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12/28/2017: Happy (almost) new year!
Do you need to file a State income tax?
It’s rare to find a tool that’s simple, small, versatile, and useful.
It’s even more rare for me to realize that I had been staring at such a tool for years, and never realized it.
In movies, we often see technology myths that get repeated and propagated until they become “common knowledge”.
The technology of bombs and bomb-diffusal is no different.
Thou shalt protect your data.
Passwords are the most versatile and effective way to protect your data, but most people break these simple rules.
Using a weak or ineffective password strategy in an always-connected world means that your money, data, and identity are at risk.
Thou shalt follow these commandments in order to protect yourself, both online and offline.
The default star rating system in zen cart, for registered users who post a review, is less than spectacular.
Do you have some leftover cranberry sauce? Make a Cranberry Sunrise!
(For Shannon, with love)
Garnish with orange or lime
Many retail stores want you to go out early on a cold Friday morning to stand in line for that TECHNOLOGY DEAL THAT’S TOO GOOD TO PASS UP.
There are no good technology deals on Black Friday.
Regardless of what you see on TV, or what it says in the newspaper flyer this week, DON’T BUY IT.
The retail stores know how to manipulate the specs so that they can sell you a cheap piece of crap at a “discounted” price.
Instead, all online retailers, including the brick and mortar stores, are offering great deals online all week, and you can probably get a “real” deal next week during Cyber Monday as well.
Many mobile games need arcade-like controls, and implementing a virtual joystick is a quick and easy solution.
Here is a quick and simple way to implement a virtual joystick.
In 1984, there was an annular solar eclipse visible from Texas, and every school-aged student made a pinhole projector, that allowed you to view a representation of the sun and the shadow of the moon as it passed in front.
Now, everyone has a smart phone, so in honor of the upcoming August eclipse event, why not make “an app for that”?
Update: Now takes time-lapse photos
Or as I call it:
First, let me present the app and how it works.
Later, a rant about Google Play