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Building a website? Know your tools.

So you’re shopping around for a website and you hear about all these technologies WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, ASP, HTML5, etc. You just want a website, right? How do you know the difference between these website tools, and how they will perform past the sales pitch? WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla are the major Content Management System (CMS) players in building a dynamic website that you can edit yourself. Nine times out…

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Are you using a modern browser?

If you’ve ever had an issue viewing a website it’s possible you’re using an outdated web browser. Modern browsers render a website using the current standards of code and ensure you’re experiencing the site as the developer intended. While websites will be slightly different between all browsers, we’ve seen the most issues and glitches with Internet Explorer. Microsoft doesn’t force upgrade its browser and if you’re using Windows XP you…

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An Open Letter to Negative Internet Culture

The internet… “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” Obi-wan said it best even though he was talking about Mos Eisley Spaceport, the same description applies to the internet culture. Dear Internet, Stop being such a douche. You have created this negative hive-mind culture which lashes out and attacks anything it sees that may have weakness. You have recently effected Apple,…

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Best Practice Search Engine Optimization

Google provides great how-to articles to help small business owners manage their sites according to the friendly Googlebot.  Search Engine Optimization (SEO), is a process that determines how your website links, pages, and content show up in search engines like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing when people search for keywords relevant to your site. In this blog post I’m only going to talk about most basic Best Practice SEO, a guideline…

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How to Gmail According to Me

Hey Everyone! This is a message about gmail labels and keeping organized, the labels are a nifty feature in gmail. They are like folders but not. If it helps just call them folders (But don’t really). In a nut shell Gmail works like this; Email comes into your inbox and sits there, unless you archive it. Therefore your email is in your inbox, or in your archive. (or in the…

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StopTheMeter.ca

In case you don’t already know, there is a petition campaign type thing going around the internet about the internet companies in Canada wanting to put a “meter” on your computer to limit the amount of internet you use and charge you extra when you go over.  This will all be per GB and MB or what ever they do, much like a data plan on a cell phone.  The…

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The iPad, a Giant iPod Touch? Or a Way of the Future?

So with all this excitement of the iPad zooming around the interwebz, I figured that it is my duty as a tech lover and an Apple guy to share my opinion on this topic. First let’s talk about what it is… On the surface to looks like an iPod, handles like and iPod, and hell it probably smells like an iPod! So where does all of the “hullabaloo” come from,…

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Motivational Monday’s! Pretty WordPress

Hello Everyone! Today is Monday, it is usually perceived as the most mundane, and misunderstood day of the week. The Bangles called it “manic” and the Boomtown Rats just don’t like it, they want to shoot the whole day down.  What ever your point of view on Monday’s are I am going to throw something nice to start off your week, something inspirational in the tech world to help get…

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Windows 7, putting the “Win” back into Windows

Well even though I have been converted into the “Cult of Mac”,  I still feel that I need to give credit where credit is due.  Allow me to express this joy that is Win7 in a letter format directed at Microsoft (please forgive me Apple). Dear Microsoft, Windows 7 is amazing!  I’ve been using it ever since the Beta, and then I switched to the RC running it in 64-bit. …

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My Mac and Me!

Hello everyone, I’ve been thinking and thinking about what my first real blog post with substance should be about.  Really I shouldn’t have thought that hard, because anyone who knows me could have called it would be about this topic, my beloved Mac! Apple and Me, have a fairly short, yet long history together.  I’ve used an Apple Computer since kindergarten, they were in all the public elementary schools.  At…

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