Friday, July 18, 2014

Big RamNode news update - new location, billing changes, and more!

RamNode has released a very large email ~1 day ago, and I thought I should write about them because the news they have is quite large.

Billing Changes

One of the first obvious changes made was the billing.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Spotify migrating their ~5000 servers to Ubuntu from Debian

It looks like some both good and bad news has been generated today. Debian LTS takes another shameful blow as today the Debian project has learned that Spotify will not be considering debian-lts, but instead it's too late because they are currently in the process of migrating all of their servers to Ubuntu 14.04.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to: Get Office Online on your computer as Chrome Apps

Want to "install" Office Online on your computer in the form of Chrome apps? Doing so is actually very easy, and simple.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Exposed: PSN gamer spouting racist messages after a match of Black Ops 2

As many of you might (not) know, I play Call of Duty video games. When I sent a message to this guy on PSN asking to do a private match (game invites included) after he became butthurt over a previous match, I got this message from him. I decided to take a picture of it, to capture his ignorance:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Name & Shame: FreeBNC

Today's "Name & Shame" post digs up dirt on FreeBNC, which is a free BNC (bouncer) service for IRC users to stay connected "permanently" to their IRC networks. How IRC bouncers work is not really the point of this article, though. If you want more information on how an IRC bouncer works, you can look at this Wikipedia page.

Copying Text

Around 12 PM (noon), I saw this in #EliteBNC:
12:15 PM Channel ban set for *!*@* (+b) by @EliteBNC
12:17 PM <@EliteBNC> [ROOMS NOTICE] (from Robby) If people are wondering what that ban is about... look at our website, then look at ...more than 95% COPIED of our website. The IPv6 ranges will be banned when possible from channels as well.
Talking to Robby later, I learned that what was actually copied from EliteBNC was their text on the website. Take a look at EliteBNC's home page, and then at FreeBNC's site. See the similarities?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Site Update: Social media options in the sidebar

This is a quick post about some quick changes I am making to Techman's World. I think I am going to discontinue the social page up in the sidebar (or, stop making it the only way to see the social networks/options Techman's World has).

So... I Joined Facebook (and more)

Folks, I'm sorry to tell the bad news that it is, but it has happened -- I joined Facebook. I know what question everyone will ask: Why?

My intention was to never sign up for Facebook on my own. In fact, I never planned on it. The only real reason why I had to sign up for Facebook is to download this song, which was hosted on the artist's Facebook page. If the music wasn't hosted on Facebook, I wouldn't have signed up.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Some feedback/thoughts on Axigen

After a few days of use, I have gathered up some feedback and thoughts on Axigen. I'll section each thought/topic off by header.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Elders reacting to Google Glass

While Google Glass is an ongoing thing that is being developed by Google, I saw the Fine Brothers release a video of Elders React featuring the elderly people using Google Glass for the first time.

T-Mobile's idea for streaming select music services for free is net neutrality in reverse

I wanted to share an interesting video with you guys, from Jupiter Broadcasting's new daily podcast, Tech Talk Today.

Specifically at 10:50 is where this specific video is relevant. Basically, T-Mobile's idea for free streaming of select music services without the data counting against consumer's data plans is the whole net neutrality problem, but in reverse. The video explains it quite well, so this is why I won't explain it in text. The video is below. If the video doesn't autostart at 10:50, then jump to it (or watch the video if you'd like).