Hilton Hhonors Wifi vs. Verizon Hotspot

Our family is on a short two-day ski trip in New Hampshire, staying at Hampton Inn & Suites North Conway. The hotel is great, extremely family friendly, and the staff are nice. There’s an amazing mini-water park  inside the hotel, bingo night, movie night complete with popcorn. Just a wonderful place. Unfortunately, I needed to sneak in […]

Upgrade MediaWiki, 5 Easy Steps Using FTP and Web Browser

I run a relatively small wiki using MediaWiki hosted on a Dreamhost server. Generally, I like to stay on top of upgrades for the security patches, new features, and bug fixes but the manual upgrade process makes me nervous. I’ve been burned from nightmare Drupal CMS upgrades in the past. Losing hours of my life to troubleshooting […]

FreeNAS, Twit.tv Exposes Me to Anouther Great Tool

Not sure why I’ve not heard about FreeNAS before, but this looks great! I’m definitely going to spend some time learning more. Wonder if this could be a good, low-cost solution for storing archived video files, raw footage, and other large production files.

How to Speed Up the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD

Here are two tips for speeding up a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD smartphone. If you’re like me and want the quick solution, scroll down to Tip #1 and get started. Little background, I purchased my Razr Maxx HD about two years now and I’ve become increasingly frustrated with it’s responsiveness. Everything about the phone […]

FIX: Neatgear WNDR4500 Firmware Source of Internet Connection Dropping

5/7/15 UPDATE: The solution described in this blog post (from September 2013) may no longer be necessary.  I recently (April 2015) performed a firmware update and “reset the router to factory defaults” and life is good, no performance issues. The key “Revert to factory default settings.” step may have been the issue all along, something I don’t […]

ReadyNAS Duo Problems with Apple Lion OS

I just installed Apple’s new Lion OS on my laptop and discovered that I was no longer able to access my ReadyNAS Duo. After some research I was able to restore access to my ReadyNAS and thought I would pass along the temporary fix. First, if you have not already discovered ReadyNAS.com, you should check it […]