Posts by David Kirk
    Posted March 11, 2014 by

    Cryptocurrency: What is a fork?

    cryptocurrency fork logo

    Occasionally, users of cryptocurrency will see wild price fluctuations related a phenomena called a fork. Let us explore what causes a fork and the potential ramifications of this event.

    Category Internet, reddit

    Posted February 18, 2014 by

    Cryptocurrency: What is a Satoshi?

    satoshi feature image

    Most cryptocurrencies are measured in reference to the value to that of Bitcoins. However, the value of many alternative crypto-coins is tiny when compared to the very expensive Bitcoin. Therefore, a common measurement unit is the Satoshi which is 100,000,000th of a Bitcoin.

    Category Internet

    Posted February 12, 2014 by

    Amazon EC2: Fix for Error When Using Composer.phar


    When using The Composer dependency manager for PHP, people will occasionally experience errors when using Amazon’s EC2 service. A simple fix exists for this issue.

    Posted February 10, 2014 by

    Fix: Forge Mod Loader Has Found ID Mismatches

    Mods add several levels of complexity when trying to debug Minecraft crashes. Forge Mod Loader issues are one of the most common problems that people have. Here are hints in correcting ID Mismatch errors.

    Category Games

    Posted February 3, 2014 by

    How Do I Use Reddit’s Dogetipbot?

    In the world of cryptocurrencies, the most lighthearted is the Dogecoin. Frequently used as a tipping mechanism on Reddit, Dogecoin has rapidly found a fun niche. Although each Dogecoin is currently worth only micropennies, the wonderful community and it’s potential for growth has grabbed a lot of attention. Many people’s first experience with this cryptocurrency […]

    Category reddit

    Posted January 6, 2014 by

    How to Use DualShock 4 Controllers with the PS3

    dualshock 4 feature

    During this transition time between the third and fourth generations of the PlayStation hardware, many users are trying to figure out what is compatible. One of the most frequently asked questions is if the new DualShock 4 controllers can be used with the PS3 console. It turns out that these controllers can be used; however, […]

    Category PS4

    Posted November 27, 2013 by

    Disable Plugins Such as Growl from Mac Mail

    using Finder to uninstall the growl plugin

    Mail helper applications will install themselves within the Mail application without difficulty. However, removing them often requires these types of manual maneuvers. Recently, I had to uninstall growl from Mail, but these steps should work with any Mail plugin you wish to remove from Mac’s Mail application.

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted November 5, 2013 by

    How to Create the Backwards E or the Existential Quantifier (∃) Symbol

    backward e featured examples

    Originally used in propositional logic and recently made famous by rap artist Eminem, the backwards E symbol is easy to create from your computer.

    Category Apple Mac, Windows

    Posted November 5, 2013 by

    Disable Mavericks Spelling Autocorrection

    disable autocorrection mavericks

    When I am editing Tech-Recipes, I get frustrated when OS X 10.9 attempts to autocorrect the multiple technology words that it doesn’t recognize. You should be able to disable the autocorrection feature either globally or on a per application basis.

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted October 24, 2013 by

    OS X Mavericks: Mastering the Power Button

    dialog box for shutdown a mac

    Prior to OS X 10.9, the power button would display the shut down options. Now, the default action of the power button is to just turn off the screen. How can find the restart, sleep, and shut down choices again?

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted October 18, 2013 by

    Windows 8.1: Fix for Mouse Lag in Games

    global strike feature

    Many of us are finding that upgrading to Windows 8.1 has decreased our mouse performance. I have seen issues in Call of Duty, but we are also seeing complaints in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, and Metro 2033. With these adjustments you can get your games playable again.

    Category Windows

    Posted October 1, 2013 by

    Utilize or Disable Frequent Locations Tracking in iOS 7

    If you allow it, iOS 7 will consistently monitor your location and record the places that you most frequently visit. Frequent locations, for example, can show up in the Notification Center to suggest estimated travel times. The information collected is quite detailed. If you have privacy concerns about this data being tracked, you can easily […]

    Category Apple iPhone