Plugbox LAMP Server

I finally had some time to hack my Pogoplug and turn it into a “Plugbox”. I’m currently not sure if its accessible outside of my local network, but I have it set up with a dynamic DNS [] for the time being. Following Lifehacker’s guide was pretty straight forward, except they don’t explain how to […]

Pogoplug LAMP Server

The other day I came across a Lifehacker article on how to transform a Pogoplug into a LAMP Server. With the various web design projects I’ve been working on lately, this seemed like a great way to do some local hosting without tying myself to one machine. A Pogoplug has an MSRP of $100, with […]

GNU GRand Unified Bootloader (aka GRUB)

GRUB is installed by default when you install various Linux Distributions alongside Windows. Ubuntu is among these distributions. I have been using the GRUB Bootloader on my Tablet since I got it – Ubuntu was one of the first pieces of software that I installed. I’ve had some bumps with it here and there, but […]

Twice in one day!?

I’m trying to make more time for this whole thing – blogging and web-design – so as if one update wasn’t enough today, I’m going for two. I know a while back I had mentioned that my desktop was breaking, and I had suspected it was the hard drive going. The problem my hackintosh was […]

Linux, for people who want to know why their computer works.

Instinctively, everyone is afraid of Linux – the big, bad open source operating system. They don’t like that its not Windows or Mac, and shy away from it. However, in reality, Linux, and specifically Ubuntu, are quite easy to get used to if you are willing to give it a shot. The first thing people […]

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Asus Z96J Hackintosh

Here’s a step-by-step guide to get a working Z96J hackintosh install, plus multiboot with Windows and any number of Linux distributions. All credit for the Leopard portion of the install goes to rickdekart from Currently, my wifi and camera are not working, but I’ve purchased a Dell 1320 mini pci-e card off ebay for […]

Hackintosh Laptop

Sorry for the lack of updates recently – it’s been crazy getting everything ready to go back to school. On top of that, I’ve started another new project – creating a Hackintosh laptop out of my old Asus Z96J 15.4″ Vista laptop. Without going into too many details (I plan on writing a how-to for […]

Recovering Locked Files

My Uncle dropped off his old computer last week to see if I could get some files off of it for him. He has been using the Hackintosh I built for him for roughly 2 months now, and he figured it would be a good time to migrate all of his old works files to […]

Storing All of Your DVDs on Your Computer

With computers becoming cheaper and more mainstream than ever before, many people have begun to rely on their Home Theater PC (HTPC). These computers are great for eliminating the need for several devices, such as a DVD player and Cable Box. However, the act of having to swap a DVD in and out of the […]

The Art of Hackintosh

For winter break my freshman year, I decided to build a new desktop.  I had previously built a desktop my sophmore year of high school, and figured this would be a good time for an upgrade.  I had just gotten my laptop the summer before, so I had been reading up a lot on Windows […]