Cutting the Cable TV Cord

Basics: The Ideal Cord-Cutter Setup

A large number of people are moving away from cable television, and looking for lower-cost alternatives. They want the flexibility of seeing TV shows and movies on their terms, but also want a better selection than the cable television providers offer. This article is for you, cord-cutter. Here is what I consider the ideal path to killing that ongoing cable TV package.

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Review: Intel Compute Stick

You need to have a full desktop or laptop computer running Windows, OS X, or Linux attached to your television via an HDMI port. Other options just don’t provide the kind of flexibility that’s required in such a changing landscape. It seems like Intel was listening to me and created a small computer for this purpose. Can this device replace the “Computer attached to Television” scenario I recommend?

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Basics: Developing Your First Windows Program (with Lazarus)

For many, learning to create an application seems out of reach. When I’m trying to understand something, it can be good just to start and explore. This guide will show you the basics of building a Windows program; from downloading the free development tools to coding a basic application, to testing it. There are many tools, languages, and environments from which to develop, but if you just wanted to get started with something simple – this is a good place to start.


WordPress: Tell Search Engines Not to Index Archives

If you run a WordPress [1], and you to search Google’s index using the site parameter – namely, site:%yourdomain% – you’ll probably find that Google has also indexed all of the archives, categories, and tags of your site. For many, the first impulse is to delete this from Google somehow or maybe use robots.txt, or some other method. But, I’ve found the solution is easier, and I’ll show you how to do it (without a plugin).

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A Week With Soylent

When I heard about Soylent, the food replacement product, my first inclination was to think of the many over-the-counter products (such as Ensure), and not the namesake movie. Given this was created by entrepreneur Rob Rhinehart, I was quite intrigued. It was clear that he was working on something to replace the need for food altogether. That’s an audacious idea, so I had to try it. What follows is some of my experiences with the product.