Google Apps IMAP – How to & Why Configure GMail IMAP?!

I like to think of myself as an “advanced” user of GMail and the entire Google Apps suite.  In the past, I’ve accessed my mail either via POP (in Outlook), or via the web-based interface (  However, I noticed that keeping my Outlook inbox cleaned-up has become somewhat of a chore.  I decided to stop […]

Battle Bad Wifi Reception – Powerline Networks Hands-On!

One of my biggest frustrations when living in my old apartment was my wireless network.  No matter how I tweaked my wireless router’s antennae or settings, I constantly ran into problems.  My Netflix streams would abruptly stop, my XBox Live connection would drop, and file downloads/uploads seemed to take way longer than I expected.   Unfortunately, as I […]

How to Get Things Done (GTD) Using OneNote for ITIL (ITSM) Service Support

If you work in an IT Support organization that leverages the IT Infrastructure Library(ITIL) concepts, you may find yourself managing any number of complex tasks and struggling to Get Things Done.  As a fan of David Allen’s GTD method, I found that I had to slightly adapt GTD at work so that it fit my […]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2010

If you’re like me, you probably procrastinate and wait until the last possible second to do your christmas shopping!  I don’t know why (and my fiance hates it), but I LOVE the craziness and stress of trying to find presents the night before christmas!  I thrive on the hustle and bustle of all the frantic […]

Volume Licensing for Small Business – Buy Discounted Software Like the Big Boys!

If you read my previous article about the “Family Pack Upgrade” for Windows 7, you learned that it provides a number of Windows 7 upgrade licenses for a discounted price.  In essence, the “Family Pack” upgrade is a “volume” discount for the operating system on your home computers.  I’ve noticed these “family” licensing schemes becoming […]