Archive for 2014

Movies, and cameras, and DVRs… oh my!

Some of you might remember my first serious foray into the world of hardware. Well, as it turns out, I’ve come to consider it something of an ongoing project. It just keeps evolving.

Radio Station Tutorial – Creating a tabbed programming schedule

Have you ever wanted your radio station’s programming grid to appear as a nice tabbed block instead of the default gigantic table? Well, today I’m going to show you how.

Why broadband should be reclassified as a common carrier

If you follow tech news at all, you’ve probably noticed an awful lot of discussion about net neutrality and/or reclassifying broadband lately. Hell, you may have heard something about it even if you don’t follow tech news. Why? Because it’s actually a pretty big deal.

CakePHP… when WordPress isn’t quite customizable enough

These days, I work almost exclusively with WordPress. But there was a time not so very long ago that I shunned pre-built CMSes in favor of hand-coding (I was kind of a masochist back then…).

Why Direct TV is right in dropping the Weather Channel

I ditched cable awhile back, so I don’t watch the Weather Channel anymore to begin with… but that said, it’s still interesting to see Direct TV dropping the channel due to failed contract negotiations. And frankly, I think Driect TV made the right choice.

How cheap can you build a decent PC?

I started this project way back in June 2013 to see how cheap I could build a halfway decent PC. It took me awhile waiting for online sales and hunting through garage sales and Craigslist’s free section, but I finally finished it. Here’s the results:

Nikki Blight – Web/PHP Developer