“Who doesn’t love healthy pancakes?”

I’ve been incorporating cottage cheese into my diet recently and I’ve come across a great recipe for pancakes. This recipe is dead simple. Read on to find out more!


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Guitar – Visualizing Scales With Excel

Learning and memorizing scale patterns on the guitar can be a discouraging process even for the most seasoned player. Guitarists, like myself, spend countless hours memorizing a scale to eventually forget it. Someone once told me that there are three signs of old age: The first is memory loss…and I […]


Make Your Own UHF HDTV Antenna 2

Watching the local news and staying abreast of local developments is important. You may not know it, but free channels do exist in most metropolitan areas through what is called over-the-air (OTA) reception. Over-the-air HD broadcasts are available for free in most areas, so long as you have an antenna […]

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Remove Borders on Images With WordPress

I’m using a WordPress theme called Hemingway by Anders Noren. It’s professional looking and easy to customize. However, I ran into the case where I have a PNG file with a transparent background that I’d like to have right justified alongside some text (like the WordPress logo you see to […]


Using GIMP to Resize Images for the Web

In my endeavor to start a blog with WordPress, I’ve come to realize how important it is to resize images. A smaller file size means less bandwidth for you and your viewers and consequently affects load times. In this blog post, I show you how to resize images using the […]


Adding a New Theme/Plugin With WordPress

WordPress is highly customizable and gives the blogger the ability to install a theme or enhance the capabilities of your blog. Plugins can extend your WordPress installation to do almost anything and themes, well, are just that. In this blog post I’ll show you how to get the most out […]


Installing WordPress to Your Domain

Creating a blog may seem like a daunting task for many. In reality, not much coding knowledge is necessary – it could help – but not mandatory. Indeed, the interwebs are filed with a multitude of information on how to create a blog – if you don’t believe me, click […]


Raw Device Mapping of SATA Storage With ESXi & unRAID 6

Consider the following scenario. Say we have a VM that requires access to a rather large disk (greater than 1 Terabyte ). Further consider that using a local datastore is out of the question – presumably becuase the datastore is a rather expensive SSD and space is somewhat of a scarce […]


Patching ESXi 5 Free Version

So you’ve installed the free version of ESXi and now are faced with a glaring bug! But because vCenter is needed to perform updates, and because it’s not free, you’ve got nowhere to turn. But hold up! There’s a way to patch ESXi 5 without vCenter, and this blog post […]


Creating a NAS With ESXi and unRAID 3

I’ve been using virtualization for quite some time now, with overwhelmingly positive results. In this series of blog posts, I’ll take you on a virutalization journey from start to finish. I’ll try to make the process as simple as possible, as fun as possible and as cheap as possible. Buckle […]