uses Social Media for new contest started a new contest called “Tweet and Seek” this past week using social media outlets. “Contestants” were asked to watch for to submit a clue via a “tweet” via its Twitter page This clue was to lead people to on a hide and seek type game across several websites.

The first clue was : Hint-The company-whose logo features 3 Gouldian finches-recently launched a PC line leading the way as a Smarter, Greener, Computing Company

I stumbled on the answer by accident, watching the messages to/from @buy_com – Viewsonic.

So, on to the website – What’s this, a twitter bird in the footer?

This is a link over to with the question:Question: This cold-forged aluminum spool sporting goods product shares its name with a city in Arizona.

Hint: The company that manufactures this item earns 75% of its revenue from bicycle components (its other specialty).

Spool was the magic word here – Shimano.  A search on the website for Shimano .. first result is Shimano Sedona Spinning Reel – again, down near the bottom is a Twitter bird, leading to another clue, and another, and another …

I won’t ruin the fun, but you can check it all out here :

OSX – right click, attach a file to a new email message

Maybe I am just a new age Mac guy – or because I am a convert, but I love my right mouse button.  I was using a PowerPC iMac for a while and kept wanting to throw it across the room, because it was using one of the old apple mice that only had a single click… ARG!

Anyway,  here is a trick to add a short cut to the OSX Right click menu. Ever spend several minutes searching for a file and then have to go through the hassle of starting a new email message to attach the file to …

check this out.

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Wondering if a site is running Joomla?

So what, I am a Joomla Hacker 🙂

I have tried several different ways myself to hide the fact that sites are running Joomla – from hacking in a custom path to the template directory, to using mod_rewrite to simplfy URL references to the /plugins/… directory.

One quick and dirty trick I have found that seems to always bypass these hacks is by appending ?tp=1 onto a URL that I think may be a Joomla site … the parameter tp=1 is a trick that tells Joomla to display its module positions.

So, try it yourself – where else?


Fedora 11 updates – Mirrors broken

Yuk – Switched to Fedora 11 recently – ran into problems today installing updates … [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.

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