How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10

The latest version of Ubuntu is out.  Time to fix it up a little. This assumes a clean install of 12.04. Basics The first thing to do is to fix your software sources. Press the “Super Key” (a.k.a. the Windows … Continue reading

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How much is a programmable thermostat worth?

Everyone has heard (well, at least home owners) how installing a programmable thermostat will save you money.  But the question is always “how much money will I save?”. I’ve had a few debates with friends (engineers), trying to calculate how much these … Continue reading

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How to fix Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 (How to live with Gnome3 / Gnome-shell)

I often find myself looking forward to April and October, because these are the months when Ubuntu releases their latest updates for my favorite operating system. But, with my most recent upgrade I found myself thrown into the world of … Continue reading

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The top Android apps that you shouldn’t live without.

Below is my list of Android apps that every phone should have (in my humble opinion).  Some of these might require root access. ADW.Launcher (AnderWeb) Extremely customizable launcher replacement.  This gives you back the control of your Android phone that … Continue reading

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Samba file sharing for your Android phone

More and more, our phones are becoming little computers that we carry around with us everywhere.  And we store more and more files on these little electronic brains of ours.  But what happens when you can’t find that USB cable … Continue reading

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How to remove a WordPress header image (twentyten theme).

The Short Answer… In path-to-your-blog-install/wp-content/themes/twentyten/header.php on line 79, replace this: <img src=”<?php header_image(); ?>” alt=”” width=”<?php echo HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH; ?>” height=”<?php echo HEADER_IMAGE_HEIGHT; ?>” /> With this: <?php if(strlen(get_header_image()) > 0) : ?> <img src=”<?php header_image(); ?>” alt=”” width=”<?php echo HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH; … Continue reading

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How to save money when purchasing a new car or truck

Buying a new vehicle can be a nerve racking experience. Are you getting the best price? Is this really the vehicle you want? Below is a plan to 1) Do a little research. Yeah, I know, this takes time and … Continue reading

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Why your PS3 needs so many updates.

Have you ever noticed that your PS3 requires a lot of updates lately?  And that they typically don’t come with any new features?  Well, you’re not alone and you’re not imagining things. The folks as Sony have been busy releasing … Continue reading

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Use Hibernate to keep the peace in a multiple OS household.

For those of us that are into computers, its likely you’ve been tempted or have already taken the plunge on a multi Operating System machine.  The problem arises when you share that machine with others in the family.  Perhaps you … Continue reading

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