gear vr back

Gear VR, the only way to fly. I took two plane trips in the last 2 weeks and decided to see what level of utility the gear VR would be on a flight.  Not only was it great, it totally changed the flight experience. In this post I’m going to list my favorite VR apps for… Read More


ok, I need to cross check these cheat codes I got off the web, but I’m going to place them here and then check up on them keep or remove each cheat code as I verify them.  BTW, there are not cheats as much as they are steam mods. In the main menu section click… Read More


bill the vaper

A computer virus that is, and you can.  Seems there is a reported case, on Reddit, of an e-cigarette delivering a payload of malware once plugged into the USB port.  A cheap device from China it seems. No shocker there.  So what should we learn from this especially given the post I did yesterday on… Read More


Here is a great life hack.  If you do not need ice for your drinks, then put something else in there.  Like candy!  Of course you can put fruit or mochi or anything else that is small and taste good either frozen or just thawed.  I can see berries or grapes as well.  I wonder… Read More


There are two ways to write a pebble app, use c code and release to the Pebble store, or as I have done with NewsSnacker, write in JavaScript and release to the Pebble app store.  They only problem is Apple has not released an update to allow iOS users to install apps written in JavaScript.  … Read More


I took the 540 spin drive out of a new cheap laptop and decided to put an old SSD in.  Yes it totally makes a differnce.  However, when trying install off the USB drive, windows would not see the SSD I just installed.  After a number of trying and lots of searching, I found the… Read More


usb3 slow port fix

This has been bothering me for a long time. I have both a USB3 external hard drive and thumb drive and since updating to windows 8.1, they have not been working correctly. The external hard drive does not work at all on the USB 3.0 port and the thumb drive is very slow.  I have… Read More


door robot clicker

I originally wrote this for Monsoonco.com.  This is a repost. We work out of a historic bank in downtown Oakland.  It’s gorgeous. There are high ceilings with gorgeous artwork, and we have not one, but two bank vaults with huge metal doors that we use as conference rooms.  Unfortunately, solving simple problems in a historic… Read More


A few weeks back I was asked to create a rule in Excel that would recalculate a cell’s value ONLY on Monday!  And store that calculation. What?  Hmm..  Then I thought, wait a minute, I should be able to do this in the cells directly. At first I tried to do this all in one… Read More


caution

Now, have you ever been adding a bunch of numbers and thought, man this feel kinda slow.  Never mind its so fast you cant even think straight before the screen updates, that not the point.  ANYTHING is better when its faster.  Well, almost anything.  So I post a set of pics from imgur, via Reddit… Read More


When I first saw this in Reddit I thought it was pretty cool, why it was posted as a Japanese Visual multiplication method I don’t know since there was nothing in the comments saying it was Japanese.  But anyway, the idea is pretty simple.  To multiply two numbers between 11 and 99 you simply draw… Read More


monster pancake rice cooker

Yes, you read that right. You can create a massive huge super monster pancake using your rice cooker.  That is assuming you have one of course. If not, with a few modification you can use a bread maker as well.  The cool part is you can add a number of ingredients like fruit, nuts, chocolate,… Read More


This is so crazy, I really have to question if its true, but based on the story out of Seattle PI by Dwight Silverman, seems like this is really happening.  Comcast is planning on turning 150,000 comcast routers in Houston into citywide wireless hotspots! And without prior consent!  WTF??  According to Comcast, there is complete… Read More


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I have a Samsung III.  That means I cannot use a very simple but useful command that lets me load the last app used but not the current app.  However, there is a way around this. In fact, you can do something even cooler if you are willing to put in the time.  For this… Read More


Their has been a jailbreak hack that has been around for awhile that speeds up or removes animations on iOS devices that make your older phone feel a bit faster.  Well turn out you can do this on Android as well without rooting or any other hacks.  Its pretty simple. First find the ‘developer options’… Read More


3D printed candy

In fact, it has already started.  We have already seen 3D almost everything, and recently 3D candy. But lately we been seeing 3D chocolate, cake decoration and even an experimental pizza for NASA.  Not sure about that pizza though.  What is interesting about the 3D printed candy is that Designer and architect Liz Von Hasseln,… Read More


kanji pebble

After living with my Pebble for awhile, I have found a few tips that have proven to save battery life on my Pebble.  For this post, I’ll break it down to 5 tips that should double your Pebbles battery life. 1) Turn the Pebble off when you are not using it. This may seem obvious… Read More


This just seems to be the week for things breaking on my site.  For awhile now I have been getting an error when I go to this site from my service provider. Not Extended A mandatory extension policy in the request is not accepted by the server for this resource. A very odd error. A… Read More


A few days back one of my twitter aps, NewsSnacker.com stopped working for some reason. I have not touched the code in months.  So what the heck was going on?  More odd is that fact the twittFilter was working fine.  They are based off the same OAuth2.0 code.  After a few hours of hacking and… Read More


This drove me nuts for awhile. I have Google Apps so my GMail account is not .gmail.com.  No matter what I tried, I could not get Outlook to connect to my GMail account which has 2-step verification turned on. After doing quite a bit of research I finally figured it out. You need to set… Read More