Archive for December, 2013

[tech]I think in my previous articles, Backup up your cell phone in three easy steps and Dropbox or Copy, I might have given people the impression that the Copy was ONLY for backing up your cell phone pics. That is actually just an awesome benefit of the copy service, where it really shines is when you install it on your computer or laptop and use it as a ton of FREE online Cloud storage.

After signing up for the copy service (remember click this link and you get an EXTRA 5 GIGS totally free for a total of 20 GIGS!) Sure, you can (and should) install it on your android or apple phone, but definitely install it on your computer too. It simply creates an extra folder on your computer called “Copy” (imagine that). Then, whatever files or folders you put in that “copy” folder is “mirrored” to the cloud. Now, notice I said “mirrored”, that is very important because if you delete the file from your computer, it deletes it from your copy account online too. So that is why it is NOT a true backup service (no cloud storage used in this way EVER is a backup). Think of it as a duplicate if your computer crashes, but if you delete, rename, or move the file, it will do the same in your cloud storage folder.

Now from any computer connected to the internet, or even your phone, you can browse to that file. Now, if you have it installed on your phone, it will not download a copy of the files to keep it in sync with your cloud storage, which is a good thing since most phones do not have that type of available space but If you install it on your home computer and a laptop, it will download a copy to each computer and keep everything in perfect sync, which is ideal for most of us. Imagine you can now work on a file or edit a photo, rename files, or do whatever on the road and it updates the file on your home computer. No more lost revisions! You can tell it not to do this per folder if you like though, maybe if you have limited space on one of your devices or simply choose not to use this feature.

You should always keep a separate copy of all your important files on another service or external hard drive, that’s the only way to have a true backup, and I recommend at least two other devices. This is a quick way to achieve a partial quick copy though.

Remember if you click the link above or here it will give you an extra 5 Gigs free, I don’t know how long they will have this offer, but why miss out on a total of 20 FREE GIGS! Plus I get 5 Gigs free for referring you, so I certainly appreciate it.

Take care and God Bless.

I found a great program today offered through DTE energy, that allows you to round up your bill to the nearest dollar, as a donation.

It is meant to help people that are above the federal poverty level but still have a hard time making ends meet. I think we all know someone that has been in that situation, and maybe that someone is you, a family member, a disabled veteran, or someone that just needs a little extra help.

The program is part of THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund) that was created by DTE Energy. You have the option to Round Up to the next dollar or simply add an additional amount (up to $10) to your bill. I figured, why not, the most this could cost me in a year is not even $12 dollars.

It is simple to signup, just go to ( you have to be a customer ;-)) and click on the “Products/Programs” tab, then on the left, select “Cents for Energy”, click the “enroll now” and follow the steps, takes about 30 seconds and could possibly help someone who truly would appreciate it and possibly even save a life!

DTE mentions that 100% of the donations will go to the people that need it, they don’t keep any of the money for an “administration fee” or crap like that.

I have DTE energy for my electric, but I don’t think it matters, I would be interested to know if anyone has them for natural gas, if the program is the same. Please comment below if you know or have signed up.

Yes, FrontPage is not exactly the newest web editor out there, but if you are still using it or maybe you have switched to Expression Web 4 (the updated FrontPage), you would probably still see this same problem.

The problem is when you edit a web page, whether it is .asp, .htm, or .html, outside of FrontPage, maybe you change the code with notepad or notepad++ (like I use), regardless, when you or someone else opens the site in FrontPage, the code on your perfectly formatted page goes whacko. FrontPage throws in some extra <p>, moves code or just rearranges lines. I have finally found the solution, and really want to save myself the frustration of finding this solution again. So I am posting it here for the world to see!

Do a search in your site for the files named the same as your page. For example if your page is called “mynewpage.htm” do a search for “mynewpage.htm” (without the quotes). MAKE SURE to search hidden folders and files. You will see duplicate files that reside in _vit_cnr, _vti_cnf1, or _vti_pvt. Those duplicate files are why FrontPage is “fixing” your code.


1. Make sure FrontPage is closed.
2. Make all your changes to the page with notepad or whatever you use.
3. Save your file.
4. Delete the duplicate files out of the hidden folders
5. Open FrontPage and it will no longer change your code back.

It will still might add all the typical garbage back, but mine didnt.