Tools

To use WWW or not – Naked Domains

I 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 not help but reflect on my own experiences. For years, I been fortunate to both …

Read moreTo use WWW or not – Naked Domains

Quickbooks Alternative

My 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 decided to look at upgrading from my 2009 version to the newest.   As I …

Read moreQuickbooks Alternative

Mobile Screenshots for presentations

I often have to do presentations or showcase a site or an application.   I find taking pictures or showcasing the application can help many people get a sense of what I am talking about.  I recently discovered a great tool to take a screenshot of your app or website using multiple devices.    http://placeit.breezi.com/ has Mobile devices, tablets, pc’s and  other great …

Read moreMobile Screenshots for presentations

Stand up desk and productivity

I 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 and just had to laugh. Not everyone is onboard with standing and working http://mashable.com/2012/09/02/stand-up-desks-sunday-comics/

When is it illegal to listen. Mapping wifi?

When 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.  The success of this can be seen with radio and TV.    People are able to …

Read moreWhen is it illegal to listen. Mapping wifi?

iPhone Jailbreak 5.0.1

I 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 very useful. Some of the other reasons to jailbreak are to test out some fun …

Read moreiPhone Jailbreak 5.0.1

Bike Commuting to Work

I 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 of fun over the years with this bike.   In the last 5 years it …

Read moreBike Commuting to Work

Items I would like to purchase

I 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 – I have  wanted this chair for years.  It would be a great addition to the …

Read moreItems I would like to purchase

Stand up desk

For 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 using is an instand, deluxe with roller wheels. Using a standup desk has been a great learning …

Read moreStand up desk

Command Line tips

I 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 of the same tricks as the command prompt. I have used these tips and tricks …

Read moreCommand Line tips

64 bit has become the norm…

It 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 capture app), pdfprinter, and even simple things like Cisco VPN.    It took some time …

Read more64 bit has become the norm…

High Resolution Laptop

I 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 T61 with a 1680×1050 resolution WSXGA+.   It is amazing how you can miss that real …

Read moreHigh Resolution Laptop