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Tricks to getting into Yahoo and Gmail's Inbox

Aug 24, 2014 by Author

Gmail and Yahoo are not the most friendly to Email Marketers.  But there are a few tricks you can use to help get your messages into the Inboxes.  The key is to remember it is about user privacy.  


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Backblaze vs crashplan  Unlimited Cloud backup review

Backblaze vs crashplan Unlimited Cloud backup review

Aug 23, 2014 by Author

Over the years my need to protect my data has risen in importance.  Back in the day, burning off a few DVDs was enough, but today with the amount of data users have DVDs don't cut it.  External hard drives are ok, but they are also prone to failure.  So this leads us to moving everything to the cloud.  Today I review 2 of the more popular options, BackBlaze, and CrashPlan.  Where they excel, where they fail, and which one I am going to stick with.


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RocketRaid 4520 and WD 2TB Green Drives a recipe for failure

RocketRaid 4520 and WD 2TB Green Drives a recipe for failure

Aug 5, 2014 by Author

A couple months ago I colocated my new server, and have been slowly migrating all the data from my old server to the new one.  All this time, the new sever has been solid.   That was until last night.  When my raid card decided to drop a couple drives.  Making the system unresponsive, resulting in about 6 hours of downtime while My datacenter guy and me tried to diagnose the problem and get it back online.  For anyone thinking about putting WD green drives in a server, you might want to rethink that.


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Next Time your Brag about your IPhone remember this

Jul 21, 2014 by Author

People with IPhone's or IPads tend to be a little too proud of their devices.   They have reached a certain level of confidence with their device, and this confidence goes to their heads.  But they still don't know enough to know what they don't know, and they cautiously avoid exposing themselves to that kind of knowledge for fear of losing that confidence.  Similar in the way OLD people tend to avoid computers, as it makes them realize how little they know about today's world.


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Great Chinese in Pearland TX Review

Great Chinese in Pearland TX Review

Jul 19, 2014 by Author

Recently my wife and I took our 4 year old out for Chinese.  The food was excellent although a 4 year old who hasn't napped does not do well in a environment lacking a PlaySet.  We have eat here before, though I don't remember the food being this good.  It had been more than 5 years since we had eaten there before ( since before the birth of my son ).


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Pearland First Choice Emergency Room Monster Truck Ambulance

Pearland First Choice Emergency Room Monster Truck Ambulance

Jul 19, 2014 by Author

First Choice Emergency Room which is one of those Emergency rooms you find located in Strip Malls, just opened their doors for business in Pearland, TX.  The renovation to the building looks nice, though I hate to see what they would charge me for a visit.  Interestingly in front of their clinic is a Monster Truck Ambulance.  If you ever need medical care and are stuck in a place that is inaccessible to regular vehicles,  First Choice Emergency Room has your back.  


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ABCPDF error Failed to configure IE 9 or above for the MSHtml engine

Jul 6, 2014 by Author

I recently built a new server, and have been slowly migrating all my sites from my old box to the new one.  Some of the sites were built using third party components to do things like generate PDF documents.  ABCPDF by websupergoo, was one of the components I was using.  Unfortunately Version 6 of the component, does not play nice with Windows Server 2012 R2.  So I was forced to upgrade to the latest Version 9.1.  After installing the component I still was getting an error message.  Here is the fix.


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Why Cloud hosting is not the value it seems

Jun 22, 2014 by Author

These days hosting providers are pushing their cloud offerings.  To the average consumer cloud hosting seems perfect. You only pay for the hardware you need, and when you need to expand its just a matter of your hostin g provider reallocating resources to your node on the cloud.  Then you also have the high availability and fault tollerance.  But one place clouds fail is in performance.  


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How to test your fax machine when nobody has a fax machine

How to test your fax machine when nobody has a fax machine

May 29, 2014 by Author

Recently I had to write a script that would connect to our VOIP provider and send a fax via their web form. The idea was to elminate the additional steps of logging into their system, navigating to the "Send a Fax" section then filling out the form and clicking send.  However once I had a script written I needed to test it.  Unfortunately nobody these days has a fax machine.  Thankfully I found a website that helped me out.


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Houston Stripclubs prepare for OTC

Houston Stripclubs prepare for OTC

Apr 22, 2014 by Author

OTC is the Offshore Technology Conference.  Its a place where Energy professionals get to show off their latest stuff, and rub sholders with like minded individuals.  This is not just a conference for people in the US, but for people all over the world.  This is also known as Christmas for Houston's Stripclubs.


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