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Switching to Moneywell is hard to do (for me anyways)

I know that I should be switching from Money and making Moneywell my primary finance software, but I’m having a tough time.  I can’t seem to ensure that my checkbook balances to the accounts and that procedure is harder for someone who is so tied to online banking, like myself.  Let me explain. I’ve covered […]

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I passed the VCP310 test, I guess I’m a VCP…

Yesterday morning, I took the VCP310 test at my local PearsonVue testing center and I passed.  I have to say, the test was still extremely tough even with all the studying that I had done.  I knew from attempt #1 that I needed to study system requirements and the configuration maximums document and so I […]

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Running balances – my first problem with Moneywell

So, changing platforms is never easy.  I experienced my share of hurdles moving from Windows to Mac OS . There were times when I said “why can’t it just do __”, but mostly I was happy with my platform change.  Over time, I’ve found so many great Mac-only solutions that when I’m at work, I’m […]

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Creating my first WordPress theme from scratch

As some of you know (check the bio), besides spending my time as a sysadmin, I also build websites for a venture I call Zeal Technologies.  Its a business that I started with a college friend who was also a collegue of mine at Coastal Carolina while I worked there.  Over the course of the […]

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Studying for VMware VCP certification

I’ve been spending my day in a vacation rental unit on site where my wife is selling art today.  Her art show happened to fall on the weekend before I take my VPC certficiation exam, and I’m feeling very underprepared.  I’ve been studying for most of the afternoon since her show started and I’ve just […]

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Test driving Moblin on a netbook

I came across Moblin earlier this week online and so I decided to impose myself against my buddy Jamie and try to run this on his Acer netbook.  So, we downloaded and prepped the live USB stick and booted the thing up to see what the distribution looked like. I guess I should back up. […]

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Moving from MS Money to Moneywell

I think that I have settled on Moneywell as my software of choice for Mac money management.  I really like how this software is setup for an envelope system style of managing your money.  I also like that it imported my QIF exports, although there is no way for it to preserve transfer transactions between […]

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CrashPlan backup is awesome

I setup CrashPlan for a friend overnight and the software really lives up to its advertising.  The software is really easy to install and registration is straight forward.  After install, you select what data to backup – which is less robust than Mozy’s default filters – but its easy enough to point to her user […]

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Quicken Financial Life beta expires, community closed

Maybe I’m late to the party, but I found that my Quicken Financial Life beta build had expired.  Unfortunately, there is also no newer build to download.  So, no more testing of that software.  But I’m not crying. (more…)

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One month later, Mozy backup almost complete

One month and two days ago, I posted about my experience with online backup solution Mozy.  I’d tried the product once before and been disappointed with the backup speeds, and so I abandoned it, only to begin again last month.  After a month of backing up, I’ve almost got my initial 60GB plus a month’s […]

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