There are a lot of backup services out there on the internet so I thought I’d do a quick writeup of my favorite. Here are 10 reasons why you should use Mozy Unlimited Backup for your computer backups. Ease of use – Their software is easy to setup. After the inital setup, there is zero… Continue reading 10 reasons why you should use Mozy for your computer backups
A while back, we purchased an all-in-one remote to simplify the use of our TV/VCR/DVD/PVR/Sound system. I thought it was great. Yesterday, I was greeted by this paper on our stove with instructions for our babysitter. So it turns out instead of reducing the complexity of our system, I now have a vessel of concentrated… Continue reading Failure to simplify
It’s about time. I mentioned previously about Comcast messing with your internet traffic. The news stories are available here and here.
Well, not really. But let me explain. I hoard data…a lot of data. I have a hard time deleting anything if there’s the slightest chance that I might want it later (downloads, docs, scripts, etc…) I’ve done a pretty good job keeping a copy of things on my home server. In fact, I usually have… Continue reading Remove the lint from your hard drive
This is interesting timing for this article to come out about Comcast blocking traffic. Comcast is messing with TCP handshakes Just yesterday, one of my clients contacting me saying that everyone in their office couldn’t get email. I manage the server which hosts their email. I quickly checked my email to see if it worked… Continue reading It’s official, Comcast is messing with your internet traffic
My wife has been complaining that our phones don’t show all of the caller ID information since switching from Vonage to Packet8. It only shows the phone number, no names.
I recently had a misconfiguration in logrotate that left me with a bunch of bzip2 files having a .gz (gzip) extension on their filename instead of .bz2. Not to worry, it was a simple fix to rename them all with one command: for filename in *.gz; do mv $filename `basename $filename .gz`.bz2; done
Organize over 4200 files in 2.5 seconds! I have taken a ton of photos since I got my new camera last December (4265 files, to be exact) and decided that I need to sort through and organize. I have them stored on my server at home and accessible from my iBook (which has Adobe CS2… Continue reading Organizing files by date with perl
I recently moved e-mail hosting for my family’s domain over to Google Apps. I just have to say that I love having their spam filter.
Vonage finally added Anonymous Call Blocking and Do Not Disturb. I’m kind of excited to test these out on my office line (as I recently switched my home phone line to Packet8, I won’t be able to test it there.)