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Free DNS Service: great idea for laptops

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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We’ve been using the free DynDNS service for a while now and thought it would be a good idea to post about its merits (for those of you who don’t already know about it). With their service, you can access your computer remotely with a DNS name instead of an IP address that probably changes […]

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What is the best application ever created?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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No one agrees with me. My vote for the best software ever created may surprise you. Maybe not. I have used SO much software, between Office, Graphics/Video, Internet, Sound, and Utility apps. There are so many great applications. TextWrangler or BBEdit. VMWare. Photoshop. Dreamweaver. InDesign. Illustrator. Flash (OK, Adobe, stop showing off). Aperture. Final Cut […]

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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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