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The need for an Excel passord generator Is often talked about in security reports that 8 digits of a 26 character code (typical leter based no caps or all caps) can be busted in 3 1/2 minutes. continue reading…

This past week I decided to sell some used stuff on Amazon.  To my surprise 2 of the items sold the same day but with Amazon’s large cut I wanted to save money on shipping. continue reading…

On Saturday January 2, 2010 I listened to Leo laporte”s  radio show (a favorite) and was amazed to hear someone still had never owned a computer, further Leo recommended an Apple MacBook  laptop for its ease of setup. A PC (Windows) however is much more useful, and cheaper.  So, to avoid this travesty I decided I needed to make a pc set up guide.  continue reading…

The best way to compare laptops is the windows 7 experience index score (also found in Vista).  It is part of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system so it is available on new units and allows computers to be checked within the store.  For some reason it is hard to find these numbers posted so I went to Walmart and tested each of theirs. 

 After carefully writing down the stats I returned home only to discover I needed to verify a few things that didn’t make since.  The biggest problem was Walmart doesn’t clearly identify model numbers so I had to check boxes and look on bottom of some laptops.  So after 3 trips and a lot more research I created the chart above,  phew! continue reading…

Purpose of tutorial: When I got Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, I had some experience with Photoshop so the transition wasn’t too hard, but books were sparse and videos seemed to be more ” look what I can do” then an actual tutorial, so I studied its manual and then decided to create the tutorial above for you web folk.  Aren’t you blessed?

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Making an ecommerce site used to be hard but now its made easy with the worlds largest web host.

 Recently my Mom decided she would like a website store to sell her SMC merchandise and some other products. The SMC company offered to sell her a site thru another co., but they don’t offer that much control and charge way to much both for the initial site design and the monthly fee (I personally think it’s a rip-off).  So I decided to make her a site using my favorite host 1&1.

 I  Got an ecommerce plan for 4.99 per month for 6 months and then 9.99 per month after the introductory price. With no setup fees and good customer service I think it’s the best deal available. Here is her completed site so you can see what is possible using their easy interface. I did not do any html editing and it came out fine. You may click on it to visit her site and even buy something if you like :).

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Thank You,

John Hilbrands

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 Smoothie Advantages

Smoothies are the perfect food: Quick, healthy, tasty and refreshing.
Options include:  All fruits, vegetables, protein powder, wheat germ… the list is endless.
Leftovers are easy just freeze in a ziplock and remix when needed. continue reading…


To shoot a wedding video takes decent equipment and a lot of practice/preparation.

I recently shot my brother in laws video and while stressful it was rewarding. This is what I discovered:  continue reading…