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How to Port a Cell Phone from Straight Talk to Google Voice

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Porting a number to Google Voice is normally an easy process. However, porting a cell phone number from Straight Talk (ST) is a little more complicated.

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How to Make OpenVPN work with the Windows 7 Firewall

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

OpenVPN is a robust open source VPN application that provides a secure, encrypted link between computers over a public network (i.e. the Internet). I have installed it on many different computers over the years. I have successfully run OpenVPN under Windows using third party firewalls. I was more than a little surprised when I tried to set up a VPN at the office of one of my consulting client’s and found that OpenVPN would not work with the Windows 7 built in firewall. If I turned off the firewall everything worked fine.  Of course, it does not make much sense to set up a VPN for security but have the firewall turned off.

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Selecting an Online Backup for Power Users

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I am big fan of online backup. It is an easy way to automatically protect your important files with minimum effort. To be effective, a backup strategy has to be easy to set up and maintain.

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Rules for Well Behaved Window’s Utilities

Friday, August 20th, 2010

There are many excellent software utilities available for Windows. There are also many other utilities that have great potential, but missed the mark because of poor program design. I am careful about the impact a program has on my computer. Sometimes programmers fail to realize that I use my computer for many tasks besides occasionally running their program. I may only run their program once a month and I expect their software to maintain a small footprint on my computer.

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Using High Energy Protons, FPGAs and Firmware, to Kill Cancer

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

One of the benefits of being a medical device consultant is the opportunity to work with new technologies that can make a difference in peoples lives. One of our newest projects may provide a superior treatment for many types of cancer.

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