Computer Hardware Hard Drives

oczssd2-2sld120g – benchmarks

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Very fast drive, very comparable to the INTEL X25-M G2 80gb


How to safely browse the internet

Download FireFox :

When you run the for the first time, you can select all default options. When you run the shortcut on your desktop for the first time, make sure you have FireFox be your default browser. Since we no longer want to use Internet Explorer (blue icon).

Now that you have FireFox open, click on the “ADD to Firefox” button for NoSCript :

and do the same for addblock plus :

Hopefully this helps your home computers. You’ll stop seeing a lot of ads, and random popups, unless internet explorer is badly infected. If so, you might want to run some ad removal cleaners in SAFE MODE. A good ad removal software would be Spybot, or malwarebytes.


Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade has started to film short 6-9 minutes clips of the authors/creators of Penny Arcade. If you’re a nerd, it’s great fun watching them go through their office, and watch them work.


1)They work few hours a week
2)play games
3) …
4) profit


PES – delightful shorts

These are delightful shorts, this guy is great at making them…very clever.


Too cool

C’était un Rendez-Vous from Thom Graves on Vimeo.

Too cool!


iPhone APPS

Some iphone apps I find that are very useful are :

PushMail (If you do not have a exchange server)





Air Sharing

Some games that I enjoy :

Lux Touch

Pocket God

I Dig It

Price is Right


Star Defense

Field Runners

Bejeweled 2




Flight Control

Sim Cty

I’ve got a lot more, but those are the games I play the most, and the apps that I use.


youtube blocked at work?

works nicely, just input the 11 digit youtube code, and you are good to go! Unless your work port blocks youtube ^_^.

THANKS DAVE over at for coding this up quick.

Hosting Services

Web Hosting Requests – The final

I’d like to finish off saying that you pay for what you get as well. Some people expect 50GB of space, and 2TB of bandwidth for $8 a year, well, I hate to break it to you, but that is just not going to happen in this day and age. Good servers cost money, and if a company is allocating out that much space/bandwidth, you are safe to say they are overselling.

Do you need upgradable options? More Hard Drives, more bandwidth, additional IP addresses, 24/7 staff on the Data Center location, etc Those are just a few things to think about if you want to stick long term with a company.

Dedicated Servers

Web Hosting Requests – Dedicated Servers

There are a lot of people who seem to request these on a daily basis on forums across the web. These are some basic questions you should answer before posting a request for a Dedicated Server.

Dedicated Servers :
*CPU (single, dual, QUAD, dual QUAD core, etc)
*RAM (normal increments : 128MB, 256MB, 384MB, 512MB, etc)
*Disk Space (500MB, 2GB, 5GB, etc)
*RAID (0,1,5,6,10,50)
*Bandwidth (1TB, 30TB, unmetered, etc)
*Port Speed (10mb, 100mb, 1gb, 10gB)
*IP Addresses (1 IP, 2 IP’s, 3 IP’s, etc.)
*Location (USA east/west/central, EU, offshore, etc)
*Panel (cPanel, Direct Admin, PLESK, etc)
*OS (What version linux, or Windows)
*Payment plan (Do you want options for bi-annual, semi-annual, or just plain monthly?)
*Managed, or unmanaged?

Those are the basic questions you should think about when asking for a Dedicated Server provider.

Web Hosting

Web Hosting Requests – Shared Hosting (Web Hosting)

These are a few things you should ask when requesting web hosting services.

*Disk Space (500MB, 2GB, 5GB, etc)
*Bandwidth (50GB, 300GB, 1TB, etc)
*Dedicated IP Addresses (1 IP, 2 IP’s, 3 IP’s, etc.)
*Location (USA east/west/central, EU, offshore, etc)
*Panel (cPanel, Direct Admin, PLESK, etc)
*OS – Linux/Windows (Do you need MS SQL, or MySQL databases? ASP.NET hosting?)
*Addon domains
*MySQL/MS SQL databases

Those are the basic questions you should think about when asking for a Web Hosting provider.