Comcast to stop throttling BitTorrent

Comcast has changed its method of throttling bandwitch from targeting apps to just targeting high network traffic. This new “protocol-agnostic” will temporarily throttle heavy users if their area of the network is experiencing heavy traffic. “customers’ accounts must exceed a certain percentage of their upstream or downstream (both currently set at 70%) bandwidth for longer… Continue reading Comcast to stop throttling BitTorrent

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

Getting Yammer to work with IM on Google Apps for your domain

Our company uses Yammer so everyone can stay in touch and post status updates easily. One problem we’ve had is that the IM component wouldn’t work with our google talk accounts (we use Google Apps for our domain.) I discovered here that all we needed were some additional entries in DNS. After following that doc,… Continue reading Getting Yammer to work with IM on Google Apps for your domain

One Laptop per Child

Do you want to buy a cool laptop for less than $400? This thing is durable, easy to use and can be charged with a hand crank or solar panel (it also looks kinda cute.) The One Laptop per Child project is one that has interested me for a while. Not only have they worked… Continue reading One Laptop per Child

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

“This computer has not been authorized…”

For a while now, I’ve been getting this error when I try to put music on my mp3 player from Rhapsody: “This computer has not been authorized to play Rhapsody subscription tracks. To authorize, select My Account -> Authroize Computer from the Rhapsody menu.” I would do what it said and keep getting that message… Continue reading “This computer has not been authorized…”

Slow email delivery from Gmail

As I mentioned prevously, my the email for my family’s domain (teamjens.com) is hosted on Google Apps. Today, I’ve seen some e-mail trickling in quite late. As I examined the headers, it looks like there are problems with delivery through the Gmail backend.

Comcast Tiered Internet

I came across this post today (Comcast Is Starting The Tiered Internet.. Whether We Like It or Not) and must admit that I have never had much trust for any ISP I’ve used (except for when I used the U of U for internet access as a student.) I haven’t downloaded/uploaded anything through bittorrent in… Continue reading Comcast Tiered Internet