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Twitter in your inbox

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Here’s how you can add your “at messages” to your Mac 10.5 or 10.6 (or Thunderbird or Outlook Pro, etc.) via Twitter search’s RSS feed. I’ve become a twitter re-tweet junkie. To get my fix I added an RSS feed of twitter’s search results to Here’s how I do that: Go to search.twitter.comContinue Reading Twitter in your inbox

Setting up a server

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Since I just went through the process of setting-up my own self-managed VPS (virtual private server) system I figured I’d share my experience in the hopes that it will help someone else with some basic command-line comfort looking to gain control of their web hosting or being the process of scaling up. This is the… Continue Reading Setting up a server

FStream – Radio wirelessly, finally

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

I’m a big fan of news radio, especially the information programming of the CBC and BBC World Service. If you’ve been looking for this on the iPhone/iPod touch I’d recommend the application FStream. There are a few paid options, but I’m a fan of free in ever sense of the word. If you do choose… Continue Reading FStream – Radio wirelessly, finally

Five tools for supporting others with technology

Monday, February 18th, 2008

My job at Brock as an “Educational Technologies Support Specialist” not surprisingly involves a lot of support, primarily of faculty using the web as an educational tool. I do a lot of meetings and workshops, but here is a list of the tools that I’ve found invaluable in helping people use technology remotely or asynchronously:… Continue Reading Five tools for supporting others with technology

Changing the front rotors on my acura 1.7el

Friday, September 7th, 2007

The Challenge You may recall that in April I changed the rear rotors on my Acura 1.7 (“The Super Civic”). The Acura 1.7 EL and the American Civic Si are the only two version of this world Honda platform that use rear disc brakes over the not-so-sporty drumb brakes found in the regular Civic. The… Continue Reading Changing the front rotors on my acura 1.7el