Category: Tech Talk

Free Scriptwriting Software

No cost scriptwriting software for comic books and screenplays, plus a bit of history about how we got to here.

Custom HTML Tags?

I spent this afternoon diving headlong into the Custom Elements bit of HTML5 Web Components, which allows you to create your own custom tags. Yes.  Custom HTML tags….

Is there a good lightweight music player for Mac OS X?

I’ve been looking for a good lightweight music player for Mac OS X.  It’s pretty well known that iTunes is a huge resource hog, but what are the…

Android BANG Zoom

If you’ve ever tried to create a webapp or just optimize a responsive website layout to adjust for Android browsers you’ve probably torn out most of your hair…

The Many Media of the Web World

Working on a recent project I had a miscommunication with my client’s PR person regarding the word “media.”  I’ve been in this web design/development industry for a long…

Icon Picker for WordPress

tl;dr: go get it here: https://github.com/kmhcreative/icon-picker WordPress plugin and theme options pages often use a jQuery “Color Picker” to make it easy for people to customize colors by just…

Windows 7 Ugly Italics Font FIX!

I have had this problem on Windows 7 pretty much since the day I installed it.  Ugly Arial Italics fonts showing up all over the place, particularly on…

Media Queries: Fool’s Gold or Not?

When I first started working on a web app project I had never worked with CSS “Media Queries” before.  One of the blog posts I found online about…

Why WebApps Will Win

I previously wrote about why I felt The Cloud Will Win.  In this post I’d like to go into more detail on why I think WebApps are the…

Why The Cloud Will Win

You’ve probably heard of this thing called “The Cloud.”  It’s really just a romanticized name for the Internet, but specifically it refers to a couple things: Applications that…

Review: Haipad M701-R Android Tablet

The Haipad M701-R (and its sibling the M701) are considered by many to be a knock-off of the Apple iPad, and I’ll grant you that the silver one…

Linux Fix: Blank Screen During Video Playback

Whenever I play videos on my Linux Media Center with a browser-based player (i.e., YouTube, Hulu, etc.) or with Hulu Desktop, after a few minutes the entire screen…

Nvidia Overscan Linux Fix

The ATI graphics card in my XBMC Media Center recently died and I decided to avoid all the ATI-related issues and just put an Nvidia card in it…

Review: Matias USB 2.0 Keyboard vs. Apple Aluminum Keyboard

I know some people rave about the Apple aluminum keyboard, so I’m probably in the minority of people who don’t like it. Actually I really kind of hate…

Linux Game Controller Utility

On my Linux system, every time I unplug a game controller and either plug it back in or swap to another one I have to recalibrate it.  You…

Run Old Windows Games on Linux

If you have some REALLY old games, such as DOS, then the best solution is to run them on Bochs.  But there are tons of old Windows 95,…

Building a Recycled HTPC

It’s 2010, and like a lot of folks I’m a bit disappointed the future was not available as advertised. No rocket packs, no flying cars, no moon bases,…

DeLi Linux + Ancient Laptop

My brother picked up a couple laptops for $1 each at his company’s computer sale. He doesn’t know much about computers so he asked me if I could…

WindowsXP SP3 & DWL-G630

I have this old HP laptop I won in an eBay auction years ago. By today’s standards it’s underpowered and overweight, but it still works fine and I…


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