Category Archives: Tools

Tools, software and hardware, that Michael W. Dean digs that you may dig also.

Putting Your Podcast on YouTube

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I’ve tried putting a podcast episode on YouTube before. I figured, “It can’t hurt, and it might get more listeners who stumble across it on there based on keywords.” I’ve seen it done before, and thought “How hard can it … Continue reading

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This mini air compressor is going to extend my lifespan!

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I used to spend tons of money on canned air. I use it to clean my keyboard, to clean the inside of my computer, to blow out the clinging dust from my bag-less vacuum cleaner, and a lot of other … Continue reading

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Darned Optimum

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Ever since Optimum Online (a New York City company) took over Bresnen (a local area company here in Wyoming that did a good job), our TV service has been wonkie, our Internet has been intermittent and our phone service scratchy … Continue reading

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How To Bypass BitTorrent Throttling, step-by-step settings

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A lot of ISPs throttle BitTorrent traffic: Charter, AT&T, Qwest, ComCast, CableVision, and many more. There’s a full list HERE. There are lot of tutorials out there on bypassing the evils of throttling. Some work, some don’t, some work for … Continue reading

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How to speed up ANY website, especially WordPress websites

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This is a VERY simple webmaster trick to speed up the loading of ANY website you create. It is particularly noticeable in WordPress. Simply add this line of code anywhere in the .htaccess file: AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml text/css … Continue reading

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