The IT Report

16 12 2008

Ladies and gentleman, I have launched a new website The IT Report ( which will cover a broad range of technology topics. Please subscribe to this new site, since I will not be updating this one anymore.

I’m on Twitter

8 08 2008

For all of your up to the minute tech needs

WTF – Stop with the image verifications!

20 03 2008

Can you read that? I can’t.

.NET vs. J2EE – Butter or Guns?

5 03 2008

This post is now available on my new blog The IT Report:—butter-or-guns

My Suggestion To Microsoft To Make Windows Suck Less

28 02 2008

Give me a real shell.


PowerPoint isn’t just for presentations

15 02 2008

I’ve found time and time again that Powerpoint isn’t being used as just a presentation medium. Have you ever thought about using Powerpoint to prototype your software or a webpage? Maybe create flow charts?Let’s face it, there are prototyping software out there, but it costs a fortune, and there is always a learning curve. I think Powerpoint sucks as slideshow, but when you want to rapidly mock up diagrams its pretty simple out of the box. Some may argue, “thats what Visio is for” but when your company only has an Office License (Visio doesn’t come standard) what are you going to do?Next time you open up Powerpoint, rethink what you can do with it. 

SharePoint Sucks.

1 02 2008

This post is available on my new blog The IT Report:

How To: Keep Your MacBook Looking New

11 12 2007


The white MacBook is notorious for picking up dirt. I’m pretty anal when it comes to washing my hands when using any of my stuff whether its my iPhone, laptop or guitar. The folks at the Apple store seem to refer to all things Apple as “brand spanking new” so I thought I’d share my tips on how to keep your investment clean.

 Use Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser

That is all. Your laptop will look like you just opened it out of the box. Magic Eraser’s can be used multiple times so do the world a favor and clean your laptop and maybe your kicks while you’re at it. 

Hands on with Android: XML Parsing

10 12 2007

This post is now available at my new blog The IT Report:

Handbrake – Open Source DVD Ripping

29 07 2007

Its been a while since I’ve updated my blog. I’ve been busy with work and playing with the new Mac, but fear not, in the process I’ve discovered a great DVD ripping app called Handbrake. It can rip any DVD you throw at it regardless of protection/encryption or not. You want to preserve the chapters, original quality or export it to your iPod? It can do that too. If you’ve got a dual-core machine expect to rip a full DVD in 10 minutes or less =). As always its open-source and cross platform so you can run it on Windows, OS X or Linux.