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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 »

C.O.D. NAS Benchmarking Utility – Free!

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We, at computingondemand.com, had been looking for a way to benchmark a NAS in a repeatable form without the need to buy additional software.  For us, we had been performing a test in our NAS reviews that benchmarks the speed at which you can transfer the Avatar ISO to and from a NAS.  This was a drag and drop process ... Read More »

Mouse Without Borders

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Clever utilities are what really get my mouse twitching.  In the age of the connected home, more of these devices are disconnected from one another.  I have a keyboard and mouse for eight PC’s in my home, 3 of which are HTPCs.  The HTCPs in my home all are capable of using a Logitech Harmony Remote control and all are ... Read More »

QNAP vs DROBO

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We all love our NAS. If you don’t have one yet, you will love your NAS. Sometimes picking the right one for you may be difficult. Really, it all boils down to what you need. In this NAS Showdown, we are going to pit QNAP against Drobo in a cage match to help you determine who deserves your money. Read More »

Is Google DNS Better Than Your ISP’s?

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Recently, Google introduced their own DNS service for internet customers.  With the latest iteration of their service, along with OpenDNS and a few other DNS Service providers, they have started to use CDN’s (Content Delivery Network) to increase performance.  This helps latency issues that your ISP is typically unable to address by gathering and using data stored on DNS servers ... Read More »

How to Configure MAXCDN with WordPress

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If you are running a popular website that utilizes WordPress you may have been asking yourself how you can have the site perform better. Outside of the slew of plugins and functions you can use, you can use a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to speed things up a notch. A content delivery network is a slew of computers or servers ... Read More »

Only Show Featured Image on the First Page of a Post

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The nice thing about running sites on WordPress is that you will never run out of things to try. It seems like there is always something new that can be done to better the experience of the reader or further enhance the site. Featured Images are a great way to show off your post, but what if you don’t want ... Read More »

Using QNAP’s RTRR with Windows Server

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I have a lot of data.   So much so, that there are servers and multiple NAS on my network.  Not all people are like me, but if you are and you have a lot of important data, then backing it up may have become an issue.  Until recently, I had been using a bunch of external disks to do my ... Read More »

Remove That Smiley Face From Your WordPress Site

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Have you ever wondered why that smiley face shows up on your WordPress site? The short answer is that WordPress Stats creates this smiley face and uses it for tracking. In other words, this smiley face is responsible for giving WordPress Stats the information about visitors to your site. Sorry, you can’t get rid of it completely, but you can ... Read More »

Change the WordPress Editor Width

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A friend of mine recently went through some issues with WordPress and the WYSIWYG editor.  His theme’s content width is 620px, but the editor is as wide as his screen.  With that said, when he would create a post and insert pictures he would have to preview the post over and over to make sure things were falling into the ... Read More »