Archive | August, 2006

1 step forward, 2 steps back…

I had spent the weekend working on a PHP Nuke patch for OpenID implementation but I suffered a minor setback in it’s release. I finished working on the proof of concept on Saturday and started putting the patch together on Sunday morning. We went out with some friends Sunday night for dinner and when I […]

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PostNuke OpenID Implementation – pnOpenID

This is a patch for PostNuke 0.76.2 to incorporate OpenID. Use at your own risk. pnOpenID v0.1

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Linux Turns 15

On August 25th, 1991, Linus Torvalds announced that he was working on a free operating system for 386/486. Linux intended this to be a hobby, “nothing big” he said. If he had only known 🙂 I’ve been using Linux since 1998 and in that short period of time I’m amazed at how much progress has […]

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Origin of the Pocket Protector

T.C. Evans (from my home town in Baltimore, MD) invented the Pocket Protector in a 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics.

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Typing on Gold

Have you ever had something that you couldn’t live without but you were deathly afraid to use for fear of breaking it?  Well, that’s how I feel about my FingerWorks TouchStream LP. If you’ve ever used a FingerWorks, chances are you either loved it to death or hated it. FingerWorks was a company that produced […]

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OpenID on PostNuke Released…

I’ve released my PostNuke Proof of Concept now so that you can enable OpenID on your PostNuke site. You can find the file on http://www.shawnsbits.com/pnOpenID Let me know what you think.

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Procrasti-Nation

In my latest edition of “Procrasti-Nation”, I present: http://www.workfriendly.net/ This web site serves as a proxy that will open most webpages in what looks to be a word document. Another neat option is the “Boss Key” in the top left. If you roll over the button, it will change the content to be an article […]

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OpenID on PostNuke (Proof of Concept)

I just spent the last 3 days roughly incorporating OpenID into PostNuke based on the example code supplied with the PHP libraries. I’m not a PHP developer or a PostNuke developer. I’m just a hacker(in the original sense of the term) who is very interested in this project and it’s impact on web communities. I […]

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Phone Button on Jetta…

So I finally figured out what the phone button is on my new Jetta. I called VW America and they were kind enough to inform me that it’s an aftermarket kit that does in fact allow bluetooth phones to interface with the vehicle. Installed, they estimated that it was about $600-700. I did a little […]

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