• 8 Year Old Class All with iPod Touches

    I am totally geeking out about this! Found the link through a fried on Twitter and I think it illustrates the power of giving young children the tools to each learn at their own pace. They also are a bit more motivated and excited about being able to use such...

  • Basic Intro to ActionScript 3

    Finally! I found a really well done, easy to understand, and polished how to video series on ActionScript 3 and Flash. The video series starts at the very beginning and shares how-to in 5 minute clips. I am really glad Adobe and Doug Winnie put this series together. ?? Have...

  • Snow Leopard Compatible 64 bit Growl (beta)

    A Snow Leopard compatible beta can be found at http://growl.info/beta.html

  • How To Create Best PowerPoint

    I was recently shown the best powerpoint presentation I have ever seen. It happens to be a powerpoint about powerpoint presentations entitled “Death by PowerPoint”. Any one wanting to improve their PowerPoint presentations or just wanting a good laugh should take a moment and read through the presentation shared on...

  • BYUI Class Assignment Calendars via Google

    Brother Judkins Comm 313 http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/b8dvinssolbf8qce3r2tam0alc%40group.calendar.google.com/private-87267a1ca2dc1e499bd46ab3dae40b26/basic.ics Brother Ercanbrack CS 165[ http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/ca0dn9amvkt8f3a10j7ch0huqg%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics](http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/ca0dn9amvkt8f3a10j7ch0huqg%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics) Chalkboard Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/frozenchipmunk/ / CC BY 2.0

  • My Go-To WordPress Plugins

    Just a quick and dirty list for a few of my friends my favorite WordPress Plugins that I use on almost every installation that I do. Akismet AntiVirus AskApache Password Protect CSS Naked Day Fancybox Google XML Sitemaps jQuery lazy load plugin List Drafts Widget Page Links To Really Simple...

  • Time Management & Planning

    I am reminded again why planning and time management are so important as my wife and I begin to plan for the upcoming fall semester. Priorities will be very important as the semester rolls along as I will need them to decide what gets done first. Might have to take...

  • Be a Better Student This Year

    Some awesome tips provided by lifehacker.com on how to be a better student this year when you get back to school. I felt these were good enough it deserved more than a tweet. ; ) http://lifehacker.com/5335215/10-must+dos-for-the-first-week-of-college Library Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_clinker/ / CC BY-SA 2.0

  • Personal Browsing Stats with about:me Firefox Add-on

    about:me is one of the coolest and cleanest add-ons I have seen. I get to feed my stats fetish with my own browsing stats. Just install the add-on and type “about:me” into the address bar. Information on top pages overall, top pages per hour, download stats, and much more.

  • Combat Information Overload With Firefox

    I have seen too many people who try to browse the web and get things done with a highly cluttered browser interface and all the extra tools and doodads get in the way. THE PROBLEM Information is flying all around us like debris from a tornado going through a trailer...

  • Get Firefox Add-ons to Work with ALL Versions of Firefox

    Ever upgraded to the next version of Firefox and your add-on didn’t show up because it was marked “Not Compatible”? There is a very simple way to force your version of Firefox to accept the add-on even if it isn’t compatible. There are a few reasons why your installed add-ons...

  • Rid Yourself of Experts Exchange

    Do you hate getting Experts Exchange cluttering up your Google search results? A few of my friends and I do. I recently found a Firefox add-on developed by Greg Hosilyk called GoogEEFree. It is a simple search add-on that adds the option to the search bar next to the URL...

  • Firefox 3.7 Alpha Release

    FF 3.7a - aka Minefield Firefox 3.7 Alpha is available for download for developers to try out but it is still very alpha. I love the humor that the Mozilla developers have as seen through the icon used for Firefox 3.7a. The developers have lovingly named the alpha “Minefield”. Love...

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-17

    RT @ashlux: The lack of versioning Ubiquity commands bothers me. I imagine that’s something being worked on though. # RT @ElphabaPotter: “Cool Web Thingy” DOESN’T EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE ‘Ubiquity’ by Mozilla. http://tinyurl.com/56uykw SRLSY, watch the video. # RT @Husker234: I heart Ubiquity. # RT @rdhyee: The Mozilla Labs Jetpack...

