Showing posts from September, 2010

Linode VPS Hosting

A virtual private server (VPS) is a way for a large server to be split into many smaller servers, which then can be provided to others. In other words, a VPS is a virtual machine hosted by a large server. Companies that provide VPS services typically have redundant servers, backup generators, multiple Internet connections, and redundant hardware.

Browser and IM Syncing Across Computers

Anyone who uses multiple computers has run into the problem of keeping their browsers and instant messaging programs synced up across all of their computers. Dropbox and Portableapps can be used together to accomplish this for PC users. Dropbox is a service that makes a folder synced and available across all of your computers. It has advanced features that include version history and encryption to keep your files safe. (Dropbox gives you two gigs of storage for free. If you want to join them, use this referral link so we both get 250 megabytes of extra storage.) PortableApps installs various programs in a portable version suitable for USB key drives. Obviously, if you install PortableApps onto a folder within your Dropbox, you can keep everything synced on all of your computers.