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The Date Calculator – iPhone App Review

Not many of my readers have pressed the Buy Me A Beer button so I have taken on a temporary job as a 2010 Census Enumerator. The enumeration activity involves determining how old a person was on April 1, 2010. There are several iPhone/iPad apps that will calculate the days from a person’s birth date ...

The Future Of Flash 1

I had wanted to compose and post this article from my iPad. Unfortunately, the WordPress app is very buggy and pretty useless at this time. The developers should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this product. This blog can be viewed from the Safari browser but any attempt to make a post simply is not ...

Lucid Lynx – A Wild Cat

There seems to be some controversy over Canonical’s decision to move the windows contol buttons from the right side to the left side of the screen in the next release (Lucid Lynx). Personally, as an occassiol Mac user, it matters little to me where the controls are located, Canonical has clearly stated that over the ...

How To Have A Personal Server In The Cloud

Last September I posted an article about Money Manager Ex. At the time of the post the devolper, Codelathe, promised a “cloud based” version of this great application. They have done that and considerably more. The name of the application is “Tonido”. It is cross platform, you can download versions of it for Windows, Mac ...

A Windows Dilemma And How You Might Avoid It 1

A few days ago a customer dropped off a desktop computer that would not boot. It was a Compaq model about three years old and, according to the stickers, it had Windows XP Home Edition installed. I booted the machine and was met by a message saying that a .dll was missing. I rebooted the ...

Sync Files Between Your iPhone/Touch And Linux PC

Sadly, Apple has chosen to keep the iPhone/Touch devices ‘closed’ which hinders file transfer to and from the device. In fact, they have ordered the removal of USB file transfer abiliity in several apps including Stanza and Air Sharing. Fortunately, users can still sync files via several popular protocols including WebDAV, FTP, email, and syncing ...

The Apple iPad – My Opinion

A few days ago Apple confirmed the rumor that had been circulating for some time by officially announcing the iPad, a tablet computer. I have owned an iPod Touch since July of 2008, and while I like it very much, it has some features that I dislike and lacks others. Some of these features will ...

To Tweak or Not to Tweak?

Ubuntu-tweak has been upgraded to version .5x. A deb installer can be found here. Similarily, a deb installer for ailurus can be found here. These two applications are similar in nature, and duplicate a few functions. Both can be used to customize your Ubuntu/GNOME installation quite a bit. Both purport to make the learning of ...

How To Boost Volume in an AVI File (Karmic) 2

In the good old days of Jaunty, Ubuntu had an asound.conf file that could be patched to increase the range of audio volume. This is no longer supported in Karmic. Instead, the PulseAudio volume control allows up to a 50% increase over the norm. Unfortunately, depending on how the .avi file was created, this may ...

A Few Internet Radio Tips (Karmic)

Your first effort will be to locate a radio station that streams its broadcasts to the Internet. Radio stations are small to meduium sized businesses. Your local stations may or may not have sufficient IT support to implement the technology. If they do, the streaming format they choose may or may not be useable in ...