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Joe D

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

Redirect Your WordPress RSS Feed to FeedBurner Without a Plugin

I am not a fan of running a large amount of plugins on my WordPress sites. Even though there has been a lot of debate as to whether or not it actually effects the performance of your site, I would rather limit the number by as many as possible. For those of you that have looked for a quick and easy way to redirect your feeds to FeedBurner, you may have downloaded and installed a few different plugins. Well, you don't need a plugin, just edit your functions.php file and redirect away.

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LaCie FUEL Review

If you are a road warrior, then you know having only a few GB of space on your mobile device is a complete bummer. Instead of shelling out hundreds more for a device with a few extra GB, what if there was an inexpensive solution that could expand your space to TB instead of just GB. What if I told you that your 16GB iPad or 8GB Samsung could now store up to 1TB of music, movies, photos, documents and more? Well, LaCie thinks they have the answer to your storage needs and they think that their solution, the LaCie Fuel, is the one that should earn your money.

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Thecus N2310 Review

Can you think of a NAS worth buying that costs less than $150.00 USD? I bet you would have a hard time answering that question. I have reviewed a slew of NAS and can't answer that question, until now. Thecus has done what many have considered as the impossible. They may have just set a new standard for affordability, slapped the Thecus badge on it, and dubbed it the N2310.

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Thecus Adds Snapshot and ESXi VAAI Support

Thecus Technology Corporation, the creator in NAS and NVR storage solutions, announces firmware updates to its business class NAS models, adding support for the BTRFS file system as well as ESXi VAAI. The new features enhance Thecus OS5, adding snapshot backup functionality as well as allowing ESXi virtualization storage tasks to be offloaded to the NAS. In addition, USB backup functionality has been improved with bi-directional copying now available.

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Facebook Sucks

Sorry about this, but I am about to express my disgust with Facebook.  Don’t get me wrong, I like Facebook.  I use it all the time for work and for fun.  I have yet to find a tool better for reconnecting with old friends.  However, it has gone too far.  This isn’t a rant about privacy and the social engineering …

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QNAP’s myQNAPcloud SmartLink Service

If you are one of the many QNAP faithful, you may have realized that there have been many quiet changes that accompanied QTS 4.1. Among the many enhancements came an enhancement to QNAP's MyQNAPCloud service. From the start, the service didn't look like it would be something that I would really take advantage of. The interface was simple and didn't really offer me much in the way of functionality. Also, having multiple NAS meant multiple logins and just an additional layer of pain. Well, things are different now... and I like it.

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