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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.

Justin Pot June 30, 2012 30-06-2012
How to Set Up Your Wii for Homebrew Using Letterbomb
Technophilia Episode 26: The Streisand Effect

Announcements

Technophilia Episode 26: The Streisand Effect

In 2003 singer Barbara Streisand noticed pictures of her home were available in a collection of free photos of the California coastline, so she sued the photographer for $50 million. The result – an otherwise uninteresting photo of a mansion on the coast became one of the most famous photos on the Internet, creating what we call today The Streisand Effect.

Justin Pot June 29, 2012 29-06-2012
Technophilia Episode 26: The Streisand Effect
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.

Justin Pot June 27, 2012 27-06-2012
How To Add Your Own Background Images To Your Gmail Account
Technophilia 25: Interview With Movies.io

Announcements

Technophilia 25: Interview With Movies.io

This week, do you think suing charities is a good PR move? If so, thanks for listening, Charles Carreon! Microsoft announces a new tablet that looks uncharacteristically promising. Characteristically, it shares a name with a previous Microsoft product that is now changing its name. And we sit down with the team behind Movies.io, which may be the web’s prettiest index of films.

Justin Pot June 25, 2012 25-06-2012
Technophilia 25: Interview With Movies.io
$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.

Justin Pot June 21, 2012 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.

Justin Pot June 20, 2012 20-06-2012
Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]
DOWNLOAD Monetization Manual: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Making Money Blogging

Announcements

DOWNLOAD Monetization Manual: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Making Money Blogging

Do you run a blog or website, but have no idea how to make it profitable? Check out the latest book from MakeUseOf: “Monetization Manual: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Making Money Blogging”. From MakeUseOf staff writer and Technophilia Podcast host James Bruce, this manual avoids get-rich-quick Internet schemes in favor of practical advice for the blog and website owner.

Justin Pot June 20, 2012 20-06-2012
DOWNLOAD Monetization Manual: Your No-Nonsense Guide To Making Money Blogging
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.

Justin Pot June 14, 2012 14-06-2012
Webmailer: Set Any Webmail Service As Your System-Wide Default [Mac]
Technophilia 23: Oatmeal All Over My Funny Junk

Announcements

Technophilia 23: Oatmeal All Over My Funny Junk

The Oatmeal raises $100,000 in a day, BitCoin’s prices stabilize, and Bill Gates’ legacy will outshine that of Steve Jobs. All this and so much more in episode 24 of Technophilia: Oatmeal All Over My Funny Junk.

Every week, three of these writers virtually get together to talk about the latest technology news and what they’ve been up to. It’s called Technophilia.

Justin Pot June 14, 2012 14-06-2012
Technophilia 23: Oatmeal All Over My Funny Junk
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