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Online Discount Shopping

There are many, many websites that offer products you can order from the comfort of your home. But just like “real” shopping, the smart shopper searches his/her options and compares quality and prices before making a purchase. This post is an overview of a few of the sites I like to use for both online shopping and online couponing. Amazon …

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Updating Applications in Windows

It has always been a pain in Windows to know what programs are out of date. A few applications will now update through the Microsoft Update system, however, there are many that do not. A majority of the programs do not have an internal updating system either. Over the years I have seen software updaters come and go. There are …

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DD-WRT–Linux based router firmware

I figured I would “nerd out” a little for this article and talk about a program that can unlock the capabilities of your home router. The program is named DD-WRT. It is a Linux based OpenSource firmware that can be put on quite a few WLAN routers and embedded systems. It has a graphical user interface much like what your …

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Installing Linux Guide

After giving a presentation on installing Linux there was interest in a follow up guide so people could attempt a Linux install for themselves. There are a number of different flavors of Linux to choose from, so, I will go over some of the differences between these versions. Depending on how old your computer is you may want to consider …

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Goodbye Old Browsers

This month I noticed something being reported and I thought I should mention it to you all. Google will be dropping support for older browsers on August 1st. You may be asking yourself, “Am I running an older browser?” If you are running Internet Explorer 6 or 7, Firefox 3.5, or Safari 3, then, according to them you are. If …

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