Archive for February, 2009

SlyDial – Drop your call Straight to VoiceMail

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

We’ve all been there… 2 minutes to return a call with a “quick” answer. There’s not enough time for a real conversation. You HAVE to start a meeting in 2 minutes. Times like this, making a call can be like a roll of the dice, do they pick up? If they do, how can I [...]

Blackberry Desktop Manager Syncing Calendar to Outlook 2000

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to take a look at synchronizing a Blackberry to Outlook 2000. They said that the phone tech support told them it was a really easy thing to do and if they had an onsite computer technician they could probably click a couple options and have it set [...]

Strange Problem Made Simple | Verizon DSL Modem confusion

Monday, February 9th, 2009

I had a machine that I picked up to test internet connectivity. They were able to do email, but not visit web pages. My first thought was that internet explorer may have been a bit sideways, but when I got it to the workbench I figured I had solved the problem. No ethernet port. They’ve [...]

SSH, Proxies (Proxy’s?), Tor and Web Browsing

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

For quite some time I’ve been making use of a dd-wrt modified linksys box on my home network as an openvpn endpoint so that when I’m out and about in the world, I connect the vpn, switch firefox to route through a squid proxy server on the home network and I’ve got a nice fairly [...]

Mind Mapping online

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Oh I’m glad I ran across this link. bubbl.us has a really great site up that gives you some nice bubble map output of brainstorming. Some people call these bubble maps, idea maps, mind mapping. You can also use this to create a simple flow chart. It’s still a great site (and the results look [...]

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