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Quickbooks Alternative

Number of Views : 3436My 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 …

Web Developer Checklist

Number of Views : 4061I was reading some of my news feeds and came across this great site called http://webdevchecklist.com/.   It is a creation of Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and Mads Kristensen.   I often publish a site and run through a few tests.   Some I do religiously, but others I …

Thinkpad x1 Touch

Number of Views : 1487I am a ThinkPad junkie (proof 1, 2). I currently have 3 active thinkpads in our home. My primary laptop T410, My wife’s T410, and our home server (everything PC) t61p. Today I just purchased another thinkpad to add to the collection. I got a Thinkpad …

Tech Travel

Number of Views : 975I recently went on a trip to San Francisco for the Microsoft Build Conference. First and foremost the conference was excellent. You can say what you want about Microsoft, but they are making both hardware and great software. Packing for a trip like Build, where everyone …

Home Phone – Free using google talk

Number of Views : 5468I just setup our home phone to have free calling and kept our existing number. The new setup I am using incorporates Google voice and an obitalk Obi110 ($40) device. I have been a VOIP user at our house for the last 7 years. I started …

Printers – Home Laser Printer

Number of Views : 1062I hate printers. They have caused me so much headache over the years. Printers bother me from the standpoint that they don’t work when you need them, and most likely they are near or out of ink when they do work. In the past few years, …

Reverb

Giro Reverb – Commuter Helmet

Number of Views : 1961I recently upgraded my helmet to a more fully bodied helmet for commuting to work. I have a Giro Road helmet that really allows for air flow and the ability to cool your head. But for commuting to work and being packed away in my desk …

Check your Ubuntu Version – Command Line

Number of Views : 1147I often ssh into my home linux server or my remote Machines. Recently I could not remember what flavor (version) of ubuntu I was running. Since I don’t use the UI on the server I only had the command line to use. I quickly found a …

RIP Google Reader

Number of Views : 1155Google recently announced that it is going to turn off Google reader. Reader.google.com I can remember when it launched in 2005 and I was amazed that I could take all these RSS feeds (web news) and put them in one place. It was not sexy or …

Windows Mesh – Shutdown

Number of Views : 1858Feb 13th 2013 is a sad day. Microsoft decided to turn off what I though was one of their best services. They are discontinuing Live Mesh. If you have not heard of Mesh, it was the precursor to SkyDrive. Mesh allowed you to sync and access …