Roger Cates

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In The Charcuterie

There are few joys in life greater than partaking in delicious preserved meats — and it's with that pleasure in mind that we present to you <i>In The</i> …

San Francisco

BioLite KettlePot

Carry everything you need to cook a complete meal in one portable unit with the BioLite KettlePot ($50). Made to work in tandem with the BioLite …

Stainless Steel

Brunton Hydrogen Reactor

If you're serious about backpacking, camping, or disaster preparedness, and you just can't imagine going on without a functional smartphone or …

Camping

How to Create a Backdoor to a WordPress Website

Ever wondered how a WordPress backdoor can be created? This is an educational post that shows you how to do it. What you decide to do with this code …

Hack Like a Pro: How to Conduct Active Reconnaissance on Your Target with hping3

Welcome back, my budding hackers!<p>One of the most time-consuming, but necessary, activities in hacking is reconnaissance. Before we can hack a system, …

Cybersecurity

A Lightweight Backpack Made From Fabric That's 10X Stronger Than Steel

If you're not the type to take care of your belongings, you might want to check out Outlier's new Minimal Backpack when you're on the hunt for a new …

Promote Old Blog Posts Automatically to Generate Traffic! - WordPress Solution

Some time somewhere in your blogging career you might feel the urge to promote your old blog posts which can be very helpful to your new readers. And …

Simple Google Maps for WordPress • Post Status

Recently, a friend asked me what I recommended for a super simple Google Maps plugin. I didn’t have a good answer. Plugins I’d seen were either just …

Google Maps

Displaying Information of a WordPress.org Plugin on Your Website

In the first part of this article, we discussed how to use built-in functions to communicate with WordPress.org and retrieve plugin details.<p>In this …

What, Why, and How-To’s of Creating a Site-Specific WordPress Plugin

Do you want to add a site-specific plugin to your WordPress website? A site-specific plugin allows you to easily add code snippets to your WordPress …

Why To Use Wordpress as a REST API For Mobile Applications

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Square launches Cash, a peer-to-peer payments service that’s incredibly simple to use

Square officially took the wraps off its planned peer-to-peer payments service Square Cash today, and the results are quite impressive — it isn’t …

Checklist: 15 Things You MUST DO Before Changing WordPress Themes

If you have used WordPress, then you have probably switched themes at least once in your life. If you haven’t, and this is your first time, then it …

30+ Powerful WordPress Form Plugins and Widgets

Dear Weblees followers, in todays article, we prepared a collection of 30+ high-quality and powerful WordPress form plugins and widgets of 2013. They …

How to Add a Featured Image Column to Your WordPress Admin Panel

For those of you who do not know how to add post thumbnails (featured images) yet you should read our article on how to add post thumbnails in …

A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …

Use a Crayola Crayon When Selling Stuff Online to Show Color and Size

When you are putting something up for sale on eBay or Craigslist, it’s all about how good that photo looks. We have shown you how to take great …

USB Hub Powers the Pi and Its Peripherals

I’ve run into the issue before, when you think you can use a powered USB hub as a power source for the Raspberry Pi <i>and</i> as a hub to connect USB devices to the board. Unfortunately, as Bharath Bhushan Lohray explains, “USB hubs are supposed to only power up the ports to the full 500mA capacity on …

Google Docs Can Automatically Generate QR Codes

Did you know that Google Docs has support for QR codes built-in? That’s right, if you know the right function, the Spreadsheets app can generate QR codes with whatever inputs you like.<p>Don’t believe us? Watch this video for the feature in action:<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's …

Prototyping a Raspberry Pi Home Cooling System

Ignacio Abel submitted this video of a prototype home cooling system based on Raspberry Pi. I’ll leave it to him to explain the system:<p>Night cooling is a very efficient way to save energy by cooling a house with the colder air at night. Most people don’t use it because it requires them to manually …

Create a giant screen for under $100

For the past five years I have been patiently waiting for the day when my son is mature enough to experience "Star Wars." Well, to be completely honest, I probably started the countdown when he was still in the womb.<p>The timing is critical. Too soon, and Darth Vader will inspire night terrors for …

Sewing

Build a Motion Capture Security System Using a Raspberry Pi

Advertisement<p>Of the many projects that you can build with the Raspberry Pi, one of the most interesting and permanently useful is the motion capture …

Don't Mess With These Smoky Texas-Style Beef Short Ribs

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When I got the request in to tackle giant <b>Texas-style beef ribs</b> as a Grilling post, I was a bit dubious as to whether it could even be done. Unless there's some secret every Texas pitmaster is guarding with their life, the path to transcendent beef …

Spice Up Your Blog

We all know the importance of Displaying Related Posts below each post on your blog.Displaying a list of Related Posts not only keeps readers on your …

How to Add Taxonomy Images “Category Icons” in WordPress

Do you want to add taxonomy images in WordPress? Taxonomies are a way to group things in WordPress. Categories and tags are two default taxonomies …

How to Update URLs When Moving Your WordPress Site

Do you want to update URLs after moving your WordPress site? It can be quite painful to manually edit each post or page just to replace old URLs. In …

WordCamp Europe 2013 - Perfect Your Images Using WordPress

I was humbled to be invited to speak alongside Marko Heijnen on WP_Image_Editor at the first WordCamp Europe in Leiden, The Netherlands. Thanks to …

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Thai Peanut Sauce Copycat Recipe!

Ultra Violet Lilac and Wild Rose Jelly<p>Edible Plastic Pouches<p>Incredible Edible Helium Balloon<p>Cooking Class<p>Pro tip: if you are using peanut butter, …