Jul 262012
 
Linux command line: searching for files and file paths

Finding files and file paths within your directory structure: There are many different ways to search within linux based command line. Some of the easier ways will be touched within this post. Keep in mind that you can always use the manual to tell you all the functions of a particular command. Type ‘man’ followed by a space and the command you wish to learn more about. Lets get started with the different commands that […]

Jul 132012
 
vBulletin and Wordpress database backup via Shell access (SSH)

For those of you that run VB(vBulletin) forums or your personal blog/business site using WordPress(WP) you will likely want to backup your databases from time to time. The obvious factor is that you should have a CRON job setup to automatically backup your database for your site and you can manually download your database backups at your leisure. Some prerequisites that you will need to know about before you start. Note: text between the ‘ […]

May 232012
 
Extech EX330 Autoranging Mini Multimeter with Built In Thermometer with Type K Remote Probe

If you are looking for a multimeter to meet your day to day needs the Extech unit will do just about everything you could probably want it to do and then some. Best purchase I’ve made in a while. From the Manufacturer Compact autoranging multimeter features extra large 4000 count display and built-in non-contact AC voltage detector. Advanced function include Frequency, Duty Cycle, Capacitance and Temperature. Diode test and continuity. Rubber holster protects meter. UL […]

Nov 152011
 
Photographers can Improve workflow with Eye-Fi Pro X2 8GB SDHC Wireless Flash Memory Cards

I recently got one of these card to put in my camera to see if the hype was all it was cracked up to be, I’ll have to say that it truly is. I can now shoot completely wirelessly and not have to worry about cables being strung all over the place and get my photos straight up on the computer and access everything on the fly. I enjoy having a much larger screen to […]

Oct 172011
 

I received a few questions about the lack of high capacity portable drives that incorporate high speed transfer systems like eSATA. I recently went through a bit of a debacle with a Western Digital portable drive that was extremely slow in speed. This surprised me as I always thought WD took their drives a little more serious. Upon taking it apart I discovered that it was a major failure of a drive. They actually removed […]

Oct 152011
 

Then it’s time to do something about it. By disabling all the extra garbage that starts up when you boot your computer up. There are several ways to go about this. The tried and true way of doing it has always been going into the Windows startup manager and manually disable each item. The problem is that most people don’t know what each item is as they are coded/named according to what the programmers thought […]

Oct 042011
 

I normally do not write much about software as I just use the programs that I like and go from there. Over the last year or more my primary laptop has become slower than molasses on a sub zero winter day. As a result I decided to try out some registry cleaning programs out there and came across Wise Registry Cleaner: http://www.majorgeeks.com/Wise_Registry_Cleaner_d5437.html After using this program I can now run multiple programs at once again […]