- Turn a Webcam into a Security Camera with Email Notifications [Article] – If you still have one of those cheap webcams from college sitting in a box then use it for some personal home security.
- Security First: Security and data protection in Google data centers [Video] – Seems like a typical data center… However, this could give you some reassurance to using Google’s cloud?
- Super Cheap Seed Starters On Make: Projects [Article] – If you’re looking to start a garden this year (now might be the perfect time) here’s a simple how to on how to start your garden with seeds.
- Amazon EC2 goes down, taking with it Reddit, Foursquare and Quora [Article] – Just another reason to not put all your eggs into one basket.
- 3 Major Issues with the Latest iPhone Tracking “Discovery” [Article] – Long story short, this is old news and now everyone is in a tizzy.
- Congressman Complains That iPads Are Killing Jobs In The Paper Industry [Article] – I’m sorry for the folks that voted for this guy…
- Facts Should Be Free: SimpleGeo Puts 20 Million Places in the Public Domain [Article] – Awesome news for app developers! Now, where can I find a good app developer?
- How the Hell Do I Fix My Windows/Mac/Linux Computer? [Image] – I’d go for the Mac 😉
Archives for April 2011
- Amazon introduces ad-supported Kindle with Special Offers [Article] – You could get a cheaper Kindle if you “opt in” to see ads… Personally, I would pay the extra money to not see the ads.
- Disclaimers in Email Signatures are Not Just Annoying, But Legally Meaningless [Article] – PLEASE delete these! More often than not, the disclaimer is longer than the message.
- Adobe Unveils Creative Suite Subscription Editions: Photoshop For $50/Month [Article] – I still have one word: overpriced.
- New Toshiba hard drive erases its data if removed from computer [Article] – I find this very cool and interesting but I’m left wondering – How do you recovery the data if something goes wrong?
- FellowUp Is a Personal Assistant Webapp That Manages Your Social Network Connections [Article] – Another great online tool that consolidate all of you social media entities into a one-stop-shop.
- BlackBerry PlayBook Review [Article + Video] – Long story short… It’s still not an iPad.
- White iPhone 4s appear in Verizon’s inventory [Article] – Not quite sure if it was worth the investment to push these out prior to going LTE/4G.
- Google Video Prepares To Enter The Deadpool For Good [Article] – Sad but true. No worries, YouTube will be forging ahead!
- AT&T plans $100 million in wireless improvements [Article] – Awesome news! Hopefully, this will reduce the latest reports that AT&T has twice as many dropped calls as Verizon.
- Want To Run Android Apps On Your Windows PC? You Can With BlueStacks [Article] – If you’re an Apple fan boy like me and want to try something from the dark side then this might be your way to go without investing in some new hardware.
- Bacon Cologne! [Video] – This is going to be quick the hit this summer. #sarcasm
- How a Blind Gamer Plays Zelda by Ear [Article] – This is AMAZING!
- Homeland Security Taps Twitter, Facebook For New Alert System [Article] – “Might as well tap into Twitter an Facebook if people are on them all day long, right?”
- Is Tethering Stealing Bandwidth? [Article] – FINALLY, someone has said it. Now, how can we get the contracts changed?
- A Student Of George Mason University In US Makes $50,000 Per Year By Jailbreaking iPhones [Article] – Could make some serious coin on the side!
- An awesome husband.
- The gadget/tech guy that anyone can go to.
I will leave the first one as is because I like to leave my personal life as my personal life. If you know me outside of social media or IRL then you know me. If you don’t, I’m sorry because I do value the time that I have with my wife, family, and those that I don’t live online with.
For those that I do live online with, I’m so glad that you’re following me or that I’m following you. Tonight just validated that I’m a total geek/g33k. A friend of mine just asked me if I had a USB wireless adapter. My response was, “well, I have two of them and you can use one.” Who can really say that!? I have a Ziploc bag full of goodies! It is mostly full of USB drives with various software and adapters.
Long story short… I love the tech world and everything that it has to offer. In fact, my personal company Dented Box has everything to do with personal tech and small business tech. We only want to help your business succeed with the best solution but at the lowest cost!
Side note… What is the largest flash drive that you own?
My answer: 32GB – which was very expensive 3 years ago. I have learned my lesson!
Additional side note… I’ll be creating a blog post of the various tech objects in my backpack and other recommendations.
Thanks for reading!
Problem solving is one of those skills that we use everyday. Tonight I was faced with a very difficult problem – the washing machine was spinning out of control and wobbling everywhere when the spin cycle was engaged.
Here’s where I immediately started thinking:
- “Oh crap, we need to buy a new washing machine”
- “Wait a minute… It worked fine yesterday”
- Remove the heavy wet clothes into an empty basket
- Proceed to unplug it, move it away from the wall, and remove the access panel
45 minutes later after trying to find the owners manual, the model number, Googling, and looking for the model number again I finally managed to get the access panel off. Note to self – those brass colored clips were there for a reason.
20 minutes of inspection and I couldn’t find a darn thing wrong with it.
25 minutes of trying to figure out how to put the access panel back on (sans the brass clips) I finally managed to get all the screws in.
15 minutes of hooking the hoses up with plumbers tape and troubleshooting as to why the cold-line water hammer didn’t want to seal correctly to only discover that the re-taping and reconnecting fixed it.
LIGHTBULB! Remember those heavy clothes? Well, they were a little too heavy. After reducing the load size and testing the spin cycle again I discovered that there was nothing wrong.
When faced with a problem don’t immediately jump in. Take a moment, assess the situation, and start with the basics. Sometimes the easiest solution is the correct solution.