Alternate Recent Posts Widget

I’ve been fooling around with WordPress a lot lately, trying to get GeekLad.com configured just how I like it.  Most recently I added a Recent Posts widget.  The default Recent Posts widget displays links to all of your most recent posts.  If you are already displaying your most recent posts on the front page, the default Recent Posts widget can be rather repetitively redundant.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find something out there that could quickly resolve the issue, so I resorted to writing a hack myself.
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Useful Applications on the Go

If you’re a geek like me and you carry around a USB drive on your keychain, you might be looking for some useful utilities to keep on your drive.  First and foremost you need to protect your portable drive with encryption.  Information can fall into the wrong hands if the drive is lost or stolen.  Your data can even be stolen if you hand your keys over when you get your car serviced or parked by a valet, so it is absolutely essential you keep data on your portable drive protected.
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Cutting Edge Google Chrome Updates

CNET has an article about the Chromium team making development builds available to those who like to be on the cutting edge.  The Chromium team anticipates that the dev releases will come about once a week.  If you’re interested in getting these updates, you can subscribe to the Chromium Dev Channel and download the Chrome Channel Switcher.  Once you’ve updated, you should be running version 0.2.152.1 (at the time I wrote this post).  Just like Stephen Shankland (author of the CNET article), when I tried to verify I had the update, it said “checking for updates…” until I got tired of watching the little spinning icon.

AT&T Linking iPhone to U-verse

The Mac News Network is reporting that AT&T is working on linking the iPhone to U-verse.  I think a really cool feature is the ability to use the iPhone as a remote control for the cable box.  Another feature is the ability to control DVR functionality via the phone’s Internet connection, which can be really useful if you forget to set a program to record while you’re at home.
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Google AdSense Coming to Analytics

Back in August, Digital Inspiration reported on AdSense click tracking data coming to Google Analytics.  This is great for webmasters with high traffic web sites that make a significant portion of their revenue by displaying AdSense advertisements.  Analytics will provide pertinent information such as the number of times AdSense ads were clicked, the revenue per page, the CTR and CPM for individual referrers, and top AdSense referrers.
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