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Blocking Referrer Spam with .htaccess files

If you are using Google Analytics on your websites, you may have found a number of sites linking to yours generating a lot of hits. Hits are great, unless its not a user, but a botnet looking to use your site for nefarious purposes. Some of this traffic is from unscrupulus SEO tactics that may lead…
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Your employees live and work in America, why is someone in China accessing your accounting data.

For many small business that operate in America, there is no reason to allow the entire planet access to business resources. Sure, SMTP and WWW traffic can come from anywhere, and you should keep that in mind, but that isn’t a compelling reason to allow everyone in China access to your accounting system, or that…
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Installing VMWare Tools in Ubuntu 14.4 LTS

After installing Ubuntu, update everything sudo apt-get -y update sudo apt-get -y upgrade Install build tools sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-server build-essential Mount VM Tools virtual CD. Mount the virtual CD in Ubuntu sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom Change to the directory and copy the files cd /media/cdrom sudo cp VM*.tar.gz /tmp…
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Excel 2010 Slow to open

On a couple computers, I had an issue where Excel would take upwards of 45 seconds to open. It would take this long if double clicking on an excel file, or just launching the program directly from the start menu. I found that if I disconnected the network cable, excel would launch instantly. I verified…
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Outdoor Wireless network for Crescent City Classic Timing information

Bourn Technology has been asked to design and quote an outdoor wireless network for the timing information for the Crescent City Classic again this year in partnership with Tomba Communications. The customer was very happy with the network performance last year, but I saw plenty of room for improvement. Last year over 40,000 people passed through the…
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