Internet news and reviews.

Where is Radio going next?

On December 24th 1906, the world heard its first extended voice radio broadcast.  It was from Massachusetts and the broadcast was received by “sparks”, otherwise known as the communications officers on merchant ships in the Atlantic.  Since then it seems that radio has made a few technology advances in how we receive their product but since the onset of FM has been stuck in a technology black hole and refuses to accept that the world around them is changing.  Technology is changing and the method to deliver their broadcasts is going to change.  I will admit that the radio industry has made a few attempts to leap forward with the times but have been run over with a truck much like Frogger.  These are my views on some of the mistakes that have been made and where radio needs to advance too.


TweetDeck now supports FaceBook!!! One App to Rule Your Social Agenda!

If your tired of updating all of your social networks individually (ie Twitter and Facebook), check out the new TweetDeck.

Just 2 days after the announcement by Seesmic of a standalone Facebook application that is built on Adobe Air just like TweetDeck,  Facebook now is integrated into TweetDeck.  You can post updates to Twitter and Facebook […]

Prevent Hot Linking

Just a quick tip to prevent hot linking to the items on your blog. Saves bandwidth and prevent others from embedding images on your site in their blogs.

Add the following code to the .htaccess file at the root of your site.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www.)?*$
RewriteRule .(gif|png|jpg)$ –

Convert your Microsoft Word, Openoffice, and other documents into other formats.

We all know Microsoft sucks when it comes to making things difficult, but I found a site that helps ease that suck.  If you don’t know already, you can’t open a 2007 word document with an older version of word.  Well here is a site that allows you to take any version of a word […]

Full MythTv Frontend on the N810

Yes folks, we have all dreamed of it and it may soon be reality.  There is a semi-functional Mythtv Frontend, in alpha, built for the Nokia Internet Tablet.  With MythTv moving towards QT4 someone has ported the front end over to OS 2008.  It is not completely functional as of now but, it looks to be a good start.  Currently there is a port in works for the front end and back end.  Check out the teasers after the “click”.


A file manager written in PHP.

If  you want to talk about great PHP scripts then you need to check out phpXplorer.

From the website:
phpXplorer is an open source file management system written in PHP. It enables you to work on a remote file system through a web browser. By default it has got dialogs for editing HTML, PHP, image, Apache, compressed […]

Microsoft gives Yahoo a deadline… Yahoo gives Microsoft the finger

If you haven’t heard, Microsoft has been trying to acquire Yahoo for a while now and recently they gave Yahoo a 3 week deadline to come up with its decision. In response by a letter signed by Jerry Yang (CEO) and Roy Bostock (chairman) they state
“we will not allow you or anyone else to […]

Flux Capaciter built for Google’s gmail, I wish… April Fools

Google is having fun at our expense again, and I love em for it. Google has made an email time stamp that let’s you choose when the email was actually sent.   I could see the potential already…
Jennifer, I just wanted to say how much I love you and that you mean everything […]

How to fix the web in 5 minutes with the Grease Monkey and Firebug plugins for Firefox.

If you don’t know what Grease Monkey is, it is a Firefox plugin that allows you to run your own java script on any page you are viewing. Now why would you want to do that? Well, basically it allows you to fix or enhance any web page out there to meet your requirements and not those that the designer wants to force on you. In order to help you write the java script you might need, you can use another plugin for FireFox, Firebug.

Firebug allows you to hover over a certain section of the web page and it will show you the relevant code that generates the selected object. Very useful.

Once you put these two utilities together the possibilities are endless. If you are not interested in writing the java script yourself, there are tons of free scripts for Grease Monkey located at for you to freely use.

Check out the funny and useful demo video after the break.


The internet can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. Morons beware!!

This story comes to you from Philadelphia where Jesse McPherson spends his days as a front-end web developer, but in reality he claims to be a Rock Star. On March 12th, Jesse’s house was burglarized and his xbox 360, an old powerbook (which they grabbed the wrong charger for) and TV that was ripped off the wall were all stolen.

Having little faith in the local authorities to locate and recover his stuff, he took it upon himself to do his own detective work. He used google maps to locate the nearest pawn shop and contacted them about his missing items. The pawn shop owner remembered someone trying to sell a G4 powerbook without the charger and a dead battery (same as Jesse’s), but the shop’s owner wouldn’t buy it from him.

Luckily, this pawn shop had cameras and he let Jesse view them and take pictures of the suspect. After getting the photos, he contacted the detectives for his case but he waited around for 3+ hours and no one ever showed up. (I guess there must have been a buy 12 get one free donut sale going on) He waited about a week and still no response.