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February 5, 2014


For a long time, LogMeIn Free has been one of my favourite remote control solutions. It’s easy to set-up and easy to use. I even bought the app, both for Android and iPhone that allowed me to help my dad, kids and a few friends to solve technical issues remotely, sometimes even while having dinner at the restaurant thanks to the Ignition app that ties into the list of remote computers. Recently the company announced it would no longer be providing the free service and, as of January 21 2014, the free service was discontinued. I completely understand the move, as a company you can’t keep providing a free service when that service costs you money. It made perfect sense to offer the reduced-functionality free service when LogMeIn was a...


October 2, 2013


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I received an email today, as happens on a very frequent basis, from Sum Of Us. I was invited many moons ago to participate in a petition signing, and since then I’ve had issue after issue parade through my inbox. I’m not opposed to the principle. In fact I appreciate the fact that passionate people, with more time on their hands than I do, research issues and bring them to the forefront, motivating people to speak up. It’s the very mission of Sum Of Us, OpenMedia.ca, and several other organizations that I follow. I don’t respond to all requests for participation. I like to read about the issue, research the ones that interest me to see if they have real merit, and act according to my conviction to either participate,...


August 13, 2013


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I read an interesting blog this morning on Allstream’s blog about cloud privacy in Canada. See the Robert Hart‘s article here: http://bit.ly/19pMFZd It’s very relevant, even though it’s the tiniest bit self-serving; he writes, after all for Allstream, a Canadian cloud provider. Being president of the Canadian Cloud Council does qualify him very well to talk about cloud privacy in Canada. I think he’s absolutely right. There’s no doubt that there is an opportunity for Canadian cloud providers to step in and create a cloud ecosystem where privacy matters. I think it also likely, however, that any serious company would want some kind of assurances on the part of the Canadian government before investing millions of dollars on a secure and private infrastructure only to have CSIS swoop in and legally...


July 8, 2013


That’s it! I’ve had it! I’m starting a Mojo Marketplace Diary of Fail. EDIT: I should qualify that by saying that I’m talking specifically about the One-Click Install feature connected to Bluehost. Starting right now, I’m going to write down every time this shitty piece of software craps out which, so far, has been on EVERY SINGLE INSTALL ATTEMPT. 2013-06-23 : Attempt to install WordPress fails 2013-06-23 : Technician suggests the problem is permissions related. This was a new folder. Permissions were default and correct according to technician’s instructions. 2013-06-24 : Technician suggests the problem is with my .htaccess file. Renamed .htaccess file. Fails again. I get a little upset. 2013-06-25 : Technician installs WordPress himself instead. I call it a job well done. 2013-06-25 : I ask what the...


July 5, 2013


Once every few years, a company fucks up so completely, so thoroughly, that I use the word “Fuck” in public. Such is the case of Mojo Marketplace. Who is Mojo Marketplace? It used to be a third rate reseller of deep discount WordPress, Joomla and Magento themes, but I guess the 10 themes for $30 deal is working because they’ve recently bought out SimpleScripts, a fantastic SaaS utility that installed packages like WordPress, Magento, Joomla and tons of other open source distributions on what used to be my favourite web host: Bluehost.com. Like a brick to the face, from one day to the next, Mojo’s “Single Click Installs” replaced “SimpleScripts”, and since then NOT ONE INSTALLATION HAS FUNCTIONED. Not. One. Not vTiger, not WordPress, not Feng, not even simple crappy...