads — they are way cool. Cooler than Androids, etc. We also like to do cool things, even if they have no obvious purpose. …continue reading
Just 10 years ago, technical questions were fairly simple to answer. Today, that has changed. One must remember that, back then, home consumers had few choices while businesses were more or less tied to their servers that were accessed via either a dumb terminal or …continue reading