The two best things to do in order to keep your phone secure are to: a) leave it non-rooted, and b) to be careful what applications you install. Look at the permissions they are requesting when installing, if you don't agree with the data that they can access, then don't install them! For example, a game that wants… » 8/27/13 9:58am 8/27/13 9:58am

So I received this flashlight through their Kickstarter program. It's actually a really cool flashlight even without the Arduino baseboard. It's bright, has a great weight, and feels solid. I've programmed several different functions for the flashlight, but nothing that is quite 'useful' yet. I could see some really… » 4/05/13 1:28pm 4/05/13 1:28pm

Just a bit of info on Google+ - They also added Verified accounts for members who were also verified on Google Knol previously. This program is set to be discontinued and you can no longer add yourself or be verified via Knol, but it explains why Adam, and some of my < 100 circled friends are verified while others… » 2/17/12 5:39am 2/17/12 5:39am

I used Pidgin for a few months, where it worked out - OK. My computer seemed slow and I tracked it down by huge memory usage by Pidgin. It was continually using the disk to swap out status information on my contact list - which is admittedly huge. My PC sped up considerably when I uninstalled it. » 1/10/12 5:42am 1/10/12 5:42am

Used to use AptBackup (free) for backing up the list of customized packages installed on my Cydia device. After having a few problems with that, used Pkgbackup just this past weekend to backup before upgrading to 4.3.1 and re-jailbreaking. It's a nice piece of software - although I did have it freeze a few times for… » 4/11/11 10:39am 4/11/11 10:39am

Create Your Own Map Book Using Google Maps

Back before internet mapping websites were as readily available as they are today, if you needed a good local map you would get one of those nifty County map books at the nearest gas station. With a little leg work & the information now available to you via Google Maps, you can create an awesome customized map book of… » 4/09/11 2:00pm 4/09/11 2:00pm