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[6 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Wireless Issues with Motorola SBG6580 Cable Modem

If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is Time Warner Cable (TWC), you have the option to either lease the cable modem or buy your own. If you buy your own modem, you can save $5.99 per month in monthly fees. However, you need to buy a modem that is approved by TWC. There are many modems on their approved list.

Macintosh, Web »

[31 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
How do I move my Adium settings?

Adium is a great instant messaging client for the Mac OS X. You can use it to connect to other services such as AIM, MSN, Jabber, and Yahoo. If you use many services, it is very convenient to use one client. Unfortunately, it lacks a feature to easily import and export your settings. If you are migrating your Adium client to another Mac, there is no way to do so very easily. However, there is still a way to do it and not lose your settings such as your contacts.

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[24 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Top WordPress Plugins

One of the many reasons I like WordPress so much is because of the plugins. There are so many good one out there.
I could have just listed out the good WordPress plugins but that would do a great disservice to my readers. Instead I will include only the top plugins that deserve to be mentioned.
These plugins are amazing and I highly recommend them. If you have a WordPress site you should have them installed. They are free and easy to install so there is no reason you should not have …

Linux, Macintosh, Web, Windows »

[10 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
OSI Model Layer

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) by developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1984. OSI reference model is a way of sub-diving network communication and grouping them into logical layers. On each layer, an instance provides the services the instances to the layer above it and requests services to the layer below it.

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[21 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
How to use *args and **kwargs in Python

Are there times when you want to specify a variable argument list in Python?
This is possible by using *args and **kwargs.
The special syntax, *args and **kwargs, in a function definition is used to pass a variable number of arguments to a function.
The single asterisk (*args) is used to pass a non-keyword, variable length argument list. The double asterisk (**kwargs) is used to pass a keyword, variable length argument list.

Programming, Web »

[13 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Python Date and Time

Adding a date or time to your program is really easy with Python. All you have to do is import date or import time and then use the available method calls.

Most likely though, you are here because you need something more than that. You probably need to convert epoch seconds to a date format. You may want to know how to get the difference between two dates.

Web »

[27 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Plugin install stuck at

If you have been using WordPress, you know how easy it is to install a plugin. Just find a plugin and then install it by clicking “Install Now.” If there is a new version for your existing plugin, your WordPress admin panel informs you about the new version.

For some reason, when I upgraded my TinyMCE plugin, it would get stuck at “Unpacking the package” message and then hangs there. It didn’t give me an error message or continue with the upgrade. It was stuck. Now what?

Featured, Web »

[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Top Joomla Extensions

One of the most powerful features of Joomla is that you can extend the core functionality with downloadable templates, modules, components, plug-ins, and languages. These five types are called extensions.

We are going to refer to the top Joomla extensions that you should have when running your site. These extensions may not be installed on all your sites but they come in handy in certain situations.

Linux, Web »

[20 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted

For the most part, WordPress is easy to use and you can set up your site in a few hours. This assumes everything works as expected. If things don’t work out as you have expected, then it will take some more troubleshooting to get to the root cause of the problem.

Macintosh, Web »

[19 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
How to Install MAMP on your Mac

Do you want to start your online business? Are you an entrepreneur and want to do it yourself instead of making someone else to do it? Do you have a Mac? If you answer yes to all these questions, then you need to start from the basics. If you have a Mac, you should start by installing MAMP. Once you”re comfortable with the setup, you can upload your site to your ISP and make it live.

Web »

[18 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Ruby on Rails Tutorial

What is Ruby on Rails? Ruby on Rails, often shortened to Rails or RoR, is an open source web application framework for the Ruby programming language. It is intended to be used with an Agile development methodology which is used by web developers for rapid development.

Linux, Macintosh, Web, Windows »

[16 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Free Stuff

Are there free stuff on the web? Sure, there are plenty of them. Many sites offer free content. They cover their costs from ads placed throughout their site. Which sites that are free actually provide good content? Here is a collection of free sites I have found.

Videos, Web »

[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Google Search Stories

Did you watch the SuperBowl? If you did, you probably saw the cute Google ad about Paris Love. Did you know that you can make your own version of this video? Ok, I admit that it won’t be as fancy as the one created by Google, but it’s still cool. Check out the one I made above. I didn’t have to do any coding at all. I just provided the search queries and voila, I got myself a video.

Web »

[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
How to Make a Favicon

Have you ever noticed the little icon next to the address bar in your web browser? It is called a favicon, short for favorite icon, that is represented by a 16×16 pixel square icon.

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[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Free Joomla Templates

You have may heard about how easy it is to build a new website using Joomla. It is also very easy to change the look and feel of y our site with only a few clicks.
All you need to do is upload a new template and voila, you have a site with a different look and feel.
What if you don’t know how to create a template? What if you’re not a computer programmer? What if you don’t have the time?
Don’t worry, there are a lot of Joomla templates available online …