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Dynamic DNS – Dyndns alternatives

Number of Views : 2100Dynamic DNS for Custom Domains I have been using dynamic dns for many years.  My preferred provider was always dyndns.org.  In early 2014 Dyndns (or Dyn.com) stopped offering a free Dynamic Dns solution.  You can read about their decision to stop providing this service (here).  NOTE: …

iPfire vs PFsense – Firewall Review

Number of Views : 23827I have posted in the past about all the great things you can do with DDWRT or with PFsense.   After a few years with PFsense I have changed to iPfire.  If you have not heard of iPfire I would suggest reading about this awesome firewall platform.  The …

To use WWW or not – Naked Domains

Number of Views : 1719I recently read an article from Mads Kristensen (http://madskristensen.net/post/url-rewrite-and-the-www-subdomain).  He was posting regarding using a url rewrite for IIS and the use of a subdomain. After reading the article and viewing some info regarding the two camps of “use WWW” and don’t use “www”.  I could …

Quickbooks Alternative

Number of Views : 2329My old Thinkpad that I used as a mini server died, and on that machine I ran an old version of Quickbooks.   I have used Quickbooks for invoicing and accounting for about 7 years.    It has served me well, however when the machine died I …

Magento

Magento 1.8 has been released

Number of Views : 970Magento 1.8 I am a huge fan of Magento.  It is a great ecommerce and shopping cart system.   In the last year I have launched a few sites using this system.   The flexibility of Magento allowed me to create a B2B site and also …

Windows 8 Upgrade – Windows.old folder

Number of Views : 4760After 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 : 6462I 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 …