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Quickly Update Your Mac’s SSH Port To Improve Security With Remote Access

January 04, 2014 | How-To | 25 Comments

Do you use SSH to securely connect to your Mac remotely via command line or a remote desktop app that connects through a secure tunnel? Chances are, you are using the default SSH port of 22, which is very insecure. I wanted to share a great little script I found on Github that will allow […]

How To: Tap Images on Tapiture from an iPad

January 10, 2013 | How-To | 18 Comments

As many of you know, I am a big fan of the website Tapiture and in recent weeks, I have been thinking about what I could do to help improve my experience with Tapiture. One of the biggest issues I have had with Tapiture is that they do not have a formal process for Tapping […]

How-To: Create Custom Share Buttons For All The Popular Social Services

June 16, 2010 | How-To | 159 Comments

For those of you that follow me, you are probably already know that I recently redesigned my post footer. For those that don’t know a post footer is the area just below this post with the “Share It!” and “Related Post” sections. I took it on myself to create a completely custom footer area with […]

Improve Your Writing With Wordy.com

A few weeks ago, I discovered a site called Wordy.com. Wordy is a service based out of the UK that allows its users to connect with professional copy-editors to check for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and structure in the users writing. The service is super simple to use, offers very competitive pricing, and has a large […]

Display Your Feedburner RSS Subscriber Count

October 07, 2009 | How-To | 1 Comment

Recently, I added my Feedburner subscriber count to my sidebar on the right. Since I did this, I have had countless tweets and emails asking me, how I am able to display it as a number and not as one of the Feedburner chicklets. Let me start this off by saying that you have to […]

Jailbreak You iPhone 3G with PwnageTool on a Mac

October 06, 2009 | How-To | 4 Comments

If you are a subscriber to my blog, you know that recently (Why I decided to Jailbreak my iPhone) I jail-broke my iPhone 3G with the 3.1 OS. I wanted to walk you all through how to do this, and share my specific experience with you. The method I am going to take you through […]

iPhone 3.0: Find My iPhone Feature

Lastnight, Apple decided to activate the “Find My iPhone” feature that was announced yesterday at Apples WWDC keynote speech. The “Find My iPhone” feature is a iPhone locate service that works through Mobile Me & GPS. Say I misplace my iPhone, and someone who works at the establishment I left it at finds it, well […]

HOW TO: Backup Your Website to Amazon S3 (Automatically)

May 28, 2009 | How-To | 39 Comments

Some of you might not know this about me, but I am a successful web developer outside of this blog. I currently host and run 9 sites on my Media Temple (dv) server. One of my biggest concerns was how I can keep safe, up-to-date, and secure backups of my website files outside of my […]

10.5.6 OS X Update (Mail) Fix

December 19, 2008 | How-To | 10 Comments

Yesterday I wrote a long post venting about the issues that 10.5.6 has brought to me and to my Macbook Pro. I was having a problem with mail crashing every time I loaded a message with an attachment. Well, I am delighted to report that the issue has been fixed thanks to a user by […]

HOW TO: Upgrade a (new) Macbook Pro to 4GB of RAM

October 23, 2008 | How-To | 4 Comments

In this guide, I am going to show you step by step, how to upgrade to a 4GB RAM kit on a late 2008 model (Uni body Aluminum) Macbook Pro. I am upgrading my 2.4GHz/250GB Macbook Pro from 2GB of RAM up to 4GB. Th process is very easy, but you still need to take […]

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