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The positive side of technology’s rapid change.

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This is not a post about the iPhone, but I’ll talk about it because it helps make my point.I spent 6 hours and 40 minutes standing in line to get the greatest-thing-since-sliced-bread in the mobile phone world, the iPhone 4. Is it really that great? Actually, it is a very impressive machine. But it was just the one year ago we had the previous greatest-thing-since-sliced-bread, the iPhone 3Gs, before that, the iPhone 3G, and so on. Will the... + read on

Round Ice Cubes: The Sequel

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Back in 2007, I found some ice cube trays that were really cool to me. They made large spherical ice cubes. I wrote about them here at SuperGeekery in a post called A Geeky Spin Chilling a Cocktail - Round Ice Cubes. The term "round ice cubes" continues to be a top driver to this site. Who would have guessed there was a subculture that thought round ice cubes were as cool as I think they are?For the round ice cube obsessed, there is bad... + read on

SXSW 2010: The Buzzword Takeaway

Another SXSW Interactive ends. The “spring break for nerds” lived up to its unofficial title again. I had a wonderful time catching up with old friends and making new ones. SXSW is just as much making those connections as the panels you attend. Add the panels and the conversations that they inspire over drink and meals after each day's events and a picture of what's in store for the interactive world over the near future begins to... + read on

SXSW Interactiive 2010 Winding Down

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Today is day 4 of 5 of SXSW Interactive. It's a mixture of exhilaration and exhaustion. This morning reminds me of waking up on the Saturday morning of the last real weekend of summer. Everyone is a little sun burnt but there's a glow about everyone. Last night we were all out too late but we're up and ready to spend another day with our friends but the heat of the summer is going to be over soon and real life will begin again in just a few... + read on

SuperGeekery Revamp: HTML 5, EE 2, & Design Block

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SuperGeekery was originally designed in one furious evening of designing in Photoshop and coding in Expression Engine version 1.something. The speedy design and development was a product of equal parts overbooked schedule and typical procrastination. I had arrived in Las Vegas at my first CES in January 2007, a geeky badge of honor to me, and felt compelled to write about the experience, but I didn't have my site built yet. That gave me the... + read on

Expression Engine and the White Screen of a Failed Load

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During the past several months, I've had a little trouble with SuperGeekery, which is built on Expression Engine. I would often get blank white screens if I clicked through the site too quickly. I think this was always when I was logged in as a SuperAdmin and using the control panel. Asking site visitors, I don't know that anyone else was having the problem, but it happened to me regularly. I could also only get this to happen using... + read on

Expression Engine 2 Plugin: SuperGeekery Tag Stripper

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Note: Since it's initial release, the SuperGeekery Tag Stripper has had a few minor updates. It is now at version 1.0.4, as of Feb. 14, 2014. The links in the article point to the most recent version of the addon at GitHub.The redesign of SuperGeekery coincided with the release of Expression Engine 2 which gave me the opportunity to jump into the latest version of EE on a project that I was the client on, allowing me to be potentially break... + read on

Links from SXSWi 2009

I went to quite a lot of sessions during SXSW Interactive 2009. As I listened to people, talked to people, and read about what was going on, I bookmarked URLs in my browser.Although I haven’t provided any context to the links other than listing them in the reverse order they were made i, I think you’ll see a pattern emerge when you go through them. I hope you enjoy them.Phone Gap -  jQuery resources -... + read on

Prepping the ASUS 1000HE For SXSW

I’m on my way to SXSW for 10 days. As I was packing, I had to make the decision whether to take my new ASUS 1000HE only, or also pack my MacBook Pro.Ultimately, I decided to bring only the tiny ASUS. My back will thank me later. To “get by” I had to prepare the netbook for the trip before I left and I thought I’d share how I did that.If you’re looking for my quick picks, I’ll cut to the chase. I chose StarOffice, GIMP, VLC Player,... + read on

Win a Star Trek Messenger Bag from SuperGeekery

I think Intel thinks I’m a sci-fi geek. Well, they’re right.To help promote the new Star Trek movie, they’ve sent me 2 of the bags you see above to give out to SuperGeekery readers. They’re really nice bags too! But, seriously, didn’t you already know there was a Star Trek movie coming out? I plan on being there on opening weekend.Intel and Lenovo are giving out some big prizes as well to get you interested in the movie.  (Oh yeah, you... + read on