Samsung Epic 4G (Nexus S) running on Ting.com

May 18th, 2013 - How To, Thoughts & Rants, Tinkering

So my dear brother down in Knoxville, is all psyched up about ting.com a branded reseller for the Sprint network.  The beauty behind ting.com is that they charge you for ‘what you eat’, not some stupid package from AT&T / T-Mobile / Verizon that barelly starts at ~$50. My brothers bill is about ~$23 a […]

Got hard drive failure? Put it on ice!

February 27th, 2013 - Hardware, How To, SysAdmin, Thoughts & Rants

Currently as I write this, my WD 750GB is sitting in the freezer, and waiting for another round of quick copying (frozen recovery? eh..)

Adding a non-standard WIFI card into an IBM T61 laptop

July 4th, 2012 - Apple, How To, SysAdmin, Thoughts & Rants

If you’ve the owner of a Lenovo IBM T61 7XXX model, and ever tried upgrading the internal mini pci-e card to something like 802.11BGN (N) you will find yourself running into an error that says: Well this error is because IBM added a whitelist to its BIOS, which basically means you are limited to only […]

Write your code correct the first time around

June 28th, 2012 - How To, Thoughts & Rants

After hanging around on StackOverflow.com for so long, I’ve started seeing bad programming patterns in the way new posters go about creating code, specifically using CodeIgniter, an MVC Framework. The code they write almost always shows a general lack of understanding of MVC design. A typical ‘bad programmer’ will create a controller, which would just […]

CodeIgniter URI routing issue with Controllers inside folders

December 8th, 2011 - How To, PHP

I’ve seen a lot of people requesting help on figuring out routing on CodeIgniter (2.1.X as of this entry). Which leads me to believe they don’t read the guide and confuse how routes are setup. So, Here is our scenario, We want to have a nice clean URL of: http://example.com/account/manage/4123245/jakub Up to this point, we […]

Enabling CSRF Protection in CodeIgniter for AJAX calls

December 6th, 2011 - How To, PHP

If you use CodeIgniter (CI) like me, you’ve probably read/heard about the CSRF protection that comes built into this great framework.  I typically kept ajax functionality (form submissions in this case) to a minimum as I wanted to focus more on development and finishing a project than prettying it up with ‘Web 2.0’ stuff. Well […]

VW Jetta MkIV (2003) Automatic door lock/unlock issue

November 27th, 2011 - How To

If you are a Volkswagen Jetta owner like me, you might eventually be faced with having to jump start your car. In my case it happened after I left my lights on at work (for some reason, the 2003 Jetta does NOT beep when the lights are on, so it is very easy to forget […]