Crashplan on Linux UI fails to start: Solution

, December 10, 2014

Check out this page: CrashPlan App Closes In Some Linux Installations


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Open-sourced MicroSoft .NET vs Xojo

, December 2, 2014

A client recently contacted me to ask my my opinion about this piece of news: Microsoft to open source more of .NET, and bring it to Linux, Mac OS X Was I surprised? Not really. Once Ballmer was gone, MicroSoft was hinting there would be big changes. This is pretty big news. However, I don’t […]


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My Black Friday mistakes

, December 2, 2014

My first mistake was answering the phone. Let me back up. I was railing, RAILING, on the stores that were [1] open on Thanksgiving and/or [2] opening even earlier than previous years on Thanksgiving. I was trying to shame stores into closing on Thanksgiving for next year. I promised to spend less at stores that […]


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My new music player on Linux is console based

, November 25, 2014

I was listening to the Linux Action Show and they highlighted the application “Music on Console” a.k.a. MOC. I took it for a spin and was hooked. MOC was in the Ubuntu repos so adding it was easy via the Software Manager. You can also sudo apt-get install mocp. To run, open a terminal and […]


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Visual Foxpro back to #50 on Tiobe Index

, November 21, 2014

The last release of version 9.0 of my beloved Visual Foxpro was way back in in 2004 and last updated in 2007. Right around the time that they announced the last version, Visual Foxpro peaked on the Tiobe Index at #13 in April of 2006. After that time, Visual Foxpro has fallen through the ranks […]


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CULLYTech article makes cover of xDev Magazine

, November 5, 2014

I’m proud to announce that our article on “Cheap Xojo Web Application Hosting” has made the cover of xDev Magazine for the Nov/Dec issue! I can’t post the content here, but you can pick up your copy for less than $10 for a single issue, or less if you subscribe for a full year or […]


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How to reduce your Internet bandwidth usage

, October 30, 2014

Like many people that I’ve been hearing about recently, we got hit by some Internet usage overages. Currently, I’m on the Blast Plus package with Comcast. This provides for 300GB per month. That sounds like a lot, until you think of what streaming video adds up to. Comcast is charging $10 for an extra 50GB […]


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Win8: The Horror – Summary

, August 11, 2014

I previously posted a slightly tongue-in-cheek posting about a hypothetical support call for the Windows 8 user interface. I liked the posting but I thought it needed a follow-up that summarizes my thoughts about Windows 8 UI. What I was trying to say: Never have an invisible control. Especially one that kicks off most processes. […]


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Win8: The Horror

, August 8, 2014

I refuse to call it Windows 8.1 Update. Soon it will be Windows 8.1 Update 2. Why not call it Windows 8.2 and Windows 8.3? Hubris? I can’t say. Just another annoyance with MicroSoft that makes me chuckle inside with a smirk showing on the outside. Here’s a fictional account where I’m performing phone support […]


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Linux Mint 17 is much faster, except …

, July 8, 2014

I finally sucked it up and upgraded my development laptop from Ubuntu 13.10 with the Unity interface to LinuxMint 17 with the Cinnamon interface. I am very happy. With Unity, I was always wondering if my hard drive was failing. Opening programs was soooo slow. I couldn’t stand it. Now with Mint, things are very […]


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