10 reasons why you should use Mozy for your computer backups

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

Failure to simplify

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

Comcast sued for blocking traffic

It’s about time. I mentioned previously about Comcast messing with your internet traffic. The news stories are available here and here.

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It’s official, Comcast is messing with your internet traffic

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

Packet8 not showing names with caller ID

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.

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Rename file extensions easily with bash

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

Gmail spam filter

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.

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New Vonage features

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.)

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