Freedom Through Ad Hoc Networks

The University of Calgary’s wireless networks are generally pretty fast, but there are often times when they are at peak capacity and everything’s really very slow. If you’re trying to transfer a large number of large files between computers or play networked videogames on the LAN, chances are you’re not only giving yourself headaches, but… Continue reading Freedom Through Ad Hoc Networks

This Week On The Internet: Google Street View Scavenger Hunt

Ladies and gents: Google Street View is straight-up the most badass thing Google has come up with so far. For those unfamiliar- imagine if you could use Google Maps to explore your favourite cities from the ground level in a full, 360┬║ field of view. You now can for most major world cities, from Tokyo… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Google Street View Scavenger Hunt

Joomla! part 2: ‘Excellent extensions

Last Week On The Internet, I talked about an exciting new Content Management System that allows users to easily create very functional communities using freely-available open source software. By itself, a Joomla! installation is often lacking in some of the functionality expected of a modern website. This is made up through a gamut of free,… Continue reading Joomla! part 2: ‘Excellent extensions

Joomla!: ‘So awesome, they spell it with an exclamation mark

Psst… Want to hear about the technology that’s been giving web geeks rock-hard nerd-ons? It starts with a J and ends in an exclamation mark… Joomla! (available at joomla.org, pronounced “Joom-LAAH,” and with emphasis) is an open source server-side Content Management System (CMS) that has several really unique aspects to it. As opposed to a… Continue reading Joomla!: ‘So awesome, they spell it with an exclamation mark

This Week On The Internet: BSD Survival Guide

In the “About damn time” department, Bermuda Shorts Day will be less than 48 hours away by the time this article goes to print. That’s not much time to get ready, but thanks to everyone’s favourite technological marvel, preparing for the best and most drunken day of the year is easier than ever. Find some… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: BSD Survival Guide

This Week On The Internet: Photoshop your way to success!

About three weeks from now, final grades will be out. For some people, this is a relief. For others, it is yet another reason to freak out. If you find yourself in the second boat, an encouraging photo to your parents showing all the amazing things you’ve done and incredible people you’ve met (or vice-versa)… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Photoshop your way to success!

This Week On The Internet: Blog like you’ve never blogged before!

As was alluded to last issue, everyone and their dog has a blog, and most of these are incredibly uninteresting, even for the immediate family of their writers. Therefore, as a public service, This Week On The Internet is going to show you how to make a blog that doesn’t suck. 1. Open an account.… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Blog like you’ve never blogged before!

This Week On The Internet: So underground, it’s not mainstream!

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the last couple of years has probably realized the Internet is probably the most significant step in the last two decades with regards to how we perceive news and the world we live in. However, instantaneous coverage leads to information overload-especially if one takes into account… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: So underground, it’s not mainstream!

This Week On The Internet: Decrease productivity tenfold!

The average student is withering away under the dreadful pressure of having to finish four tests, six labs, two art projects and a combined 45 pages of term-papers within the next six weeks- and that’s without discussing the average engineer’s workload. Those poor souls won’t see the beautiful rays of spring sunshine before June. As… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Decrease productivity tenfold!

This Week On The Internet: Fear, loathing, Stumbleupon

Editor’s Note: ├ćndrew came across a copy of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Generation of Swine” during reading break and as such, his writing style- for the moment anyway- is that obnoxious pseudo-gonzo style that every college writer adopts for at least one piece in his career. Our prayers are with Mr. Rininsland and we wish him… Continue reading This Week On The Internet: Fear, loathing, Stumbleupon