Category Archives: reviews

Automatic WordPress Backup

Automatic WordPress Backup is a great utility plug-in for WordPress that can provide safe, secure off-site backup of your WordPress blogs for pennies a day.  I installed it on all four of my company’s websites yesterday (two production & two development sites) with no problem at all. The hardest part of the whole process was […]

Intel Modular Server

I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve been learning about the recently introduced Intel Modular Server as late. With the ability to house six server blades and fourteen Serial Attached SCSI drives it’s a datacenter in a 6U box (or horizontal pedestal if you prefer). The management software is intuitive and easy to use, and […]

Free & Cordless Skype

Unless you are living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Skype offering free calls to the US and Canada for the rest of this year. While I think that open systems, based on SIP, like Project Gizmo are going to be the winners in the long run, you can’t beat free. With the free […]

My review of Lightspeed’s Total control

It’s been a while since I talked about my demo of the Lightspeed box, and I wanted to give my take on it. The demo unit I evaluated came as a 1 U rack server, and setting it up was as easy as connecting KVM cables and three ethernet There are several different ways you […]

Buslink USB GPRS/WiFi adapter

Interesting gadget from Buslink provides GPRS and WiFi via USB: Quick & Easy to connect: Simply plug into any PCs w/ USB port for Wireless LAN connection or slide in your cell phone’s removable SIM card – Features Wireless Network connection, allowing networking where other 802.11b devices may be present – for use on your […]

StompBox – Mobile 3G/WiFi Router Project

The StompBox (Mobile 3G/WiFi Router Project) caught my eye as being one of those projects that is truly cool and makes a huge difference in the creator’s use of technology. I can’t wait until there is an $80 Linksys device that does this like the creator speculates. That and unlimited mobile data not being $80/month, […]

Terastation update

My earlier post on the Buffalo TeraStation has been one of the biggest draws to my blog to date. Obviously a lot on interest on it! At least, enough for someone to set up a Wiki on hacking (or working with open-source firmware ) it at As they posted in my comments “Nothing much […]

Two-User PC – a nice fit for schools?

CRN has an interesting story on how VARs are selling schools PCs with additional video cards and using Win XP’s multiple user sessions have two users use the PC at the same time. Microsoft seems fuzzy on the legality of doing it this way, but it’s an interesting way to stretch a thin tech budget. […]

Copy between USB devices with no computer?

An interesting writeup of the Sync Box USB II caught my eye. It boasts the ability to copy data between two USB devices with no computer. Would be useful for dumping digital photos to a memory key or similar applications. Tweet

VNCon – VNC for lab management

Came across an interesting tool called VNCon that gives VNC some lab management functionality. Here is a list of the main features included with VNCon: Computer Switching: Cycles through the list monitoring activity, and allowing you to take control or send a message at the touch of a button Password Support : You can specify […]