25Jul

Space Invaders Arcade Restoration

One Saturday morning I was just┬áminding┬ámy own business, when my father called. I could hear the excitement in his voice when he told me “Craig! I found an old Space Invaders, it doesn’t work, $100. Want it?” Of course I didn’t hesitate, and said yes. I had no clue what condition it was in, or […]

30Sep

Latest Projects

All of my webpages feature a state of the art, management system. You do not have to know the first thing about webpages. If you can use Facebook, you can use the control panel included with all of my webpages! Below are a few of my current projects. This is my first time showcasing any […]

14Jul

Install Bungie’s Aleph One Engine (Marathon Trilogy) on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Open terminal. Add the repo: sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu oneiric-getdeb games’ wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add – sudo apt-get update Install Games: This will install them all: sudo apt-get install marathon* Or individually: sudo apt-get install marathon sudo apt-get install marathon2 sudo apt-get install marathon infinity Congratulations, you have now installed the […]

11May

Increasing Asus RT-N16/RT-N66U Wifi Range, performance, and functionality

TL;DR – For those of you who just want the facts, here is a list summing up the article: Step 1: Install Tomato USB (Guide for RT-N16 and Guide for RT-N66U) Place in central location (placement is key) Install high gain antennas (These will work on both the RT-N16 and RT-N66U) Optional overkill: Install heatsinks […]

09May

Power Point: Create slides from a folder of images automatically

The other day I was given the daunting task of creating a few power point presentations at work. Using power point is something I haven’t done since 2007 and it really took me a while to get going. The particular presentation I was creating was very image intensive. In-fact, every slide aside from the title […]

01Apr

WordPress running slow? Check your post tags!

Over the past few years I have become very versed in optimizing WordPress for speed. Most generally I can get just about any WordPress site to load in under one second. Recently I was working for a client that had a site that was just dragging. We tried everything, disabling plugins, caching, I optimized all […]

25Feb

[PSA] Don’t Judge Cell Service by the Number of Bars You have.

For some time now I have noticed people complain that Phone a gets better service than Phone B. One would expect the user was having dropped calls, poor quality, or no Internet connectivity which leads them to believe that they suffer from poor reception. However, this is not the case at all, phone a apparently […]

21Feb

Linux Mint enable two-finger scrolling (multitouch)

My one gripe with my laptop and pretty much any linux distro is the fact that I lost 2-finger scrolling. Finally, with little searching I have found a solution: Install gpointing-device-settings sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings Run gpointing-device-settings Select the “Scrolling” tab. Check all that applay Enjoy your new 2-Finger Scrolling

27Jan

Verizon MiFi open NAT for XBOX Live with DD-WRT

Recently a friend of mine purchased a Verizon Novatel MiFi 2200. This was his only option for home broadband, and for playing XBOX Live. The MiFi has built in port forwarding options for common tasks, but does not allow custom ports or applications to be added. There was no option for XBOX Live, and no […]

13Jan

WordPress PHP memory usage – a proposal

Recently I switched hosts and upon transferring my sites quickly noticed that I was having some PHP: out of memory errors. I only use the bare minimum plugins and have all of my themes optimized to limit PHP usage. I don’t use widgets, and if it can be hard coded using plain html, it is. […]