Technology Insights

Upgrade The Firmware On Your SlingBox From Using Your Browser

I recently brushed the dust off of my SlingBox so I could set it up and allow my Dad could watch some local Basketball games. One thing that had not been done in a long time was to upgrade the firmware so after I got it working that was the first thing I checked. To my suprise the way to upgrade the firmware has gotten a lot easier than it used to be if I remember correctly. Follow the directions below to upgrade your SlingBox’s firmware using your Internet Explorer browser via

Code Snippets

Updated Bash Script To Provide Read Only Postgres Database Table Access

I wrote an article a couple weeks ago regarding a shell script to run that would provide a postgres user read only access to every table in a specific database. Tonight I was updating a over a dozen databases and needed to provide read only access to all of them to a specific user so I decided to update the bash script from a couple of weeks ago to take a couple variables from the shell so you could specify database and user. The new script along with instructions on how to use it are below.

Technology Errors

Uninstall Ask.Com Toolbar Issue: All Internet Explorer Browser Windows Should Be Closed

A friend of mine has a computer shop and earlier today I was looking at a laptop with him that had a bunch of issues including three different toolbars being installed in Internet Explorer. Having this many toolbars installed will only slow things down. I recommend having one toolbar at most installed and personally I prefer the Google Toolbar because I use so many different Google applications and Google won’t attempt to display a bunch of unwanted data in the top of your Internet Explorer browser window.

Technology Errors

WARNING: Your version of iTALM requires upgrading please visit the upgrade page

I have been using iTunes Affiliate Link Maker (iTALM) for a couple weeks now and had spoken to the developer a couple times before the previous upgrade. He was making a bunch of major changes and actually did a great job in getting the plugin to work now with displaying application affiliate links. It appears that when upgrading from previous versions that the version wasn’t set correctly and so now on every page of your WordPress admin site you will see the below warning message.