Twitter goes down and crashes! 6/21/2012

Twitter goes down in worst crash in 8 months

Today 6/21/2012, Twitter has crashed so hard that when you visit the site, you won’t even get displayed the famous “Fail Whale” photo, instead the site just times out.  Here is a story on CNNMoney that has more information:


Twitter crashes hard, Internet freaks out,

How-To be a mommy blogger


I always get really excited when people want to get into blogging. There are many people out there that make a living out of blogging, and honestly, as someone who loves to write, I find it very therapeutic. Well, a friend of mine (a stay at home mom) recently contacted me about maybe starting a blog. She had 3 questions for me.

1. Have you ever been able to make money by blogging?

2. How does ad placement work? In other words, how do you make money from ads and does it go by the number of hits you have on a blog?

3. Also.. what would you recommend for a free(to test the waters first) blog hosting site that has nice design options?

Some of the biggest blogs out there are blogs run by stay at home moms, probably because they are at home and have the time to write, and are big because their target audience is also at home and has time to read them. One of my favorite technology journalists started her mommy blog and it has done very well. The key here, more than anything is consistency. You have to stick to a schedule (I have some tools that makes this very easy), whatever that schedule may be. Still interested? Keep reading for my take on these questions.

How to view your Facebook page likes


Facebook, as a platform, continues to grow and change. This is evident with their new Timeline interface, and their constantly changing news stream. Unfortunately, they sometimes make things more difficult than necessary. In this particular case, trying to find out who has liked your Facebook page. This used to be a simple matter, but it seems to have gotten harder. Check out the screenshots below on how to view your current likes.

Free Vector Green check box with check mark


So the other day, I was looking for a check mark vector graphic, and for the life of me, I could not find any that I liked. I finally found one over at shutterstock, (, that I really liked, but I didnt want to pay $20 for something so simple! So what did I do? I recreated it myself! Once you get good enough with Illustrator, it’s pretty easy to assemble basic shapes into complex images. So feel free to download the file below, its Royalty free, and I release my version under the Creative Commons license. Hope you enjoy it!

Google Apps MSN Delivery Status Notification (Failure) Error

gmail issue

When it comes to email, Google apps has been a Godsend. It enables small companies to run efficient cloud based email systems that are protected and secure. This service is provided by Google for free for up to 10 users, allowing small companies to avoid the high cost of an exchange server entirely. Unfortunately, free is not always free, since a service like this does not come with any technical support. That is where we come in. We recently had a client with an issue with their Google apps account. The account worked fine, but when someone with an MSN, Live, or Hotmail email address would try to contact them, they would get an undeliverable error, its available after the break.

Steve Jobs will be remembered


Today, Steve Jobs, ex-CEO of Apple passed away (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011). Steve jobs was responsible for the meteoric rise of apple, from a lagging Computer company, to a company that has its fingers in many levels of technology, starting from the music player business with its iPod, all the way up to its iPad tablet, which has taken over the world by storm. It is a sad day, not just for Apple fan boys, but for everyone who can appreciate technology. Steve Jobs is responsible for the vision that drove apple to where it is now, making almost every decision on his own, and guiding the company to greatness. Read on for more.

Looks like Gmail is Down! UPDATE: Google Responds


Looks like gmail decided to crash today. As of 9/23/11, at around 11:34am Tucson time, gmail servers crashed. As we know more, we will let you know!
UPDATE: Looks like its back. I think Google accidentally pressed the wrong button somewhere! Snapshot of tweets below showing the outage.

UPDATE: Google responds with a hiccup.

iPad App Review – Tower Defense HD: Lost Earth


Addictive is such a strong word, but I think that when it comes to describing this game, it is not strong enough. I installed this game a few months back, wanting to play some tower defense games, but it was my wife that actually started playing it. She has been addicted for about 2-3 weeks now, coming home, and getting on and playing the game for a very very long time. This should be somewhat of a hint as to how good this game is. Read on for my complete review.

How to Use Your External HDD as an Xbox Movie Hub


So, I just got my new Xbox 360 Slim! I absolutely love it! Its small, quite, and uses the new wireless N standard, which means next to zero buffering while watching my Netflix vids! Now, Netflix isn’t the only entertainment I get from my Xbox. I also like playing my ripped DVD’s on it, which usually involves me hunting around for my memory stick, and copying the files over. The problem with this is that my movie library is located on my computer, not on a hard drive, so after each video, I have to go in and run back to my computer, and reload the next episode of what ever show I am watching or movie I might be viewing. So, while this isn’t terribly inconvenient, its a pain in the haunches. Thankfully, I have a little trick that can turn that old external USB hard drive you have laying around into your Xbox Media Repository. Read on for the details!

Crack Flasher – MiUi Review


Welcome to our Crack Flasher segment! Every few weeks we will be posting about a new rom that we have flashed to our android phones, and try to give you the most information possible about it, to make it easier for you to make an educated decision when it comes to finding the right rom that fits you! This week we will be reviewing the crazy custom MiUi rom (version 1.8.26), for the HTC Evo 4g (Supersonic). Read on to get our impressions!