Posts By: Rob Miracle

Photo Sharing — a Rant

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We love our social networking…  Let me count the ways (and in no particular order): Google+, Facebook, Plurk, Twitter, Model Mayhem, My Space (yea, I still have a My Space account) and of course, being a photographer Flickr. We love our different social nets for various reasons and frequently our friends are with us in… Read more »

Implementing a Health Status Bar in Corona SDK

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Implementing a Health Status Bar in Corona SDK Many games need a way to show the players how well they are doing. It could be a simple counter to show the number of lives left or a bar that decreases and increases as a players energy goes up and down. There are as many different… Read more »

So you want to build an iPhone Game….

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It was August of 1979.  I was a freshman at the University of Kentucky and one of my classes had me in the computer lab where I found people sitting in front of a DecWriter, a big machine with a keyboard and 18″ wide paper spitting out of it.  They were playing a game called… Read more »

Geek Cuisine — Peanut Butter Fudge

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Prepare: Grease a 9×9 baking dish with the extra stick of butter to keep the fudge from sticking. Spoon the peanut butter into a measuring cup. Have the confectioners sugar open and ready to pour. Have your mixer with beaters ready. Cook: Melt the other stick in a sauce pan (quart size?) Stir in… Read more »

Review of the RIM BlackBerry Twitter App

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My life as a BlackBerry owner has seen me through three handsets. I started with a Verizon 8703e, a reasonably functional handset. The browser was terrible and there were not a lot of apps for it. TwitterBerry was my app of choice early in its infancy. But as the developer’s added features (including fetching 200… Read more »

My 2009 Social Stats

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crystal numbers from Crestock Royalty Free Images Today as I was archiving old email I got an idea to figure out just how much information I created or processed for the year. I’m an e-mail pack rat. I keep most every message sent to me. I do not keep spam, most mailing list messages, etc…. Read more »

Happy Holidays!

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Christmas Tree: Red-Green from Crestock Images From the entire OmniGeek family we wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season and Prosperous New Year!

I am a Time god. Bow to my inner-chronometer.

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Clock from Images One of the interesting challenges that a lot of people have is being punctual. We tend to run late and unless you live in Key West, where things run on Island Time where what time you show up, just doesn’t matter. People even have trouble guessing how much time has elapsed or… Read more »

Santa is Real, just a little different that you expect.

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Santa woman holding a gift isolated on white background from Yuri Arcurs Website We have long envisioned Santa Claus as a jolly fat man in a red suit with elves and magical reindeer spending their lives making wooden trains and so on. Well that was the old Santa who made toys for your parents. Today,… Read more »

Cool New Plugin — Freebie Images

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  Today I learned about a new WordPress Plugin called “Freebie Images” from http://www.freebieimages.com/. The plugin is provided by Crestock.com, an online photo stock agency that normally sells its stock photos for use. But they make some good high quality images available for free to bloggers.The plugin shows up when you write a new post… Read more »

Boob Tube — Kanye West’s VMA Outburst Conspiracy Theory?

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Needless to say, the water cooler talk at almost every office today wrapped around the latest episode from Kanye West during the MTV Video Music Awards where he interrupted Taylor Swift just as she started to give her acceptance speech for her first Moon Man trophy. If you haven’t seen/heard about it: Huffington Post Kansas… Read more »

6 Reasons to upgrade to TweetDeck 0.30

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and 4 reasons you should be using TweetDeck anyway. The newest release of TweetDeck came out yesterday, September 9th and it included a lot of new features. For those that do not know what TweetDeck is, it is a Twitter “client” that runs as an application on your computer rather than using Twitter through their… Read more »

Sports Geek — The ACC Football Disaster?

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Full Disclosure: I’m a born and bred Kentuckian. I’ve lived here in the heart of the Atlantic Coast Conference for 10 years. I have no loyalty for any school’s athletics in the ACC. I respect UNC/Chapel Hill and Duke’s basketball program for the success that they have earned. UNC and Duke have had success in… Read more »

WordPress Plugins: A Love – Hate Relationship

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Everyone who’s worked with WordPress falls in love with this free, open source blogging / content management system. The engineers who created WordPress gave it the ability to be skinned with themes and you can now find a million themes for your blog. Or with a little effort you can write your own theme as… Read more »

Why do you still run Internet Explorer 6?

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There is a growing movement on the Internet. That movement is to bring to an end an era. That era is known as Internet Explorer 6. For those who don’t know what Internet Explorer 6 is, its called a Web Browser or a program that you use to visit web pages like this. Surprisingly many people don’t know what a web browser is, they just know you click on the Blue E to get on the Internet. This program is more commonly known as IE6

Robisms – 3’s of Me

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Okay every once in a while these Facebook chain notes come around and some are worth playing along with. So here my “3’s of Me” Three names I go by 1. Rob 2. Robbie 3. Dad Three jobs I have had in my life 1. Computer Programmer 2. Photographer 3. Corporate IT Trainer Three places… Read more »