Facebook Page

posted in: The Web | 1

So, I just made a Facebook page for this site. Hopefully, it will be a way for people with questions and comments to open up discussions about the topics.  And yes, I plan to actually start posting topics regularly. As you know, a Facebook page needs the magic 25 likes to be considered worthwhile. If I cannot get 25 likes for it, I guess I will just be horribly embarrassed.

Please like it. 🙂

How You Can Save Money On Your Web Development Project

posted in: The Web | 6

HTML for Babies book

When you take on a web development project, you have more to worry about than just keeping those creative juices flowing., Time and energy go into the work in abundance, and so does money. It takes real cash to keep things running, and while there is always hope that the investment will be returned in revenue, there is no guarantee that it will even out, much less that a profit will be made.


Google Chrome to Get KDE File Dialog Support

posted in: KDE | 6

This news should make KDE users happy. One of the issues with using any non-KDE apps with KDE is that you often get stuck with a GTK file dialog. In my opinion, the GTK file picker just does not measure up to the KDE one. A while back, someone added support for Mozilla Firefox, but Google Chrome / Chromium users still had to endure the GTK dialog.

Well, soon, the agony will be over, at least, it would seem so. According to a bug report on the Chromium website, the developers just added KDialog support a week ago. It will, of course, take time to make its way into a stable release, but the news is promising, nonetheless.

Ideally, we would have full KDE integration (i.e. Qt-based Chromium), but that will probably never happen. Some time ago, Nokia was working on a Qt Firefox, but that obviously never fully materialized. A better solution would probably be for someone to develop a new browser that uses Chrome’s version of Webkit and its V8 Javascript engine. Adding support for Chrome extensions would be nice too. OK, now I am just getting greedy. To the developers who added the KDialog support: thanks!

3 Ways to Stream Media to Your Xbox 360 or PS3

posted in: Linux, Technology | 3

Streaming media has quickly become a significant component of entertainment in many people’s lives. For evidence of that, look no further than the statistics indicating that Netflix accounts for as much as 30 percent of all Internet traffic during peak hours. Streaming from the Internet, however, is only one way to get content to your media devices.

PlayStation 3 controller


Connect to Your Network with a Wireless Bridge

posted in: Technology | 1

A my house, we have a bunch of devices connected to the network: three laptops, the kids’ computer, two desktops, a Blu-ray player, an Xbox 360, and a Nintendo Wii. Some of these devices, like the gaming consoles and laptops, have built-in Wi-Fi. The desktops, however, do not. The only device wired to the network is the Blu-ray player because it is right next to the router and cable modem. Everything else is in a different part of the house.

Router network ethernet cable


10 Free Digital Libraries

posted in: Libraries | 1

Among the advancements in the world today are digital libraries. They provide the same resources as a traditional library, only in a digital format that is accessible from a computer. They are especially handy for students, disabled individuals, or anyone who dislikes going to actual libraries. Some digital libraries require users to pay a fee in order to use their resources, but there are many free options as well. If you are looking for some free digital libraries, you should take a minute to check out these great choices.

library stacks



Review: KDE 4.7 Plasma Workspaces, Applications, and Platform

posted in: KDE | 2

The KDE software compilation is a complete desktop experience that runs on top of Unix-like operating systems, including Linux distributions. KDE consists of Plasma Workspaces (the desktop environment), KDE Applications, and KDE Platform. Version 4.7.0 of KDE introduces some new features, more stability, and a glimpse of some future innovations. This week, I installed KDE 4.7 and decided to share my first impressions and overall verdict on this latest iteration.

KDE 4.7 Plasma workspace


Web Development – Where to Start

posted in: The Web | 1

Web traffic continues to increase daily. With almost 250 million American users alone, plus quickly expanding Internet accessibility in foreign countries, a huge target market exists for any website. Whether for a business, a hobby, a professional resume, or anything else, the Internet has resources to help. However, one of the biggest hurdles is giving your webpage something unique. The first step is to have unique content that can be updated regularly and retains an audience. The second step is to format that information in a way that people can quickly and easily read and navigate.
finger touching key on a laptop



7 Ways to Launch Programs in KDE

posted in: KDE | 8

One of the most basic and important things you will ever do with your computer is launch programs. Typically, operating systems have one or two methods for achieving this, such as opening a menu (Windows) or folder (Mac OS X), or by clicking an icon on your panel, dock, or desktop.

KDE lineart logo

KDE is a desktop environment that runs on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. Linux is a versatile OS that runs on servers, such as those offered by server host 34SP.com, desktops, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones, and other devices. With KDE there are several ways to launch programs, and we will highlight seven of those in this article.


Apps to Do Everything Social in Linux

posted in: Linux, Social Media | 5

Social media has permeated nearly every aspect of the web, and people are more social than ever without seeing their contacts face-to-face. To keep up with this social activity, many people have several devices, including computers, mobile phones, and even gaming consoles. If you happen to have a computer running Linux, there is no reason to be left out of the social loop. Linux has a number of social tools to help you stay connected.

Choqok Twitter app in KDE