I Have To Use Windows…

…and it's just about killed me.  I still don't understand how people get anything done on that OS.  After a month on my new job (I went from working at a lumber yard to working for the software company that the lumber yard uses) I've found some tools that help me cope…

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Running Cloud Takeoff In Linux

It took some doing, but the process of running Cloud Takeoff in Ubuntu Linux and Linux Mint was very easy.  Maybe even easier than getting it going in Windows!  Here's how I did it.

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What Is Linux

I get asked a lot when I talk about Linux.  What is it?  What's it for?  Why do you keep talking about it? 

Well, here's my take on what Linux is.

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When You Can Not Empty Trash In Thunderbird With IMAP Folders

I had an empty folder.  I deleted it.  I emptied the trash.  It was still there, in the trash.  You too?  Here's how to get rid of it.

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What Does Open Source Mean For Small Business?

I posed the question to a bunch of bloggers lately "Anyone have any open source or other software questions they need answered," and the first reply was "Yeah, what exactly *is* open source software?"

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Creating Product Images for Your Website With GIMP

Some people might want to take product images to put on their websites, but it's hard sometimes to make them look nice.  Feathered edges is an elegant touch, and here's how to do them.

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Five WordPress Plugins I Can Not Live Without

On their Wordpress blogs, most people use Akismet, Better WP Security, and some other common plugins.  There are a some more though that I find make maintaining my blog much easier.  Here are five.

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Got the Kids Each an Acer Chrome Book C710 – 2586 for Christmas — Now to Make Them Work

I've got two little geeks living with me.  They each got Chromebooks for Christmas this year (2013) and want to start using them right away to do weird stuff.  

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Three Reasons Small Business Owners Should Shop For Open Source Software

I can think of a lot more, but these three points are what come immediately to mind when I think about why using open source products is a smarter way for a small business to go than using proprietary software.

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Making a Canon Pixma MG2220 Print From Linux

This one was so easy once I found the answer, I had time to take a nap after I set it up.  I've still got no idea why the drivers were so hard to find ( I never did find the on the U.S. Canon site ) but they work fine once they're installed.

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