I like to use Firefox when authoring articles via Wordpress, but I experienced unexplainable slow-downs when typing in the editor. I thought that it might be Firefox’s built-in spell check, or some setting within Wordpress. Come to find out there are a few tweaks you can do to Firefox to restore the speed you once had.
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Many full-features Linux-based Networked Attached Storage (NAS) devices support a plethora of multimedia features. Many have native support as an iTunes server, web server, ftp server, photo share, and Universal Plug n Play (UPNP) server. UPNP allows devices such as the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Squeezebox, and many other streaming clients to play your music [...]
DVD (“Digital Versatile Disk”) players and recorders have all but replaced the VCR (“Video Cassette Recorder”) and its associated analogue technology, at the heart of home entertainment systems. A DVD recorder, for example, allows you to record from standard definition, analogue television, as well as digital cable, satellite and “Freeview”, and you can, of course, [...]
The decision is not clear cut about whether to keep your server room in house or to use a co-location. Some experts suggest that for an increased return on investment, that hosted systems are a better solution. However, if a company is interested in a long term IT growth strategy, it may be better to [...]
The issue I’m tackling today is the problem with apps that I’ve purchased directly on my iPhone. These apps do not appear in the Applications library, and there is no apparent way to sync them other than to purchase the applications again.
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 [...]
I thought I had all the weird caveats figured out when hosting WordPress on IIS7. It looks like there’s another one. Apparently by default you cannot view full-size images uploaded through the WordPress interface. You can show the thumbnails, but not the full-size version. The full-size version is completely blank. This can also be demonstrated [...]
Does your printer have frequent paper jams? Does it put ink where ink shouldn’t be? Is the outside of your printer dirty or covered with smudges? If so, it is time to clean your printer. First, there are some general rules that apply to cleaning just about any electrical device. It is best to turn [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Keeping people interested in your blog, whether it is a business or personal blog, is key to attracting a lot of regular visitors. Many blogs have died because people have just lost interest. The main reason for the lack of interest is simply a lack of posts by the blogger. Regular, frequent posting, which will [...]
The majority of the world’s working population perform their jobs in offices and most of the world’s working population do not like their jobs because, well, who wants to work? So, if you don’t like to work but have to work anyway, why stick yourself into a job with low pay? The best solution would [...]
There you are: you have finally decided to purchase a graphics tablet. Whatever your reasons may be for purchasing one, you are now faced with a very major decision: amongst all the numerous graphics tablets out there, which one would best suit your needs and your budget ? Wacom is without any doubt, a genius [...]
Spam is the bane of everyone’s existence. Unsolicited mail flooding mail boxes has caused many problems world wide. The widely accepted definition of spam is “Electronic communication that contains material of a commercial, solicitational, or illegal nature, directed as part of bulk distribution to any address.” The first step towards fighting spam is to learn [...]