Mar 30, 2011

Coding Horror: The Programmer's Bill of Rights

I am one of the lucky code-monkeys who has all of these rights.
Taking full advantage of them requires a great amount of focus. Some times you eat the bear, some times the bear eats you.

"I propose we adopt a Programmer's Bill of Rights, protecting the rights of programmers by preventing companies from denying them the fundamentals they need to be successful."

Coding Horror: The Programmer's Bill of Rights

10 New Twitter Tools That Will Make Your Life Easier

If you are a Tweeter this article may be of great interest to you.

"Twitter continues to add a staggering amount of 460,000 users each day. In order to be fully equipped to stay on top of this popular web service, you can use Twitter tools to help. Here are 10 fresh, new Twitter tools that you can use to achieve greater productivity on Twitter-related tasks."

10 New Twitter Tools That Will Make Your Life Easier

Mar 29, 2011

Do I Have a Freeloader on my WiFi? - PCWorld

I know that for a lot of people network security is an issue. This article touches on ways you can determine who is piggy backing on your WiFi network.

Do I Have a Freeloader on my WiFi? - PCWorld

If you find that you do have "extra" wireless clients you should probably look into setting up some security on you router. It is not as complicated as you might think. Your router's website most likely has an easy to follow set of instructions or even a video tutorial to lead you step by step through the procedure.

Good luck!

Mar 16, 2011

Great article about the ABCs of Web Design by Siddharth

Web development can often be an utterly perplexing affair. Today, aimed at beginners, I’d like to introduce you to twenty six concepts or technologies, each mapping to a letter of the alphabet. Sounds wonky? It probably is! Let’s get started after the jump.

Mar 1, 2011

Software Speed boosts for your PC

As a computer guy I get a lot of questions these days from friend and family about ways to make their computers run better and faster. Actually what I get is a lot of complaining about their computers running slow...or not at all. It seems these days that everyone wants to get the most out of their antiquated PC. This article lists 14 ways to improve the speed of your PC and also do a little spring cleaning. I am hoping that this will save someone from having to ask me to fix a computer that is just not running at 100% efficiency (broken).

Software Speed Boosts for Your PC - PCWorld

Feb 25, 2011

So I just signed up for Square...

In case you have not heard about it yet (it was part of my last blog), there is a new way to accept credit card payments with only your smart phone or iPad. I just recently signed up so I will have a review of the functionality and service once I get my phone attachment  and use it a few times. Check it out...

Square - Accept credit card payments with your mobile phone

Just a little snippet from their About page,
Square is a revolutionary service that enables anyone to accept credit cards anywhere. Square offers an easy to use, free credit card reader that plugs into a phone or iPad. It's simple to sign up. There is no extra equipment, complicated contracts, monthly fees or merchant account required.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Feb 24, 2011

Jan 26, 2011

Sugar Sync and Dropbox

Here are a couple of "cloud" applications that I have found extremely useful in sharing files on multiple computers. They have helped me get  a lot more organized. Maybe they can help you get there too.

 Sync your files online and across computers with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free!  Dropbox

SugarSync syncs your files from your personal computer to SugarSync’s secure computers on the internet (sometimes called the “cloud”).  Sugar Sync


Jan 21, 2011

Latest website project is complete!

So I finished my latest website project and it is now online and live. Please take a look and let me know what you think. It is one of my first projects and I really like the way it turned out.

Baron's Pharmacy