Archive for January, 2009

FeedForAll tweaking

Monday, January 26th, 2009

I really have enjoyed using FeedForAll as a nice, customizable way to insert ANY RSS feed into a web page. I use it with some of my wordpress sites to get relevant news (relevant to the page in question) published without the toil of multiple daily updates. It’s a nice “set it and forget it” [...]

Analyzing SMART hard drive reports

Monday, January 19th, 2009

SMART testing has been around for a while and isn’t very well understood. I can’t say that I’m an expert on it, but I’ve come to have several fairly well developed ideas in regards to it. First off, if I have a live hard drive that fails to complete a SMART test, it’s time for [...]

Checking the SMART details of a hard drive with an Ubuntu Boot CD

Monday, January 12th, 2009

S.M.A.R.T. is a self monitoring and reporting tool built into every modern hard drive. Did you know that you can use an ubuntu linux boot cd to check that smart status and run SMART tests on your drive? This is the same boot cd that you can use to test out or install the ubuntu [...]

Digital TV Coming Soon – Will It Affect You?

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I’ve devoted quite a few pixels to this topic over on the Online Radio and TV site, but… in the United States broadcast TV will make the move to ALL digital in February. We have cable and the only way it’s affecting me is in my planning for the inevitable winter storms that will knock [...]

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