It annoys the crap out of me that carriers charge you for tethering your phone. They call it a “hot spot” and charge you a fee for using it even though the functionality is already built into your phone and you already pay them for your data allotment. It’s like if you went to starbucks, bought… Continue reading How to tether the Nexus 6 on ATT
Rails test fixtures and foreign_key
I learned something about rails fixtures that took me a while to figure out: So the standard fixture reference example is # In fixtures/categories.yml about: name: About # In fixtures/articles.yml one: title: Welcome to Rails! body: Hello world! category: about But what if I had in my model class Articles < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :category, foreign_key:… Continue reading Rails test fixtures and foreign_key
Yahoo mail is terrible
Rails SSL – certificate verify failed
Woke up one morning to find the outbound ssl connections my app (Ubuntu / Apache2 / Ruby on Rails) was trying to make, are no longer working (it was working just fine yesterday) with the following errors: OpenSSL::SSL::SSLError: SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed It took a frustrating couple of… Continue reading Rails SSL – certificate verify failed
How to tether the Nexus 5 on T-mobile
On the Nexus 4, you could easily tether on tmobile by enabling the hotspot. On the Nexus 5, they disabled it. If you connect to the hotspot and browse, it will redirect you to t-mobile’s website. Here is how to get around that. (Credit: xda-developers) Download the Android SDK Enable debugging on your phone: Settings >… Continue reading How to tether the Nexus 5 on T-mobile
Who has my student loans?
I have auto-pay for my student loans. Today I got a letter in the mail from “Great Lakes” saying I owed them money. I was like, WTF is this, “Great Lakes”? Is this some sort of phishing attempt? Nope. It’s a legit loan company. Some how my student loan got transferred to them. Ok fine.… Continue reading Who has my student loans?
President Obama and the new HealthCare.gov site
This problem pisses me off so much I am writing about it again. Today President Obama made a speech acknowledging many of the problems with the site, but he still did not provide any explanation or adequate solutions. If I had a direct line to Obama, here is what I would say: President Obama should… Continue reading President Obama and the new HealthCare.gov site
The CoveredCA website sucks
It’s one thing to hear about the government wasting money on something you know little about, but it’s doubly painful when it’s something you are very familiar with. Today I learned that the state of California paid Accenture $359 million to build coveredca.com – California’s online health exchange. http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/accenture-chosen-to-implement-california-health-insurance-exchange.htm The site did not work at… Continue reading The CoveredCA website sucks
A website with an hours of operation
I probably wouldn’t believe this if I didn’t see it for myself. But here it, the social security website actually closes at night….
How to get Google Apps for free
Note: This post is about how to get google’s business productivity suite — not google play apps. If you are here for Google Play apps, you’re in the wrong place, sorry. A while back, google shut down their Google Apps Standard tier account. It was a great service that allowed you to easily mange services… Continue reading How to get Google Apps for free