A Word about WordPress

Our blog has been with WordPress for approximately four years.  Two times we have been under review temporarily because of our links and,  our review of certain products or software (terms of service).   WordPress has graciously reactivated our account after making sure we weren’t spamming or driving traffic to certain products.  As an educational institution, WordPress’ support team has performed above reproach by making sure our blog was legitimate and that it was not malicious.   Thank you WordPress!

Send files of any size with PipeBytes

PipeBytes allows you to send a file or files of any size.  With an upload speed of 30 mbits, you can transfer files fast and efficiently.  Often email vendors or free services limit your upload/file size.   With PipeBytes you can get your file to where it needs to go without the hassle of limitations.  You can share the file with an URL or with a code that your friend uses to ‘get’ the file.

In its Beta form, pipebytes is adding new features soon.


Need to send a large email in Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010?  Do you get an error message of  ‘The attachment size exceeds the allowable limits’ ?  Here’s how to correct the error.  Article

Tweak the security on your computer

With over 470+ tweaks, True System Security Tweaker allows you to easily tweak the security on your computer.

Note:  If you use this software, make note of the changes you make so they can be easily reversed.

FREE DVD Authoring Software

Looking for a FREE way to create home video DVD’s from that camcorder you own? OR Looking for a FREE way to convert other video formats to DVD? … Check out this review over at Rick’s What’s On My PC

Rick once again has found excellent software for the end user wanting to create DVDs.

Weaponizing GPS Tracking Devices

Weaponizing GPS Tracking Devices – Darkreading.

Those low-cost embedded tracking devices in your smartphone or those personal GPS devices that track the whereabouts of your children, car, pet, or shipment can easily be intercepted by hackers, who can then pinpoint their whereabouts, impersonate them, and spoof their physical location, a researcher has discovered….read more

Control Flash Cookies and Privacy Settings

Ironically I always clean my computer but noticed several sites that still had connections to my computer….and an ad that would come to me over and over regardless of the page I visited.  Seeing this I cleaned my computer CCleaner and other utilities.   Back on the web…same thing… then I remembered- you need to clean and monitor your flash settings also.

Visit this link to control all of your flash settings.

(Below you will see the before and after of the settings on my computer.  The after is only after being on the web for 3 or 4 minutes.)


APC Data Center University – Free

offers industry-leading education for IT professionals‚ facilities managers‚ engineers‚ designers‚ consultants‚ and anyone involved in the critical decisions and infrastructure planning of data centers worldwide. ..more


TTC Shelbyville (CIT Program) Recognized by Computerworld as a 2011 Honors Laureate



June 20, 2011 Laureate Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening

The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville (Computer Information Technology Program) Recognized by ComputerWorld as a 2011 Honors Laureate

April 21, 2011 – IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program today announces the Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville’s Computer Information Technology program as a 2011 Laureate.  The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

“The number and quality of nominations this year were very inspiring and demonstrate how valuable IT is to community change,” said John Amato, Publisher, Computerworld.  “Computerworld is very proud to name the 2011 class of Laureates and showcase their initiatives benefiting society through innovation uses of IT.”

“The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville under the Tennessee Board of Regents is committed to delivering a quality education and serving the public.  In today’s world information technology plays a key role in education and career development.   With the many educational programs the TTCs deliver; the CIT program and the IT department at TTC Shelbyville under Steve Mallard’s leadership maintain a state of art learning environment while assisting non-profit organizations and government offices in the community.  Being named a Laureate by Computerworld is an honor for  institution.”  Ivan Jones Director TTC Shelbyville

The Computerworld Honors awards will be presented at the Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards on June 20, 2011 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

ABout Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation.  Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.  Additional information about the progam and Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website ( http://events.computerworld.com/Honors2011 )

The Tennessee Technology Center at Shelbyville is one of 47 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system is comprised of six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-seven technology centers.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results.  Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (http://computerworld.com ), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+) edition global IT media network.  In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magizine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE.  Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million uniques, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010).  Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company.   Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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EarthQuake Program

Here’s an Earthquake program that shows the latest earthquakes worldwide in 3d.  You can set the magnitute of the earthquake and set the details on the globe.  You can spin the globe with your mouse to focus on one geographic area.  By setting the age and updating through the USGS website, it gives you an up-to-date output of the latest earthquakes.


(showing all earthquakes .1 and up)

At least 4.6

At least 5.9