After much consideration, I want to reboot this blog into something I update daily with small fun facts or little hints for anything technology, since that is my specialty. My hope is that you can at least find one day out of the week you might want to read it (see Monday's topic, for instance), and so enrich your life with my ramblings. Here's the schedule (not set in stone, but I wanted to at least start to formulate a plan for this):
- Monday - Automation in Daily Life
Information about simply making life easier. From setting up your webcam at home as a security camera to using your phone as a remote to your TV.
- Tuesday - "Doubleshot" Tips
It's your (and my) chance to shout out technology tips to people. If you got any, send them my way, and I'll post 2 of the best ones. [syardumi at gmail dot com]
- Wednesday - Mobile Devices & News of the Week
I know everyone has something to say about their favorite mobile device whether it be iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or other, if you don't prefer the popular devices. This is also a blerb about any BIG news of the week that needs discussion.
- Thursday - LAMP Server
This could be a bit advanced for a few, but if it's your cup of tea, you won't be disappointed. LAMP Server (or Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP Server) is the term used to describe a server built on a Linux operating system using Apache Webserver, MySql Database, and PHP Scripting. In layman's terms, a server used to host a website or any other information for the entire Internet . I'm hoping to show some tidbits on the entire range of those 4 items.
- Friday - Computer Building
A big passion of mine is building computers, as it is with many tech junkies out there. Keeping up with the latest and greatest hardware can be at least difficult, if not daunting. This day will try to make sense of the constantly changing hardware world in which we live.
- Saturday/Sunday - Anything We Want!
It's a free-for-all! Anything we want to talk about is on the table. It's a chance to catch up on the week's happenings, or just talk about how awesome Big Bang Theory was last week.
So, let me deviate from the schedule and start today, "LAMP-day", with News of the Week followed by a useful LAMP tip.
Apple announced on Tuesday at 10AM EST that The Beatles are now on iTunes! If you hadn't already decided that they sound better on vinyl, you are in luck. The Abbey Road Four came to iTunes just in time for Apple to make a whole lot of cash before the year closes. From Gizmodo:
It's the Beatles Box Set which is the big one. With 256 songs, documentaries, and other videos (including their first-ever US concert), it costs $150, which must be the priciest purchase on iTunes. Other albums, including Help!, Abbey Road, and my favorite the Magical Mystery Tour, cost $12.99, with the songs available for individual purchase at $1.29 each.
AT&T has caught up with the rest of the mobile carriers, and now offers a Mifi for getting your Internet anywhere...well anywhere they have a cell tower. And by judging by my iPhone reception, this idea is a day late and
The Kinect, Microsoft's new "controller" for Xbox 360, was hacked this week. For an informative article on how to hack it yourself, check this out: [Hack Kinect]
Since this post has gotten long already, I'll post up Thursday's LAMP fact in a couple hours. Stay tuned.