We decided to change hosting companies. One of the sites we were migrating had an FTP based blogger blog (ie. blogger was hosted on our site).
There isn’t a whole lot of information about how to do this, but it turned out to be fairly simple. Continue reading
It appears that Dell is once again offering XP to purchasers of new Dell Systems.
The problems with Vista are Continue reading
The earthlink wireless was still down. I’m not sure what the problem really was but the constant downtime and resulting support calls was getting tiring.
I wandered over to our local friendly RadioShack. They had a Sierra Aircard for about $80 after rebate. The nice thing was that they had a special on the unlimited broadband service for about $60/month with a 2 year contract with Sprint. The cheaper, limited plan only offered 40 MB per month. Continue reading
I’ve had earthlink wireless with a Sierra aircard for my laptop for a couple of years. About 2 years ago I went through tech support hell when the card would not work. Finally I got to someone in corporate and they got it working. Continue reading
There is a thread at webproworld.com about someone who was using a Yahoo email account as their primary email. Suddenly they found that the account was deleted. The problem was that the account contained their whole life. Apparently, they had not saved the emails. Continue reading
As we mentioned in a previous post, the device we bought to try to copy our VHS tapes to DVD via the PC just didn’t work out.
Instead, we purchased a Magnavox MWR20V6. Among other things, this device has the ability to copy your VHS tapes to DVD and vice versa, if the tapes are not copy protected. Continue reading
Video tapes degrade over time. If you don’t do anything, they will eventually be unusable.
We found a piece of hardware by Smardisk called VideoSafe. It’s simplicity itself with a usb connector and jacks for video, left and right audio and s-video. The software by arcsoft is also minimalist. The unit was jsut $49 at OfficeMax. Continue reading
I just got a notice that one of my sites was at 80% bandwidth. There was still over a week left in the month. When I checked the logs, there were a couple of forums hotlinking to my images. Hotlinking is where someone uses a link to one of your images on their site, a forum or a blog. The problem is that if it is a high traffic site, the traffic can kill your bandwith allowance. Continue reading
I just got an official looking email from Amex in my inbox. The problem was that it was sent to one of my emails that I don’t use for our amex account (Different domain entirely). Of course, we never click on email links but will go directly to the site. Continue reading