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… Read More »Automatic WordPress Backup
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 offer, I signed up for Skype, and tested it a bit with a wired headset. I was pretty impressed with the quality, but couldn’t see a lot of use for it day to day.
This weekend, however I was at Radio Shack to pick up some cable & a cordless phone to add an extension to my office. As they were having a store closing sale, I thought I’d checkto see if they had Hummer games cheap (they have a C64 on a chip in them, which I want to mod into a working C64 laptop/handheld). Right next to them, they had the Linksys cordless Skype phone. Coincidentilly, the sale price on the Linksys was the same as the spool of cable and the cordless I had in my hands. So I picked up the Linksys, took it home, and gave it whirl. Read More »Free & Cordless Skype
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… Read More »My review of Lightspeed’s Total control
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… Read More »Buslink USB GPRS/WiFi adapter
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… Read More »StompBox – Mobile 3G/WiFi Router Project
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… Read More »Two-User PC – a nice fit for schools?
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.
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… Read More »VNCon – VNC for lab management