Oct
05
2011
0

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve, you will be missed.
RIP Steven P Jobs

Written by nickganga in: apple,friends,General,google,Internet,Software,technology |
Feb
06
2011
0

Born of Fire – Chrysler Ad

Very, very proud to be a part of this work of art.

Aug
13
2010
7

Blackberry Torch Buttons Peeling??!

Pulled my brand new Blackberry Torch out of my pocket this afternoon and noticed this:


Blackberry Torch Problems

Anyone else have a similar problem??

Written by nickganga in: at&t,blackberry | Tags: , ,
Jul
21
2010
1

StructuredWeb Is Anything But Structured

I just found a hilarious email I got at my old job about the web hosting company they used….

Ok, I know we both know much Structured Web sucks ass, but I found a real problem with their system.

Scenario
· So everything on structured web uses the root domain name of www.StructuredWeb.com
· Every customer they have just acts as an alias on their system
· This really confused me when I was working with our Live/Test site setup because I couldn’t understand how it was configured
· I was searching for some customer satisfaction policy at SW, so I Googled “customer satisfaction site:structuredweb.com”
· One of the hits took me to this Page
· After reading it for a second, I thought it looked very out of place
· So I was trying to figure out what page this came from, which is very difficult because SW uses their own crappy CMS for their site also
· But then I tried something:
o I looked up another SW customer “Integrated Supply Consultants”
o I grabbed the CMS URL following the end of the domain name from what I found on that hit (see above): sw/common/custom/internet/custompage.asp/SETSESS/1/ASE/74/MSE/0/USE/1/TSE/1/LSE/1/SSE/4071/OSE/1/SWID/1
o I tagged that to the end of Integrated Supply Consultants Site: ISC + CMS URL INFO
· Look at that….
· Using that same example:
o Integrated Supply Consultants
o Enterprise Systems Group
o Structured Web
o XXXXXX !!! AND even on our NEW SITE
· This is our Current Contact Us Page. I can easily map that onto another site’s URL, Template, etc.
o Enterprise Systems Group
o Structured Web
· And my personal favorite, our About Us Page:
o Enterprise Systems Group
o Structured Web
o Centratel
o Mpire Telecom

The CMS system doesn’t care what site (or Account) the content actually belongs to and will display it on any site they host.
Google is also indexing files that are stored in the customer center, even if they aren’t linked on any page. And it’s being indexed as coming from www.structuredweb.com, not the appropriate site/account who uploaded the file as demonstrated Here.
I can’t believe they sell a “complete turn-key system” that has such a major flaw and expect people to run their entire business off it.

What a piece of Structured CRAP!

Jun
15
2010
0

HTC Evo Dissection

What I do when I get bored..

Written by nickganga in: 3g,technology | Tags: , , ,
Feb
13
2010
0

My Review of Command

Originally submitted at Timbuk2

Sophisticated laptop portage for the urban jungle.


Interesting Change but Needs Improvement

By nickganga from Detroit, MI on 2/13/2010

 

3out of 5

Pros: Comfortable , Lightweight , Attractive, Roomy 

Cons: Not Enough Protection, Wears quickly, Weak Laptop Padding

Best Uses: Commuting, Airplane travel , Work, School

Describe Yourself: Comfort-Oriented, Stylish, Career, Practical, Modern

I bought this bag as a replacement to many years of using many different Commute bags. Coming from that line of bags, I was a little disappointed in the lack of padding at the bottom of this bag. The Commute bags had great padding at the bottom of them but this bag doesn’t. I feel like I have to be more cautious when setting this bag down on the ground, especially with my laptop in it. Also, I feel like the laptop compartment on this bag is not as strong as the Commute. There could be more padding. I like how much room there is inside the storage compartment of the bag and all the hooks for different accessories.
One thing I don’t like about this bag is the strap/clamp. I don’t understand the point of having a strap with a release and as a result of the weak latch, this bag has falling off my shoulder (with all my cargo inside) a few times. I figured out how to avoid it by just ditching the cam-lock.

(legalese)

Written by nickganga in: Uncategorized |
Feb
13
2010
0

My Review of Tool Shed

Originally submitted at Timbuk2

A tool bag for handy people.


Great Accessory!

By nickganga from Detroit, MI on 2/13/2010

 

5out of 5

Pros: Good Protection, Flexible, Lightweight, Lots of Pockets

Cons: Long Break In Time

Best Uses: At Home, Work, Commercial, Onsite, Garage

Describe Yourself: Professional

I’m an all in one IT guru and I use this truck around my tools. Holds everything from my small screwdrivers to my big toners and punchdown tools.

(legalese)

Written by nickganga in: Uncategorized |
Dec
18
2009
0

Operation Chokehold

Countdown: [LCT-|-embed]

What is Operation Chokehold?

