WordPress On a USB Stick
You can run WordPress, or any blog platform, from a USB stick. It’s easy and useful. If you are anything like me, you are probably laughing while asking the question “Why would anyone need to run WordPress from a USB drive?” I laughed too, until recently.
About two months ago I received a notice for jury duty. Just a couple days ago I served for jury duty. I wasn’t called into a trial, but I did make the most of my day. All thanks to my WordPress on a stick. I didn’t know if the court house had internet access and didn’t feel like reading a book all day, so I dove into a little project to run WordPress from a stick. After all I had a long list of website tweaks I wanted to perform and this could be the perfect day to do them.
After a day of working with my remote blog platform I came to realize there are many reasons why this is valuable…here is a short list I came up with:Continue Reading
Mac On A USB StickGetUSB reported on running Linux on a USB key, we even reported on a full running PC shaped like a key. Today we found Mac-On-A-Stick. A prebuilt package to run that ever so classic Mac 128K and Mac Plus. Apple began), play with some old system software to re-live the good-ol-days or possibly use a Mac on Windows or Linux machine. You can download the zip and build everything on a flash drive as small as 32MBs (if you still have one that small) just make the jump over to Nothickmanuals.info. Continue Reading
Deep Breath PleaseThe guys at Instructables came up with a chest harness to generate power for USB devices. Maybe they’ll give new meaning to the term wonderbra. gear-head project. The goal of the chest USB charger would be generating about 500mW and in the enclosure size of a cell phone. The picture above is only a proof of concept and gets just a little over 50mW of power. At that rate, it would take about a day to charge one AA battary.
Home Brew USB WiFi Extender – Dozens of New Access PointsGetUSB.info has reported on several off-the-shelf USB extenders, but they are high priced, at least for the home user. If you have low signal strength and on a tight budget, here is a tutorial on making your own beefed up WiFi USB extender.
Free Open Source USB Encryption Software Utility: TrueCryptTrueCrypt has just what you are looking for, provided you are looking for free USB flash drive encryption software utilities.
- Level 1: Hidden volumes. This is where a volume is created within another volume by TrueCrypt. The upper level (the one seen by a person forcing you to get the content) is filled with random data, so you can show them “Look man, there’s nothing there!”
- Level 2: A volume appears to consist of nothing more than random data, no signature or typology what-so-ever. Therefore, it is impossible to prove that a file, a partition or a device has been encrypted.
Hand Crank USB Lego ChargerSo here is a simple project to groom your child into the geek parent you are. Over at Hacked Gadgets Alan pointed out a “how-to” on creating your own USB charger from Lego’s.
Apple TV Hack: RSS Reader Plugintwenty08. Only downer is the lack of support from ATOM feeds, but that group is a minority these days. Continue Reading
USB Mod: Turn a Floppy Disk into a USB DriveCNET posted a fun little tutorial on how to convert a floppy disk into a USB flash drive. Not that it would matter, but the USB connection doesn’t read off the floppy disk, we’re just talking case modification. You can get the thin USB flash drive from Amazon to do this mod yourself. Continue Reading
Zune Hack: Run Zune on VistaMy buddy purchased a Zune a couple days ago and learned it didn’t work with his Windows Vista. He did figure out how to run the Zune on Windows Vista. A little digging around he came up with the following article, thought to pass it along.
USB Dog Humps on Command ah…CopyThe original USB humping dog was out about 6 months ago and humped while plugged into a USB port. Now, there is a mod thats more of what you’d expect. He’ll hump only when copying data or accessing data. Unfortunately it’s just a mod so not for sale, but follow the tutorial and you too could have your own USB humping dog on
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