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Windows 8 Upgrade – Windows.old folder

Number of Views : 5017After 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 : 6688I 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 …

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Magento Debug and Modifications

Number of Views : 2971I 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 …

Windows 8 – Media Center

Number of Views : 2658I upgraded my media center PC last week to Windows 8. Since that day, I have been missing media center. The Media PC in our basement was running windows 7 and that was the way we watched TV. It is hooked to a projector and has …

Magento – Google Analytics

Number of Views : 3408Magento is a great opensource eCommerce package. If you have not heard of it, you should head to their site and check it out. In a recent project I was working through a transition from ASPdotnetstorefront over to Magento. During the process I wanted to move …

Wolverine!! – Red Dawn remake

Number of Views : 2837I just watched the trailer for Red Dawn (a remake). I’m torn. First off, how could they make a remake. Second, why would you do such a thing? I can see a sequel, but a remake. So what is even more scary than the review I …

Cheaper bandwidth–(not the last mile)

Number of Views : 2730I was reading an article on gigaom regarding how bandwidth is getting cheaper. http://gigaom.com/2012/08/02/guess-what-bandwidth-is-getting-cheaper/ The article was not about our home or business bandwidth but rather IP transit costs.  The cost to move data from one location to another (overseas).   The reference the value from a …

Yahoo CEO suggestions unsolicited

Number of Views : 2139I got this post in an email from a co-worker. I thought the insight into Yahoo was interesting. Some of the comments were great and really hit home. http://sriramk.com/unsolicitedyahoo.html Every company has issues, and some of these are pretty fun to read about.