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Implimenting the Nuclear option to Fighting Spam

Implimenting the Nuclear option to Fighting Spam

Dec 6, 2015 by Paul White

As mail servers get more advanced ways to detecting spam, spammers are getting more advanced ways to get through.  I finally broke down and decided that enough was enough, and implimented my own nuclear option to fighting spam.  Thus far its been extremely effective.  This is not something most mail servers support, so if you want to do this, you will need to be prepared to write your own code.


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Texas vs Nebraska on Taxes, Products and Life

Dec 3, 2015 by Paul White

Recently my family and I traveled back home ( Nebraska ) to visit family for the holidays.  At times we have considered moving back to be close to family, but then we start to compare the two locals, and determine we are ok living just south of Houston.  For those of you who ever wondered how the two places compare here is a simple comparision between the two.


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JAX Burgers Review

JAX Burgers Review

Nov 29, 2015 by Paul White

One of my favorite foods is burgers.  Over the weekend I discovered JAX in Pearland, Texas.  Hands down the best burger you can buy in all of Pearland, and definitely a top 5 for all of Houston.  They combine great taste, and low prices in to a mouth watering juicy 8 ounce Black Angus Beef Patty.


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Tmobile 4G LTE Cellspot review

Tmobile 4G LTE Cellspot review

Nov 17, 2015 by Paul White

I ordered one Tmobile's new 4G LTE Cellspots in an attempt to help beef up my cellular coverage and signal strength. It arrived today.  In this writeup I will chronicle my experiences with this device.


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Redneck backup power solution instead of UPS

Redneck backup power solution instead of UPS

Oct 29, 2015 by Paul White

I have a UPS, but after a few years the batteries no longer held a charge, and I have yet to buy new batteries for it. That and with my Workstation putting it under a 500 watt load, it only gave me 10 minutes of power at best. So being I have had good luck with reliable power from my local utility I decided to not use it anymore.  Then today I lost power.  Naturally you loose power when you are in the middle of something important.  Thankfully some recent purchases for another project saved the day.  Here is my redneck solution to backup power.


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Best Halloween Parties in Houston

Best Halloween Parties in Houston

Oct 27, 2015 by Paul White

Its that time of year again.  The kids will go door to door soliciting for Candy, but Mom and Dad need to have fun too.  So after the kids get back from Trick or Treating, let the sitter take over and prepare for a night of adult fun.  The best Halloween Party for Mom to let her hair down is at the Ritz with DesirousParty.


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Generic Error Occurred in GDI with .Net and JPGs

Sep 29, 2015 by Paul White

Everyone who works on ASP.NET websites will eventually come accross this error.  A generic error occurred in GDI+.  This usually happens when trying to save a image file to disk.  Something normal like handling photo uploads then saving them.  In my case I was trying to lower the quality on 20,000 JPG images to about 75%.  The problem I ran into was it wouldn't let me overwrite my image to the original location.  There is a very easy solution to this.  


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Investing in Coins whats old is new again

Investing in Coins whats old is new again

Sep 27, 2015 by Paul White

Its a sad day when you start to reflect on your life, and realize that the best investments you ever made were ones you bought when you were 10 years old.  Thats the realization I came to when going through my coin collection.


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Houston Haunted Houses Review

Houston Haunted Houses Review

Sep 26, 2015 by Paul White

There are plenty of Haunted Houses in Houston. Some are better than others, and some will leave you walking out the exit with disappointment.  Before you take your friends and family to one of the area's haunted houses, read this.


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Why Local Search Optimization Matters

Aug 28, 2015 by Paul White

Most small businesses don't care about being found on google on a national level, as long as their customers can find them locally.  Google places has taken that to the next level.  If you are one of the top 3 businsses in your niche you will be listed at the top of the page under the places guide.  Google places allows businesses to have profiles setup with their map, hours, photos, video, and other relavent information.  Unfortunately most local business niches have more than 3 businesses operating in them, which makes these top three spots very competitive.  Here is how you can improve your chances of showing up on these top 3 spots.


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