Author: Jim Collison

A $300 Windows Home Server? Now Will You Join the Game?

One of my favorite Home Server Guys (besides Dave McCabe) is Donavon West over at homeserverhacks.com.  He just posted a new “how to” on building your own  Home Server on the cheap.  We can all use the help in this struggling economy!  Thanks Donavon! The full link is here: http://www.homeserverhacks.com/2009/05/build-your-own-lx195-mediasmart-server.html Remember, I search so you don’t have to!

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The 50 Mile Trek! Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride…

The idea originally started as a 10 mile run followed by a 30 mile bike ride to help me celebrate the last day of my 40th year.  It was an idea that Ryan (my Gallup trainer) and I concocted one day after a really good work out.  Sounded good at the time! The half marathon that I completed the weekend before did a number on my left knee.  Running 10 miles didn’t seem like the best thing to do for it.  So we reduced the event to a short 50 mile ride instead.  (Needless to say, never been that far

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The Home Server Show 42 – WHS Saves the Day with Windows 7

WHS Saves the Day with Windows 7 The Home Server Show is back after a few weeks off and today I  joined Dave as we talked about everything under the sun in this episode including how Windows Home Server saved him from a Windows 7 upgrade. Links and News Items mentioned on the show Acer launches Home Server for US markets. HomeServerHacks.com opens WHSTweet Add-In To listen to the show Link to the post about my new 26” monitor

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The Papillion Half Marathon – Check It Off The List!

I normally don’t blog about personal stuff, but I had to get this documented somewhere.  Today I finished my first ever half marathon!  I ran 13.1 miles in 1 hour and 53 minutes.  My goal had been under 2 hours.  The knees are paying for it right now, but it feels really good to have it done.       Special thanks to one of the best trainers in the known world, Ryan Wolf.  He works for Gallup and makes sure we all live healthy and happy lives.  I could not have done it without him!  Thanks Ry!    

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K9 and OpenDNS – A Bullet Proof Vest For You and Your PC!

If you are anything like me (and thank God most of you are not!) you don’t really need another reason to protect your kids (or yourself!) from the more “interesting” parts of the internet.  I have five kids (ages 10 to 20), four boys and one girl.  I constantly worry about what they see and read online.  I can’t help it, that is just the way I am. Years ago, I began to work through several solutions to help me control some of the content that comes in on the cable wires and is served to one of the many

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