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PPtP VPN macOS Sierra – Gone Missing

Number of Views : 2747My title may be a little misleading. After updating my Mac to the new macOS Sierra I realized that my favorite security tool pptp vpn was removed. You can read about it here on apple’s support site – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844 I realize that the pptp vpn protocol …

Lenovo ix2-dl NAS – Home Backup

Number of Views : 14594Home Backup History Every year I spend the holidays making sure that our home computers and items are backed up.  I have a mixture of systems and media that need to be backed up.   For the past few years I have used a combination of external …

Magento – Google Analytics

Number of Views : 3549Magento 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 …

QR codes

Number of Views : 4540I found a great site for creating custom QR codes.  I had a project a few years back where I had to generate QR codes, so I wrote my own engine.  Then I used the .net framework to impose images on top of QR codes using …

Windows Phone 7 (wp7) Map task

Number of Views : 4827I’m in the middle of writing a Windows Phone 7 application.  It is part experiment and part project that I’ve wanted to do for a while.   In doing the development I have found a few difficult things in developing for WP7. The application I’m writing requires the use …

QR Code Generator – 2d barcode

Number of Views : 5144I’ve been doing some research on QR codes (the funny looking squares you see in magazines and Sunday advertisements). QR codes are “Quick Reference” barcodes that can contain a lot of information. They started to become popular in Japan and have recently been showing up more …

Windows 7

Number of Views : 4540I was reading my daily RSS feeds and came across this headline. “More than 10% of all PCs worldwide now on Windows 7”. (http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2010/04/22/more-than-10-of-all-pcs-worldwide-now-on-windows-7.aspx) It stood out and made me interested. That is pretty amazing, since Windows 7 has only been out for a few months. …

8 Money Mistakes

Number of Views : 4384Here are some great basic money mistakes. If you are in any way questioning these items please email me so I can explain. I am not a financial planner or even a consultant (I work in IT). However, if you don’t understand why these are bad, …