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November 2012

Zip Tar Gzip on Linux

Number of Views : 15458I often asked questions regarding Linux. Yesterday I was asked how to unzip a file. An individual new to Linux received a .zip file and was unable unzip it. They were using a terminal window. Zip / Unzip I believe that zip is common to most …

Windows 8 Upgrade – Windows.old folder

Number of Views : 5110After upgrading to windows 8 on my laptop with an SSD drive. I found that the drive had lost a lot of space. This was due to the size of the c:\windows.old folder. I had attempted to remove this folder a few times through DOS and …

Nest

Number of Views : 6796I don’t often go out for Black Friday. I like the idea of deals, but do not like dealing with people. So this year my wife asked to get the nest (nest.com) – The learning thermostat. Lowe’s had the system on sale. So instead of heading …

Windows 8 Media Center – Remote Potato

Number of Views : 2682I’ve blogged about recently upgrading to windows 8 on my media center. I now have everything running as it was. Including the best accessory to media center, Remote Potato. (www.remotepotato.com/) This application allows you to remotely view and control your media center. It can stream to …

Blogs I read – 2012

Number of Views : 2863Every Time I upgrade my Laptop I take inventory of my bookmarks or Favorites. I tend to get a bit sloppy so I just organize by cleaning house. The one thing I don’t get rid of is my google reader feed and the blogs on that …

Windows 8 – Close an application

Number of Views : 1631I have been asked twice from new windows 8 users on how to close an application. I find it funny to think that people have been running apps in the background and not know how to shut them down. There are 3 basic ways to close …

Magento

Magento Debug and Modifications

Number of Views : 3084I have been using Magento more frequently. One of the great benefits of this system is the ablity to customize the application and change it’s behavior. One of the downsides is because of the ability to customize the overall folder structure can be a bit challenging …