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Large store ruins man’s life after he bought a phone in for repair.

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I know that many of our clients and potential clients are lured by the promises of “cheap” technology consulting by some of the larger chains. Claims such as “We’ll rid your computer of viruses for only $49” sound great. Especially considering that it can take us several hours to do a thorough job.

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Insanity – Philadelphia is requiring bloggers to have a license.

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The Washington Examiner has an article about the City of Philadelphia requiring bloggers to have a $300 business license. This is absolutely insane. Supposedly the city is so cash strapped that it is imposing onerous and expensive business licensing requirements on someone who is making a couple of bucks a year with a blog running adsense.

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J – Google AdSense module for Joomla – BE SURE TO ADD YOUR PUBLISHER ID

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Important update – Please see our latest post. It appears that the module is NOT using your publisher id. We are removing J – Adsense Google from all of our sites immediately. 
http://www.chrismendlascorner.com/2012/05/j-google-adsense-extension-for-joomla.html

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Jupgrade for Joomla didn’t work under chrome

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We are migrating a site from Joomla 1.5.25 to Joomla 2.5. When I went to run the jupgrade extension, it seemed to just hang. There was an box with about 6 boxes under it with captions such as “Checking” and “Downloading”. I checked everything and it seemed to be configured properly.

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Bill would allow Obama to sieze control of the internet

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I don’t really who is in power, a socialist democrat or a conservative republican. There is a bill sponsered by Sen Lieberman that would give Obama a ‘kill switch’ for the internet. The bill is entitled Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act.  Given the actions of this administration and the heavy handed tactics, this is a truly frightening bill. As much as I trust Sarah Palin, I would not even want her to have this much power.

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