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VPN Service is a Must Have Today

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)  is a technology that  enables a computer to send and receive data across a network  by establishing a connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption. The basic principle is that once you establish a secure connection,  the server handles …

Ethernet over the power outlet

I was skeptical at first, but I must say – I am very impressed. My house is 40+ years old and has not been retrofitted to allow for the modern Internet wiring.  Like most folks out there, I have ran wires thru the ceiling, drilled new holes in …

Full Image Backup Free Tools

Backups should be top of mind for everyone, but it is especially critical when you upgrade your OS. Creating a full-image backup is – in my opinion – a must have before begining the upgrade process.. There are a number of free drive backup software (imaging, cloning)  that …

Windows 8 – USB Drivers Signature Issue

On Monday, I was trying to place a presentation on a USB drive on my Windows 8 machine, and after a several attempts (different ports and drives) I discover that the USB drivers in Device Manager all had issues.  I had no idea what had happened, as no …

Link Redirection and Count

Every book, eBook, blog and podcast I have read, mentions the same thing: You got to be able to account for your incoming and outgoing traffic. When setting up blog you must be able to track your statistics (not only the people coming in, but also which links …

Theme Decisions!

I have spent so much time trying to figure out my new theme… I was fine with the theme I had at WordPress.com  but when I moved to my own hosted instance, found out that the theme was not longer available for download.