On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. The idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!

I’ve prepared 3 video files that I have tested and can confirm WILL DOWNLOAD over the 3G connection on the iPhone. These are 3 videos from the Lollapalooza concerts in Chicago last year. I figured, might as well eat the bandwidth with something fun to watch too!

Radiohead: http://bit.ly/8B3UGe (528.1 MB)
Kanye West: http://bit.ly/7CeZSX (161.6 MB)
Rage Against the Machine: http://bit.ly/5RYjvR (475 MB)

I also posted a video from Rothbury 20007: http://bit.ly/4MFKt9 (200 MB)

Also! Blackberry Users can participate too. Try PANDORA!

Written by nickganga in: 3g,at&t,technology | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Dec
14
2009
0
Dec
12
2009
1

Open Casting Call

LA/NY producers Rubin Whitmore II & Andrena R. Hale of SlikWitt Films
are holding an OPEN CASTING CALL for a non union, low budget feature!
(please forward resumes & headshots to 420themovement@gmail.com to
schedule an appointment)

When: FRIDAY DECEMBER 18TH, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

SATURDAY DECEMBER 19TH, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

SUNDAY DECEMBER 20TH, 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Where: @ STAR FACTORY ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
13305 CAPITAL STREET
OAK PARK, MI 48237
View Larger Map

Logline:
420 | The day has come

Premise:
“Crash” meets “Talk to Her”.

In an emergency room the lives of four groups of people intersect and
are forever changed not by their encounter but by their mutual
appreciations for marijuana. … A Middle-Eastern female college student
has to deal with the day-to-day challenges while attempting to get her
chronic pained father to consider medicinal marijuana as a treatment.
… A preppy white male has almost reached rock bottom and attempts to
get off of hard drugs and still keep his sanity. … A young Black male
and his pregnant girlfriend try to cope with the everyday difficulties
of life in the inner city. … An Indian ER doctor decompresses after a
hard day at work, before his corporate fiancée heads off to a day full
of boring meetings. … A 30-something Latino couple survives a
near-death bout with their newborn. … This multiple storyline
narrative is not always reverent but remains a true anecdotal reveal
into the world of people who live their lives with marijuana.

CAST:

Davar Middle-Eastern father 40-50 yr, upper class, fluent in Arabic
Anoush Middle-Eastern mother 40-50 yr, upper class, fluent in Arabic
Kadira Middle-Eastern daughter 19-22 yr moderate Arabic fluency
(partial nudity)

SUPPORTS FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STORY
Father Chaldean Priest, 60-70 yr
Kenny College Black male from Brooklyn, 19-21yr (some nudity)
Darius College Middle-Eastern 19-21 yr
Naomi College White female 19-23 yr, affluent
Lily College Black female 19-21 yr, affluent
2-3 Middle-Eastern couples ages 40-50 yr, affluent

LEADS FOR BLACK STORY
Alonzo Black male 20-30 yr, working class
Tasha Black female 20-25 yr, working class

SUPPORTS FOR BLACK STORY
Black thug males 20-25 yr x3
White cop male 40-50 yr
Black cop male 30-40 yr

LEADS FOR WHITE STORY
Jonathan White male 25-35 yr, white collar
Angela White female 25-35 yr
Ginger White female 25-35 yr

LEADS FOR INDIAN STORY
Dr. Singh Indian male 30-40 yr
Laura Freidel White female 30-40 yr

LEADS FOR LATINO
Fluent in Spanish
Amondo Latino husband 30-35 yr
Rosario Latino wife 30-35 yr
Uncle Latino elderly male 60+ yr
Latino young adults males x3 18-25 yr

SUPPORTS FOR LATINO STORY
Latino baby
Latino family for Quinciera 15-20 kids/adult females

SUPPORTS FOR ER OPENING
EMT 1
EMT 2
ER receptionist
ER pharmacy tech
ER wheechair nurse 1 waiting room
ER gurney nurse 2 hospital room
5-7 misc. ER patients (30-60 yrs) (+2 children)

Oct
21
2009
0
Jul
26
2009
0

AT&T Blocks Access to img.4chan.org

FUCK AT&T.

AT&T IS EVIL

AT&T IS EVIL

Quoted from Reddit:

From what I can tell, this is only a confirmed issue in Southern California at the moment, but seems to be wider than just a regional problem. Those who have contacted AT&T representatives were told that the site is in fact blocked, so this isn’t a technical problem, and all the other 4chan subdomains work fine.

Moot is aware

It’s come to our attention that AT&T is filtering/blocking img.4chan.org (/b/ & /r9k/) for many of their customers. There is no remedy at this time.

