Discounted 50% off Internet, and 25% off Phone Service for Nonprofits in California

California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) The CTF program provides a 25% off voice services and a 50% discount for broadband on select communications services to schools, libraries, hospitals and other non-profit organizations. The program was established by Decision 96-10-066 on October 25, 1996. In this decision, the California Public Utilities Commission reaffirmed its commitment to universal Read more about Discounted 50% off Internet, and 25% off Phone Service for Nonprofits in California[…]

How To Create Infinite Windows Cloud Desktops for Your Nonprofit with BoXenLinux®

Running Windows allows you to easily access proprietary closed source vertical market software. Using  an Azure Nvidia Tesla virtual machine lets you run graphic intensive programs in the cloud. For instance 2D and 3D CAD Drafting, Video, and 3D educational tools. Even 3D games! O_O Coupled with BoXenLinux, and a decent Internet connection you can dramatically reduce Read more about How To Create Infinite Windows Cloud Desktops for Your Nonprofit with BoXenLinux®[…]

What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?

A very confusing topic! Don’t worry I figured it out. =] I will go over topics such as: Networks, Coverage, Technology, Resellers, Roaming, Lifeline (Free low income smart phone and monthly service), Prepaid, Cellphone hardware, Unlocking, Voice over IP (VOIP), Credo Mobile, Google Voice, Google Fi, Republic Wireless & Freedompop. All in the context of Read more about What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?[…]

The status of short (3 character) .org domain names in 2016. What’s available?

All three character .com names are registered. All three letter and 3 number names are taken for .net and .org. A domain name can contain all 26 letters, 10 numbers, and a hyphen (-). You cannot start or end a domain name with a hyphen. A little known fact is that you CAN have multiple Read more about The status of short (3 character) .org domain names in 2016. What’s available?[…]

Windows 10 VDI deployment: Architecture and Taxonomy

  Virtual server mirror. Serving Windows 10 pro desktops to 20x thin clients. Mirror Server: 2x Dell r710 12 cores @ 3GHz, 64GB RAM, w/ Intel 2x 10GBE port and dual 850W Power Storage per server: 2x300GB SSD, 4x146GB SAS 15K, 2x1TB SAS 7.2K Software: M$ Windows 2012r2 Datacenter or Ubuntu Linux 16.04 Architecture: ~20x Read more about Windows 10 VDI deployment: Architecture and Taxonomy[…]

The GREAT nonprofit tech give-away!

Are you a small nonprofit that needs good reliable equipment, data and access to the internet? These partners have come together to fund a free technology upgrade for folks like you. I will donate and install enough equipment and software to get up to 20 people online. For free. