SPAM alert – CES will NEVER – temporanly prevented access to your account

Our support team will NEVER send you a spam message like this below.

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We have reasons to beleive that your account may have been accessed by someone else. Please run attached file and Follow instructions.

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Get things done with Remember the milk

I have used several ways to track my to-do list.  Ranging from paper to outlook to separate tools, and nothing has really worked for me until I found Remember the Milk.

If you need to get organized with your to-do list, check out remember the milk

Also check out these advanced tips

Corneredge ticket system

We are excite to launch our new ticket system today.  We have been working with various systems, and have finally completed our in house program released into beta today!   All of our systems support will be tracked in the new systems, emails will be automated, and details recorded in this new central database.  Ultimaltey, we plan on serving you better.  Let us know what you think!

Hotmail passwords leaked – change your password

Today Microsoft had their password lists compromised.

Anybody with a hotmail account, Windows Live account, or msn account should take the time to change their password. This is confirmed by Microsoft, and a customer of mine had this happen to him: someone used his compromised password to send bad links to several of… his contacts.

More details here

A green future for Truly Home Grown.

Truly Home Grown is an exciting new start up with sturdy roots… literally! Their mission is to provide sustainable, organic vegetable gardening services, from concept to harvest. No matter how much (or little) space you may have for a garden, they can transform it into a vibrant, healthy garden. Truly Home Grown, located in Somerset NJ, has contracted Corner Edge Solutions to design and develop their public identity and assist with marketing initiatives. In addition to logo design and web site design Corner Edge is providing IT and Data Management services. The trulyhomegrown.com web site was designed and developed in a very short time to serve as a springboard to launch the start up into the future and to quickly provide a professional web presence for visitors and prospective clients to learn more about Truly Home Grown and their services.

Kavoom!KM is gone?!

I’ve been a loyal Kavoom user for years now.  I have two monitors on my primary desktop and often place my laptop next to those monitors.  The KM software allowed me to use my laptop from the desktop keyboard, essentially providing me with 3 screens & 2 computers available to me on my desk all accessible from a single keyboard and mouse seamlessly.  Really a beautiful thing for productivity.

When I upgraded my workstation to windows 7 earlier last week, I found that Kavoom! is not compatible with windows7.   (Or at least that’s what windows told me.  I honestly didn’t try re-installing, I couldn’t find the original download)  I went to check the Kavoom website for an update, and NOTHING?!  The site has been down for the last two weeks… so it forced me to look into a new solution.

Of course I easily found Synergy+ – a free tool that does the same thing.  Not as smooth of a setup process, but it seems to work fine.

So Kavoom is gone, but we are not lost… and perhaps the free option explains why they are gone.   Its a shame when a fair product that sells for $30 goes out of business due to a free solution.   Go open source, but its not fun to be a developer who owns an eliminated product… which is better?

UPDATE: Synergy also works with MAC and Linux… so yes, its cooler than Kavoom… its so nice to have my mac working also… 4 screens!

How to virtualize an old computer

As developers and systems engineers we use an immense amount of software tools and applications.  Transfering to using a new computer seems like it can take months before you have “all you need” for our daily tasks.

When I took delivery of my new laptop in January I struggled with this issue.  My old machine had been in place for 3 years and now I was faced with starting fresh.  64-bit Vista on my laptop also presented a challenge for old applications I used.  Not to mention that old PCanywhere, old VPN connections, etc…

SO, I decided to virtualize my old laptop.  I can litterally run that computer in VMware faster than I could before, and I don’t have to worry about old applications or old VPN configurations for customers, they all just work!

So how do you do it?  Simply install the free Vmware converter on the machine you want to virtualize and point it to your nearest VMWare workstaion or server.  I highly recommend this, it was a truely painless process.

Fore more information check out these sites:

VMware converter site

How to run VMWARE converter step by step