Motorola Xyboard 10.1 Charging port issue (MZ615-16)

December 15th, 2013 - Android, Hardware, How To

If you have a Motorola Xyboard MZ615-16 10.1″ tablet and have been experiencing charging issues (with the tablet, not the charger) then this is a little bit of info for you.  I found this while doing some googling for a solution to the tablet charging issue I have. The quote below outlines ‘tightening’ the connector, […]

Samsung Epic 4G (Nexus S) running on

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

So my dear brother down in Knoxville, is all psyched up about a branded reseller for the Sprint network.  The beauty behind 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..)

A3M Updated and Re-factored to use Twitter Bootstrap

February 6th, 2013 - CSS, GitHub, Javascript, PHP

Well it took a lot of work, and some holiday time (over Xmas) but I squeezed together time to tackle gutting the aging A3M application. My initial commit of what I am calling ‘A3M – Bootstrapped’ is available for forking @ Github here: If you haven’t had any experience designing with Twitter Bootstrap, I […]

A3M Updated to latest CodeIgniter v2.1.2 named PB&J

July 24th, 2012 - GitHub, In the News, PHP

As of tonight I’ve happily updated the long idle A3M project on github. You can check it out here: Also, I will be updating the official A3M guide later (as its almost 3am as I write this). Check it out, and enjoy. Feel free to fork and offer bugs, enhancements and suggestions to make […]

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 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 […]