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Justin Pot

/ Joined 16 November, 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He loves technology, people and nature – and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. You can chat with Justin on Twitter, right now.

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How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb

Gaming

How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb

In ancient times, running homebrew software required owning a specific game and corrupting its save data to run an exploit. It was complicated. The most recent hack, which has been working for a year now, essentially gives you access to Homebrew in a couple of clicks. It’s called LetterBomb. Here’s how to use it to install the Wii HomeBrew Channel and explore an entirely new world of free Wii software.

30-06-2012
How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb
How To Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account

Internet

How To Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account

It’s finally possible – you can now set any image as your background in Gmail. Two new themes give you complete control over the image behind them, allowing you to use your own picture or pick your own from a wide selection. Being able to customize Gmail themes with your own photos is, while not essential, a nice feature to have. If you love personalizing things, I recommend you check this out right now.

27-06-2012
How To Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account
$72 Trillion: You Can’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet [Opinion]

Internet

$72 Trillion: You Can’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet [Opinion]

It was a fantastic story – the RIAA suing Limewire for $72 trillion – more money than exists on earth. Too bad it was fake. A year-old post taken out of context somehow convinced the Internet that tiny Limewire (remember them?) was being sued for all of earth’s money. Sites like Lifehacker, Business Insider and The Onion’s AV Club all reported it as fact. Even CBS News briefly featured the story before deleting it.

21-06-2012
$72 Trillion: You Can’t Believe Everything You Read on the Internet [Opinion]
Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]

Linux

Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]

Easily configure Ubuntu’s Unity, without causing crashes and instability. MyUnity is an application for customizing Ubuntu’s interface and is so stable and easy to use, it’s included in the default Ubuntu repositories. If there’s one thing commenters complained about when I reviewed Ubuntu 11.04, it’s the lack of customization options.

20-06-2012
Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]
Webmailer: Set Any Webmail Service As Your System-Wide Default [Mac]

Mac

Webmailer: Set Any Webmail Service As Your System-Wide Default [Mac]

It’s pretty much the worst thing that can happen to a human being. You innocently click a link only to find Mac Mail opening and asking you to set up your default email account. Such is the occasional, profound misery of the Mac user who prefers a web client to Cupertino’s default email software. I may be exaggerating the extent of the problem, but it’s still pretty freaking annoying.

14-06-2012
Webmailer: Set Any Webmail Service As Your System-Wide Default [Mac]
Search News, Torrents, Spotify & More On Ubuntu’s Dashboard [Linux]

Linux

Search News, Torrents, Spotify & More On Ubuntu’s Dashboard [Linux]

Add a variety of powers to Ubuntu’s dashboard, allowing you to quickly find news, stock information, the weather in any town, or even torrents. It’s just a matter of finding and installing the right lenses, and the “Scopes” PPA contains several. Not everyone loves it, but Ubuntu’s dashboard is great for searching. Bring up the menu, start typing and quickly find the program or document you want.

09-06-2012
Search News, Torrents, Spotify & More On Ubuntu’s Dashboard [Linux]
Nitro: An Advanced To-Do List [Linux & Web]

Internet Linux

Nitro: An Advanced To-Do List [Linux & Web]

Put together a to-do list, then do your work. If that’s what you want to do, but you’ve not yet managed to find software that works, give Nitro a shot. This Linux software, which also works in the cloud, is fast and easy to use. Even better, it lets you sort your tasks, meaning you’re only looking at what you need to do right now.

07-06-2012
Nitro: An Advanced To-Do List [Linux & Web]
How To Ask Questions Online & Actually Get Answers [Opinion]

Internet

How To Ask Questions Online & Actually Get Answers [Opinion]

Do you want quality responses to your questions online? Ask quality questions. What are quality questions? They’re friendly, relevant, to-the-point and provide enough information that the question can actually be answered. If you want quality answers to your queries, however, there’s one principle you need to know.

06-06-2012
How To Ask Questions Online & Actually Get Answers [Opinion]
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