Hi, so we just went through a laborious process for a client who had upgraded OS X to 10.8 from 10.6, leaving behind Rosetta and the ability to run Quicken 2004 for Mac.
We were able to obtain the free version of Quicken 2006 for Mac from Intuit. Then, on an older Mac Mini running 10.6.8 we stepped from Quicken 2004 for Mac to Quicken 2006 for Mac. Then we exported a backup file and were able to run the Quicken Essentials File Exchange Utility to prepare the .qdfx file for the modern Quicken Essentials program.
We’re happy to do the same for you if you find yourself locked out of an early-version Quicken file by an OS upgrade or other scenario. Pay now, and email us a zip of your latest data file at Don@yourcomputergenius.com. Please send a separate email with your contact info, or call us at (503) 383-9243. Thanks!
Last week it seems like Google changed their group (Google App’s groups) spam settings and it shutdown most of one of our client’s internal emails to their groups.
We trouble-shooted the email headers, and saw a SPF softfail, but also a link to the new Google groups spam policy. After talking to Engineering over at Google, it became clear that a DKIM setup was necessary to prevent this.
We logged into Google Apps management to generate the public key and then setup the DNS, using the tool at DNS Watch to generate a parallel entry for testing. It’s fixed!
Here’s a review of an interesting WordPress plugin called Redirection.
Microsoft has a useful tool for creating SPF records.
It also queries the domain that you put in and nicely formats the results.
Of course, most of us are just “dig text domain” from the CLI or Cygwin on Windows, but it’s nice to have another method as well.
UPDATE There are also some helpful comments from HostGator.
Just yesterday (IIRC, this week at least) I was looking over Basecamp’s pricing and plotting to downgrade. They offered a starter plan for $30/month, and we are still paying $50/month. With Trello’s rapid rise to basic usability (you see I’m not exactly throwing out the praising superlatives in all directions) I thought I could easily prune my active Basecamp project list down.
I got back to that task today, and then went to re-price Basecamp’s service, and this is what I saw:
Now, “a dollar a day” is substantially similar to $30/month, but I must say it was surprising to see it! The last three times I have looked at this page, albeit over the course of 2-3 years, it has been different each time.
And the second part of the surprise is that while it says “switch packages or cancel anytime,” there isn’t actually a downgrade option on my “upgrade” page:
But of course the support is superb:
We just implemented our first SSL domain to use SNI — which allows multiple websites to have independent SSL certificates yet share the same ipv4 address. This paves the way for us to coalesce several servers, and allows us to eliminate the multiple-ip-address fees for a bunch of clients.
Let us know if you get an error message on our own SSL cert, apparently Internet Explorer 8 and below on XP will, but every other major browser and user base will not: https://yourcomputergenius.com
Read more on SNI: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Name_Indication
It’s 2013, and you are still wanting to charge me for adding SSH/SFTP access to each user’s account? Please note: FTP is inherently insecure and should not be in use anymore, except perhaps wrapped in SSL. When you are sitting on a shared network, it is trivial for your passwords and so on to be sniffed. And in the Reseller setup, the default FTP account has the same password as the cPanel login… which is why we always use one-time throw away FTP account when forced to do so.
This is the #1 reason why I prefer to open sub-accounts under our other hosting providers.
We offer you jailed SSH, which limits access to your account only. In order to get jailed SSH access, come into Live Chat and request for us to enable this for you. Please note: This is a free service only for the primary domain on the account.
If you would like to activate SSH on a sub-account (separate cPanel), there is a one time charge of $10 per sub-account you would like activated. Please submit the online form.
If you have multiple cPanels which need SSH, then you will need to fill out the form as many times as necessary.
I just counted (html > spreadsheet > row count / 2) the number of labels I have in my primary* Gmail account: it came to over 80.
How many do I use on a regular (daily) basis? 0.
How many do I use on a weekly basis? Maybe a handful. 5-10.
I do special purpose creates for them, but more realistically it’s easier to throw an IMAP setup on Thunderbird and use ImportExport Tools to do any significant manipulation of email data.
So, yup, it’s pretty much time for them to go… even though they were the hit controversial thing, with Gmail pulling us away from “real” IMAP folders at the time.
*Gmail: You can’t have just one. At least no self-respecting geek can, anyway.