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Setting Up An ECommerce Business In Three Easy Steps

The consistent and thriving growth of the internet has allowed new opportunities to open up within trade and marketing sectors of business, providing new ways to sell and buy products and services for everyone and anyone. Not so long ago, starting up your own business was often a particularly hefty job, especially when you had […]

Best Practices: Customizing WordPress Sites

Thanks to WordPress, you don’t have to look too far for ways to take your business to more people. A website or blog is a great way to connect to your customers and potential clients. WordPress gives you any number of options to do just this. What’s more, the site is constantly upgrading on what […]

cron mysql backup

Image via Wikipedia Check out this little nugget I found over at the Rackspace Cloud Knowledgebase – CRON MySQL Backup. Man – you cannot say enough about getting a good backup.  This shows how you can get it done over at Rackspace’s Cloud sites – it looks pretty universal, so if you are not on […]

Mono and Mono Develop

The subject of mono and mono develop came up today in an interview. Mono An open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# and the CLR that is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET MonoDevelop An open Source C# and .NET development environment for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X I really want to learn more about these projects.  […]

A printer printer (nope, I meant to say it twice)

Image via Wikipedia I heard of these about a couple of years ago – and was simply facinated.  Here is a post I found at Dev Hardware: Back in 2004, Bowyer set an idea in motion to create a 3D “‘printing” machine, along the lines of an industrial rapid prototyper that creates solid shapes from […]

Free ideas. Just add execution.

Image via Wikipedia This is great.  I came across a post on Venture Hacks called “Free ideas. Just add execution.”  It reminds me of a conversation Nick and I have every so often about how everyone has ideas…but it takes some real talent to actually do something with one. There are a tons of places […]

Microsoft Sings a New Tune—Wants to Play Nice With Open-Source

Wow – with an interesting twist of events – Microsoft wants to play open source. In a series of moves announced today aimed at making its products more interoperable with other software and the Web in general, Microsoft is releasing 30,000 pages of documentation for Windows (both desktop and server products) that were previously available […]

Most Promising for Web 2008: Open Source Movement

ReadWriteWeb posted an article called “Most Promising for Web 2008: Open Source Movement” Likewise we think there is no single Web company that is more promising than… the open source movement, a loose-knit group that aims to make a huge impact by tying all Web companies together. I am a recovering Microsoft fanboy.  It is […]

Why choose proprietary software over open source?

Barracuda talked to 228 enterprise customers and asked what advantages open source has over proprietary software, and vice versa. Interesting.

Web 2.0 is built on Open Source

This one is a little scary for me, some people (cough-Lyman-cough) have called me a Microsoft fanboy…and I have been know for carrying the blue & white flag from time to time, but if you look at this guy’s research, it is pretty hard to dispute that open source IS web 2.0 at this point. […]

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