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    Is anyone using Office365 with Exchange's Instant Messenger??

    I looking to move our business to Office 365 with Exchange for our mail. I've been using Microsoft's Hosted Exchange for about a year now and LOVE it. One of my co-workers used to use a feature of Outlook on the desktop for IM'ing other employees in the office at her old job. I have seen a...
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    It it a good idea for a windows server to be running DNS services?

    I'm working on building a new network inside an office of about 150 clients. The server administrator has setup their server to be the DNS server for the building. It's running Server 2008 right now with plans to upgrade to 2012 shortly. My question is: 1. Is it a good idea to do this? It...
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    Wall-Mounted UPS: Why so hard to find??

    I am trying to power protect a fiber-to-copper media converter / router installed in my network room that is wall-mounted. I really only have space for another wall-mounted device and not a full rackmounted form factor. I've seen such devices in the past but it looks like the only thing that APC...
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    Suggestions for an 8-line phone system?

    I'm shopping for a small office with 8 analog lines. I've been looking pretty hard at the following 2 products: http://telephones.att.com/telephones/office-telephones/syn248 http://www.syspine.com/Syspine-A50Plus.aspx They both look like it would cost around the same (between $1,500 and...
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    Anyone got some inspiring commercial phone wiring pics?

    I'm slowly transitioning my career from residential to commercial networking. I have plenty of experience in professional ethernet cabling work but have not done too many 66-blocks. I'm doing a small office now that will start with a 66-block from the Telco. I'd like to do a really nice and...
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    Provide temporary Internet to an office through 4G LTE hotspot?

    I've got an office that has spotty Internet. It is due for an upgrade that will take about 2 months. There is no other ISP in the area that can give me anything to help back up the connection in the mean time. What I am considering is to buy a 4G LTE hot spot, set it next to a WiFi-to-Ethernet...
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    What's a decent 4-monitor video card?

    Here's my current setup: It was quite an accomplishment getting an nVidia and ATI to play nice together but I pulled it off! Still, I'm wondering if I can get a single card that will handle up to 4 monitors running... 2x 1900x1200 2x 1600x1200 Maybe this is just not a wise idea and I...
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    Why Are Commercial Rackmounted Servers So Long?

    I'm trying to rehab a real estate office in my town. I'm building an all-new patch panel, switches, and router lineup in their network room using wall-mounted rack cabinets. The deepest ones I can find are just 23" deep (which is still pretty deep considering). I want to replace their aging...
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    Are 96-port Patch Panels Too Dense??

    I'm rebuilding an office network room and have been considering getting 2 96-port patch panels for the patch bay. I'm concerned about cable management and if the panels will be too dense to easily work with in the future. Does anyone here have any experience working with these? Maybe I should...
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    Small Rural Office Network Rebuild

    ========= EDIT / CLIFS: ========= ** WHAT I STARTED WITH ** So, this small real estate office in a rural town was cabled and networked by a real amateur. This company has been fleeced by about 3 different IT support companies over the last 10 years and I'm now there to clean up the mess...
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    Need a network engineer for the day in Palmdale, CA

    I am a local IT / Networking support tech here in town. However, I am over my head with the current network I am now trying to both troubleshoot and support. Additionally, I am considering a re-engineering of the entire setup. I think I need a seasoned network engineer for 1 day to come out to...
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    Trying to catch Bittorrent users with Wireshark...

    Please understand, I'm no expert when it comes to managed switches but I think I'm grasping the concepts. I'm trying to locate Bittorrent traffic on a fairly large network. We have around 6 Dell Powerconnect 5424 switches and one Cisco Catalyst 2950 switch on the network. I attached a laptop...
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    Can I "augment" Commercial Internet Speeds w/Consumer-grade Connections?

    I'm starting to support more commercial offices that are using T1's and similar class equipment. The reliability is very solid but the speeds are just pathetic. In large offices, it's just plain nuts trying to share a connection among 100 people. I am considering a cable-internet connection...
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    Does anyone here have experience with non-Line-of-Sight wireless setups?

