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    Ruben James Yelp Video

    We are on location at Ruben James in Burlington, Vermont where we are shooting a promotional video for their Yelp page. Absolutely amazing atmosphere, and highly recommended!

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    MovingOut.Today

    In partnership with Vermont Modular Homes, Inc, we are going to be launching a new web service - MovingOut.Today

    This web service will allow you to have a dedicated page which is Search Engine Optimized, allowing you to list and sell your house or other properties. While services like Craigslist are great, this will allow you to customize the look and feel of your personalized page.

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    Are You Mobile Friendly?

    If your website is not mobile friendly, guess what: Time is ticking fast. While the announcement itself isn't new (February 26, 2015), the deadline is rapidly approaching. To quote Google:

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    Change the Timezone in CentOS

    We have come across several times where it would be nice to change the timezone on the servers we are administering. While you would think this would be straight forward, it's not as easy as you'd think. Usually, with a GUI you just set the timezone, and you're done. On a server, there's no GUI to check the timezone. So how exactly do you change the timezone? This line of code changes your system timezone to "New York" or commonly known as "Eastern" time.

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    Video Followup

    Back in October, a house was set in southern Vermont through Vermont Modular Homes, Inc. We were on location and shot the video of the house set. Toward the end of the year, we came back and shot some interior video during the finish work. Today, we are back to see the finished house and the beautiful interior. A bunch of shots later and an interview included, we are pleased to be part of this project.

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    Technology Advances

    I sometimes sit back and wonder if the days that you always saw in the sci-fi movies would happen sooner than we all expected. Shaken and saddened by the loss of Leonard Nimoy (related amazing story), I was curious just where the world was going.

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    Query to count the number of tables in MySQL database

    So, we often run into a case where we want to performance tune our database server. This is done usually to get faster load times on websites. That said, one thing we look into often is just how many tables are in a database being used on our server. We do this for each database we host, then count the total, and performance tune our database server for that number. This has the advantage of never over-utilizing resources, which in turn results in faster load times because of less overhead. (It's not that simple, but it's a step in the process).

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    Ghost vulnerability

    Earlier today, the PR firm used by the security vendor Qualys prematurely leaked vulnerability details regarding a critical vulnerability in the GNU C library. The vulnerability exists in all versions of glibc since 2000.

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    Another cool CES Tech Idea

    As we wait for our flight back, we want to reflect on some more technology we saw at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. The picture is showing a new piece of technology which is promising. Projected onto a countertop is a computer display. Hanging from above the countertop (not in this picture) is a computer which looks like a light pendant. It is a complete computer running Windows 8, and the production release is going to run Windows 10.

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