Fixing ONKYO RC-710m Remote volume issues

January 21st, 2015 - Hardware, How To, Thoughts & Rants, Tinkering

I’ve got an ONKYO 7.1 surround sound home theater system, and in the past 6 months the volume buttons stopped working, well not stopped… they would periodically work if you mashed/held the buttons (up or down) but generally they stopped being responsive. After searching online, I almost bought a new remote on ebay just to […]

Redirect user back after login using CodeIgniter

January 6th, 2014 - How To, PHP, Thoughts & Rants

So you’ve made your CodeIgniter app using PHP, you’ve made is safe, secure and skipped needing to use SQL in favor of Active Records. Well the one thing most people forget to do (or realize later) is a simple UX (user experience) flow of post login routing. Basically, you want users to go back to […]

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. ┬áThe 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 […]

Want to pretend you have an iPhone capable of 4g? Well install 5.1, available now!

March 7th, 2012 - Apple, Thoughts & Rants

If you’ve always wanted 4G speeds on your iPhone 4/4s, well now you can.. err.. somewhat, umm have it. As of today’s release of 5.1 iOS.