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At the prodding of a buddy of mine over the winter I signed up for an online backup service called Zip Cloud. It’s an online backup service which basically takes a copy of all your files and places them online. If your computer ever crashes you simply download all your…

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Product Reviews

If you’re looking for the appdata folder in Windows maybe to copy over your Filezilla sites, the old %appdata% trick in the search box doesn’t work. The trick still works in the run dialog. Open up a Run box (Win Key + R), type %appdata% and press enter, your appdata folder…

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Windows

If you’re anything like you me you have tons of bookmarks that you save to “read later”.  I don’t know about you but my read it later folder had over 500 items in it as of two hours ago. I whacked it down to about 50 using the Send To Kindle Email…

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Kindle Fire

What is a PDF? PDF is short for Portable Document Format. In short, PDF is universal; A document that displays the same on any device that supports reading PDFs and pretty much every device from your smart phone (even some dumb phones) to your tablet and computer can display PDF…

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Quickies

In November 2010 our landlord put in new windows. They aren’t better than the old ones but the great thing about these windows is they open in to clean the outside glass. The windows haven’t been cleaned since being installed. 😮 It’s been bugging me for a good 6 months…

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Cleaning

Self Hosted WordPress is all the rage these days, in fact this is what we run here at Almost Geek. However there are other options for hosting a blog on your own domain, Blogger is one of them. WordPress and Blogger are two of the largest blogging platforms on the…

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