    I'm trying to link two offices together that are around 10 miles apart. There is a 1,000 ft mountain range between them. Are there solutions that could either "reflect" the line of sight signal at the peak, or possibly relay the signal? Maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree but it seems it may be...
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    What is the "go-to" industry standard for WDS hardware?

    I'm setting up a rather large office building from scratch for the first time. It will be the first situation where I believe I'm going to need to implement a WDS system. Is there a commonly-used hardware platform you all normally like or are there several options out there I need to look at and...
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    Help me buy an Ethernet analyzer / certification tool

    So I'm starting to get more involved with commercial Ethernet installations and I think it's time to get an Ethernet analyzer to certify my cabling. My only problem is that the cost of some of these units is just astronomical!! Are there more affordable solutions out there? Maybe around $500 or...
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    WRT54G running DD-WRT vs Cisco RV016 (consumer vs commercial)

    I've been running a Linksys WRT54G in my home for years now. I've probably replaced it 3 times. I've gone through several iterations of firmware mods finally resting on DD-WRT to live inside. I do the occasional torrent (but not as often as I used to). However, I'm starting to get into...
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    Need help with my first quote on a networking overhaul

    I'm no stranger to supporting business networks. I've been doing it on military bases, hospitals, phone company central offices, and small commercial business. I've seen my fair share of disasters: Well I've finally run into a local business that has 2 offices that are in desperate...
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    Suggestions for new email aggregator platform...

    Well it looks like I'm going to leave Yahoo Mail after 16 years. I'm probably going to either buy a dedicated domain name or use one of the 70 I already have. That means I'm going to need a new system to aggregate my incoming email. I think Outlook.com looks good but I've not seen it in...
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    Is Someone Here Able to Recover This Corrupted Image?

    The microSD card in my phone looks like it died after I took this photo. I've tried a bunch of photo recovery apps but can't seem to get this one last image to work. Could you guys take a stab at trying to read the file below? http://perpetualjon.com/files/20130615_131646.jpg (3.58 MB)
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    My Panasonic GH2 Handheld Rig

    After many months of trial and error, I think I finally have a handheld video camera rig I’m happy with. Until I start using anamorphic lenses, this may be the setup for me for the time being… Fully battery-powered, I’ve only tested it continuously for about 40 min but I’m estimating that...
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    Does 4 ports mean 4 monitor support?

    I'm looking at a new video card like this one and I'm just not sure if it can do what I'd like. I see 2 DVI, 1 HDMI (electrically the same as DVI) and 1 display port. I've read feedback mentioning that someone left saying it ran 3 monitors for them but can I actually drive 4 since there are 4...
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    Video camera for low-light documentary use... I'm drowning in choices!!

    I have been wanting to embark on a hobby of filming documentary-like video projects that would most likely involve the use of a video camera that performs well in low-light conditions and can record for hours at a time without too much attention. I'm believe in "go big or go home" so I don't...
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    Looking to build a QUIET rackmount workstation. Suggestions?

    I've been very happy with my Dell Precision 690 for many years now but I think it's time for me to go back to building my own rigs from scratch. I want to go to an all-rackmount setup this time but my problem is that most rackmount systems aren't very concerned about noise. This machine will be...
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    Please help me fix my website to render properly on an iPad!

    URL: bedofnails.tv So I designed this website to a max width of 1024 specifically to make sure it would render properly even on an iPad. The problem is that I don't actually HAVE an iPad to do real-world testing but I've recently had feedback saying that it's cutting off the sides of the...
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    Thoughts on my solution for a "latency-free" PC-based recording solution...

    So, my ultimate goal is to be able to record directly to my PC with as little latency as possible as my intention is to accompany myself as I lay down tracks so I'll need to be able to play back a previous track while recording a new one. I've been told that I need a couple of things to do this...
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    My DIY Multi-Monitor Mount / Stand...

