7 Tips to Keep WinXP Running Fast & Smooth

October 6th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Windows XP is the most targeted system when it comes to viruses, spyware, and malware. You want to make sure that you are doing your best to keep your computer running healthy.

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activeCollab Listens to the Community

October 4th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Several days ago, I expressed my dissatisfaction with activeCollab’s new pricing model. Well, since then, it appears that the team has listened to their community and adjusted their pricing model accordingly. It’s only fair that I blog about this as well. After seeing the new pricing model, it is clear that Ilija Studen and the team are interested in staying in business.

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activeCollab – An Open Source Project Gone Sour

September 17th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Many of us have heard of activeCollab which was famed for being the free alternative to Basecamp and became very popular. Then, once the aC community was formed, the owner of the software decided to take a turn. As of version 1.0, the cost for activeCollab (w/ unlimited projects) went from free to $1999 + $499/yr for support & upgrades. Nice.

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How to Stop SPAM and Know Where it’s Coming From

September 7th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Spam is virtually unavoidable because once they get your address, there is no stopping it. The only way people say to stop spam is to frequently change your email address. Since you know that’s not an option, there is another way that will keep the spammers at bay and find out exactly who is giving away your email address.

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Let Search Engines Help When Out of Blogging Ideas

September 6th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

If “writer’s block” means anything, then the following might interest you. The only way to keep traffic coming to your website or weblog is to keep writing new content, but what if you run out of ideas or need a boost to come up with the next big story? The answer is very simple and is most likely in your site itself.

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Convert Video to Images and Back Using FFMPEG

September 5th, 2007 / 4 Comments » / by Andrew Wells

I’ve used this technique to get lightning shots that I’ve gotten from my video camera. This will help you get static pictures from any video clip. You can also manipulate the images and convert them back into a video clip!

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How to Clone a Debian Install

September 4th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Although it is insanely easy to install software on Debian systems using the package manager, there is a neat technique that you can use to clone a PC or reinstall all your software with one command after a format. This works with all Debian-based systems.
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Blocking Browsers – Good Idea?

August 30th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

Blocking browsers has been a topic of discussion ever since somebody had the bright idea of blocking IE because of its failure to adhere to the proper standards. More recently, Firefox started to be blocked from a select number of sites because the site owners are against the add-on Adblock Plus. Regardless of the reason, is it ever a good idea to block a browser?

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My 18 Favorite Firefox Extensions / Add Ons

August 28th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

The thing I love the most about Firefox is that I have the power to customize it based on the contributions of the Firefox community.  Based on using Firefox for years, here are the extensions that I use and recommend to others.

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Home Storm Footage on 08/23/2007

August 26th, 2007 / No Comments » / by Andrew Wells

No need to go storm chasing on this day. One storm after another rolled right over my house. I caught the first two on camera, but everything after that hit on through the night after that was too dark to get except for a few lightning strikes.

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