Category Archives: Educational


Network DIY – How to Choose the Right Network for Your iPhone or Palm Pre!

PCWorld has recently conducted an unbiased data test for the 3 big cellular providers Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T.

The results are not shocking as AT&T had the most unreliable service, meaning you could get fast download speeds in your bathroom while you might even struggle to get connection while you drive.

On the bright side, Verizon and Sprint came out on top for reliability, which is probably the most important factor in choosing the fastest data network for your smartph

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Parenting DIY – How to Get your Kids to Do What You Want Them To Do!

Here’s a simple advice for parents out there who are trying to motivate their kids to do things such as sports.

1. Do not “force” your children to do what you want them to do.

2. Make your kids “hungry” about things you want them to do.

3. Find a way to make your kids have “fun” on the things you want them to do.

4. Once they are having “fun”, make them stop even if they cry or whine.  This will make them “hungry” the next time they do the same thing.

5. Wait a couple days and repeat steps

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Web Server Hack – How to Use DDoS Deflate to Protect Against DoS Flooding!

I have been using DDoS Deflate, which is a simple script that will automatically help you against DoS attacks on your server.  Basically it works by killing any HTTPD processes/banning IPs that reach more than set number of TCP connections.

It’s a great script since it’s free, simple, and works well against DoS attacks.  Yes, forget paying that extra hundred dollars to your server company, who’s going to probably install this script anyways.

The real gem of the DDoS Deflate script lies in co

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Web Programming DIY – How to Protect Yourself Against Image Hotlinking!

For those of you who run small websites on shared servers, you might sometimes run into problems where your images are “hotlinked” and your bandwidth stolen.  Here at, we run a server farm so we don’t have bandwith problems so far but here’s 2 really great resources on how to protect yourself against image hotlinking:


CSS Hack – How to Display CSS Dropdown Menus Over iFrames!


I have been working on a new CSS Dropdown menu using some free code over from Alist Apart.  You should see the updated dropdown menus right here on real soon when I am done tinkering with it.

Well, I ran into a problem while developing these CSS dropdown menus, the menus would display “under” the Google Adsense ads, which are basically iframes.

I kept googling for some solutions but there was really no clear answer out there but I found that you can easily do this by usin

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Garden DIY – How to Make a Growing Garden Green Chair!

Wow, here’s another great idea for growing a garden on a chair.  If you have some skills with custom acrylic designs, this might be just the perfect way to use your creativity while saving space for your plants.

For those who like laying back in the garden and leaning against a sturdy tree or bush while quietly reading a book, this grow-it-yourself natural wood furniture concept might readily take root in your imagination. Best of all, you can watch while your favorite new seat grows right up from the ground in your own backyard or from a pot on the patio or porch.

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Earth DIY – HOW TO Make Hotel Magnetic Key Jewelry!

This one’s for all those ladies out there who have been traveling often, learn how to make/recycle hotel magnetic key jewelry! I know most hotels throw away millions of these plastic magnetic keys on a daily basis, here’s a great way to help the environment while making you look more beautiful.

We cut the cards into various small shapes. I then used a leather punch (because it was handy and I didn’t feel like messing with the drill) to make holes in the top of the

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Earth DIY – HOW TO Make Wine Bottle Torch!


I have to confess that I am an avid wine bottle drinker and throw away many wine bottles daily.  Well, here’s a great DIY that shows you how to turn/re-make your old wine bottles into a classy wine bottle torch!

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough to share a fantastic project that turns an everyday bottle into a modern backyard tiki torch.

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Mirror DIY – How to Make Etched Mirrors!


Here’s a really cool DIY that shows you how to make etched mirrors.  It would make a great gift for your family and friends.  I might even make one myself real soon here with logo etched so I can take a look at it everyday. 🙂

Doing glass or mirror etching is actually very simple. Once you find someone who can output your art into vinyl, it’s a very short process and the results are pretty amazing. I was even impressed upon seeing the final result!

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Office DIY Ideas – How to Turn Office Junk into Useful Gadgets!

This is a Guest Post by Jeff Saporito from our partner blog site

Few things on this earth become as cluttered, dirty and full of mysteries as the desks where we work all day.  From shriveled lettuce fragments from a 2005 sandwich still stuck between the keys, to a curious 5” floppy disk full of unknown data that has been rolled over by the chair wheels a dozen times, there are all sorts of things buried within and around our workspaces.  This is particularly

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