Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tether App is Awesome!

It only took a few years but it now appears I have found the app of all apps without the need to jailbreak my Apple devices. I have wanted to take advantage of my Ipad's 3G connection for my laptop but was unable to do so because all the devices seem to be for iphone or tethering from the laptop device in the wrong direction. Along comes the Tether App, mind you it doesn't come cheap, at $15 it is well worth it. Now it will be interesting to see just how long it stays in the App Store before Apple pulls it I guess.
What is great about this app is that it simply proxies the connection and so it doesn't matter if I use a wifi or 3G connection, it just works and I managed to get a healthy enough download and upload to be able to use both devices simultaneously as well!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday November 27th 2011


Pencil of Promise 

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Pencil of Promise 
Executive Producers: D@MIT 
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday November 24th 2011

First Buddy 


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First Buddy 

Executive Producers: Gerald Lenski, Sir Robert Goshko, Adam Johnson

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Associate Executive Producers: Sir Mike Miller, Sir Dean Betram, Tom Wilson, Jonathan Dalrymple 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chrome-how to use it

My last post, just yesterday, has already had a number of you contacting me saying "I see it on my computer but don't know how to use it"... a little shocked to hear this I must say, since most people would at least click on it and recognize the obvious address bar at the top but because the page is parked on 'visit the chrome web store' the first time you open it (possibly something they could change), it should mean you can't do some of your own exploring by clicking on the various elements within the browser. I am including this link to the 'getting started guide' for chrome since I like to direct you to the correct places but not make this blog a learning channel since there are so many levels of computers users I would rather not bore those that already know this stuff, nor do I wish for those that do not to stop reading my posts!

Nothing but Chrome

As I posted back in June with regards to using Chrome as your main/default web browser, it is now even more critical that this be the case.  Although I still suggest having an IE alternative web browser on board and if you know me, that would be the Avant Browser, it is pretty much only for those very odd occasions where you stumble across a website that gives you nothing but error messages, stating you need to update your java or you can't open the pdf file without first installing the adobe reader.  All of which is not true when using the Chrome web browser as it comes with a built in (native pdf reader) as well as its own control on how java is to be used. You should be getting a pop down message stating this website requires the use of java and "do you want to run it this time or all the time" type message.  But regardless, having an alternative browser, in this case, the Avant Browser at your fingertips when you get such a message, being able to confirm the site is in fact working, becomes quite useful. In most cases, the website is either old and doesn't recognize the Chrome code or it is simply broken and expects the use of the Internet Explorer and so having the Avant Browser installed makes sense.  Some will say, "why not just use the Internet Explorer since it is already installed?" and my response would be, "sure, if you are referring to IE 9, but then that would most likely not already be installed since it (Windows 7) does not (yet) ship with IE9 installed and you are either using IE8 (which sucks) or IE7 which was "ok" at best. If you are still using IE6 then you are in dire need of updating and in most cases you are also probably using running Windows XP and so you are looking at upgrading to a new computer I should think!
The simple fact is Chrome is awesome. Not only does it automatically update the moment you open the browser while connected to the internet, but it is constantly improving with available extensions (add-ons also known as plug-in).  With everything on the computer now pretty much web-related, Chrome just makes sense.  It is still the only browser with top of the line security that hackers shy away from because they too seem to recognize a good product when they see it!
I write this post mainly because as of late, many people are questioning me to error messages they are receiving such as Java and Adobe and when I ask what browser they are using, even though I know they have Chrome installed, they are (still) using the Avant Browser.  I think the biggest problem with any browser that is not auto-updating is that simple fact.. that it is forever going to need to be updated and when it isn't, you get error messages. So do yourself a favour. If you aren't using Chrome yet, start using it and if you are using Chrome but not all the time, then simply delete the other browser icons from your desktop so that you don't accidentally click on it the next time you go web surfing.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday November 20th 2011

Bogative Charity

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Bogative Charity

Executive Producers: Sir Eric Hertha, Sir Victor Gonzales, Michael Zelina

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday November 17th 2011


Rotational Deployment 

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Rotational Deployment 
Executive Producers: Sir Scott Hankel, Sir Rixhard Haskins 
Executive Producer and 357 Club members: Sir Scott Hankel 
Associate Executive Producers: Sir Ralf Nellessen, Dame Murasaki8 
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Knighthoods: Kara Timmins, Richard Haskins, Chris Slowinski 
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

No Agenda Show for Sunday November 13th 2011


Super Duper Space Wrench 

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Super Duper Space Wrench 
Executive Producers: Baron Steven Pelsmaekers, Sir Steven van der Have, Sir Zachary Geesaman 
Executive Producer and 356 Club members: Sir Ara Derderian, Matt Danley 
Associate Executive Producers: Henry Reese, Sir Brian Watson 
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Backblaze Backup

I have been a strong advocate of the Carbonite off-site backup, and still am, however with the recent raise in pricing which now has a year subscription at $59 it does make one start to look for other options, if for no other reason, to see what is available.  Shortly after Carbonite raised their rates, they now provide additional services such as external USB drive support as well as a new Business. They have provided remote file support for some time and for these reasons, I will continue to support those still wishing to get a very good, reliable backup system for their computer, as well as provide the usual additional free month at discounted prices through this link.

But this post is about Backblaze off-site backup which provides the same off-site backup which is UNLIMITED with USB external drive support as well as mapped drives and with prices as low as $3.96 per month when you purchase a two year plan and one year at only $50 and if you wish, you can go with a month to month plan at $5 per month. They also offer the 2 week free trial and works on both Mac and Windows machines.

Since you know you need a backup plan, give Backblaze your business. Get started by downloading the free trial here.

The choice is ultimately yours and I am providing you with discounts available through affiliate links and since you get 2 weeks free, what are you waiting for?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday November 10th 2011


Flying Antenna 

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Flying Antenna 
Executive Producers: Sam Molaro, Ernie Ernst, Scott Fisher, Baron Steven Pelsmaekers, Glenn Riccio, Brent Young, Sir Dwayne Melancon, Richard Haskins, Sir Greg Birch 
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Associate Executive Producers: Henry Reese, Charles A. Rovira 
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Knighthoods: Sam Molaro, Scott Fisher, Michael Birch 
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Monday, November 07, 2011

No Agenda Show for Monday November 7th 2011


Punk Media 

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Executive Producers: Oscar Nadal, Baron Steven Pelsmaekers 
Associate Executive Producers: Ville Meloni, Nolan Waugh 
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Thursday, November 03, 2011

No Agenda Show for Thursday November 3d 2011


We Can't Wait 

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We Can't Wait 
Executive Producers: James Howard, Baron Steven Pelsmaekers, Dirk Modrow 
Associate Executive Producers: Gene Naftulyev 
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