Reddit.com is one of the most useful sites on the internet. It contains subreddits(or topics) where anyone who registers a login can post and comment on any topic of there choice. Chances are if something is on the internet it is on Reddit or will be on Reddit. Topics range from funny gifs to world politics and everything in between.
Month: November 2014
Thankful For Google
I created my first Gmail account right before I started high school. I figured that my aim.com email, with my cheesy instant messaging screen name attached, would be unsuitable to send emails from in the future. It never crossed my mind that this one account would later link all facets of my life together in a neat, user-friendly package. With this one account, I am able to sync my email, calendar, documents, photos, notes, alarms, mobile apps, and music across my phone, tablet, and PC.
TurkeyBytes – Open Source
This thanksgiving, I am thankful for Open Source. For those who are not familiarity with the term, open source allows developers to publish the source code for their programs to the public, allowing anyone to download, edit, and share the program. It’s great because it allows people from around the world to collaborate and work on making a particular program. Each person adds to the program in their own time according to their strengths, building on each others work. The result is a program distributed to people all over the world developed by people who thoroughly enjoy writing software for people. But best of all is the resulting culture of openness and information sharing.
I’m Thankful for Old Thinkpads!
I just worked on a client’s ancient Thinkpad, and as I was carrying out this crazy mission to clear as many infections as possible, I couldn’t help my gushing over this beautiful machine.
Passwords are nothing new. The provide a secure way to access information that only one person should have access to. Under normal circumstances, this shouldn’t be a problem, but when the human condition of greed and evil are taken into consideration, passwords suddenly become a big deal: they are a bunch of characters that provide access to your entire life. But a lot of passwords aren’t taken seriously, like those that are only used on one account, or that are protecting things that aren’t really worth anything. These passwords are usually easy to guess, are not stored properly. This is exactly what you want to avoid. So in this two part blog, I’ll go over two of the most essentials things know about passwords: how to make a secure password that you will remember, and how to keep it that way.
Although the file explorer in windows works well, occasionally it becomes necessary to create, execute, delete and move files using command prompt. This could be necessary due to a specific issue with the windows file explorer or a more deep rooted problem with windows itself. Regardless of the issue, there are a few basic commands that can help when using command prompt in this capacity.
3D Printing Basics
In primitive forms, 3D printing has actually been around since the early 1980s, but has only recently been a viable option for the average consumer. 3D printing works by extruding a small amount of melted plastic material from a printing head, effectively “drawing” a layer of material in the shape of a part. The printing head will sketch out multiple thin layers of plastic, moving up one vertical step after each layer is printed. This can be used to create complex geometry that is not possible to make using milling, casting, and other traditional manufacturing processes.
Lately the adjective smart has been used to describe a lot of items that we interact with on a day to day basis such as phones, TVs, buildings, and now cars. When I say smart cars I don’t mean the super-compact cars manufactured by Mercedes, I’m talking about cars like the Tesla Model-S that implement computers and other technology to improve and enhance their functionality.
Customizing Your Android
Android phones and tablets have many apps that allow you to customize how your device looks and behaves. Although the stock options do look nice by installing a few apps you can customize your device to your liking. One of the first things you will want to change is your wallpaper.
Students and teachers may now be eligible to get Office 365 for free directly from Microsoft.
Pop-ups, advertisements, new home screens, and more come for free when you obtain a browser targeted virus. If you are experiencing any of these, or any other issues that are browser related, this article is for you! There are multiple viruses that will make changes to your browser’s settings for advertising purposes so that every time you want to surf the web, you have to surf through numerous popups and ads. These are a little different from your normal computer maleware or adware because after infecting your computer, they make permanent changes to your browser, that need to be manually changed back. They can find their way in and make their home in your browser’s Add-ons or Plugins/Extensions. This means that when you run your normal virus scans, they might be overlooked. To remove these, you must do it manually. An example of this type of virus is Savings Bull…