• 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...

  • Best Domain Registration Site / Service

    [](http://www.nameguard.com/)NameGuard I have used several different sites and services to register domains. NameGuard is hands down the best domain registration site and service I have ever used. After registering several domains with NameGuard I wonder why I ever used all the other sites out there. Why FREE Privacy Protection!!! Many...

  • News Made Music

    Auto-Tune the News #3 Video I don’t usually share videos but this video has caught my eye. The makers at barelypolitical have taken news clips and made them into a song. Really amazing work taking the voices and clips to morph it into a cool song. I am sure a...

  • Super User Beta Invite

    Some of my friends have shown some interest in joining superuser.com, a sister site to stack overflow. The beta is only semi-private and anyone who really wants to can start contributing to the bank of knowledge being contributed there. If you really want to start that journey, you will have...

  • Motorcycle Predilection

    I really enjoy riding my motorcycle to school, work, and all around. I came out of class the other day and saw my bike parked among several other bikes and realized that I was a bit different… ; P The sight gave me something to laugh about. I’m not sure...

  • Forward Calls When You Don’t Have Reception

    We don’t get reception in our house where we live and we are geeky so instead of having a land line we use Skype. For a long time I have been coming home and switching my iPhone to forward my calls to my skype # before I lose reception. ANNOYING!...

  • Advice for a Defcon Virgin

    This year will be my very first year attending the Defcon conference over in Las Vegas, Nevada and I am very excited. To make the experience just perfect, I am asking for advice in many different places and compiling what I learn here. I will also do a postmortem to...

  • Content is King

    As I surf the web looking for information and work on building the next greatest how to Linux site, I am reminded just how much content is king. You can have a great design for your sight but if you don’t have content that people want then you might as...

  • Rockin @ Work

    I have the great blessing of working with a bunch of awesome people. We had a lot of fun at a meeting recently and I took some pictures with my phone. Bust out the popcorn and enjoy. Check out these photos at your own pace over at flickr -> http://www.flickr.com/photos/25650257@N02/sets/72157621594331678/...

  • jQuery vs Flash

    In the fight of jQuery vs Flash there are many arguments on both sides but I think this smart bird sums it up nicely. ; )

  • Motivational Bird (Killdeer)

    I added a little quote to this picture I took to help remind me to keep working hard. The more I look at it, the more it makes me giggle. The birds pose and expression reminds me of a mother telling their kid to keep working on their homework. My...

  • Best Countdown for Blog

    This is the best free countdown widget that I have seen yet that is easy to configure and put on any blog. Looks good, easy to insert, minimal ads, and its FREE! I don’t use these contdown widgets on my blog very often but sometimes they are really fun to...

  • Motorcycle Geek?

    There are all sorts of geeks out in the world and I love that. I am a tech geek, education geek, and a motorcycle geek. I am probably a few other things but those seem to be the most dominant at the moment. My wife and I have been looking...

  • List of Open Source Education Publication Platforms

    In order to take my idea of creating an open source course I need to figure out how to make it available to the public. I could very easily install another WordPress blog or use WordPress MU because WordPress ROCKS but is that the best option? Is there a platform...

  • Open Source Education Endeavor

    So I have been reading, learning, and following a few people on Twitter about Open Education. I like the idea and I would like to contribute to the movement to make education available to anyone and everyone. I am currently taking an operating systems class where we are learning how...

  • Tomorrow is built on today’s education

    I truly believe that tomorrow is built on todays education. If that is the case, open education is more important then ever before with the current state of the world. Sound education is one of the greatest gifts that a person can give or receive. The possibilities for giving that...

  • Website review project now LIVE!

    Website Design & Usability Review Project!!! For over a year now I have had the idea and the desire of creating a website reviewing website designs and their usability to help improve my own understanding of good design and usability practices. I could have just done it on my own...

  • Create an empty .dmg image

    1. Open “Disk Utility” Open the Mac OS X utility called “Disk Utility”. It can be found in the “Applications” folder and inside the “Utilities” folder. Or… be cool and use spotlight to open the application. 2. Click “New Image” 3. Name .dmg, image, and set options Size: Size of...

  • Create .dmg image from a disk

    Creating a .dmg image file from a disk is easy and useful if you would like to make copies or backups of a disk in Mac OS X. 1. Insert Disk into drive 2. Open “Disk Utility” application 3. Select Disk to image and click “New Image” 4. Name file...

  • Burn a Multi-Partition CD

    What? It may sound crazy but you actually can bun a multi partition CD and it can be useful. Uses Combine several application CDs into one CD. Backup downloaded applications onto disk without using one disk per application. Impress your geek friends and woo a girl by showing off your...

  • Best of the Web!!

    I have added a little something to my site to store and share all of my favorite web information. Check it out by clicking on the “Best of the Web” link at the top right of the page and vote of your favorite links and view by category and more....

  • jQuery cheat sheet

    jQuery rocks and so do these jQuery cheat sheets that will help you show off your awesomeness. Here’s an idea that might be useful – if you are working on a jQuery project, why not make one of these your wallpaper so all you have to do is view your...

  • Become a power “pinger” in the Terminal

    It is always fun to read the “man” pages in terminal and learn more about each command that I already use. I recently read the man page for ping and learned some cool stuff worthy of sharing. Ping in specific time intervals To ping at a time interval other than...

  • open files or directory from OS X terminal

    Terminal loves Finder In Mac OS X Terminal open the current folder in Finder by using the command ‘open .’ You can also open a file with its default application by using ‘open fileName.fileExtension’ Examples: If the current working directory in terminal is “/System/Library” then ‘open .’ would open “/System/Library”...

  • How to make your comments stand out

    One fun way that I have found to make my comments stand out is to create an account at http://gravatar.com/ Creating a free account and uploading an avatar allows your avatar to show up on comments made on Gravitar supported sites and blogs. It only takes a minute and it...

  • WordPress upload fail – unable to create directory…

    Error Message: Unable to create directory … {long directory path} … Is its parent directory writable by the server? Cause: I recently changed hosting services so when I migrated my blog over to the new server everything worked great except for my WordPress uploads. Most things in WordPress are kept...

  • Favorite Google Chrome ads

    Google appears to be coming out soon on TV with some ads promoting their browser Chrome. Out of the 11 found at http://www.businessinsider.com/here-come-the-google-tv-ads-2009-5 I had 3 favorites that I have posted below for your enjoyment. URL: http://www.businessinsider.com/here-come-the-google-tv-ads-2009-5#comment-form Accessed: 2009-4-8. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/5gcvACaxO) Page archived with WebCite dashboard widget...

  • Sometimes this is how I feel…

    Sometimes in my advanced programming and database classes I feel like I have no clue what is going on. I really love what I do and feel like I excel in my classes and other times I just feel like this video.

  • Extreme sheep herding & LEDs

    I am a total geek and I love it. A teacher showed this to me the other day and I thought it was incredible. Have fun watching. ; ) Brought to you by SAMSUNG.