Getting Organized – Part 3

Welp, I just had to install another hard drive into my computer setup… The drive I had installed earlier (the 320 GB one), had almost 280 GB of data left after cleaning out the extra files and moving what was already organized. Now I needed to organize these massive Downloads and Media files, as well…

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Getting Organized – Part 2

Woaahhh….I didn’t realize I had this much media.   I just plugged in one of my old media server’s hard drives. There were 7 folders, pre-organized, or so I thought. Upon closer inspection some of the folders are a little unorganized on the inside. And the drive only had about 10 GB of free space….

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How to Create a bootable USB stick from Mac

Stolen from: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx   Download Ubuntu Desktop Open the Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities/ or query Terminal in Spotlight). Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil e.g., hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o ~/path/to/target.img ~/path/to/ubuntu.iso Note: OS X tends to put the .dmg ending on the output file automatically. Run diskutil list to get…

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How We Built Our Amazon S3 Backup Solutions

While discussing Maintenance contracts with the team we came up with some new products to start offering our clients. One of which being automated daily backups followed by weekly reports. Easy to do manually, but extremely easy to do automatically, and for profit! So I got to researching and came up with a process based…

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How We Manage Ongoing Support

Here at X Company we have recently launched a new suite of maintenance packages that clients can purchase in order to receive monthly support for their websites. The major features of these packages include: Backups Weekly reports on Backups completed Access to Desk Ticketing System Quarterly reports on Analytics and Goal Recommendations Monthly reports on Security, Link Integrity,…

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Easiest Way to Set Up A Website

And arguably one of the cheapest ways, too. I recommend a combination of Route 53 and S3 buckets, both services provided by Amazon AWS. Together they cost about $1-2 a month for a static website with no database backend. Here’s how you set it up: First, register a Domain. You can do this with Route…

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Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett. Indie Rock. Melbourne, Australia. Out of the woodwork comes an Australian girl with a sharp wit and a dreamy indie sound to back her deadpan delivery. I don’t know what does it for me, her curiously creative combinations of spoken word brain dumps or the deadpan delivery of some very clever rhyme schemes in…

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