Happy New Year!

I’m just dropping by to wish everyone a Happy, Safe and Healthy New Year! What are your resolutions this year?  Are they the common – lose weight, quit smoking – kind of resolutions or is it something unique? Share it with me! Happy New Year!

OS X Tiger & Windows Vista Printing for Dummies?

I’m still searching around the Internet for the proper way to connect to a Windows Vista Home printer from Mac OS X Tiger.  A lot of the resources I’ve found are telling me to use programs like Bonjour, Samba and Networking Neighborhood based methods but none of them want to work for me.  I’ve been floating around all Mac and Windows based forums, even the official Apple Support forums located on discussions.apple.com and I’m still unable to find anything that will make this whole printer setup work. I’m usually pretty good at troubleshooting things, what the heck am I doing wrong?  Is there a book anywhere that gives me ALL of the possibilities?  I know there are more “For Dummies” books than I can count! Technorati: Mac OS X Tiger, Windows Vista, Network Printer Sharing

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

For the past year, Sean has been working on a social networking site. They’re hoping to launch sometime within the next few weeks (of course I’ll share the URL here when that happens). It’s their hope that the site gets pretty big and once that happens I’m sure that we’ll be taking a few trips out to California because that’s where his boss currently lives. While talking about this in detail we’ve decided that we’re taking three different routes in order to get there, well depending on how many times we’re going out there of course. The first route will more than likely be a nice long drive, I’d love to have my camera with me while I’m going through every state between here and California, maybe even going off route a little bit just so we can get some…

How do you connect OS X Tiger to Windows Vista?

For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to figure out how to properly network the house so that all computers can successfully access each other.  I’m having a hard time accessing the printer (setup on Vista) from the Mac.  Sean was able to configure XP to work with Vista so that we can print.  There are hundreds of tutorials online to figure this out but none of them have worked, I’m not sure what he did on the Vista system in order to gain proper access to the printer, but he’s still done it either way and I just think that’s fantastic for him.  I’m able to print from my laptop again, which is nice to know.  Unfortunately if I do any real printing it’s going to come off of the Mac OS X Tiger and every single tutorial…

Home-Based Business Solutions

Sean is hoping to follow me down the road of being self employed and registering his business with the state of Delaware. He’s been looking into quite a few resources on how to do this successfully and realized that he’s uninterested in housing his business information with his current web hosting provider. He’d like to start up an in-house server which includes everything from his business website to an email server just so he can store all of his email in house, to be accessed no matter what happens to be going on with the Internet connection to the house. I’ve helped him search for a few companies to help him out with this search and found a few resources that could help me with everything from email server support to your everyday IT solutions. The one that showed up…

Upgrade from Tiger to Leopard?

I typically send out my Amazon Wishlist for Christmas every year to family and friends because they tend to ask me what I want and it just got to the point where sending it as a quick list would make things much easier on me.  This year I sent it out, as usual, and I’d recently done some updates on it – adding lots of Mac related items so that I can really learn the ins and outs of the operating system.  I’m in love with the idea of being a new Mac user, so much that I’m even considering selling my windows laptop and putting the money towards a Macbook Pro. I haven’t upgraded to Leopard yet, I’m kind of scared to considering the mixed reviews that I’ve been reading about it.  I figure I’ll wait a little while…

Web Hosting Choice

I’m sure I’ve spoken about this particular site before, but people have trouble reading through Archives sometimes.  If you’re looking for a completely free resource that tells you everything you need to know about the Ins and Outs of web hosting, including pricing, best hosts and quick FAQ’s then head on over to Web Hosting Choice, a direct link would be http://www.webhostingchoice.com.  I’ve been going through a few of their different sites, mainly the Reseller hosting because I house all of my personal websites under one reseller account with a different company.  I know it seems a bit strange to take that route but it’s a security thing.  Never house your business email addresses on the same server as your clients, if the site happens to go down then there’s no way to get in touch with anyone – you…

Happy Holidays!

I’m wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and for those of you whom don’t celebrate this particular holiday I’m wishing you a Happy Holiday season, as well as a very Happy New Year.  I hope everyone is safe and enjoys their time together. When I finish up with what I’m working on (yes, I’m working on Christmas) I’ll get dinner started and hopefully curl up on the couch with Sean later tonight to watch a movie before we go to bed.  We opened all of our presents last night so there’s really just downtime today (minus the cooking of course).  I loaded him up on the last two released Red vs Blue DVD’s, he also has a few new video games as well.  Mass Effect, Assassins Creed are the ones I got him for the XBox360, and his mother…

Looking for a that little extra advertising.

With the Holiday Season running full speed ahead, I’ve noticed a rise in people looking for design work so they can either revamp their sites for the new year, or give the gift of a new template for their friends blog. Either way I’ve been pretty busy but I know for sure that this isn’t going to last so I’ve been looking into a few different options to get my name out there a bit more. I’ve always taken the free advertising route, I’ve also spent quite a bit of money advertising with different outside companies as well. And personal advertising never really hurt anyone either. I’m starting to rebuild a database of people on one of my myspace accounts so I can get this domain out there again. Thanks to Google I’m down to a PR3 and that upsets…

Winter Festival of Lights

Sean and I took a trip down to Ocean City, MD last night to see the Festival of Lights.  It’s a big tradition in O.C., supposedly it’s one of the second largest ones in the country.  I’m not overly sure if I believe that though, considering the ones I’ve seen on television recently.  You hop on a trolley and then ride around a park looking at all of the lights.  This year it was pretty empty but we also went early in the week.  Last year we wound up going on a Saturday evening and the place was mobbed.  So it was nice to just walk in and hop on this year, that’s for sure. Sean filmed the whole thing, he’s editing it now.  We wanted to void all of the singing from the video because there was a group…