New Favorite Inexpensive Desktop

We have been recommending these to everyone:

Just don’t buy up the whole stock of them as we have more clients to order them for!

Likely Next Laptop: Acer V5-122P-0857

Acer laptop Backlit keyboard…

Touch screen…

Have to upgrade to SSD, and replace Windows 8.

Running Sysprep on Windows 2008 R2 x64 Server

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http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/45365/How-to-Sysprep-Windows-2008-Servers

This may be the coolest thing this decade!

AutomaticLink

For automotive cross computer geeks…

http://www.automatic.com/

WooCommerce Products Import/Export

What is the best way to export 5000 products, let the client manipulate them in Excel, and then re-import them?

Freshbooks Users …

@Freshbooks

Do you guys delete projects after you finish them? How do you keep the ones you have closed out out of your billing and tracking workflow?

Thanks!

MusicBee

It seems like there is finally a great replacement for iTunes on Windows: http://getmusicbee.com/

Implementing DKIM and SPF for Gmail Best Practices

 

I’m a sender and I don’t want my recipients to see the “via” link. What can I do?

Gmail checks whether emails are correctly authenticated. If your messages are sent by a bulk mailing vendor or by third-party affiliates, please publish an SPF record that includes the IPs of the vendor or affiliates which send your messages and sign your messages with a DKIM signature that is associated with your domain.

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1311182?hl=en&ctx=mail

Quicken 2004 for Mac Data File Conversion to Quicken Essentials for Mountain Lion

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!

 

Buy Now

It’s time for DKIM!

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!