My new favorite app is AirServer

AirServer is an app for that you run on your computer that turns it into an AirPlay server. When you run the app on your computer it enables you to stream music and video from your iPhone to your computer. I have two Apple TVs, as well as an Airport Express. When I choose AirPlay…

Raising the minimum wage would be counter productive

If you watched the State of the Union Address tonight, you heard President Obama suggest that we should raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour. His argument is that anyone who work a full time job should not live in poverty. I’m sure he feels that it is a “right” for anyone who works…

What is wrong with John Kerry’s face?

Did you see John Kerry’s speech on his first day as Secretary of State?  What happened to his mouth?  Is it botox?  Plastic surgery?  Collagen injections? I have no idea, but he looks funny. Watch the video above and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

The government should put taxes on sale!

There is so much talk these days about raising taxes.  Everyone wants to believe that all we need to do is raise taxes on rich people because they’re not “paying their fair share.”  Rubbish.  The rich already pay the highest rate, and largest share.  We can argue that until the cows come home but that…

Share FileZilla bookmarks across multiple Macs

If you want to share your FileZilla bookmarks across multiple Apple computers you can accomplish this with Dropbox (or Google Drive, SkyDrive, etc.).  The key is to move your sitemanager.xml and bookmarks.xml files to Dropbox, and create symbolic links on each computer to point to those files. Show all files in Mac OS X Quit…

Gmail changes black links to blue in email newsletters

Google’s Gmail changes black links to blue links in email newsletters.  If you have your links styled in black by using either of the following, Gmail changes your links to blue without telling you.  All of your readers will see blue links instead of black.  Why do they do this?  Who knows, but the fix…

Gingrich and Santorum, it’s all about them

Mitt Romney has won the most delegates so far, but has yet to secure the nomination of his party.  The conservative vote is split between Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.  If Santorum and Gingrich combined their vote totals in each election, they would easily win over Mitt Romney.  Given the fact that the Republican Convention…

How I secure my WordPress blogs

Yes, this blog is run on Blogger, but I have several WordPress blogs. I got so sick of my WordPress blogs getting hacked that I finally started to password protect my wp-admin directory with an .htaccess password. That worked perfectly for awhile, until I discovered that I could not use friendly URLs with that setup….

iTunes cannot connect to store – Fixed

My iTunes could not connect to the iTunes Store. No matter what I did I could not get it to work, even after uninstalling and re-installing. I finally found a fix. In Windows, click Start and type “cmd” in the Run field. That opens a command windows. Type the following commands followed by hitting Enter:…

gcc command not found error in OS X Lion – Fixed

After installing XCode in Mac OS X Lion, I could not compile any programs using gcc. I had no Developer folder, and command line compiling returned an error – “gcc: command not found.” Here’s how I fixed it: In Xcode, go to: Preferences -> Downloads with “Components.” Find Command Line Tools, and click on install….

LastPass Hacked?

Password manager LastPass posted a notice on their blog last night that they may have been hacked. From the LastPass Blog: In this case, we couldn’t find that root cause. After delving into the anomaly we found a similar but smaller matching traffic anomaly from one of our databases in the opposite direction (more traffic…