If you’ve been affected, I would advise you call or write customer support and corporate immediately.

xkcd‘s comment is my favorite:

What IP blocks do their corporate offices have? If they’re really cutting off my trashy time-wasting web entertainment, I’m cutting off theirs.

As many people have been saying, this very well could be the begeniniung of the end of the Internet as we know it. And considering the 4chan crowd, AT&T should be ready to battle. The shit is really going to hit the fan now. Too bad for AT&T. HA.


I created these graphics. Please feel free to use them for yourself.

Creative Commons License

Written by nickganga in: Anonymous,at&t,censorship,Internet,technology |
Jul
20
2009
1

Blackberry Certificate Issues

Has anyone been having trouble with their Blackberry devices? I’ve been getting these messages for the past few days. I’m on AT&T using a Bold 9000.

Jul
09
2009
0

Chicago, Summer 2009

Hey everyone. Just checking in to say hi. I started by adventure last week on Wednesday when I drove out I Milwaukee to visit my friend Mark and since the weekend of the 4th I’ve been in downtown Chicago chilling with Stef and now Brett and Keil.
It feels so good to have the freedom to do something like this right now. So free.

Big things to come.

Written by nickganga in: friends,Software,technology,travel | Tags: , , ,
Jul
01
2009
0

And The Mission Begins!

I’m going on a RoadTrip! Hopefully to all these places. If you don’t see yourself on the map, leave a comment and I’ll make a stop! Cheers

View Larger Map

And as always, my Loopt/Twitter feeds..


Written by nickganga in: friends,Uncategorized | Tags: ,
Jun
28
2009
0
May
26
2009
0

I Love These Things

Written by nickganga in: music |
May
16
2009
0

Star Trek

Written by nickganga in: media | Tags:
May
07
2009
0

Intel Nerds

Best part is at the end:

Written by nickganga in: Uncategorized |
May
05
2009
1

Boris + Galina Do Mini-Golf

Written by nickganga in: Uncategorized |
Apr
16
2009
0

RFID Binge

I’m working on a research project involving Context-Aware RFID Driven Web Applications and came across these videos.


iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo.


Wireless in the world from timo on Vimeo.


Making an RFID cross-section from timo on Vimeo.


Experiments in Field Drawing from timo on Vimeo.

These are just for fun :)


Volume I from timo on Vimeo.


Volume III from timo on Vimeo.

Mar
20
2009
2

Reminder: The Best Song In the World

radiohead-i-might-be-wrong-199911jpg

This is what keeps us sane:

The Live Version. on iTunes, they deserve it“>My soul.

I don’t know how I found this, but I like it

The Original Masterpiece, Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors/Spinning Plates

Written by nickganga in: Uncategorized | Tags:
Mar
13
2009
22

Internet Explorer 7 Advanced Proxy Settings via Group Policy

Something that has been on my task list for the last 4 months, and pissing me off royally the entire time, has been to figure out why Group Policy settings for Proxy Settings have not been applying to Internet Explorer 7 clients. The policy has worked fine in Internet Explorer 6 but after upgrading to Internet Explorer 7, the function ceased to work. Apparently, this has been an issue for a lot of users: SOLUTION!
While some users had luck after checking Proxy Exceptions to make sure no invalid characters were included, many were still faced with the initial problem. After months of looking for a solution to this problem, the big M$ decided to FINALLY address the issue with a knowledge base article (which was only posted THIS WEEK on March 10, 2009). According to Microsoft, the issue is related to Internet Explorer 7 no longer supporting the Gopher protocol. As a result, if you customize a GPO to include Internet Explorer Proxy Settings, you MUST NOT INCLUDE GOPHER. Simply leave the field blank, close the GPO and refresh the settings on the client computer. Like MAGIC the settings now appear! Woohoo. Check below for a short guide.

Guide:
  1. Open the Group Policy Management Console and navigate to the GPO holding the settings.
  2. Navigate to the Proxy Configuration Settings located at User Configuration/Windows Settings/Internet Explorer Maintenance/Connection and configure the Proxy Settings field.
    Group Policy Configuration
  3. In this example, every field is set to the same server and port. Do not use the option "Use the same proxy server for all addresses."
    Original Proxy Settings
  4. Simply delete the entries on the Gopher Field, click Apply and then Ok.
    Adjusted Proxy Settings
  5. From the Client machine, open a command prompt and run "gpupdate /force".
    gpupdate
  6. Check your IE settings. The proxy configuration should now be applied!

Let me know if this works for you!

Mar
08
2009
1

802.11 Presentation

I gave a presentation on 802.11 WEP & 802.11i standards in class Thursday. Here is the presentation. Click to advance the slides.
Written by nickganga in: oakland,technology |
Mar
04
2009
1

Blackberry App World

It’s official. Blackberry App World


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