Drupal 8 released – D6 support ending February 2016.

Content Management System (CMS) Drupal 8 was released today.   Several nice changes, like “Views” is now part of core. Learn what some some of those changes mean here: “What’s the (real) big deal about Drupal 8?” And, here are some tips on migrating from 7 to 8: “Simple Drupal 7 to 8 migration” I haven’t … More Drupal 8 released – D6 support ending February 2016.

Update your Amazon account with two-factor authentication

Finally, Amazon has added 2FA (two-factor authentication) onto accounts.  It takes just a minute or two, and you can add your cell phone on as the second-factor for verification (after your password).  Choose from SMS messages or use something like Google Authenticator app to generate the codes you’ll need. Source: It’s time to secure your … More Update your Amazon account with two-factor authentication

Send large files in 5 easy steps: YouSendIt.com

When I’ve shown some people just how simple Yousendit.com is and they’ve been really impressed. For fast, free emailing of a LARGE document, Yousendit.com is pretty great! (click image to view larger with steps highlighted) Step 1: go to www.yousendit.com Step 2: fill out the To: and From: email addresses, Step 3: browse to find your document, and hit … More Send large files in 5 easy steps: YouSendIt.com

WolframAlpha is more than search

If you’ve never visited WolframAlpha.com you are in for an interesting treat.   This site is called a “computational knowledge engine”.   It’s kind of like a mix of a scientific calculator, Wikipedia’s knowledge, and Bing.   There is a goodintroductory video to help explain all the various things this site can do for you.   Their site is also available as … More WolframAlpha is more than search

Microsoft Security Essentials — free anti-virus for Windows computers

Looking for an anti-virus software for your home PC? Want a great application for FREE? Try out Microsoft’s Security Essentials. This program will run in the background protecting your computer from all the nasties out there that might come your way on the Internet. After suffering from years of bad publicity about how susceptible Windows computers … More Microsoft Security Essentials — free anti-virus for Windows computers

Using Box.net for file sharing in 10 simple steps

Now that drop.io is dieing, you’ll want to find another way to share your files with others.  Of course you can email them, but often these files are large.  Plus you may want to share a collection of files, rather than just one or two.   That’s where box.net comes in so handy.  You can create a … More Using Box.net for file sharing in 10 simple steps

Two Great Web Apps Together: LastPass Acquired Xmarks

If you are looking for two really great ways to stay synced across multiple computers and platforms, Lastpass and Xmarks are at the top. So, I was very happy to hear that LastPass was the company who acquired Xmarks. As a web developer, I found LastPass (reviewed here) amazing for keeping all my passwords synced … More Two Great Web Apps Together: LastPass Acquired Xmarks