Monthly Archives: August 2007

A New DUNS Number

Tonight, I finally got around to applying for a D.U.N.S. number, a unique nine digit identification number, for each physical location of your business. The D.U.N.S. (Data Universal Number System) number is linked to your business’s credit profile. Requesting the … Continue reading

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Ah, the enchanting life of a consultant.

Today, I find myself at a client site. I am sandwiched in between a contractor from one of the “big five” Indian outsourcing firms, and relatively quiet, yet efficient Chinese-born electrical engineer from Canada. The EE on my right is … Continue reading

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Health Savings Accounts

I’m in the process of setting up an HSA for me and my wife. If you are relatively healthy, they can be a great deal, especially for startups. However, they are virtually unknown by the mainstream. It will take roughly … Continue reading

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Rack’em, Stack’em

I spent most of the weekend cleaning out my home office. After I installed a brand spanking new six foot bookshelf ($29.95 from Target), I cast a critical eye at my current computing setup: several networked machines, printers, modems, routers … Continue reading

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Installing Subversion on legacy Red Hat distros

Upgrading subversion on legacy Red Hat machines is painful because of the interdependent RPMs. If you attempt to install the rpms from your distribution you will quickly find that the apr or apr-util versions are simply too old. You quickly … Continue reading

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