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Month: March 2009

Magento Commerce

Magento Commerce

I have been playing around with Magento for a while now. I have to say that I am pretty happy with it and I think I will be migrating my sites over to it. The site is a bit resource intensive, but I think my server will do for now. As traffic builds on my site, I will have be moving to a cloud.

Choosing a hosting provider. 1&1

Choosing a hosting provider. 1&1

I own over 30 domains and I have used several web hosts over the years.  I now still use more than one host just so I don’t keep all my eggs in one basket.

My main host is 1&1 Hosting. They host the majority of my websites. They offer a great vaule and give me the rights to do what I need.  Their customer service is the only thing that is lacking, but it is getting better.  I have been with them for years and have had very little down time.

I have been doing some testing on my 1&1 Hosting account with Magento. The site runs pretty fast, but I will be moving to a more dedicated hosting plan when I take the site live.

GM 6.5L Diesel Won’t start Again

GM 6.5L Diesel Won’t start Again

This is Part 3 you can catch up.
Part 1: GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, now Won’t start.
Part 2: GM 6.5L Diesel Stalling, Won’t start. – Now FIXED in 10mins

I fixed the won’t start issue months ago and the truck was running fine. Now I go out to start it up and it won’t start. I can hear the lift pump running, but it sounds diffrent and runs for longer than normal.

I figured with over 300,000 miles I should replace the lift pump anyway. The local parts place had it in stock for about $50, but I am still not sure what is wrong.

I wait till the weekend and try the truck again. it starts for a second, but then dies. I also don’t hear the lift pump anymore.

I install the new lift pump, and after a few times bleeding the fuel system the truck fires right up. Runs great.

Want Better Fuel Mileage for your 6.5L Diesel? Read this

Windows 7 No Audio from MSI motherboard.

Windows 7 No Audio from MSI motherboard.

I was one of the first to get the Windows 7 Beta, but I never had a chance to try it.  Today I really dove in to making it my promary system.  One of the first things I noticed is that I had no Sound out of my MSI mother board.  The driver disk for the sound chip on the main board didn’t work.  I did find the Realtek has released an update to thier HD Audio drivers.  You have to download this from thier very slow site.  Link to Windows 7 Realtek Audio Drivers

My Blog – Whats up

My Blog – Whats up

This Blog is strange based on the rest of my sites. This site is about everything and anything I am working on at any time. Sometimes the content is useful to lots of people, but sometimes it is not. Right now I some more free time and my posts will pick up. I have some ideas that will be coming soon.

  • Websites updates about my other web projects.
  • Business and Networking Ideas
  • Goal Setting
  • Selling
  • SEO
  • and more

I will also be changing the look of this bolg and adding more videos.

Added WP to Twitter to my Blog

Added WP to Twitter to my Blog

I have added the WP to Twitter plugin to my blog. So far the plug in seems to be working great. this post appeared on twitter. Now lets see if this update appears then I am going to call it a night.