How To Reclaim Disk Space After a Service Pack Install

Need to get back some disk space after a service pack install? Find the command relevent to your operating system. Two things to remember: Run your command prompt (cmd) as an administrator You won't be able to roll back your service pack installation Vista - vsp1cln.exe Server 2008 -…

Varnish + Ghost Performance

If you're hosting your own Ghost blog (or thinking about it) be sure to take full advantage of any performance enhancing tools you can on your server, preferably Varnish for a front end cache. My blog is hosted on the smallest Digital Ocean VPS option (1 CPU/512mb RAM/20GB…

Cold Weather Technology Tip - Condensation

Ever accidentally leave your laptop in your car overnight during the winter? Image courtesy of aeypix at FreeDigitalPhotos.net It happens from time to time, but you should take my piece of advice before you power on that icy cold laptop..... DONT DO IT! The best thing to do is…

Small Business and Cyber Security

A recent article on Inc.com had me thinking about the state of cyber security in small businesses today. Some interesting statistics were being thrown around, but the numbers are a little alarming: In fact, 66% of small business owners are not even worried about a cyber attack--despite the fact…

Windows Virus Alert Scams

Seems recently there's been a lot of talk online about scam artists calling your home phone describing themselves as someone from Microsoft. They try to convince you that there is a virus or malware installed on your system and apparently they were alerted to its presence. Under no circumstances should…

Dell Intel Centrino 1030 Wifi Card Troubles

Posting this because I've been practically pulling my hair out trying to fix various laptop issues that have been randomly disconnecting from Wifi. No matter what router/wifi connection you connect to the same intermittent problem happens. Turns out all these laptops have one thing in common and it's called…