Website Ad Blockers

AdBlock Plus

Many website developers and maintainers do not support Ad Blockers. They feel it cuts into their business (and it might). As a publisher myself, I DO support Ad Blockers. The Ads that I have on my site are not designed to support me. They are here to cover the hosting and domain cost of the […]


The Google Breakup

Google Products

This is the story of my first attempt to cut ties with Google products and services. I am sure many of you are in the same situation and may not even know it, so I thought I would share my experience with you. Before you read this, I must warn you: You may be more […]


Quadcopter from Toy to Hobby

My Quadcopter

Quadcopters are everywhere these days. You can get one from just about any retail store that sell toys. With so many out there how does one know which of these are good to buy? The answer to this depends on what your intent is. If you are just looking to try one for the first time and […]


Dropping T-Mobile


  This month I had to make a decision. I had to choose whether or not to stick with T-Mobile (the “Un-Carrier”) or change over to another service provider. I have been a T-Mobile customer for over 9 years. For most of those nine years I did not have too many complaints. Their service was never […]


Trine Enchanted Edition Linux

Trine Enchanted Edition

One of the most beautiful and well developed platformer games in years past is now available on Linux via Steam. Trine has been around for some time, and was somewhat playable in Linux before this release, but only if you bought and downloaded the humble bundle version. Even then it was not on par with […]


Samsung’s Android Phone Sales Tumble


Samsung is one of the leading manufacturers of mobile smart phones. It captured the market worldwide and rose rapidly in very little time. But nowadays, Samsung is dampening down the expectations of its customers. Sales of its phones are continuously plummeting while other manufactures from China produce phones that are gaining the attention of the […]


Automatic IP Updater with Ubuntu

IP address

Recently I worked on a project that required that I set up temporary access to my home network from outside the network. Knowing that I have a dynamic IP address that constantly changes, I had to set up a way to always have the latest IP address. DynDNS used to be my primary choice for […]


Google Play Nudestand *Graphic*


Google Play Newsstand has recently gone through many changes, but one change that has still not been added  – even after multiple complaints from users – is content control for the Highlights section. Google does not allow users to choose what “news sources” are allowed to be shown in the Highlights section, and apparently they do […]


Xeoma on Ubuntu

If you are looking for powerful professional surveillance software on Linux for your IP cameras like I was you may want to give Xeoma a try! When it comes to IP cam security software for Linux there are not many choices. I first started using ZoneMinder but after an awful long time playing with settings […]


Lightworks on Linux


  If you are looking to edit video on Linux there are many free options available (OpenShot, Cinelera, Kdenlive…) While all of those programs work and with some time can get basic jobs done, none of them are quite up to par with Lightworks. Most of them have an ugly UI, a shortage of good built […]