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Are You Ready For an Mac? You Should Be Now.

MacTipsDaily just tipped me off to a very funny new commercial from Mac. With any mac purchase, Apple will have one of it’s “Apple Genius’” move all your files from your old PC to your new shiny Mac. What are you waiting for?


TubeMogul is a Video Delivery Service

TubeMogul has been defined as the FriendFeed for video.

I have just tried the service out and think that it is great so far. Give me a few days to really get under the hood.

First you upload to only one service, TubeMogul. From there, you launch the video to multiple video services like (YouTube, AOL, Yahoo, Revver, etc…) If you really want to get your videos out into the wild, then you have no excuse anymore.

Let me know if you have used this service, or if there others like it.


If You Don’t See All Your Memory In Your Dell…

I have had a Dell PowerEdge 850 running Linux for a year now and have not done much with it.

I always noticed that when I was on it, there seemed to be a load on the CPU, and I always assumed it was because there was very little memory. Adding memory has been on the agenda ever since I bought the machine, but I was waiting to I really started using it.

So, like any good tech, I went out and bought 4 Gigs of memory and installed it. Turns out I already had 1 Gig in the machine, so now I am up to 5 Gigs. BIOS says 5 Gigs, so it must be true. I restart the machine and go to my site, and it seems faster… YAY!!!

Only to find over the next day that it slows to a crawl again. I looked at ‘free -m’ and ‘top’ and see that I only have 256M of memory. WHAT?!?!!? I just installed 4 extra Gigs. I tried everything, doing research on the Internet, upgrading almost everything in Linux. Remote rebooting (which I dread everytime I do it). Nothing worked.

So then I decided to go back to where my server is colocated and try and find out what happened. I changed a couple of things in BIOS, rebooted and what do you know, 5G is reported in Linux.

I wasn’t positive what fixed it, because I changed multiple variables at once… :(

Then talking to a good friend of mine, Daniel DellaPosta, he tells me that there is a setting in Dell’s BIOS “OS Install Mode”. If that is turned on, then you only get 256M of memory to use. The sad part is I tried getting ahold of him first, but he wasn’t available (such a busy busy man). Oh well, patience on my part would have saved me hours.

Terms that I searched for were:
Linux only see 256M
Linux can’t see all of my memory


Twitter and Firefox: like they were just meant to be together

Do you Twitter?

If so, do you find it tedious to go to the Twitter site and login just to see what your friends are doing, or to update your account?

If you use FireFox, then you must checkout the TwitterFox Add On, it keeps you constantly up to date on what the people you are following are doing, and gives you quick and easy way to update your followers.

There are other great programs, for Mac OS X I have used TWhirl which also works on Windows. You just need to have Adobe Air installed first.

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