July 18, 2009

New SwagBucks Widget!

This new widget that SwagBucks just released is pretty cool. You can embed it onto your website or social networking profile (facebook, twitter, blogger, etc...) or you can grab the javascript version. Below is the widget. Enjoy!


March 19, 2009

Install a Network Printer on Windows 7 beta

Since the Windows 7 beta was released, I bet you've noticed that not everything is compatible, especially printers. Companies are still in the process of making new drivers for printers and other such devices. But I found an easy way to install a network printer on a computer running Windows 7 beta.

Products used for examples
Printer: HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-One
Router: Linksys WRT54G

Let's begin!
  • Connect the following to the router: the computer you wish the printer be installed on, the printer itself, and the internet cable. You should now ONLY have 3 cables plugged into the router. Disconnect all devices except that which was described above.
  • Set your printer's IP address to manual and give it a high IP address. For example, if your router's local IP address is 192.168.1.1; change your printer's IP address to 192.168.1.31.
  • Make sure the subnet mask and gateway match that of your router. Usually subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and gateway is the router's local IP address (example: 192.168.1.1).
  • Now to install the printer. Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. Click Add a Printer.
  • At the pop-up window, click Add a local printer.
  • Select Create a new port. Type of port select Standard TCP/IP Port. Click Next.
  • Enter the IP address of the printer in the Hostname AND Port Name (example: 192.168.1.31). Click Next.
  • Windows will now begin detecting your TCP/IP port.
  • Once that is done, a the window should read Additional port information required. At that screen, select custom.
  • At the Install a printer screen, select your printer (example: Manufacturer > HP, Printers > HP Photosmart C5100 series). Click Next.
  • Continue clicking Next until you've reached the end.
That's it! You can now plug in all other devices.

Note: If you want to install the network printer on multiple computers, you will have to disconnect everything and repeat the tutorial.

March 5, 2009

SwagBucks Tip

This SwagBuck tip will save you time when searching the internet, allowing you to get swagbucks even faster.
  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Go to your options menu
  • Change your Home Page URL to this:
http://swagbucks.com/?t=w&p=1&q=google

Now, anytime you start-up your web browser. It will automatically do a search (google in this case), hopefully resulting in a swag buck.

Of course, you won't get a swag buck every time, but it will help increase the odds.

ERAU ETA Auto Sign-In

This will allow you to log-in to Embry-Riddle ETA service without having to fill in your username and password. Just one click of a button will automatically sign you in.
  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Create a new bookmark/favorite (depending on web browser)
  • Name the bookmark something like ERNIE ETA
  • Location/URL, copy and paste the code below:
https://www.flight-erau.net/tseta/servlet/content?module=home&page=homepg&&action=login_eta&uname=YOURUSERNAME&password=YOURPASSWORD

Replace "YOURUSERNAME" and "YOURPASSWORD" with your ETA username and password, respectively.

March 2, 2009

ERNIE Auto Sign-In

Here is a method to log in to Embry-Riddle ERNIE without having to fill in your username and password. Just one click of a button will automatically sign you in.
  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Create a new bookmark/favorite (depending on web browser)
  • Name the bookmark something like ERNIE
  • Location/URL, copy and paste the code below:
https://login.erau.edu/sso/auth?v=v1.4&site2pstoretoken=v1.2~112386E8~296D73DB29E3B25E3BCB4F00F6F1FC59C29FB0AA057DD43BDCBDC8FC33783BCE8FC6017AE7C4E98993FE3804D5F538E0EAAB75397394AE9F7DD1D0C9AFE35D63EB3D417C211812DB974DB9B90D11AB4FE764F917C5DDA8302B8C799A7B3DDA8FB3D64F4B4CD8D1E665E8C1AFA54F9022B74F3DEF9DC7FABA964C24FEB3F47AF6ED55566E3DF66C303950B6122CDB13255A1A710A15C024F781EF0F4C83089393AA94FFB0060169CCFDE690285A1AEBE9BC78F80BDEFF229A708F01CBF31F2F3C05437A4F101EF23497A8F3C953F457EEBA42126635AB4C05&locale=&ssousername=YOURACCOUNTID&password=YOURPASSWORD

Replace "YOURACCOUNTID" and "YOURPASSWORD" with your student account id and password, respectively.

ERAU Blackboard Auto Sign-In

This will allow you to sign-in automatically with just a click of a button to Embry-Riddle's Blackboard without having to fill in your username and password.
  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Create a new bookmark/favorite (depending on web browser)
  • Name the bookmark something like ERAU BB
  • Location/URL, copy and paste the code below:
https://erau.blackboard.com/webapps/login/?action=login&remote-user=&new_loc=&auth_type=&one_time_token=&encoded_pw=&user_id=YOURACCOUNTID&password=YOURPASSWORD

Replace "YOURACCOUNTID" and "YOURPASSWORD" with your student account id and password, respectively.

February 28, 2009

Yahoo! Mail Auto Sign-In

I figured out a simple way to log in to Yahoo! Mail without having to fill in your username and password.
  • Open your preferred web browser
  • Create a new bookmark/favorite (depending on web browser)
  • Name the bookmark like Yahoo! Mail
  • Location/URL, use this:
https://login.yahoo.com/config/login?&.src=ym&.u=dk3mtat4ptoo3&.challenge=DtqWjcumfx3SdAf5AiraKcdy_hHW&.pd=ym_ver=0&c=&ivt=&sg=&login=YOUREMAIL&passwd=YOURPASSWORD

Replace "YOUREMAIL" and "YOURPASSWORD"with your email address and password, respectively.

SwagBucks

Be rewarded for searching the internet. Yes, that's right. I currently use SwagBucks as my search engine, and in return I get swagbucks. These 'bucks' allow me to purchase a variety of stuff from their store including: Xbox 360, iPhone, PS3, guitars, even gift cards.

I'm actually saving up right now to get a $50 Best Buy gift card that requires 500 SwagBucks. So far after 9 months, I'm been able to obtain 345 SwagBucks.

Sign-Up Here!

Signing up is fast, easy, and they don't send you any bogus emails from their partners.

February 27, 2009

Airventure 2007

I've been going to Airventure for several years now, but this time the almighty F-22 Raptor was there. Man, did it sure put on a show. It's extremely expensive ($65 billion), maneuverable, fast (Mach 1.82), and loud!

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Ford Motor Company was also there as usual. But this time they introduced the Ford Challenge, which basic lets people test drive their cars, even the Ford GT! I didn't get to drive it because at the time I was under 21, but I did get a ride.

Your In The Movies!

Here is a short film that my brother, my friends, and I made. It's actually an Xbox 360 game called Your In The Movies.

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Pulse - Zetaboards Theme

I've just completed my first complete theme for Zetaboards. It utilizes dark greys with blue accents. Support for theme can be found at the Zetaboards Support page.

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