Celebrate 50 Years Of Star Trek With These Nerdy Computer Tricks

I’m a huge fan of Star Trek.  So much so that many of my blog posts are about doing nerdy Star Trek-related things with your computer.  Here are a few of my favorites. Continue reading “Celebrate 50 Years Of Star Trek With These Nerdy Computer Tricks”

FAA GPS Outages Are Actually A Conspiracy To Make An App Store Logo On The Ground

The featured image of this article is an aerial view of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (Wikipedia) with and overlay of the logo of the app store to prove this crazy theory. Continue reading “FAA GPS Outages Are Actually A Conspiracy To Make An App Store Logo On The Ground”

Octal Dump (od) Shows You Hidden Characters And ASCII Values

Octal Dump (od ), lets you see ASCII character values as well had hidden ones (an ASCII dump).  It’s pretty rare that you would ever need to do this, but it is very useful when you do, even though it sounds like something that should be relegated to a private restroom.  Throw in a few tarballs and you’re all set for some adolescent humor. Continue reading “Octal Dump (od) Shows You Hidden Characters And ASCII Values”