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Best deal we’ve found on Web Hosting

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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We’ve used lots of hosting companies, some good, some bad. We have learned that the real measure of a great hosting company comes down to the following: 1. Reliable Email service: it’s funny that you’d think that bandwidth or space or some web space feature would top our list, but we have learned that even […]

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Critical file backups

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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It’s sad to think about. You will only know how valuable something is until you lose it. I’m sure many of you have lost a file, or some data, or A LOT of data, like your whole hard drive. So we talk about backing up. But where do we backup? Not on the same drive […]

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My email to Steve Jobs

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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OK, here we go. If I ever sent an email to Steve Jobs, and more importantly if he ever read it, I’d probably do the Mac Fanatic thing and praise the Mac hardware and OS X and go on and on about how much I love everything Mac. Mac Pros, iPods, MacBook Pros, etc. But […]

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Build a high-quality external hard drive

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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I just put together an external USB drive and am so happy with it I’d thought I’d share my recipe. I have owned many external drives before, including LaCie external drives, and was always disappointed when I’d open them up. Cheap Maxtor drives, poor engineering, el cheapo parts, not to mention how noisy they’d get. […]

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Adding GD library for Mac OS X Leopard

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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“Unfortunately the Mac OS Leopard PHP build doesn’t bring GD library installed. There are many tutorials around the web telling how to patch the system so you can have it working but all are very complicated and require the installation of Xcode, etc, so you need some gigs of free HD space and a lot […]

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phpMyAdmin info

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, manage privileges,export data into various formats and is available in 55 languages. Download phpMyAdmin from the site at: http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php […]

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10 must-have Mac apps

Monday, September 8, 2008

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OK, everyone has their favorite Macintosh applications. Here is my list of Mac apps that I have to have. I use them everyday, and when I use a PC without their functionality, I tend to tear up. But that’s just me ; ) 1. Text Editor: Text Wrangler (http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/) 2. Browser: Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/) 3. Internet: […]

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