Yahoo! Staff Jumping Ship

Clearly things are getting rocky at the Yahoo! personnel department. Seems that despite their best efforts, the managers at the top of the Yahoo! food chain are poised for moving on. And to be honest, with the results of their efforts being rather lackluster, a good time for them to move on is clearly now….

Android Apps Sending Covert GPS Data

Most people are totally fine with approved applications using GPS data. After all, many popular apps on Android rely on GPS data to provide the level of function promised by the app being used at the time. But what about when an application is using GPS data and sending it elsewhere without your knowledge? According…

Google Proposes New Image Format

With all the graphics standards and image formats there are today, you might think that the best format for internet usage would have been found, having the best compromise between quality, size, and compressibility. While JPG has endured, and found much wider usage than the 256-color-limited GIF format, it does have its problems. Lately, the…

Put GIMPBox Back In The Oven

If you happen to be running OLD versions of GIMP on Linux, fantastic, this concept of GIMPBox will make you a happy camper should you want to keep everything in one window. Sadly for those of us using GIMP 2.6.8+, it’s a fail. Too bad, really. Had this concept worked, it might have been pretty…

Ubuntu 10.10 Unveiled

I’ve been a very, very content Ubuntu user from the beginning. Having been a Linux user since long before that, my introduction to Ubuntu was actually what got me onboard with GNOME over KDE all those years ago. Today we have news out that the Ubuntu 10.10 releaseĀ candidateĀ is available. But like most people, I am…

Linux VS OS X

Before even opening my mouth, consider the following. We own a multitude of both Apple products and products powered by Linux. So what I share is not based on one being better than another, rather exploring the differences. This PCWorld article points out five things that Linux does better than OS X. Unfortunately some of…

How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World

I have been a proponent of mushrooms for many years. For about 18 years I have hunted and integrated mushrooms into my life. The personal health benefits of mushrooms are astounding. They are not only an incredible aid to the immune system, but also help detox the liver, and give greater youth and vitality. Their…

National Security My Ass – Give Us Baseball!

I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that on the news tonight was a big story on a multi-acre shrubbery tribute to the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, in the style of a crop circle. What was completely absent from the news was the press conference held at the National Press Club in DC, where 120 ex…

Customizing the Finder Sidebar

Recently, I have been doing videos on the customization of the Finder application on the OS X platform. This week, I am continuing the Finder customization trend. In this video I show you how to customize the sidebar in the left of the Finder. This is officially called the “places”. Also, remember that if you…