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I Am Pompous And Foolish Because I Wish To Be Paid

I have a number of stories to share today about helping others. I was called “pompous and foolish” because I had the gall to ask someone to pay for my time. I’ll get to that story after another short story. Last week was the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United …

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64-Bit Software Revisited, Often the Wrong Choice

By now, most of you should be running a 64-bit version of Windows. This allows you to use more than 2GB of RAM. As Windows itself often takes at least 1GB, it is important to have more RAM to run powerful software and work with large files. This is especially …

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Shop Small at Graphics Unleashed

When it comes time for me to shop, dine out or find a service; I do my best to seek out another small business rather than a giant corporation. As a small businessman myself, I want to support others like me. I also know that I often will get better …

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

With Thanksgiving behind us in the United States, many people enjoy their day off by shopping for Black Friday deals. I’ve compiled a list of several deals that might interest you if you want to do some of that shopping online. Mac App Bundle—Save Up to 90% While I almost …

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HP All-in-One With Giant Beautiful Curved Monitor

I get asked on a regular basis to recommend a computer to users. In many cases, I feel the best answer is to build your own. Today I want to talk about a new All-in-One computer from Hewlett-Packard that is guaranteed to turn heads. Yes, the 34 inch curved monitor …

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Importing Stock Artwork Into CorelDRAW

You may have seen that I included an SSL graphic in my post yesterday, Securing Web Sites Often Requires Finding Insecure Elements. It was a stock vector graphic I got from iStock. In the ZIP file I downloaded were two files, a JPG (obviously a bitmap) and an EPS. Both …

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Corel’s Extreme Black Friday Deals for 2015 Have Arrived

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year as “Feast Week” college basketball fills the television and a tasty feast will be devoured on Thanksgiving. It also means that retailers will roll out their Black Friday sales with insanely low pricing. Corel has started their Black Friday sale …

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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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