Apple Safari – Please Don’t Install it!

Please, just don’t do it – especially if you’re a Windows user.  Ignore that pesky recommendation you get from Apple when upgrading or installing iTunes. Updated May 10, 2010 – Department of Homeland Security issues threat US-CERT Alert against Apple Safari.

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FolderShare – Real-Time Syncing of Files Between Machines

FolderShare is one of those hidden gems out there that I can’t live without.  Originally developed by a company called ByteTaxi, it offers real time synchronization of files between machines via a private peer-to-peer (P2P) network.  Microsoft bought ByteTaxi, Inc. in 2005 and immediately started offering the software for free.

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Mozy – Secure Online Backup

Just want to spread the word about Mozy – the secure online backup service.  Everyone should backup their data periodically!  I mean everyone!!  I know, it’s one of those things that you just can’t be bothered with but there are numerous studies that indicate that between 1.5% to 6% of drives will fail in a given year (i.e. Google’s […]

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Big Brother Watching What You Print…

Now most people won’t give this a second thought but this is just another example of how privacy is slowly but surely going to the wayside…  It seems that various combinations of printers and drivers print microscopic identifiers that are unique to a given printer.  Take the original printed document and you could trace it […]

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Shuttle SN95G5 Woes…

Updated – March 12, 2007.  I filed a complaint with the BBB against Shuttle on this issue as they were unresponsive but I’ve decided not to pursue this further. Shuttle is still wrong but it seems that there is also an issue with Microsoft Vista, Nvidia Nforce 3 chipsets, AGP Video Cards, and AMD Dual Core […]

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Verizon FIOS Internet Service Review

Wow! and it’s about time! Real Broadband Access for the Home is finally here!  Verizon FIOS Finally, internet service that advertises 5mb down/2mb up and delivers.  See the results for yourself at DSL Reports for Verizon FIOS.  Response times are excellent (sub 10ms) and this is sustained bandwidth not peak!

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IDS Landscape Construction – don’t use them!

Just posting a warning to stay away from the company “IDS Landscape Construction” (aka “Irrigation Design Services” and “IDS Landscaping”). The company is located in Northern Virginia (Sterling, VA to be exact) and primarily installs in ground sprinkler systems but also does decks, patios, ponds, etc.

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House for Sale!

— Update June 1 2006 — We sold our beautifull home. Good luck to the new owners! Side note – the housing market in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area is definitely in a down turn. Anyone trying to sell – don’t expect anywhere near what people were getting in 2005 — expect $50k to $100k […]

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GoDaddy copies Network Solutions

Some quick ramblings from me… Why is this news? Well, I was the person responsible for getting Network Solutions off of it’s old InterNIC system to the newer WorldNIC system and then finally build and migrate everyone to what exists today. What exists today is a very robust Account Management system that meets the needs […]

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