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Smart Lighting – Initial Thoughts on Philips Hue Light Starter Kit

The recent Amazon Prime Day had some interesting geeky offerings. One of them was the Philips Hue Light Starter Kit that comes with a Hue Light Bridge and three white and color Hue Light bulbs. The regular list price for the kit is around $199, and it was on offer for about $120.

After having used the . . . → Read More: Smart Lighting – Initial Thoughts on Philips Hue Light Starter Kit

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Review: Ring Stick-up Cam with Solar Panel

I have been looking for ways to mount security cameras around my house to get good coverage of all doors and windows. If the cameras can be mounted in the yard, pointing towards the house, it is possible to get large areas covered with a relatively smaller number of cameras. That would mean that the cameras . . . → Read More: Review: Ring Stick-up Cam with Solar Panel

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Review: "Wagner Power Tex" Texture Sprayer

Over the end-of-the-year holidays, I have been busy remodeling some rooms in my house. We recently had new flooring installed, and so all the rooms had been cleared for that job. We decided to take advantage of that and do some more remodelling. We have been wanting to get rid of the “popcorn” ceilings for a . . . → Read More: Review: "Wagner Power Tex" Texture Sprayer

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Buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo NAS – Configuration: Shared Folders

[This is part of the Buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo NAS Configuration article.]

The Shared Folders Configuration page has two sub-menus:

Shared Folders Setup, and,
Services Setup

1) Shared Folders Setup

In this page, you will see a list of existing shared folders and a brief description of each. You can also “add” or “delete” shared folders using the buttons at the . . . → Read More: Buffalo Linkstation Pro Duo NAS – Configuration: Shared Folders

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Turbo Tax: Can't Create Encrypted PDF

I was using Turbo Tax Home and Business 2007 and wanted to send the final PDF to a tax consultant for some review. I wanted to create an encrypted PDF from Turbo Tax; I couldn’t find a way to do this. Then I figured that an alternative would be to “ZIP” the unencrypted PDF, and add . . . → Read More: Turbo Tax: Can't Create Encrypted PDF

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Linksys Router: Enabling Application Ports

Do you have a webserver or some other application that is running on your home network that you want to access from outside? This is fairly easy to enable on a typical home router.

On a Linksys router, look under “Applications and Gaming.” Let’s say you have an application called PhotoShare running on a PC or a . . . → Read More: Linksys Router: Enabling Application Ports

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Ways To Share Your Pictures, Videos, etc. – Pros and Cons

Pictures Are Worth Thousands Of Megabytes

With the ever dropping prices of digital cameras — you can get several 8-10 megapixel compact cameras for $100-200 today — everyone is shutter-happy these days. Anyone who has had a digital camera for a year or more will most likely have several gigabytes worth of pictures. How do you . . . → Read More: Ways To Share Your Pictures, Videos, etc. – Pros and Cons

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Article: Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo NAS – Administration

In this article, we look at some of the administration and configuration features of the Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo NAS.

Logging in
In your web-browser, enter the IP address of your Buffalo Linkstation, e.g 10.1.5.5. You should see a login page. Enter your administrator login name and the password.

Home
This is the first page that you see when . . . → Read More: Article: Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo NAS – Administration

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Backing Up Data With Norton Ghost On A NAS Disk

I have been using the Norton Ghost 9.0 for a couple of years now. When I started using it, I used to connect an external USB harddisk to my PCs and backup frequently. In some cases, I tried backing up data from one PC to a shared drive on another PC (see Strategies For Backing Up . . . → Read More: Backing Up Data With Norton Ghost On A NAS Disk

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Strategies For Backing Up Your Computer Data

[Continued from Managing Data On Your Home Computers.]

In this article, we look at some possible strategies to backup data on your home computers.

1. Same PC, same harddisk, backup data from one partition to another.
This gives you protection against some kinds of harddisk problems where the data on one partition goes bad, while others are intact. However, . . . → Read More: Strategies For Backing Up Your Computer Data

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