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Securing Web Sites Often Requires Finding Insecure References

Loyal readers may remember that we added SSL certificates to three of our sites a few months back. Those sites: CorelDRAW Unleashed, Seamless Textures Unleashed and Vehicle Templates Unleashed. After installing the certificates, the next step was to find reference to any element on any page of those sites that …

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Hanging Up on Telemarketers With RingCentral

Two years ago I wrote Sharon From Google Called Though It Isn’t Google Calling. It is just a company trying to promote their search engine optimization services. Thankfully “Sharon” only called from a handful of numbers which are listed in the original post. Soon after I wrote that post, we …

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Asustor Network Attached Storage with 2, 4 and 10 Drive Bays

Asustor AS5110T Network Attached Storage

I’ve often written about Network Attached Storage and I typically give you information on something geared towards a small business. Today I’m first going to tell you about an option that is good for a home office. It is the Asustor AS5002T (shown at right) and it only contains two …

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Know Ad Specs Before Designing and Corel Black Friday Deals

I’ve had to design two advertising pieces for a client recently and both pieces required very exacting specifications. The first was an ad for a magazine. The client simply told me the outside dimensions of the ad and “send them a JPG”. I knew those specifications were likely to be …

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Building WordPress Web Site Requires Great Theme

Before I get into the major elements needed to build a great Web site, I want to stress that the most important element is content! It might only take a few words, it may take many. Someone has to write the words. Then there are photographs and other graphics. This …

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Quantum Dots Could Lead to Better Smartphone Photos

How many of you still use a camera that shoots on film? I’m sure there are a few of you, but I’m guessing the vast majority shoot using some flavor of digital camera. And for many people, they use the camera on their smartphone far more often than other types …

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Windows Patch KB3097877 Can Cause Outlook Crashes

Windows update kb3097877

Microsoft released their monthly Windows patches on Tuesday (November 9, 2015) and one of those patches is bringing a lot of reports of crashing from users of Microsoft Outlook. The patch in question is labeled KB3097877 and it is listed as a “Security Update for Windows X for x64-based Systems” …

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More Online Scams and Hoaxes Continue to Propagate

A little over a month ago, I wrote Facebook Hoaxes and Identity Theft. While the scams and hoaxes are different, way too many people are falling for them. Once again I ask anyone posting anything on Facebook (or any other online outlet) to verify what they are posting is indeed …

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Seamless Technology Textures Upgrade Your Artwork

Is your technology outdated? Upgrade it with a new collection of seamless textures featuring 144 different technology patterns as part of our Textures Unleashed collections. You can use these technology textures in nearly all your software to aid your designs of business cards, flyers, posters, vehicle wraps and much more. …

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Web Client Horror Stories and Lowering Costs

I came across a client horror story on the Clients From Hell site. Even if you don’t do Web design, I’m sure you can easily think of a project where similar things happened to you. I’ve not had the exact scenario described, but I’ve definitely had some Web projects where …

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Changing An Address Required Changing Entire Ad

One of my Web clients called recently and asked if I could change the address on one of their current specials. Sounds simple enough, but I didn’t have the artwork for the original and there was no easy way to simply replace the address. Below is the original special. Unfortunately …

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G.SKILL DDR4 RAM Provides Memory For a New Computer

Last week I shared the ASUS RoG Maximus VIII Hero LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Type A Type C Intel Z170 ATX Motherboard with you. I suggested it would be really fast if paired with the Intel i7-6700K 4.00 GHz CPU. While that covers two very important parts …

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Graphics Tablets, Tablet Computers and Tracing Graphics

I got an interesting note from a loyal reader recently. It contained some misconceptions, some horrendous advice and a desire to improve a common task. Let’s go over each of those items and hopefully I can clear it all up. One thing I’ve advised over and over and over is …

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A Lumberyard Full of Seamless Wood Textures

We have a new collection of seamless textures featuring 144 different wood patterns as part of our Textures Unleashed collections. You can use these wood patterns in nearly all your software to aid your designs of business cards, flyers, posters, vehicle wraps and much more. Those of you doing laser …

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Creating My Own Chamber of Commerce Name Badge

I’ve told you about our Shifting Marketing Focus to Attract Local Business which included joining the Carefree/Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce. As part of this effort, I’ve been attending a number of networking events so I can talk to other local business people in person. Of course I made myself …

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