Hey everyone – I’ve been maintaining a list of little shortcuts to save me time and ease my development efforts and figured they would be worth sharing here. If you have any you would like to share here, please email me and I’ll include them as well.
If you haven’t already heard by now, you will likely hear about this product in the near future. Similar to how Netflix has become a household name, so to do I believe that Spotify will reach this level.
Every business day Facebook’s Pineville, Oregon data center receives 4 truck shipments, with 13 racks of new servers each truck. Each single rack holds 90 servers. Each server has 72GB of RAM and/or a dual 6-core processor. This happens all year to keep up with demand. (source: Maximum PC, Nov. 2011).
That’s 4,680 servers installed every business day. Wow.
There are a lot of great tools out there online, all of which carry the magic price of free, to help you properly manage your family finances. I haven’t always been the best at managing my personal finances growing up, but with the wealth of information and tools available in today’s age, it makes this task much less daunting. There really is no better time to get a handle on your finances, which is especially useful given our current economic climate.
Nobody likes dealing with crowds at Christmas, wondering if they paid too much, or standing behind that lady with the lone $2.00 item arguing with the manager about her expired coupon that isn’t even for the right store. We’ve all been there.
Here are a handful of sites my wife and I use when we shop online.
If you’re like me, your computer usage (work, personal, other) spans several locations. It could easily cover locations such as: a home desktop, a work desktop, a laptop, and so on. Often times, I find a neat plug-in or bookmark and I save it to that particular machine. It would be really nice if I was able to have a ‘universal’ browser that acted, looked, and was maintained the same way no matter where I was at and kept itself updated without any intervention from me.
Do you have multiple people in your household who each have their own Google account? If you share the same computer and/or laptop, it can be frustrating to have to keep switching between the two accounts. Also, you may find this trick useful if you manage an account for personal use and another for business use.
As of this article, the cost of a Kindle has reached $114. Not bad for a device that changed the concept of reading. One way to take full advantage of your new reading device, is to use it to read not just books, but also articles you may find on the web. If you have an Instapaper account, you can do just that.
If you’re like me, you probably have accounts on hundreds of different websites. Everything ranging from online banking, email, social networking, and even your wifi router has it’s own password. You may use the same password for everything (which apparently 61% of people do), although this is far from secure. If someone were to compromise just one of your accounts, well it wouldn’t be hard for them to find the others by first checking your email, then your social networking, and so on. Alternatively, you can use a series of very simple passwords, like dictionary words, although this is not very secure either as this is the first set of attempts a hacker will make.