Category: TechBlog

MerchantOS – Point of Sale Goes to the Cloud

The opening of our new shop brought with it several challenges, one of which was how to handle payments for our new “residential clients” who are walk-ins for PC repair.  It was never an issue in the past, as we’d simply email invoices to our business clients, and the few residential users who brought their PCs to my home office presumed they would be paying by check. With the shop, it is assumed that we will take credit cards, as we had 4 different clients within the first week present a card for payment (which, sadly, we were not prepared to accept). We were in need of a tech solution […]

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RackSpace Cloud Review

About 4 months ago I tried Amazon EC2 with Ubuntu image and found it somehow difficult to configure the server, especially if you are not familiar with cli. Making an ssh remote connection required downloading few encryption keys from amazon. Linux server images from amazon seem to not have root password, therefore private and I think public keys are created for you to connect with ssh, which make it more secure. It took me about 2 hours to figure out how to use those keys. I worked with Linux boxes before, in fact I never hosted a site on Windows machine, and never will, but I didn’t have to use […]

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Nice tool to recover/retrieve wep/wpa wireless keys

Nice and simple tool to recover wireless encryption keys.  It is very helpful and quick when you have a machine already connected to the network but you cannot remember the key to add another one.  The link is here http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html Go all the way to the bottom and download it. Unzip and run. You can even save the results as text file.

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Testing Blog it feature from flickr.com

Originally uploaded by @Twitter This was posted from flickr site through xmlrpc. Pretty good, I’m impressed. If you are wondering who the girl is, she apparently works at Twitter. This is why twitter is cool. Very photogenic.

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Auto connect and authenticate to a mapped drive on Windows XP

Lately Windows XP Pro and Home is loosing connectivity to the mapped drive or sometime the user has to double click on on Z drive to initiate the authentication process. In some cases the “remember password” check box is not there either. Which means you have to type username and password every time you reboot. I have looked around for a solution and haven’t been able to find anything yet. In some cases it has been asking for authentication even if i give permissions to “Everyone” on the local and shared permissions. If you run the network setup wizard and enable file and print sharing at the end it may […]

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I need a plan to move away from 1and1

I have used 1and1 for a while now, I really don’t have a problem with their hosting plans, they’re cheap and reliable, a lot of space and bandwith, their MySQL limit to 100MB is not cool but it’s something you can live with if your site doesn’t have a lot of content. Few days ago I registered this domain and it took good 4 hours before I could use it. Then as soon as the domain was availble I changed the DNS settings to use zoneedit.com name servers and that took almost 24 hours to change. That’s what my issue with 1and1 is. They are very slow to apply DNS […]

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wpToGo for Android G1

I jut saw this app on android market place and I am surprised its a free application. Reason why I say that is because this allows android users blog from anywhere, like what I’m doing right now. Fortunately the browser on the G1 is pretty good and it can handle almost all ajax calls that wordpress requires but this tool makes it so much easier to work with. I setup the blog a day earlier and this is my first post. I was tired to actualy write anything after the long setup I went through. Mainly waiting for domain name to be available. I thought why not write about the […]

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Welcome to the Tech Blog

Welcome to the new Tech Blog at Charm City Networks!  We’ll be blogging about new technologies, reviewing products, posting troubleshooting and support tips, and more.  Check back often for new updates.

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