Practicality can aid in addiction recovery

As a licensed clinical social worker trained in psychology and addiction, I have treated many clients over the past 17 years using various techniques. I have found that hard and dedicated work produces good results. While relapse is often a reality in recovery from any addiction, staying committed to continued practice of the skills can help create hopeful results. The […]

Rolling Code Transmitter

Rolling Code Transmitter A rolling code transmitter is a security feature that is found on many LiftMasterTM and Chamberlain made garage door openers. It’s a good way to keep your home and belongings safe from thieves. A rolling code transmits a new random code every time you use it, so that an attacker who has an appropriate receiver will not […]

How to fix error 80004005

Error 80004005 is perhaps one of the most annoying things to ever appear on your computer screen. Most computer errors are very specific to various programs or operations. Error 80004005, however, seems to be a pretty generic error code, as it tends to pop up for all sorts of reasons. The error could arise due to a problem with VBScript. […]

The iPod Guide for Newbies and Not So Newbies

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve at least heard the following terms: “iPod”, “iPod Nano”, “iPod Shuffle”, “mp3 player”, “iTunes”, “podcast”, “ripping” . While you may have heard the terms, you may not be 100% clear on what these terms actually mean. Or, you may have seen people wearing these little devices with headphones and wondered what exactly […]

Why Apple’s iOS8 Operating System Should Excite Users and Developers

Apple’s new iOS8 operating system was recently revealed at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. While iOS8 may not be a game changer, it certainly brings many new features for commercial use and should excite developers looking to share and build apps within the new framework. On the business front, Apple has focused on stronger security. Data protection […]

How private is your employee’s call?

Most people believe that they are entitled to complete privacy on the phone, as long as, of course, they walk into a room alone and close the door. At home, this makes sense. At work, however, calls are often recorded. Many people are already used to this concept by calling as a customer. When you call a business to speak […]

An introduction to Mobile VPN

The following article aims to provide a brief introduction to the mobile VPN concept, how it works, and its potential applications in business and the public sector. Mobile VPN A Virtual Private Network or VPN is a mechanism that allows users to securely connect to local networks from remote locations over public networks using encrypted data packets and authentication at […]

What are RSS feeds and how can feeds help you?

RSS feeds are used by many Internet users on a day-to-day basis, and yet most of us don’t know what they are. RSS (Really Simple Syndication/Rich Site Summary) feeds are web feeds written in a portable markup language called XML that are used to publish frequently updated works, such as blog posts and news feeds. A standardized XML file format […]

What the loss of a loved one taught me

Death has always been a difficult subject, and we all dread that day when we lose a loved one. That day came to me six years ago, when I got the call that my best friend had been killed in a car accident the night before. He was devastated, but through this experience, I was able to learn some very […]

The yoke of domestic workers in Nigeria

Samuel Akpan, a 49-year-old indigenous man from Abak Oko in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, studied English and Literary Studies at the University of Calabar. Currently, he earns 30,000 naira every month working as a contract security guard at a pharmaceutical company in Ilupeju, Lagos. ‚ÄúSecurity guards hired by surveillance companies and private residents do not receive uniform salaries, based […]