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WordPress 2.8 is out

6. July 2009

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Time again to upgrade your WordPress blog. Version 2.8 is AOK.  Just remember to deactivate your plugins, do the auto upgrade, and if you have “fatal error” issues re-activating your plugins, try them one at a time.  Good luck!

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Gmail adds Calendar & Documents gadget

28. October 2008

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Google has done it again with its Google Labs. They have enabled you to see your Google Calendar and Documents all within the Gmail email page. The “Gadgets” make it much easier than going to each separate page to view your Calendar or Documents. 1.  Sign into your Gmail account. 2.  Click “Settings”, upper right. […]

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Photoshop history options

17. September 2008

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We’re not sure why this isn’t on by default. In Photoshop, go to the History palette, select the indicated area, and choose “History Options”. Then in the next screen, check “Allow Non-Linear History”. Deleting a “state” deletes that state and those that came after it. If you choose the Allow Non-Linear History option, deleting a […]

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Our top pick for FTP program: Transmit

14. September 2008

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Our number one pick for FTP application is Transmit. It is solid, and quite full-featured: Column view. iDisk. sidebar. ftp/ssl. search. zooming. it even has tabs. What is FTP? FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is the universal way to send, receive, and manage your files and folders using the internet. If you manage a web […]

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Automountd trying to connect to Backups.backupdb

12. September 2008

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Little Snitch’s outbound firewall tells me that automountd wants to connect to Backups.backupdb on port 111. We found out that this is caused by our switch to the free OpenDNS service. It is Time Machine trying to mount a remote NFS (network file system), but cannot. We told Little Snitch to Deny, but you can […]

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Free DNS Service: great idea for laptops

10. September 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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