Category: Tech

  • Modding the 360

    Before my xbox 360 even arrived I was thinking about modding it.  I think the ability to mod the 360 is another one of the tipping points that pushed me over the edge in purchasing the 360.  While you can’t currently use homebrew apps on the 360, I’m hoping you will be able to sometime […]

  • Graphics Make Games Fun Again

    As I’ve mentioned before in other posts, I’m not a really big gamer.  I use my original xbox as a media center and use it to play NES, SNES, and other old console games. Ignoring my status as a non-gamer, I decided to get an Xbox 360 elite when it came out. Microsoft finally decided […]

  • Joomla SEO on 1and1

    I had some issues using the first set of instructions I found for setting up Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on my 1and1 account.  I had renamed the htaccess.txt to .htaccess and made some small changes, but I was still having issues.  The information below got me up and going. Setting up .htaccess file Rename the […]

  • PDFs Disabled – SEO

    I decided to disable the PDF creator on the website.  The current version of Joomla doesn't support nice looking PDF output anyway, so any content that is converted to PDF ends up looking like crap.  The decision to disable the functionality came from my recent kick on search engine optimization. The URLs on the site […]

  • Gallery2 Joomla Bridge – Search

    In case you haven't read my other posts about search engine optimization, I've been on an SEO kick lately.  I've renamed all my images in the photo gallery so they all have some context now.  Google indexes galleries, but the next step was to be able to search the images from within my own site.  […]

  • Theme Mod: Search Box

    As some of you may have noticed, I've recently added a search box to the top of the site.  This is a default module in joomla, but the template I'm using didn't have support for a search bar right out of the box.  This blog post describes how I added the modified the WR_Futilus_Situs theme […]

  • AIM Virus Removal Instructions

    Another Old Content Update. I'm not hosting the Automatic Removal Tool anymore, so who knows when the link will expire. Realphx / TalkStocks ( AIM Virus ) Removal Instructions / Tools: Download the Removal Tool (automated javascript) — Just download it and run it. (or just open it directly) These may have appeared in your […]

  • How to Set Up a Home Network

    How to set-up a Home Network: IP Settings: Click Start and choose Control Panel   Click Network and Internet Connections   Choose Network Connections   Right-click the Local Area Connection and choose Properties   Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button   Tick: Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address […]

  • Remove the Blaster Worm [MSBlast, etc]

    Remove the Blaster Worm [MSBlast, Blaster, etc.] Editing the RPC to allow you to connect to the internet Start > Run Type: "services.msc /s" in the open line and click OK On the right hand side find the Remote Procedure Call service [there is a Remote Procedure Call Locator service, do not confuse the two] […]

  • OS Install without CD-rom support

    Download a Floppy Disk boot creator:   Windows 98 Boot Disk Windows 98 SE Boot Disk Windows XP Boot Disk DOS 6.22 Boot Disk   Copy the i386 directory from your installation CD to the hard-drive of the computer you will be installing the Operating System on. Download and run a boot-disk creator from above. […]