foil as faraday-cage

Sigh.  More proof mean people suck.  So here is the story.  Thieves are using signal power amplifiers to extend your cars reach to your key fob.  The way it works normally is when you are a few feet from your car, the car’s remote sensing system detects its your key fob and unlocks itself.  Well… Read More


My wife come in and asked me to listen to a voice mail. It was a recording of someone with an english accent saying that he was from the IRS and they have been trying to reach out to her for a 1040 audit. ( WTH is a 1040 audit anyway?) They never used her… 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


list of risky android devices

There are tonnes of really cheap android tablets out there you can get on Black Friday.  Most of them from manufacturers you have never heard of or at least not making Android tablets. This should be clue number one. In a post on bluebox.com,  Andrew Blaich writes that many of the cheap tablets they tested had minor… Read More


iphone_jailbreak_pirate

Been awhile since I did an jailbreak update eh? I read when jailbreak 8.0 came out and it came without Cydia but with a host of issues.  A few updates took care of that.  Again, DO NOT UPDATE to iOS8.1.1.  The patches the hack. From Redmond Pie UPDATE: Team Pangu has released a tool to… 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


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As it has been reported, the battery life on the Moto360 is so poor you cannot even for a full day.  However, there is hope.  The most recent firmware update had improved the battery life significantly.  So much so that users are reporting more then a day usage.  This assumes you are not using ‘always’… 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


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


The following is a summery post from Hugh Seaton, you can go there to read the full version.  However there are a few points I want to reinforce.  When a company bring a technology to market, they have to think about how to talk about their offering.For a start-up company, this can be especially challenging… Read More


This was bugging me for a few days.  Took a few times to look it up, so thought I would share here just in case someone else runs into this as well.  Seems when you try open a window for the command line, anytime you try to open a new one, it simply brings you… 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


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


I had no idea about this, but here is the warning directly from Chrome. When you login into any computer, Chrome will download all your sync information and store it on that computer.  Even when you log out!  You have to actually DELETE the account to get rid of this information. Direct quote from the… 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