Archive for October, 2008

I just tried the new Facebook Chat plugin for Pidgin.  My experience so far has been flawless.  I shut off Pidgin, ran the Windows Installer and started Pidgin back up.  Then I created an account in Pidgin’s “manage accounts” area.  I didn’t have any trouble at all.  So far, it’s worked 100%.  I really like […]

I’d say I’m a casual eBay seller.  But somehow, everything I list ends up selling for more than the average comparable product.  My friend asked me how I do this.  Here are my tips: Set your initial price low.  That gets people interested.  If you set it at the price that you want, nobody will […]

I saw some pictures of animal USB drives on the internet and thought it would be cool to make my own with a stuffed animal and a Sandisk Cruzer 256 mb drive I had laying around.  Here is the usb drive and cow (sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the cow before I […]

My problem was that whenever I sent an email from my email (hosted by hostgator) to my email at (email managed with Google Apps for domains), the message bounced, replying with this error: 550-Verification failed for <email> 550-No Such User Here 550 Sender verify failed (state 14). It only happened for the […]

It’s been 11 days since I’ve had a slicehost account, so I figured I would write about my experience with it.  Slicehost is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) host that pretty much gives you webspace, an internet connection, and lets you do whatever you want with it.  It’s nice to have the control…but that also […]

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I'm Jon Chin. I love technology, food, and learning. I served a mission in the Philippines and loved it. You probably can't type on my keyboard because I don't have qwerty installed--I use Colemak. I'm obsessed with learning about North Korea and abandoned anything.