Category: Software

  • Speed Up That Cheap Website with Cheap Amazon S3

    Do you have an economy-grade website host? Me too. BlueHost is great for only $6.95 per month but its response times and transfer rates are terrible. Fear not — Amazon S3 to the rescue. For pennies a day you can supplement your cheap website host using Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3). Amazon S3 is storage […]

  • Why I Use 10MinuteMail.com

    Unfortunately, many websites that collect email addresses do so without your best wishes in mind. Case and point: I decided to help meetup.com this evening by clicking on one of their sponsored ads. Because of the way Google AdWords/AdSense works, the ad hoster may not get any revenue unless the user takes a certain action […]

  • Quote of the Day

    Web services are the coolest technology I know of that ends up turning everyone off. I don’t know about you, but when I go to a lecture on Web services, invariably tons of acronyms come out, like Representational State Transfer (REST), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Remote Procedure Call (RPC), SOAP, and RSS. And then I […]

  • DD-WRT for the win!

    Today I was faced with a difficult wireless networking scenario: looooong house, many thick walls.   The topography is as follows: Comp A Router Comp B The house is older so the walls are very, very solid and RF-absorbing. The old setup involved a Linksys WRT54GX (802.11 b/g) as the router in the middle, a […]

  • Quote of the Day

    Honestly, I didn’t even think about encryption. It’s so obsolete now. ~Mark R.