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UFW: The Linux Uncomplicated Firewall

Recently while monitoring traffic on my LAN, I noticed activity from URL’s and IP addresses that had somehow got past my router, and were roaming my network.  Some immediate tweaks to my router stopped that activity (at least for the time being). The event forced me to rethink security for my networked computers, and one […]

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Review: Logitech Harmony Smart Control Remote Model #915-000194

If you have a home theater system with multiple devices, then you also have a number of remotes. Running your system with multiple remotes requires patience, time, planning, and did I say patience? After juggling a half dozen remotes for a while, you realize that a universal remote will make your life a lot easier, […]

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Using the Linux “Whatis” and “Man” Commands

Saying the Linux and Unix shell commands are not intuitive is an understatement of epic proportions.  It might be easier to learn Klingon.  There is help for finding out about the Linux and Unix commands however, and it is found in the unassuming commands, whatis and man.  The syntax for whatis couldn’t be simpler:  whatis […]

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Use rsync To Backup Your Data On Mac OSX and Linux

The Problem: I had been backing data from my stand-alone server (Mac Pro G5 with Ubuntu Server 13.04 software) to an external USB drive on an iMac, then to a hard drive on a HP laptop with Debian OS, and finally to SkyDrive (a Microsoft cloud storage option).  I used a “Norton Commander – like” […]

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BizXpenseTracker For iPad and iPhone – Mileage, Expense, and Time Tracking

Features: BizXpenseTracker is powerful and easy to use software to help you track and monitor both your personal and business expenses. In addition, it can be used conveniently on your iPhone or iPad. For a $5.99 piece of software (from the App Store), the BizExpenseTracker is feature packed: • Records all of your expenses and […]

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Print n Share – More Than Just An iPad Print App

My Ever Expanding iPad My iPad 2 (WiFi) continues to become a valuable tool.  I bought it primarily to use for emails, and web surfing.  It has evolved to a game console, a highly sophisticated GPS navigation system ( Add GPS To Your iPad 2 WiFi http://wp.me/p2J68t-aY), a remote for my Media center (XBMC Media Center Setup http://wp.me/p2J68t-87), […]

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ADD GPS TO YOUR iPAD 2 WiFi

Where Did My GPS Go? I thought it would be great to use my iPad 2 WiFi as a GPS device.  Its big screen and computing power would most certainly be a big improvement over the aging Droid cellphone I had been using to find my way around Southern California.  After considering this for awhile, […]