Daily MySQL Database Backup


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I host and manage about 50 different websites.   The vast majority are static sites for friends and family that don’t require any backup processes above the daily backup provided by my webhost.   In the 8 years that I’ve been running websites I’ve been with about 12 hosting companies and even though my current server has had Read More …

New PC Backup Process


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I’ve mentioned that I’m pretty anal about computer backups.  I recently purchased a new computer from the Dell Outlet, a Dimension E521 with Windows Vista.  I’ve heard nothing but bad reviews for Vista and am quite happy with my XP setup so my plan was as follows: 

Nifty-Stuff Blog


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I’ve been struggling with this question for about… let’s see… 4 years! Do I convert my hobby site www.nifty-stuff.com over to a CMS platform? Here’s how it plays out about every 6 months: 

Move From Tivo to Dish Network DVR


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Background: We’ve had the Series 2 Tivo made by Toshiba, the SDH-400 (the one with free basic service) for the past year. We’ve been very happy with it. Tivo has converted us to the world of DVR and we realize now we’ll never go back to non-recorded TV. The only problems were: (1) We needed Read More …

Web Hosting Reviews & Thoughts


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Web Hosting Thoughts I’ve had a bit of experience with a plethora of web hosting companies over the years and thought I’d post some of my thoughts and experiences over the years. Speaking of “a plethora of web hosting companies” here are the ones I’ve dealt with over the years (that I can remember) in Read More …

Nifty Spam Reduction/Elimination – Process


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Can you believe that approximately 85% of all email is SPAM? Well, if you’ve come to this page, then you probably already know that. There are a ton of ways to reduce / eliminate spam, but this is what has worked best for me and is something that is pretty easy to do.

Nifty Computer Backup Procedures


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When it comes to backup I’m pretty anal. I’m not one of those people who learned the “hard way” how important it is to backup data and systems, but learned through others’ mistakes and frustrations. I’m by no means an expert at this, but I’ve found a system that has worked PERFECTLY for me, and Read More …