If you're the average user who's happy with your basic wireless router or is possibly looking to upgrade your aging N-router or...*gasp*...G-router with a shiny new AC-router, building your own router is probably not the road you want to venture down. If, however, you have the need for multiple network segments, want the added functionality of enterprise-class routers without the high cost of ...
Budget “Family PC” Build
Google "Family Computer"
and everyone looks like this
I recently built a computer for my sister to replace an aging HP Pavilion she bought from a chain store around 6 years ago. Her old computer had become bogged down with viruses/adware/spyware and every other kind of ware imaginable. I was able to clean out most of the crap that had accumulated on her machine, but afte ...
Faster Internet? Yes, Please
"Another victim of budget cuts"
A few weeks ago, I had a customer who was having some issues with their Time Warner phone service and their fax machine. Yes folks, fax machines are still alive and well and have outlasted the likes of the Beeper and Floppy Disk. Anyway, while on the phone with one of their customer support reps, I was told about new Internet packages they were offer ...
What’s a Bit?
Welcome to the first ever installment of SrcBits, an ongoing series comprised of tips, notes, commentary & whatever else pops into my head about various tech topics. I'll try to make this a regular thing to fill the gap between some of my more in-depth guides. While thinking of different things I could write about for this epic moment in history...my history at least...I thought, "Hey, why d ...
Installing Piwik on Ubuntu 15.04
Piwik is an open-source alternative to Google Analytics which provides useful stats about who visits your website. It's biggest selling point, funny since its free!, is that your stats & data are kept private and isn't accessible by the corporate behemoth known as Google. If you don't really care about keeping that info private, then Google Analytics will pro ...