Archive for December, 2009

Website DNS Utilities

When setting up your Website, it is helpful to have the ability to test your DNS to verify such things as the Name Servers, MX records and the like. For more on what exactly DNS is and how it works, please review DNS Explained for additional information. When switching hosting providers, Name Servers or other DNS records, it can take several hours in some cases for DNS resolution to occur. Depending on your physical website_tools1location these times can vary considerably. Fortunately there are many free online tools that can be used to check the status of how the propagation of DNS is going for your domain name.

Some of the tools that I actually use in my support role are outlined below. You will find that all of them are very effective in there own ways at identifying specifics about your domain name and website.

intodns_logo This site is run by developers that really understand the meaning of DNS and its many faces. I applaud these guys at for taking the time to put such a valuable resource together for all to use.

Central OpsThis site provides a no nonsense approach to DNS information and the essentials needed to get a handle on … Read the rest

December 29, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Tools and Utilities  No Comments

The Price of Technology

I am a firm believer that with most things, including technology, you always get what you pay for. This is not to say that making an inquisition into a particular company and its reputation, service or product and its reviews should be over-looked. One of the most common things I have found when researching the pros and cons of any item is that there are always going to be people that like or dislike based on their own experiences. My “path to the checkout” involves taking users comments into consideration but making the purchase on my individual needs, application and budget.

The Price of Technology

Many times people will ridicule an entire organization and the services it provides on one bad experience with a customer service representative for example. In a world where customer service can make or break the sale, organizations should always be very conscientious about the conduct and interaction front facing employees have with existing and potential customers alike.

I have the fortune of being in a position to play both sides of the fence, which gives me a perspective that many consumers may not appreciation. It is said that if you put fourth a positive attitude that one will … Read the rest

December 27, 2009   Posted in: General Technology  No Comments

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