Tourist Trophy: Design & realism

From the makers of the popular Gran Turismo racing game series comes a two-wheeled simulator known as Tourist Trophy. Anyone that knows me first hand can attest to the fact that the only games worth wasting time away on are racing simulators. Just look at my PS2 game collection: Gran Turismo 3 & Moto GP3. […]

What to expect: Sidekick 3 + OS X

Wow. I don’t know what I was thinking when I assumed that the latest Sidekick III would play well with Apple’s iApps. I must have imagined the whole “sync your device with your favorite desktop audio player” or the “Danger must be aware of its OSX fan base and is actively developing a desktop sync […]

activeCollab project management

UPDATE 11/18: activeCollab is no longer offered as a free project management collaboration download. Manage this, organize that. I believe I’ve just found the free answer to my question: “How am I going to keep myself from being pulled in all directions?” Having a fair amount of experience with both Basecamp and Tasks Pro for […]

Top 10 OS X apps to supplement blogging

Last week I shared a little info regarding the WordPress plugins I rely on to keep 5ThirtyOne running as it should. The list received a decent amount of attention and opened the door as far as questions regarding the rest of my personal setup. More specifically, favored applications and methods for shuffling content on to […]

Scheduled Apple repair date

I’m happy to close the MacBook discoloration issue with a great deal of good news and to serve as a reference for an isolated number of MacBook users who seemed to have suffered a similar run of bad luck. To serve as a background on the matter: Apple acknowledges that an early batch of MacBooks […]

W3Counter – Kind of reminds me of Mint

Web admins have a wide set of choices when it comes to website analytical tracking services. Some of the more popular services offer a free version which allows just about anyone with an inquisitve mind to track their visitors, hits, and uniques. I, for one, rely and admire the awesome utility provided by Shaun Inman […]

Who made Superman’s threads?

After stuffing myself full at a buffet and catching the 2006 rendition of Superman Returns, I can now rest at ease awaiting the explosions & booms of 2006 to commence. Before I pass into a much needed nap, I have one question for Superman fanatics. Now understand, Superman was nothing more than a bullet-proof man […]

Riding shotgun next to WordPress

In an effort to answer the emails and search patterns requesting active plugin currently in use on 5ThirtyOne, I’ve widdled through the plugins page deciding which ones I relied on most. I realized that quite a number of plugins were activated, yet unused. So I thank readers for their inquiries which prompted me to do […]

Lovely Blogs highlights "blog design"

Ben Bleikamp, also known for his entrepreneurship blog College Startup, has been hard at work coding and compiling his design community share Lovely Blogs. Now some may jump to conclusions stating that the only reason this post was created was to reciprocate the link of 5ThirtyOne on the Lovely Blogs pages, but I insist that […]

Apple: Genius Bar reps should have known

After what seemed like an eternity, I can now report back with answers directly from Apple concerning the discoloration issue select MacBook owners have endured for the past few weeks. A few days back reports surfaced that Apple did indeed acknowledge that the discoloration on an isolated number of MacBook was due to a manufacturing […]