Although not an avid Angry Birds player, my 3yo son is and has told me that the red bird does indeed do something when the screen is tapped. In fact, when he told me what happens, I had a difficult time believing it, even when trying it multiple times myself. But now, it is crystal […]

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The following post was originally from Jan 8, 2011, but it is one that still receives a lot of hits so I am reposting. As a long time friend of linux’s itables command, I mistakenly assumed that trying to port forward on Windows Server 2008 R2 would be just as easy. After quite a long […]

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I was successfully able to install MySQL 5.5 on OS X 10.6 according to the following steps. Download MySQL Community Server 5.5.8 for Mac OS X. I chose to download Mac OS X ver. 10.6 (x86, 64-bit), DMG Archive. The DMG archive is nice as it has a startup package that installs a MySQL control […]

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WebMatrix is a great tool for introducing a variety of powerful web platforms to a developer. I decided to check out DotNetNuke and used WebMatrix to install it. Unfortunately, it could not create the database and thus the installation failed. It is using SQLExpress, version 10.0.2531, better named SQL Server 2008 SP1. This version of […]

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I am very aware of the damage that the salt water and sand can do to any electronics and always enclose my phone in a sandwich bag prior to bringing it to the beach. Today is the first day I am bringing my new Kindle 3 to the beach. It turns out that Ziploc quart-size […]

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When setting up your OpenDNS dashboard, if you are a home user on a Internet provider that gives you a dynamic IP address, you need to tell OpenDNS your IP address has changed or there will not be any relevant stats for your domain. In fact, it may report erroneously that a BotNet or Malware […]

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The Outlook Social Connector for Facebook is now available for download. This connector pumps Facebook wall feeds into Outlook for the sender of the selected email message and also within their Contact page. It’s usefulness is apparent as relevant and timely information is presented with the contact. It only displays the information which it authorized […]

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Out of curiosity, within 15 seconds after publishing the expiring iTunes post to my web site, I googled for the phrase, “This copy of iTunes has expired” and it appeared as search result number five! That is very impressive.  I tried the same search on both Bing and Yahoo and neither search returned a hit […]

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I have front-ended my Exchange Server 2010 with sendmail, preferring to use Linux utilities such as SpamAssassin and Clam AV to filter out the bad stuff before sending it to my email server. I also create generic email addresses that I use to give out. Recently, I was having a difficult time sending an email […]

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This entry is really low-tech but involves technology I carry with me every day – my smart phone. I’ve purchased a number of applications to maintain shopping lists on my iPhone, but the method I really prefer is to write what we need on a dry-erase board that is magnetically attached to our refrigerator and […]

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