Hard Drive Formats

If you’ve ever wondered what to reformat your flash drive or external hard drive, you are not alone. There are several formats to choose from, but there is likely only a couple that will work for your needs. Formats FAT32 FAT32 is the most common format found on flash drives (also known as thumb drives,

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Why WordPress.com is Better

For years I was a big proponent of self-hosted WordPress.org blogs, but recently I made the switch to WordPress.com. For those who are unfamiliar with the difference, one version of WordPress can be hosted on your own server, there are no limitations and the other is proprietary, managed by Automattic. In the early days of

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iPhone 6s 4K Video Quality is Spectacular

If my iPhone 6s had more storage, the ability to use external microphones and longer battery life, I would probably never need a traditional camcorder. Especially, if I didn’t have a big ego that required a big camcorder. The iPhone’s vivid colors, compact size and ability to upload directly to the web make a traditional camera look prehistoric.

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Making a Website Just Got Easier

On the morning of March 29, 2008, I purchased paleolithicfilms.com and launched my first website with Apple’s iWeb. I followed the instructions to connect my MobileMe hosted website, with Yahoo, my registrar; entering the appropriate information into the A Record field. With no guidance, at age 16, I had a website. I remember frantically pacing

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The New MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro has garnered a lot of criticism by the creative community. I’ve seen an influx of posts bashing it for a number of reasons. The incredible volume of negative posts may be due to an unprecedented number of creatives venting their frustration. A part of me is curious to know if these

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Now Using SSL and DNSSEC

Today, I enabled Secure Socket Layer (SSL, also known as, HTTPS) and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on this website; my first time working with these technologies. This is a major milestone for me. Self-taught since 2008, my journey has led me to this day. For those who know what these technologies are and already

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Rethinking Security on Mac

I haven’t used antivirus software since 2007 when I switched from Windows to Mac. Like many Mac users, I believed that OS X is impervious to viruses and other security threats. But, I have come to the conclusion that this is a flawed belief. Security threats are not limited to viruses and spyware, there are

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How to Download YouTube Videos in Ubuntu via Command Line

Downloading a YouTube video in Ubuntu is easier via command line than installing an application or using a website like clipconverter.cc. Just follow these simple steps. Open Terminal Run the following command to install YouTube Downloader: sudo apt-get install youtube-dl Run the following command in Terminal for each video you wish to download: youtube-dl paste

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How to Install Geekbench 3 on Linux Mint 17

Geekbench 3 is Primate Labs’ cross-platform processor benchmark, with a new scoring system that separates single-core and multi-core performance, and new workloads that simulate real-world scenarios. Geekbench 3 makes it easier than ever to find out if your computer is up to speed. To install Geekbench 3 on Linux Mint 17 follow the instructions below:

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How to Read/Write HFS+ (Mac OS X Journaled) on Linux

If you’re a heavy Mac user, chances are you have lots of Mac OS X Journaled external hard drives. Use the following instructions to enable read/write ability on Linux Mint, Ubuntu and Lubuntu. Open Terminal Type the following command: sudo apt-get install hfsprogs Press Enter You should now be able to read and write Mac

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How to Enable exFAT Read/Write on Linux

Installing exFAT read and write abilities on Linux is easy! This works on Ubuntu 14.04, Lubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17.1. To begin you’ll need to open Terminal and type in the following command: sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils Then press enter. The terminal will then scroll through a lot of text and will ask if you

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My Experiences with App Development

I was first inspired to create an iPhone app by Steve Job’s presentation at the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in 2009. At the time I was a junior in high school and had just transitioned to Mac OS X after terrible experiences with Microsoft Vista and Hewlett-Packard’s customer service. I didn’t know much about

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How to Unleash Hollywood Special Effects with your iPhone

After playing Flight Adventure 2, an indie game for XBOX 360, I concluded that its player experience was a tad bit incomplete. Sure, it had stellar graphics, but the limitations were endless. One player, in one plane, on one map, without any missiles – something’s wrong here! So, I fixed it. With an iPhone app! I added a

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Love vs. Logic

Originally posted on Always Deep:
In my experience, education and economics are not related. I’m glad I have education, I’ll hopefully put it towards making the world a better place, but there’s another trait the street hustler has over me. I now see there are two worlds. The educated (aspirational types) “we could do this…

Lighten Up (A New Perspective)

Eight years ago I designed the above artwork titled “Lighten Up (A New Perspective)” with Pixelmator. I had lots of creative energy my Freshmen year in college. I didn’t need a reason to create. I created for the sake of creating. Being creative made me happy. I loved creating and sharing my work on Facebook.

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Bias Blinds

Originally posted on Always Deep:
Political biases prevent two sides from working together to solve this bigger than us problem. If everyone would just entertain for a moment that they might be wrong about 90% of everything they believe, then maybe then we would have a shot at solving the challenges we face. How many…