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.

The iPhone Is a Nightmare For Carriers

February 8th, 2012 - Apple, In the News, Thoughts & Rants

According to the latest EBITDA numbers from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, the subsidies they have to pay Apple in order to carry the iPhone are drastically reducing their profits.

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 […]

Youtube being throttled on AT&T 6Mbit profiles? Seems like it to me…

December 4th, 2011 - In the News, Thoughts & Rants

I have been conistantly having buffering issues with Youtube using my standard home ADSL connection (6Mbit from ATT – ADSL). Not a single video running 480p or higher will pre-load without me getting a buffering icon in the center of the screen. I have a ‘Network meter’ widget on my Windows 7 desktop, (for giggles) […]

No such thing as a “bandwidth” hog, finally proof!

December 4th, 2011 - In the News, Thoughts & Rants

Since the advent of broadband speed internet that was available to the consumer, we’ve all heard of the term ‘bandwidth hog’. The term always was used by your ISP to describe ‘evil’ consumers that ‘hogged’ wayyyy too much bandwidth for themselves, and thereby choking or reducing the speeds of everyone around them. I was always […]

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 […]