I’ve been doing a fair amount of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol] work and have learned a lot about replacing both small business and home phone lines with internet-based VoIP service. I’ve found reasonably-priced products and services, and in this post (and hopefully others) I’ll share my experience with the options for replacing one or … Continue reading Get a Really Cheap VoIP Replacement for your Landline
You probably have a box somewhere filled with old photos. This article discusses how to digitize them while it is still possible.
A technique that might fix a clogged printhead on a Canon MX922 printer, and probably other models.
If you’re trying to hook up an old printer or other device with a parallel port (DB25) or Centronics (CN36) interface, but you have a newer computer without a parallel port, there are easy-to-use adapters available for a few bucks that will give you the required port. These are also sometimes called IEEE 1284 ports. … Continue reading USB Parallel Port Adapters
These are a bit of a luxury but well worth the expense if you ship more than one or two packages or flats a week. You just click “Print” and out comes a professional-looking label ready to use. Types of Thermal Label Printers A bit of terminology clarification is needed: there are two kinds of … Continue reading Mailing & Shipping 101: Label Printers
As a software developer I’ve been fighting baby duck syndrome all my life. It’s the tendency to stick with the first instance of something you learn, no matter how bad it is. The expression comes from the imprinting that takes place with baby ducks, where the first thing a baby duck sees after hatching is adopted … Continue reading Baby Duck Syndrome
I sell a lot of stuff on eBay and have a pretty good system for shipping and mailing stuff. I thought I’d share how I handle postage… Internet Postage Suppliers The first thing you need is an account with an internet postage supplier. These services are the greatest thing since, well, stamps. I use www.stamps.com … Continue reading Mailing & Shipping 101: Stamps.com
I just bought a $19.99 IP security camera from Amazon. There is a bit more that I’ve learned about it than will reasonably fit in a review, including lots of tips and tricks, so I figured I’d share what I’ve learned. What follows is far from complete, and may contain errors. Please comment if you … Continue reading A Really Cheap IP Security Camera
This post is for copies of manuals and other stuff that I can’t find online. If I have a copy I will scan it and post it here. I expect this post will typically be found by people searching for specific things listed here. I’ll add things as I get them. There are a few … Continue reading Miscellaneous Manuals, Software, and Documentation
I’ve decided to post some of the useful small programs I’ve written for my own use. CLP is a simple C# console program that lists text files on a Windows printer. It was originally intended to list C source code, but it is useful for printing many kinds of text files. Yes you can use … Continue reading CLP – Command Line Text File List Program