A few weeks of forethought

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
Geeks unite! What a couple of weeks we have coming up, and things are going to be awesome! Here are some events I will be attending and I hope to see you all there! Ignite Salt Lake March 4th will mark the 4th Ignite event in Salt Lake City, at the State Room (21+). The event opens at 6:00PM. As is tradition with Ignite there will be a building activity to start things off, this time the construction materials include twisty ties and 5,000 little green army men, that sounds like fun :D Read more ...

Akismet to the rescue!

Jan 1, 0001 - 1 minutes
Well, that was fun. In moving to the new server I forgot about how much work Akismet does for me. A quick activation of that plugin and I am back to a nice quiet blog comment system. So feel free to test Akismet with me and leave a comment. Also, thanks to Automattic for such a great pricing policy for Akismet. You guys are life savers. I am proud to be able to support you monetarily. Read more ...

Always Double Check Your Backup

Jan 1, 0001 - 1 minutes
Knowing you have a backup, and knowing you have a working backup, two entirely different worlds… as such I am now only updated to April of this year. Which sucks, because some cool stuff has happened. On the other hand, I have a fresh install of WP to work with. Read more ...

Amazon's Big Android Move

Jan 1, 0001 - 4 minutes
If you haven’t heard Amazon.com is making a huge splash in the Android world right now. They have launched a new version of their Amazon MP3 store app, they have pushed out their own marketplace call Amazon Appstore for Android, they launched Amazon Cloud Drive and Amazon Cloud Player (part of Amazon MP3 store for android) as well. This shows that Amazon.com is interested in the mobile market more than ever and they are seeing apps are a viable product. Read more ...

Amazon.com Add-on Puchases

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
I realize I am late to the game, but this is actually the first time I have encountered Add-on items on Amazon.com. I am currently looking at moving to a new MVNO (more about MVNOs here) and Amazon had a great price on a Net10 Sim card kit, only $0.49. Supposedly this contains the SIM I need to switch to Net10. This is perfect, $0.49 per phone to switch my wife and I to a new network. Read more ...

Android Tablets: Nexus, Kindle, and Nook

Jan 1, 0001 - 3 minutes
Alright folks, the time is here to discuss the three big names in the 7 (well and 10) inch tablet market. Nexus (from Google and Asus), Kindle Fire (from Amazon) and Nook (from Barnes and Noble). I am not going to talk much in the way of specs, because all of these devices come with pretty much comparable hardware. Each device has a strong point and some easier to define weak points. Read more ...

Announcing the Announce List!

Jan 1, 0001 - 1 minutes
Fellow nerds, listen up, if you want to know about the nerd, open source, or just plain awesome things happening in Utah, then you want to be a subscriber to the UTOS Announcement Mailing List From the Official UTOS Blog: The idea behind this mailing list is to simplify the announcements that UTOS provides to the community. While we do a fair bit on our blog, we’d like to keep the mailngs going, but it has become complex to send mail to each Local User Group (LUG) every time we need to advertise an event or announce something. Read more ...

Another Awesome Mom SMS

Jan 1, 0001 - 1 minutes
Mom writes: Forgot to tell you… got an Invisible Shield on my phone last night… this is an undercover message! Gotta love her wit! Read more ...

Another Geeky Weekend

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
Last weekend I aspired to have a new setup running Fedora 19 and some other cool stuff. Wasn’t as successful as hoped. So here goes round two. I am already running F19, and have been all week actually. I did just re-install, but because I had mucked some stuff and wanted a clean slate for this weekend. So here is the plan: Fedora 19 (done) 2 Virtual Machines (VM) of Ubuntu 12. Read more ...

Apple introduces iPad

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
[caption id=“attachment_347” align=“alignleft” width=“300” caption=“Apple iPad”][/caption] Apple held a conference yesterday and the introduced the Apple iPad, an over grown iPod with limited support as a real computer. Apple has built a really small, but still over sized, tablet for the purpose of surfing the net, and basically doing what you do now on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The unit weighs in at 1.5lbs for the wifi only model, and slight more at 1. Read more ...