A Simple Last.FM Scrobbler Solves Skipping Tracks on Android

There currently is a bug I encountered with the Last.FM Android app in which it causes the current music player to only play the first few seconds of tracks as it skips through them, scrobbling away. This is not only annoying; it renders your music player unusable and results in tracks getting scrobbled that you would not scrobble normally. Fortunately there is a solution to this, found in the Android app A Simple Last.FM Scrobbler. This application serves one purpose and serves it well: adding scrobbling functionality to your favorite music player. It doesn't mess with the playing of tracks and it doesn't scrobble tracks you don't want it to scrobble (assuming of course you do not listen to these tracks all the way through.


10 Reasons Why Not to Install Linux

Has Jonquil went off the deep end and started advocating people not use Linux now? The answer is no, not in the least. However I recognize there are some user requirements Linux doesn't cover, and think it's important to share these incompatibilities with those who would install Linux so we can ensure they're getting the best possible experience once they load up their first Linux distribution. Here are ten reasons I have found why not to install Linux:


Getting some Linux Functionality Out of Windows 7

Due to school requiring certain Microsoft software and being tired of using a virtual machine I have decided to keep Windows 7 on my Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5204 laptop, leaving my HP Pavillion DV7-2180US laptop with Ubuntu installed and my MSI Wind U100 with Fedora installed. Of course I immediately started feeling tied down, lacking certain things I get in Linux (like a clipboard manager). So I set out to hunt down some applications that would give me some of my Linux functionality back. This is what I found:


The Geek in Pink: Interview with a Linux Blogger

I thought you all might like to know that I have been interviewed on DarkDuck's blog. You can find the link here. Thank you DarkDuck for allowing me the honor to be interviewed! I hope this is just the start of you interviewing women involved in Linux! :)


The Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5204 Laptop: A Perfectly Priced (and Perfectly Awesome) Christmas Gift

Since my HP Pavillion DV7-2180US has issues overheating (causing it to have a permanent perch on a cooling pad) an early Christmas gift to me was a Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5204. It's reasonably priced at around $500 but don't let the price tag fool you. While the price instantly adds this laptop to the low end laptop shelf in the store it is rich with features and is even prepared for an upgrade to Windows 8, making it a perfect Christmas gift for even the pickiest geek in your family.


How to Root the LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) and Rid Yourself of theBloatware

So far all the guides and how to's I've read on how to root the LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) have been outdated. Here's an up to date guide on how to root the LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) without ever touching the command line.

WARNING: This process involves deleting all the data on your phone. Make sure you have a backup and be aware you may total your phone attempting this!


How To Fix A Slow Wireless Connection With The Intel Pro 5100 ABGN Wireless Adapter in Linux

Now that my HP Pavillion DV7-2180US laptop is working again I ran in to a little snafu getting my Intel Pro 5100 ABGN wireless adapter to work in Linux. I tried every Linux distribution in my arsenal - Sabayon, Fedora, Ubuntu, Mageia, Mepis, and others - trying to find one that would work properly with my Intel Pro 5100 ABGN wireless adapter. All of them had the same problem: they would connect, but the connection would be extremely slow. I finally went to Google to try to figure out what was going wrong. There I found that I was not alone. There were several fixes posted but none of them worked right - they either still left me with a slow connection or made my Intel Pro 5100 ABGN wireless adapter unusable.