Archive for the ‘Product Reviews’ Category

Blogging Tips and Things That I Learned While Setting Up This Blog

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

2010-12-30 Updated

2010-01-20 Initial Post

>> WordPress seems to be the most popular self-hosted blogging platform, so stick with it since there are tons of resources available to help you. (more…)

BlueHost Review

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

2010-03-19 Update

I got the e-mail below from BlueHost last week. It looks like they made some security updates to their affiliate site, but I still never heard back from them regarding my issue with personal information being included in an unsecured PDF in an unsecured e-mail.

date    Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 10:05 PM
subject    New Affiliate Security Features

Dear M,

Over the past few weeks we have been updating a number of things within the affiliate manager website.  Along with the new updates we have also included two new security features to the affiliate system which will directly affect your account:

1. We are now limiting the number of failed login attempts to 5 per hour.  Once this limit is met you will be locked out of the account for 1 hour.
2. We have also installed a password strength requirement to reduce potential account compromises that can occur when weak passwords are allowed.

2010-01-16 Initial Post

I chose BlueHost because I saw a lot of references for them and they seem like a decent company. (more…)

EMC Celerra NS20

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

2009-06-18 Initial Post

My experience working with EMC has not been very good. It’s like a big bureaucracy. To deploy our NS20s, there were several different EMC employees involved. (more…)

ARX CoSign (Digital Signatures Appliance), Review

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Review of ARX CoSign Appliance Version 4.1 (more…)

Avocent AutoView 3200 – Bad Documentation and Support

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

The product seems to work fine, but the documentation is a disappointment. I had to send an e-mail to them to complain about that and never received a response. Also, no one contacted me to followup on the case and apparently it's been closed. I won't purchases Avocent products again unless there's absolutely nothing else that can compete with them. Not only was the documentation bad, but the support was worse. (more…)