Posts by Jesse Torres

Unlock Your Cadillac CUE

The Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system is a highly advanced, in-car entertainment system from Cadillac that consists of onscreen navigation, weather forecasts, satellite radio, climate control, and more.  The article outlines how you can unlock your CUE system  to enable text messaging, navigation in motion, video in motion, and more. Unlock...

Optimizing Cadillac CUE SD Card Video Playback

The Cadillac User Experience (CUE) system is a highly advanced, in-car entertainment system from Cadillac that allows you to play video files from an SD card when unlocked or when rear-entertainment equipped.  The article outlines how to reliably encode, load, and play video files from an SD card on your Cadillac CUE....

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Top 5 Macbook Pro 15” Tips

The 15 inch Macbook Pro is a slim yet powerful top of the line laptop with a gorgeous retina display.  It also costs a pretty penny comparatively to other laptops on the market.  To maximize your investment and experience, here are my top 5 tips for the Macbook Pro 15 inch...

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Disabling Wordpress Automatic Updates

Did you know that your WordPress site automatically updates itself? Depending on if you’re running the standard or development version, your site may be updated several times a day. Automatic updates are great to conveniently fix problems but they can also break things at extremely inconvenient times. To completely turn...

Bypass mandatory website registrations & logins

If you’ve ever visited a website that forced you to register or login just to view information, download files, or more, check out  From there you simply enter the address of the website “bugging” you and they’ll return usernames and passwords you can use.

The A-Team

The A-Team: Shut up, fool!

This show rocked back in the day and still rocks today. While I watched the show as a kid, I just finished watching all episodes (took me a few months, but I finally finished). My son sometimes watches with me and has grown to love the show as much as...

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Create Windows like shortcuts with parameters

Mac OSX doesn’t allow you to create shortcuts like Windows. The closest thing is to create an OSX alias but that doesn’t allow parameters (ex. create a Screen Sharing shortcut that connects to a specific computer). To create a Windows like shortcut with parameters on the Mac: Create a new...

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Format Seconds (HH:MM:SS)

A routine to convert seconds to hh:mm:ss (hours:minutes:seconds).

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Get Elapsed Seconds

A routine to calculate the amount of seconds from a given start date/time.

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Copy File or Folder Path

Copies the full path of a file or folder to the clipboard within Apple OS X Requirements: Apple OS X Very basic knowledge of Automator Install Instructions: Create an Automator Service and set it to receive “selected files and folders” in “any application” Add a “Run AppleScript” action and add...

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