  • Spezify – Serving Up Search Fresh

    Spezify does a good job of representing search results visually and it’s kind of fun. The big thing I like about Spezify is the navigation response with the keyboard arrow keys. Try it! Left… right… up & down. Maybe if the results returned more of one kind of result based...

  • Mac OS X Auto complete / Suggest

    Did you know that some OS X applications use the escape key to auto complete what you have typed? Much like the tab completion feature found in most linux command line shells, this can be a nice tool to use when you aren’t sure of the spelling of a word....

  • Am I Geek Enough?

    Wired.com recently posted a list of 100 essential skills for geeks. I liked the list and wanted to check off what I have already done so here is the list with all of my accomplishments underlined. My favorites have been changed to blue. ; ) Properly secure a wireless router....

  • The day I met Ubiquity

    It was Sunday evening as I was settling down and reading some of my RSS feeds when one of the articles mentioned Ubiquity. “Ubiquity?”, I thought. “What in the world is Ubiquity besides ‘everywhere’?!?” I headed over to the ubiquity main page and watched the intro video. My wife claims...

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-10

    @kylew01 cool! They even have your name on them. ; ) in reply to kylew01 # @kylew01 that’s going to e really cool. in reply to kylew01 # @kylew01 when do you think you will be putting the roofing on? in reply to kylew01 # My blog just posted my...

  • Firefox Search Keyboard Shortcut

    **Set cursor focus in Firefox to search box -> cmd + K Set cursor focus in most Mac OS X browsers -> cmd + L** Two of my most used and most useful keyboard shortcuts while browsing the web using Firefox on Mac OS X My good friend Mike showed...

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-03

    @jasondbarr Awesome post! I subscribed to your RSS. Thanks. ; P in reply to jasondbarr # @jasondbarr You bet! I can't believe I haven't found your blog before now. I am going to read it all tonight. ;) in reply to jasondbarr # I want IE to die. Just go...

  • Defcon – Getting There

    To commemorate our trip to Defcon I created a funny little video. Enjoy. ; ) Defcon – Getting There from Mike Grace on Vimeo.

  • Rexburg Lightning Storm

    We recently had a good lightning storm here in the Rexburg area and I was able to spend a good hour practicing my night lightning shots. I really need to learn more about doing these kind of shots but it was a lot of fun. I really like the first...

  • Using Creative Commons Images

    I am big on not violating copyright laws and respecting others work which is why I love the Flickr – Creative Commons relationship. There are a lot of people who take great photographs who are willing to share their work as long as you attribute the work to them. Here...

  • Cruella De Vil and I…

    After a trip to the movie rental store it would appear that Cruella De Vil and I have more in common than I originally thought. I guess it’s time to dig into my genealogy again. My wife always thinks I am really weird for wanting to take pictures like these...

  • Dumbest Hair Product

    I may offend a few people with this but it really needs to be said that this is the dumbest hair product I have ever seen. There, I said it. ; ) Bumpits Hair Product Why in the world would someone do this to themselves? I wonder if the “included...

  • jQuery CSS Gotcha with Relative File Paths

    jQuery gave a colleague and I a run for our money today at work. We were using jQuery to change the background image after a mouse event. Problem was, after the event, the image would not show up even though the path to the image was *correct. Our site is...

  • Calculate # of M&Ms in a Jar

    I like math a bit, but when I saw this video on how to mathematically calculate the number of M&Ms in a jar I wanted to run out and buy a bunch of M&Ms to try it out. All my math geek friends would love this. I will now win...

  • Spotlight Missing Files

    Spotlight Icon How to fix your spotlight woes.</h3> I use spotlight all the time to launch applications and open files. I recently ran into some trouble with files and applications disappearing from the spotlight index. I was able to fix the problem by deleting my spotlight index and rebuilding it....

  • My Personal Learning Environment

    My Personal Learning Environment After reading an interesting post about personal learning environments I decided to try an experiment for myself like cmduke did. I had a hard time placing everthing that I wanted to on the the diagram so it is a bit messy and the proximity of each...