One thing I have thought about, is the idea of an affiliate situation. If I were to talk about a product (and link to somewhere you might buy it), I have thought about how I might do it. While I’m not currently doing it, I have thought of working with DirectDial for that purpose. Here are my impressions of their offering.
Since moving this blog over to Blogger – and there have been a few changes over the years – This will mark my 300th post. That’s really not too shabby for something that lacked a general direction, ideas and any sort of audience not so long ago. This has meaning too, because we’re somewhere around the middle of the year and I can safely say it’s been the best year ever for this blog. So, join me as I take a look at some of the past, present, and the future of Blogging Calwell.
When presented with catastrophic data loss on a customer’s QNAP NAS device (that had no second copy), I had to work fast and try to recover as much data as possible. My attempt at a restore started from a post in QNAP’s forum and expanded into the steps you see here.
Google I/O is usually the place Google announces some big things. In the past it’s been Nexus devices, and today there is a strong rumor that some sort of tablet will come today from Google. The event tarted a bit late, but the announcements were launched into right away – so let’s take a look.
As an early Beta invitee to Bitcasa, I was pretty excited. This new service promised the next evolution in online cloud storage – the unlimited space cloud storage. Because was bound by a non-disclosure agreement – I couldn’t bring the details to you until the product was released fully. Also, since much of the time I’m spending with this is […]
This seems nuts to me that a company of so many can do it, but it speaks of a trend I’ve been seeing with Microsoft’s products that culminated with the newly released Surface tablet. I’m simply just baffled by some of the choices that are made surrounding some of the products. It’s almost as if the world had run out of names and Microsoft was the first to find out. Let’s take a look at this mess on the eve of what is considered one of
You may have, on occasion, require the use of plain text for links, ASCII art or just a simple list. Because plain text is often hard to work with in the active web, there are sites like Tinypaste. The trouble is, Tinypaste will sometimes keep you from the text you want to see and force a number of surveys on you (like those shown above). This stuff is bogus, so you’ll want to just completely skip it. I’ll show you how.
These things are becoming more commonplace than ever. With news swirling about a huge compromise of passwords on Linkedin – many are worried about whether they were one of the 6.5 million reported to have been affected by a serious break of LinkedIn’s security. Here’s a rundown of what you should do right away to protect yourself.
“Today’s Windows is almost absurdly configurable” – with that phrase, the recent Microsoft Windows Engineering blog gave me the answer I was looking for. This was the reason for the new “Metro” style interface, the active square tiles and the removal of the “Start” button in Windows 8.
I wanted to look at this idea of becoming certified and if it’s worthwhile as an IT Consultant. (Disclosure: I’m an MCSE in the NT 4.0 track, I have not upgraded since).