About a year ago, I was put in the position where I needed to interview and hire several members of IT for a growing company. Having only been working with IT rather than in it to any official capacity, the responsibility of making an informed …continue reading
Everyone wants software to get faster. Specifically, everyone wants the software on their machine to be faster so they can do things quickly and efficiently. On Linux, there are plenty of ways to to improve your experience if you’re willing to do the work.
Last week, LockerGnome’s Jake Ludington and I had the opportunity to visit the YouSendIt headquarters in Silicon Valley for a preview of what YouSendIt had in store for its customers. As a casual user of the service, I had associated YouSendIt with other simple file …continue reading
Day two of HP Discover in Vienna features a number of new features around HP CloudSystem, including build related enhancements in the form of integrated bursting, integration of data center infrastructure technology and high-performance communications networks, security reference architecture, and three CloudSystem certifications in the …continue reading
Outside the Imperial Hotel in Vienna, an Austrian police escort lined the sidewalks waiting for a foreign dignitary to be whisked away by car. Inside, just past the lobby, finalists for the 2011 Mission-Critical Innovation Awards, presented by HP and Intel, enjoyed Austrian wine and …continue reading
Before I can explain how to troubleshoot an email problem, let me explain my unique email situation. I have three email accounts:
Cable ISP for family and friends using Outlook 2007 MSN Hotmail account also using Outlook 2007. Gmail account for general email and to …continue reading
It’s long been known that using a scraper to look for [username]@[domain] on Web pages is a known harvesting technique for spammers. Phishing attacks have taken to using valid email addresses for more targeted attacks as well. That’s why you see people doing clever tricks …continue reading
Gnomie Roberto asks:
Chris Pirillo answers:
“This is a really good question, because I think we all face this, especially if we’re afraid of letting our data be out there. Of course, usually the people who …continue reading
When you’re planning out your castle in anticipation of a potential siege, it’s good to know what kinds of enemies you might be facing somewhere down the line. If you think Dracula is likely to attack, for instance, build a moat and the sorry old …continue reading
At first earful, ethernet over IP, or EoIP, sounds like a backwards technology (usually we do IP over ethernet). But it’s got some very practical applications and helps to simplify situations that can easily get out of hand under more complicated systems.
If you’ve ever …continue reading
The term “solid state” is used to describe devices that don’t rely on moving parts to function, and, as a result, generally enjoy longer lifespans than their traditional predecessors. Because it doesn’t have the wear and tear, friction, and vulnerability inherent in devices with moving …continue reading
Sure, if you’ve ever dealt with broadband merchants trying to upsell you to their most expensive network packages, you’ve heard the terms throughput and latency thrown about with fervent gusto. It all sounds very impressive, but do you know what these terms really mean to …continue reading
When people talk about network security, it seems that there’s a bit of misinformation going around as to the differences between a proxy and a firewall. Some think they’re mutually exclusive — that you can’t use both — but that’s not at all true. Some …continue reading
From the standpoint of keeping your computer’s data — and the data you share with others — safe, what’s the difference between obfuscation and encryption? LockerGnome’s Brandon Wirtz lays it out very simply:
“If you’ve ever visited a secure Web site, you’ve heard of or …continue reading
I’m part of several different discussion groups where people talk about the tools they use for various projects. One of the questions that’s cropping up more frequently among several of the groups is when using a NoSQL solution makes sense as an alternative to a …continue reading
Do you love to listen to the radio? Well if you have an Internet connection, you can easily listen to live or streaming radio on your computer. Get access to whatever kind of music you like without having to worry about antennas, static, or the …continue reading
One of the easiest ways to share your photos is through Windows Live Photo Gallery. Not only can you upload up to 500 photos in 30 days, but you can also edit them. In the following article, I’ll show you how to upload and share …continue reading
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Managing a project takes more than a simple to-do list. From tracking interdependencies, to juggling overlapping deadlines, to Gantt chart visualizations, …continue reading
With gigabit connections available on the intranets of many businesses, it is easy to forget that it can still be faster to transfer large datastores by physically moving a copy on disk from one location to another on a disk. Back when I started in …continue reading
I think that one of the biggest things missing from the Windows desktop is a software package manager. I’m not pointing fingers at any one responsible party, but I just think it’s a missing feature that in 2011 we should have seen by now. Linux …continue reading
If you’re anything like me, chances are you have a love/hate relationship with PayPal. Despite the fact that it seems like in recent years my own experiences with it have actually improved, many vendors are looking for alternative ways to handle payment processing as PayPal …continue reading
Sam, a member of the LockerGnome community, emailed: Do you have any tips or ideas on how to increase the odds of finding a job? This is especially hard for students since it’s not always possible to have years of experience.
Well, there are a …continue reading