Why Should a DBA Learn Hadoop?

If you are in the IT world, chances are everywhere you turn you are inundated by the word ‘Big Data’. For the longest time I was put off by the words thinking that this is just a fad that will go away. But this excellent article by Gwen Shapira – Hadoop FAQ – But What [...]

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Broadcast your skills with Sclipo

Broadcast your skills with Sclipo

Originally posted 2007-06-20 05:19:02. I turn to the internet to for learning a lot of things I am new to. Some times I look up tips or try to find a better way to do the things I do. You can read manuals after manuals and still may not get the hang of it, but [...]

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Would VaultPress Become the Best Paid WordPress Backup Solution?

Originally posted 2010-03-31 11:14:00. WordPress.com blog users (free and hosted version) have enjoyed Automattic’s backups and not worry about their content getting lost. But, the self-hosted WordPress blog users have been left to using some custom solution via Plugins like WP DB Backup or custom backup scripts until now. Automattic has announced a WordPress.com branded [...]

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Chinese Concept Train That Never Stops

Originally posted 2010-04-24 08:53:48. I came across this video on Twitter last week and had bookmarked it. This Chinese concept bullet train never stops anywhere. That’s right! It never stops. Anywhere. The way they figure it is there is a compartment at the station where the passengers are loaded before the train arrives. And as [...]

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Call of Duty: Blacks Ops Makes $1 Billion in 6 Weeks

Originally posted 2010-12-22 08:00:00. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare may be the title everyone talked about last time around. Now, Activision’s latest title Call of Duty: Black Ops has made $1 Billion in sales in just 6 weeks since launch. This is an amazing feat only achieved by movie Avatar. Call of Duty: Black Ops [...]

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How to Backup and Save Your Delicious Bookmarks?

Originally posted 2010-12-17 08:00:00. One of my favorite bookmarking service, Delicous, is shutting down thanks to Yahoo neglecting it and finally ditching it. We had a bit of a good news with Xmarks staying alive but Delicious is going away. I have a ton of bookmarks saved for a few years in delicious and started [...]

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3 Super Fast Dictonaries in the Internet

3 Super Fast Dictonaries in the Internet

Originally posted 2007-11-26 07:30:40. I have stopped looking up words in my Webster’s College Dictionary a while back. I used their online version for the longest time before I started using other super fast means of finding meaning for words in the internet. I have listed them in the order I have found and used [...]

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Remember the Milk For Gmail Google Chrome Extension

Remember the Milk For Gmail Google Chrome Extension

Originally posted 2009-12-14 08:00:00. Remember the Milk is my favorite online to-do manager and even has a great RTM iPhone app too. I use Gmail and Remember the Milk extensively everyday. So, naturally Remember the Milk for Gmail Firefox extension has been such a wonderful tool for me. I can access RTM from within Gmail. [...]

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BuddyPress Get WordPress Single Install Friendly

Originally posted 2010-03-01 17:19:55. BuddyPress is another awesome open source forum project that works great with WordPress MU. BuddyPress reached version 1.0 last year but it was friendly only with the multi-use version of WordPress – WordPress MU. Those with single installations of WordPress, like myself, were unable to use BuddyPress with the same ease [...]

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Start your browsing with HomepageStartup

Start your browsing with HomepageStartup

Originally posted 2007-10-10 10:30:12. Going to bookmarks to start browsing is so old. If you are a little savvy with your browser, you might have set up multiple pages to open as your home pages. (if not ask me how in the comments) If you use Opera for your browser, you will be all too [...]

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Which DNS Service Should You Use?

Which DNS Service Should You Use?

Originally posted 2009-12-17 08:00:45. Google recently introduced Google Public DNS service. Last week, I wrote about what Google Public DNS actually means to you. If you are not aware of what it is I recommend reading that post before reading this further. With a couple of different options with DNS Servers now between your ISP’s [...]

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TweetDeck Goes Supersonic With a New Update

Originally posted 2010-11-03 07:00:00. Ok that might be a little bit of exaggeration but the new version of TweetDeck really has gotten an awesome speed boost. Twitter introduced User Streams API earlier that allowed for instant delivery of tweets. The older API allowed for the clients tto check for new tweets every few minutes. TweetDeck [...]

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Free Online Screen Recorder – ScreenToaster

Originally posted 2008-11-25 11:24:17. Sharing screencasts are the in-thing now. Screencats make sharing information visually that much more powerful. It can come in handy for many situations.And this is especially true for bloggers doing short video or tutorial. ScreenToaster is an online screen recording tool that doesn’t need anything installed in your computer. Yes, that’s [...]

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Don’t Just Check Weather, See History Too

Originally posted 2011-03-17 07:00:00. Living in Michigan, checking weather has become second nature to me as it changes so often here. Last week it was below freezing and today it’s going to hit 60F. I usually check Weather Underground or Weather.com to get my update. I also have the Weather Channel iPhone app to check [...]

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WordPress 2.6 is here!

Originally posted 2008-07-15 09:29:06. Hot on the heels of the completely revamped WordPress 2.5 release, here comes WordPress 2.6 with even more new features. I was kind of surprised to see another major release so soon but the features it brings are very cool and I will be upgrading my WordPress sites to 2.6 soon. [...]

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