October 3, 2010
It’s NEVER a good idea to test new designs, programs and/or learn new stuff on a production website. This article describes how to create multiple virtual servers on a Windows 7 platform using XAMPP to create a perfect Linux/Apache like test bed. Continue reading
April 15, 2010
Sarah Palin got trashed the other day. Well, actually, an in-tact draft of her speaking contract with California State University got tossed in the trash resulting in some potentially embarrassing details.
The take-away from this incident is not political, but rather it reminds us of some rather some good old fashion security precautions we need to take when dealing with other people’s data.
June 30, 2008
fter today, Microsoft will discontinue sales of its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers; this despite protests lodged at InfoWorldâ€™s ad-impaired Save XP petition page. Meanwhile, the world of Linux continues to overlook major marketing opportunities – this time missing a chance to dance on XPâ€™s grave by not planning and then announcing releases for any and preferably ALL â€˜distro-butionsâ€™ today. So what does this mean for your church and/or charity organization? Continue reading
March 9, 2008
So once again, that infernal Daylight saving time thingie bothers us by automatically setting, or perhaps not setting our system clocks on your Ubuntu, Red Hat, Fedora, Debian, Knoppix, or Suse install either an hour ahead, or remaining an hour late! Continue reading
February 9, 2008
This post is dedicated to all of you running your churchâ€™s website in the choir robe closet, or who have been graced with a generous and geeky member who has taken advantage of one of those cheap, unmanaged dedicated server deals advertised at places like WebHostingTalk: Continue reading