Mount a USB HFS+ Volume on a Synology NAS

UPDATE: In the next major update (4.3), Synology will be supporting HSF+ natively. If you really need this functionality, I highly recommend downloading the 4.3 beta. ———————————- I recently purchased a Synology DS213Air NAS to backup all my files. Since I use a Mac at home, there were several HFS+ volumes that I needed to … Read more

Pandigital PANSCN06 Photo Scanner Review

[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B0035WTCU4] My recent post about a high speed photo scanner showed some good information for those people looking to scan mountains of photos quickly. I wanted to find a cheaper alternative that people could use for a smaller project (perhaps 1000-2000 photos). The solution needed to be a little easier to use than … Read more

My Quest to Find the Best High Speed Photo Scanner

UPDATE: I’ve changed my recommendation as to what the best high speed photo scanner is. My mom loves to take pictures. She always had a camera with her to make sure that every moment of our childhood was captured. As a result we have tubs and tubs full of pictures hiding in a closet. My … Read more

Save and Export Yahoo Mail on Your Computer

A long time ago, I got a Yahoo! mail account long before the wonderful Gmail was available. All my friends had Yahoo accounts and we all slowly migrated to using Gmail or other services. I kept the account active to use for Yahoo services, but recently it was hacked since I used a fairly basic … Read more

How to Open a Western Digital Elements 500GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive Case

[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B002CZQ4GU]I found myself needing to upgrade my MacBook Pro. So I went out and bought a WD 500gb Elements drive (External p/n:WDBAAR5000ABK-NESN Internal p/n:WD5000BEVT) to quickly swap out my old drive and get some needed space. Before actually performing the upgrade though, I cloned it using Carbon Copy Cloner and when that was … Read more

AITP Conference 2009

Our team from BYU recently attended the AITP National Conference held in downtown Oklahoma City, OK at the Cox Convention Center. We competed in Java, database, application development, business intelligence, office solutions, and systems design. Here are some highlights of our trip: For more pictures, check out the official flickr album.

Plantronics .Audio 470 USB Headset Review

I seem to be purchasing small gadgets lately and this month has been no exception.¬† For work, I needed to put together a series of useful video presentations/screencasts for my fellow co-workers. After looking around on the Internet for a good set of headphones, I found the Plantronics brand and decided to give them a … Read more