Archive for March, 2008

Save the earth, one solar powered calculator at a time

There’s just something wrong about the fact that solar powered calculators do not have an off button. Even though it’s been this way for the several years that I’ve owned my Texas Instruments BA-35 Solar, I still check occasionally, just on the off chance that I’ve missed it all of these years. When I’m unable [...]

One example of how to give excellent customer service

Here’s a quick little movie about how someone found a way to help their customer’s feel special – so much so that they’d stand in long lines just to be serviced by this associate! http://www.stservicemovie.com/ Dare to give excellent service – now.

ssl certificate creation HowTo

Securing your web site or your MTA with SSL encryption (i.e. HTTPS traffic) can be a daunting task if you’ve never worked with it before. The following steps assume that you’ll be working from a Linux server running Apache web server and/or postfix. To understand how the whole SSL encryption process works, check out this [...]

How the TCP Windows change in Vista and Windows 2008

If you want a better understanding of how TCP Windows work and how they interact with round trip time to contribute to delays that you may experience with network communications, I recommend reading this newsletter by Mark Minasi, specifically the ‘Vista and 2008′s New TCP Windows’ section.

Audit your computer’s network settings

If you’ve ever tried to audit the speed and duplex settings of NICs in a windows environment, I’ll bet you’ve been frustrated by the fact that you can’t seem to find the answer to this anywhere in the registry or WMI, etc. etc. Yet you know it has to be recorded somewhere because the little [...]

Audit your computer’s network settings

If you’ve ever tried to audit the speed and duplex settings of NICs in a windows environment, I’ll bet you’ve been frustrated by the fact that you can’t seem to find the answer to this anywhere in the registry or WMI, etc. etc. Yet you know it has to be recorded somewhere because the little [...]