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Posted by: In: Cool Code, Tips and Tricks 12 Mar 2013 0 comments

What does it take to own, operate, and maintain a website? With a WordPress based website, maybe not as much as you think.

The latest version of WordPress, 3.5.1, is not only more secure, it also allows users to easily update pages, and add new blog posts, and maintain e-commerce products more easily than ever. This process is as easy as writing an email, or updating a word document. Simply select the item you want to edit, view the document in the visual mode, and edit away. There is no dealing with computer code, what you see is what you get! When you are finished with your updates publish the document and it is live for the world to see. Adding pictures and video to your pages for visual appeal is simple too.


Afraid of writing over and being unable to recover important information? WordPress has that all figured out as well with its built in Revisions Section. Any saved content is automatically added to the database. Revisions of old material can be restored from any point with the click of a mouse. No need to worry.

After the initial set up, and with a minimal amount out practice and instruction you can be running your own website without the hassle and expense of relying on a webmaster.

Posted by: In: Smart Phone 05 Mar 2013 0 comments

Looking to make a switch from Android to iPhone? Or are you just curious? Lifehacker has a great article with everything you need to know. The article covers everything from the basics (finding your way around the iOS) to finding alternative to the programs you have grown to love on Android.

Read the post here

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 05 Mar 2013 0 comments

The current value for 1 Bitcoin (the internet based currency) is $37.80. It has been a roller coaster of a ride, but we may be getting to a point now where wild swings in value are a thing of the past.

About a year ago the term Bitcoin first came into mainstream news. Each one was valued at about $10. But then public interest peaked and in just a few days their value shot up to just over $30. But then the bubble burst and the value quickly plummeted to just a few dollars per coin. It was a pretty humiliating entrance into the main stream for the currency. And at this point the critics and media discounted Bitcoin and turned their interest to other things.

I have been watching the value however. I have an app installed right on the home screen of my phone. Pretty much every time I turn my phone on I see the value. And guess what. Bitcoins are now trading at an all time high.

Big name companies are starting to adopt Bitcoins as currency. It has just been reported that the domain registrar Namecheap is now accepting payment via Bitcoin. Namecheap is definitely not the biggest registrar around, but its a step forward.

Please keep in mind, I am not gloating because I know that when I wake up tomorrow and turn on my phone that value on the screen could show that the currency has plummeted yet again.

Posted by: In: Space 05 Mar 2013 0 comments

For the third time the Dragon Capsule, product of private company SpaceX, has docked successfully with the International Space Station. The mission launched on Friday and was scheduled to dock with the ISS just a day later, but due to an anomaly with its engines, it did not make it to the rendezvous until Sunday.

With the dismantling of the Orbiter program, NASA is now turning to private companies for scheduled deliveries of payloads, and will continue to rely on them through at least the year 2020. Two other companies, Boeing and Sierra Nevada Corp., have contracts for ferrying crews and supplies to the space station, however their vehicles are still in testing and certification stages.

Currently, the only way for a human to get to space is on the Russian Soyuz rocket.

Posted by: In: Cool Code 05 Mar 2013 0 comments

Sometimes a website is short, shorter than the height of your monitor. On pages like this the default is that a scroll bar is not display. However, if you then click to a page on the same website that happens to be taller than the available width on your monitor, a scroll bar will appear on the right side. This can cause the page to shift about 20 pixels to the left. It is just mildly unpleasant, but there is an easy fix. Simple apply the scroll bar to ALL pages, even the short ones. You wont notice that it is there when its not needed, and it solve the problem of the website jumping around.

html {
overflow-y: scroll;
}

StripedRhino

In order to correct the issue, and make the page static, give all pages a scroll bar, whether they need it or not.

Posted by: In: Smart Phone 04 Mar 2013 0 comments

Looking to make a switch from iPhone to Android? Or are you just curious? Lifehacker has a great article with everything you need to know. The article covers everything from the basics (finding your way around the Android OS) to finding alternative to the programs you have grown to love on the iPhone.

Read the post here