    First of all, I’d like to acknowledge all of the people that have inspired me to even think of doing this myself… Persimmon Gauge’s blog post – one of the first articles I found online about DIY monitor stands DrFish at the TechReport.com forum – first got me thinking of doing this entirely...
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    Batch FTP routine problem...

    I'm trying to write a simple batch routine to copy a file from a remote server locally and the tests I've been running just aren't working. All I get is a loop. Here's what I'm doing: I wanted to create a single file to do all the work but I've been reading that that's not normally done. So...
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    Can this Flash element be done in CSS?

    If you hit up the IMDB website you'll notice a "featured content" element at the very beginning of the page. I'd like to reproduce this but without the Flash. It looks like it has a rotating photo slideshow with text elements and screening above it. Can this be done with just CSS (or possibly a...
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    Having a spacing problem... Can anyone help?

    URL: http://www.bedofnails.tv/test/characters.htm I'm trying to run all the text in the frame as single paragraph but I'm running into a gap with the first line (as you can see on the link above). I've already done this in my style for this page: h1 { margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px...
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    Google's mysterious interactive home page logo

    Have any of you noticed the new "interactive" logo on Google's home page (shown above)? I'm trying to find out any information on the background significance of the day that brought on this one. I just can't seem to find any mention of it on Google's own page... I've thought it interesting that...
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    Video playback and then show new page...

    I'm at the end of my rope on this one. I currently have a site that is setup to immediately play a video upon loading. Here is the site. We are currently using an embedded YouTube video as it will allow for commenting and cross-linking from their site (and also provides iPhone compatibility)...
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    Strange CSS Offset Problem...

    Reference Page: http://www.bedofnails.tv/credits1.htm I'm having a problem with getting the layout of a certain page to work over multiple browsers and I think I've traced it down to one little bit of code I have no understanding of: "OffsetTop". Using Firebug, here's the page as it was...
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    Any idea how to code a list of credits or table of contents?

    I've been trying to figure out how to code this type of a page in either a table or CSS: I see it applying to either a list of credits (as shown above) or a table of contents. I'd like to make the dotted line work more smoothly than the above example that looks like it was done by hand (and...
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    I can't get this hyperlink to show. Any ideas?

    Example pages: http://www.bedofnails.tv/contact2.htm http://www.bedofnails.tv/contact3.htm I'm trying to get the red letters of the background image of the page to work as a hyperlink "mailto" object. I've tried using a DIV that places a 1x1 px transparent GIF image stretched over either the...
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    Slideshow in DIV background (could I do this better?)

    URL: http://www.bedofnails.tv/synopsis.htm I pulled this off by creating 6 PNG images with an alpha transparency so it would not show through the rounded corners. I am using two different javascript routines to render this page: CurvyCorners for the rounded corners in both IE and the rest of...
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    CSS Rounded Corners Not Rendering Properly...

    Example pages: http://www.bedofnails.tv/test01/characters.htm http://www.bedofnails.tv/test01/characters2.htm --this one I've added a small Javascript (CurvyCorners) to the code so that it will render the same in IE... As you will see, the corners DO round themselves but the inner...
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    Embedded video player that detects a mobile browser and changes media?

    I've been using the Stream Player for Wordpress for a while and really like the fact that it automatically detects if I'm using a mobile browser and changed the video to a MP4 format instead of Flash. But I'm developing a site now that is purely HTML/CSS and need a stand-alone player that does...
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    Links not working in iFrame

    Hey guys, I'm still learning CSS (and how to implement iFrames). Check out the page below: http://www.bedofnails.tv/test01/characters.htm I'm using iFrames to load the individual pages for each character on the left. I'd like to use a simple navigation link within the frame but the...
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    Problem with consistant web page rendering PC vs Mac...

    =========CLIFFS========= 1. site designed using HTML tables 2. you all suggested I go purely CSS 3. I learned CSS and re-designed the site. You can see the new format here: http://www.bedofnails.tv/test01/home.htm 4. I'm still tweaking the CSS code to run properly =========CLIFFS=========...
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