I haven't blogged in a while but I had a bunch of new Chrome extensions I wanted to share. 1. Crypt-Up . Emails are very insecure; they bounce around weird servers that you cannot control. And encryption has been very annoying. Crypt-Up is an extension that beautifully implements PGP encryption for Gmail. (Right now, it's only for Chrome but mobile apps are being planned.) Under the PGP encryption scheme, every user has a private key and a public key. The private key is kept secret, and the public key has to be shared. To send an encrypted email, the sender uses the recipient's public key to scrambled the email. The recipient's private key is the only (known) way to unscramble it. Crypt-Up does a good job of keeping track of private and public keys, and sending emails. You can export your private key to use other PGP products and import your friend's public keys so you can send them emails even if they don't use Crypt-Up. Try it out! 2. Script-Safe . Do you
I recently moved offices and decided it was time to have a real phone system. At first, I looked at expandable phone systems such as the Panasonic KX-TS4200B but the reviews weren't too favorable, and it would require some new wiring to be run. Next, I considered the XBlue X16 , which sounded great. However, there was not a lot of information about the company so I decided to chose a vendor that would stick around and deliver customer service in the future. I considered running my own Asterisk VOIP PBX server, but that was just too involved and unreliable. Finally, I decided upon VOIP phone service with 8x8 (formerly known as Packet 8). VOIP is short for Voice Over IP, or phone calls over the Internet. I'm pretty comfortable with the technology, but many users may prefer to stick with regular copper phone lines for better reliability.
The HP ProLiant Microserver has been a popular platform for small businesses and home users who want to run Windows Home Server 2011 . RAID is a technology that stores data across multiple drives for redundancy against hard drive failure or for extra speed. There are different kinds of RAID arrays. I will explain how to set up a RAID 1 array, which mirrors (copies) data on two drives to keep the data safe even if one of the drives fail.