Ever since I moved the site over to Linux, I’ve had weird, unexplained issues, most often the network would stop responding with no warning.
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So what does that mean for us sci-fi geeks who liked Star Wars and those guys who still live in their parents’ basements, living and breathing the sacred trilogies? Well, apparently Disney has more movies planned.
For me, the early tech websites were not just a place to get information or look at the latest case mods; they were a virtual hangout where I felt like a part of a community.
We pay tribute to those sites that paved the way and are sorely missed because they are no longer with us.
As discussed in our article “Why Build a Linux Firewall“, there are many advantages to having a custom-built firewall appliance in your home. While these Linux distributions are easy to set up and have nice User Interfaces, they still have some problems. Not every feature of Linux is exposed in the GUI, so while these firewalls are [...]
It isn’t by accident that we borrowed the headline from Spencer Johnson’s very successful book, The One-Minute Manager. When the book was first published in the early ‘90’s, it became an instant guide for managers at all levels on how they could hone and improve their management skills. Even as book sales soared the business [...]
I have been working on ideas for the new OCMS 3.0 for a while. Not only will the ideas I want to implement make for a better user experience, but they will also make the site more profitable, which realizes the dream of profitability like a “real” company. The biggest step a webmaster can take [...]
The Internet wasn’t developed to be a dangerous place. It wasn’t developed for spammers/scammers which Australia-based Marshal’s Threat Research and Content Engineering Team estimates will represent up to 90% of the email by the end of the year. It wasn’t developed for you to use to buy/sell stuff on eBay, Amazon and the tens of [...]
Everyone knows that Ebay is a great way to live the American Dream and get rich quick… but it’s also an excellent source of entertainment! An Ebay seller is usually a disgruntled sort, because they are already selling a product for half its retail value. On top of this, they get additional ass-rapeage in the [...]
If computer and consumer electronics technology is so entrenched in a man’s world, why do we have to get clearance before we make a PC/CE purchase for home? Yes we can buy the device without asking or discussing our decision but we do like our limbs and associated parts. Don’t jerk us around…we aren’t alone!!! According [...]
As mentioned in the previous segment, you can create a professional-level firewall using old hardware that you would otherwise throw away. Some people may choose to purchase new dedicated hardware, which can have several advantages. Either way, you can create a hardware firewall costs significantly less than the $1000-$3000 that professional hardware devices can cost. [...]
Many firewalls make certain assumptions and use several standard conventions. Understand the standard terminologies and you’ll have an easier time when setting up your firewall. Nearly every firewall’s first level of protection is NAT, or Network Address Translation. This means that an external address is “translated” from external to internal addresses, so the public never has [...]
So, one of the things I do to promote the articles on OCModShop is to post an announcement onto Digg, as well as several other noteworthy sites. Digg gets so many posts every minute, it’s insane. To (help) prevent spammers and bots, they extensively use Captcha and “we think your story might be a duplicate” [...]
If you’ve ever been to Idaho, you’ll agree with me that’s it’s a nice place to visit. They have more potatoes than anyone else really cares to brag about. But there’s something else there just behind the thin veil of potato chips and skinheads. There is a group of people living on a twenty-acre tract [...]
So you’ve decided to blog, but aren’t sure whether you should host the blog yourself or sign up for a free service like blogger.com. It’s a dilemma that many bloggers face. There are pros and cons to both, which makes the decision difficult for many. Neither is perfect, and neither is for everyone. Fortunately, you [...]
Most of us jump on our work and personal computers several times each day to check our email. It has become an effective method of communication for work, personal relationships, and marketing. You may have noticed you get more emails encouraging you to purchase items than ever before. This is because email marketing has come [...]
You’re a blogger and are constantly hearing about pinging. The thing is, you don’t know what it is and what it can do for your blog. Well that’s fine because a lot of bloggers don’t quite understand pinging. In this newsletter, we will explain what pinging is, how it helps your blog, and what the [...]