Veterans day is coming and what better way to celebrate?  Doing a hack-a-thon of course!  Ok, well, perhaps this is not your normal parade and BBQ kind of thing, but VetsinTech is having a hack-a-thon to get returning vets immersed in the tech community.  There will be a class on Friday the 9th, covering into… Read More


There is a cool jailbreak app that will read you banner notifications using Siri voice called VSNotifications.  Nice! Credit http://appadvice.com/ via ‘The Great iPhone Jailbreak‘ for this one. You can get this from the Cydia Store in the BigBoss repository.  Once installed you enabled it from a new pane that will be added to the… Read More


This popped up via sf-html mailing list.  Passing it along.  Will be booked marked as soon as it comes out. Some really exciting news today: Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera have joined the W3C to seed the content for the alpha release of the new website Web Platform Docs (WPD). WPD is a… Read More


So as we are all aware, the new iPhone 5 was announced yesterday with a lengthy list of new specs, by apple, along with the new iPod 5g (the first of which to be released with a multi color color display option).  Both of which are going to have the anticipated iOS6 on them.  According… Read More


I saw this on VentureBeat and thought I would put a summery together, check out the full post if you have the time.  But before we get started, I chose Scumbag Steve for a reason, I think cheating at social games is pretty weak. I mean really, its suppose to be a fun relating thing,… Read More


Just read this in Hacker News.  Gezz.. I think I will have to keep a much closer look at OS X 10.8.  Heck, I have not even written about the battery issues yet.    Ok, check this out…. OS X Lion 10.7 removed the Save As command; see Save As Command Forces Multi-Step Workaround, Data Destruction.… Read More


‘VETS IN TECH’ PROGRAM TO LAUNCH IN SAN FRANCISCO Groundbreaking Initiative is the First to Connect Veterans With Technology Careers Many of you know this is something I support and have been deeply involved with. We have waves of new vets coming back from overseas to a job market that is already pretty tight.  However,… Read More


“CASCADE SF’s first “Innovators of the Web Conference” Yes, this fine Sat I’m at the Adobe building in SF watching presentations on the intersection of design and programming.  The focus of the talks today are line by line examples of how to break through the limits of design for the web with new cutting edge… Read More


I installed Chrome over the weekend.  It seems ok enough although a bit slow.  However, I found that I had to remember to use it.  So I decided to really commit to it and set it as my default browser, through jailbreak of course.  First off its not fast despite what they say. In fact,… Read More


Sigh.  First the passwords from linkedIn, then eharmoney and today we find out passwords from last.fm may have been stolen.  Odds are pretty good that there are a few more sites out there that have had it list of passwords compromised and we do not know yet.. So guess whats its a good time to… Read More


This is a cool post I just read on Reddit (OP link). Check out the links, they mostly go back to the original authors. If you like something, go back and give them an upvote. Here is a compilation of the top 80 70 real life cheat codes written by reddit community. The original submission… Read More