Being Charitable in a Slow Economy – A look at both sides of the coin

As a business owner and a community volunteer I love helping our local community as much as possible, however, it seems as if I’ve recently noticed a catch in the system. Non-profits most generally operate on funds provided by the charity of others. They have fundraisers and events, and they take the money raised on […]

Will hundreds of thousands of people be without Internet come July?

For those of you following the recent fbi.gov news release saying that users could lose their Internet: I thought I’d give you some details of how DNS works and why you would/could potentially lose your Internet access. Let’s start by explaining what DNS is … Domain Name Services (DNS for short) is basically a telephone […]

Understanding and Creating User Quota with Dovecot 1.2+

The dovecot wiki for 1.2 was an afterthought in my opinion. It seems they were already starting to focus on 2.0 and just kinda threw 1.2+ (The version that comes with debian squeeze) into the Debian 1.0/1.1 wiki located at http://wiki1.dovecot.org/Quota. I read through this a bunch and decided I’d write a little tutorial about […]

Roundcube for your Debian Squeeze Mail Server

I am a big fan of the workaround.org “ISPmail tutorial” for setting up mail servers. It works pretty good and is usually pretty detailed and to be honest, I’ve been using it for years to configure my mail servers under Debian Linux. After migrating to squeeze the first time, I just used the tutorials “Migrating […]

Posting as your User on your Facebook Page

A very frustrating thing that happens at times to people who have facebook pages is that they want to comment as themselves instead of as their business. Perhaps they have an opinion that would have a different context if it came from the individual instead of the page. Maybe you have multiple admin’s and you […]

Securing an external (flash/usb) drive in mac OS X

Being the typical nerd that I am, I tend to have several different Thumb drives and some of them have confidential data on them. I try to never loose them but let’s face it, sometimes those little critters just get lost. The question is do you really want the data you keep on those drives […]

Dell 3115cn Scanner Support for OSX Lion

Several requests about getting the scanner working on their OSX Lion install with the Dell 3115cn have made me write this post. Some have had trouble getting it to work through SMB. So here goes instructions on how to get your scanner working with OSX Lion via FTP. Please note that this doesn’t actually work […]