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Backing Up Your PC & Some tips

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I can't tell you how many times I have told people how important regularly backing up your computer is. I consider this as important as wearing your seat belt, as important as a helmet while riding a motorcycle. If you are not backing up your system, you are asking for trouble. Well, the truth is that not enough people wear their seat belt and I see bikers without helmets all the time. I am willing to bet that at least 1 out of 4 of you reading this aren't backing up your computers. Read More »

Top Firefox Extensions for Normal People

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Even though Chrome is quickly becoming used more often in my office, I still consider Firefox to be my primary browser (although I tried to dump it). For a long time, I tried to avoid the use of extensions in my browser. However, I have since embraced the added functionality and have generated a list of what I consider to be the best extensions to enhance your everyday browsing and internet activities.. Read More »

Article: Force Disk Usage Refresh on QNAP

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I can’t tell you how many times I have looked at the resources page of my QNAP NAS only to be left wondering how much space I have left after some large transfers.  Unfortunately, QNAP did not build in a manual refresh option for the storage on your NAS. As always, there are a couple of ways you can do ... Read More »

Article: Better Power Management for your NAS

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Having a NAS for your business or your home means that you have around the clock access to your data.  The drawbacks to this constant availability of data is consumption.  Do you really need your NAS running at non critical times? Managing your NAS more effectively can reduce your consumption and increase your sense of environmental sustainability.  Whether you have ... Read More »

Simplify Your Financial Life With Mint.com & Manilla.com

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Many of us are struggling to get a grip on our financial lives.  A lot of us don’t know which accounts have what in them, what bills are due on what days, or what credit cards have the highest balances.  Getting a grip on your financial life doesn’t have to be a strain.  There are utilities out there that can ... Read More »

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011 – Died at Age 56

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Personally, I have never really been a fan of Apple products.  That doesn’t mean they don’t have their place in the world, it just means they aren’t for me.  However, when one of the most influential people in technology passes, we ALL mourn the loss.  Whether we are PC, Mac, Linux, etc, we can all recognize and appreciate what Steve ... Read More »

Understanding Google Analytics

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If some of you are new to the website thing; you have a lot to learn, but don’t be overwhelmed by it all.  One of the applications that is going to be a help for you to understand where some of of your traffic is coming from or doing on your site is Google Analytics.  If you are new to ... Read More »

Is your IT initiative ready?

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If your company is ready to bring an IT project live, you may be missing more pieces than you think.  It is too often the case that Information Technology evolves within the organization faster than the organization may be ready for it and as an IT enthusiast/specialist; my eyes have been opened recently when rolling out a new initiative. Read More »

What MDS Should Mean to a CIO

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I have been in the IT environment for all of my adult life and with that, I have heard countless organizations claim that they can revolutionize the way companies do business.  To this day, there have only been a few companies that have really changed the way they do business that can directly change the way their customers do business.  ... Read More »

Why I am Dumping Firefox

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I really had high hopes for the latest version of Firefox, so much so that I sat and dealt with the same problems from the previous version waiting for an update to fix it.  Firefox has come a long way since it debuted, but sometimes that road ahead can actually lead you backwards.  With the slurry of new features present ... Read More »