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To use WWW or not – Naked Domains

Number of Views : 2223I 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 : 3597My 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 …

Screenshot software – Jing Alternative

Number of Views : 2829I have been a longtime user of Jing from Techsmith. Until recently this was my go-to software for screen captures or video. I have watched people be amazed when I just take a screen capture circle an area make a comment and upload to screenshare. Recently, …

Stand up desk and productivity

Number of Views : 4014I have a standup desk, well actually a laptop stand that I use a work. Lately I’ve been slacking and have not used it that frequently. Mostly because of the great second monitor and docking station I have when I’m sitting. I saw this on Mashable …

When is it illegal to listen. Mapping wifi?

Number of Views : 4436When did listening become illegal?  After reading this article I got to thinking more about how the concept of wireless is flawed.   http://gigaom.com/2012/05/01/google-wi-fi-snooping-and-the-ever-shifting-creepy-line/ As a technology it uses public airwaves to send data.  This concept works great when the data is suppose to be freely available.  …

Packable and portable coffee

Number of Views : 6078UPDATE: I was able to purchase Tea Fillers from Teavana in our local mall My current employer does not provide coffee. So I find myself bringing coffee to work. This is not a bad thing, only that I tend to forget my Thermos at work.  They …

iPhone Jailbreak 5.0.1

Number of Views : 5024I decided to jail break again. I really like the sbsettings That lets you turn things like wireless, bluetooth, and other features on and off with a simple click. I also use mywi to tether when on the road, since I purchased the app it is …

Christmas time of year

Number of Views : 2521It is that time of the year.  I love Christmas.  I just realized at work that the the only pictures of the kids I have are getting pumpkins and a Christmas tree (multiple years).   Yesterday we went and got the tree.  It is always a fun …

Bike Commuting to Work

Number of Views : 4323I have started biking into work again.  It has been enjoyable and an interesting adventure.   This time around I’m using my commuter, a converted mountain bike (Schwinn S9five6 – Purchased in 1995).    This is one of my favorite bikes, I’ve had a great amount …

Items I would like to purchase

Number of Views : 3169I currently have many things that I would love to acquire.    Some of these I consider great design and others I find as great tools. Seating: Eames Aluminum office chair – a great office chair that is comfortable and also good looking:  http://store.hermanmiller.com/Products/Eames-Aluminum-Group-Management-Chair Eames Lounge – …

Stand up desk

Number of Views : 6623For the last 2 months I have been standing up at work.  I’ve borrowed a rolling laptop cart to be my stand up desk.  You can see from the pictures that it is adjustable and also has a mouse tray to the side.   The stand I am …

Command Line tips

Number of Views : 3562I find myself in a command prompt in windows a lot.  I enjoy using it.  From simple items like getting an ip address or copying files (robocopy)  I use it a lot.   More recently I have been in powershell a lot more.  Powershell uses most …

64 bit has become the norm…

Number of Views : 3372It seems like just yesterday I upgraded to Vista x64.  It was a pain in the rear, display drivers did not work, things were a little difficult to get intalled (sharepoint development environment). Some of the main software I used did not work, like screen (screen …

High Resolution Laptop

Number of Views : 3409I am very pleased with my newer T410 laptop.  The only complaint I have found is the resolution.  It is set to 1280 x 800, which is not bad. It is a wide screen but not too high of a resolution.  I was used to a …