Thank you CloudFlare for Universal SSL (and more)

Your recent announcement of Universal SSL (free SSL for everyone) is monumental. In addition to offering one of the best external DNS management interfaces, you’ve helped protect and improve the performance of so many websites. I was already a huge fan of your company and services. Your gift of Universal SSL, however, is a game …

Create your own personal Mailinator Alternate Domain

Mailinator.com is a handy service. It is a publicly accessible anonymous email service. [email protected] is freely available for anyone to use at anytime without any logon credentials. I frequently use it when a website that I don’t trust requires me to provide them an email address to do something. I’ll often provide them [email protected] Then …

VMworld makes it difficult to change your email address

VMworld 2014 registration is underway. Registration works like most websites, except that you are unable to change the email address associated with your account. You can change your phone number, your mailing address, your company name, your job title, or even your name; but not your email address. Your email address is presented in an …

Could use a Chocolatey fix

Today, I devoted a few hours to learning about Chocolatey.org and how I could use it in my VMware Horizon View VDI environment. All was going well, until I started attempting some cinst commands using the “-installArguments”. My installations stopped working and I received this error: Exception calling “DownloadString” with “1” argument(s): “The remote server …

amCharts is a good alternative to Where I’ve Been

In December 2013, the website www.whereivebeen.com discontinued its service. It offered a means of creating a map of all of the places you’ve been. The good folks at amCharts offer a good alternative to Where I’ve Been. Use their website to select the states or countries you’ve visited, and they will provide you the JavaScript …