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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Another Awesome $1.99 Music Deal at Amazon

My daughter and I were surfing Amazon (I think we were looking for the latest Hannah Montana CD, she is 10 after all!) and we came across another $1.99 Album deal.  I had never heard of this group before, but we listened to the demos and it sounded great.  Above the Golden State is a Christian band from Oregon.  Click here or on the picture and it will take you to Amazon to purchase it.  They will not hold this price forever, so act quickly! If you have never purchased music from Amazon, it’s not as easy as iTunes, but

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HP Mediasmart Server – Deals on Recertified and New!

eCost.com has AGAIN put the HP MediaSmart Server EX470 (a referb unit) on sale for $330 for the next couple of days.  If you have been waiting to enter into the Home Server space, this might be a great opportunity.  The lowest we have seen to date is $299 here in the US.  NOTE: This unit has been HP Recertified. The 512 MB of memory that comes with this unit is not enough.  You might consider ordering a 2 GB upgrade ($20 from Newegg.com) and the unit will rock and roll nicely.  See instructions and pictures from HomeServerShow.com. Here is

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Worried about the Conficker Virus? 2 Second Test Will Tell!

So April 1st came and went with out much hassle for the much talked about Conficker virus.  That doesn’t mean it’s dead, as some 4% of the worlds PC are infected with it (mostly in the far east).  Here is a short summary from the Vancouver Sun. There are three versions of the worm and only one, which has infected the fewest systems, has the April 1 update code. The first version of the worm, Conficker.A, started to spread around the Internet in November. An updated version, dubbed Conficker.B, was released by the worm’s writers in January. Conficker.C has been

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The Home Server Show 39 – OS System Drive Failure Options

The Home Server Show 39 – OS Drive Failure Options.  In today’s episode, Dave briefly talks about the article he wrote on replacing a hard drive in your Windows Home Server but the questions that came up were what do I do if I have a failure of my system drive.  He goes over your options and provide some excellent links! Book Give-Away Andrew Edney’s Book – Windows Home Server Users Guide Andrew Edney’s Site – http://usingwindowshomeserver.com/ Listen to the show to see if you won! Congratulations to Ian Dixon and The Media Center Show for reaching show number 200!

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