Tag Archives: Hacking

Open Source Education

In the world of computing there is a whole class of stuff called “Open Source”. It’s built on the idea that things work out for everyone if stuff is freely available and people can choose what they wish to work … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! I would like to highlight the technical accomplishments of two of the most important women in my life. They are my mother, Priscilla Horner; and my wife, Laura Sampson. Their accomplishments,unlauded are many and I will … Continue reading

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SteamPunked iPad

Amazingly no one seems to have decided to Steampunk the iPad yet, or at least talked about it. So before it’s to late… I’m a difference engine, and the Steampunked iPad was my idea.

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How to Make a Bootable USB stick from an ISO on a Mac.

Download the desired .img file Open a Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities Run diskutil list to get the current list of devic Insert your flash media Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2) … Continue reading

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Splice USB to power stuff.

I hope my middle boy never sees this. http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/get_your_hack_on

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Pre-session II – CSS

Tools Firebug. Web Developer Toolbar W3C Validator CSS GLossary Specificity how specific an item is.specificity is a straight count specificity value represented /*  (1) ,(2),(3),(4)       *specificity  count uses an infinitely large base necesitating a delimeter in a specificity value(4) … Continue reading

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Essential Firefox Addons

Browser Flock Browser Add-ons ColorZilla DNS Cache FireBug Page Speed FireFTP FireTorrent FlashGot MeasureIt Network Tools (Router Status) Palette Grabber ShowIP Ubiquity Web Developer To Try: Tamper Data YSlow GreaseMonkey PixelPerfect Live HTTP Headers FoxyProxy

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How to Convert .cdr to .iso in Leopard

Go into Disk Utility and highlight the CD which is in the drive. Click “New Image” in the toolbar up above. Image format should be “DVD/CD master”. Name it, Save it Open the Terminal. Goto the path where you saved … Continue reading

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Quicksilver Goodness

QuickSilver from BlackTree Software is a AMAZINGLY GREAT launcher for the Mac. It’s a three pane launcher for the Mac that I’ve been using for about six months. In short, a three pane launcher allows you to launch apps or … Continue reading

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Hacking the Apple TV – Patchstick & SSH

The first thing I wanted to do was add SSH so I could log into the Apple TV and see what was going on. The Apple TV hacks sites around the web seem to be fairly out dated, and the … Continue reading

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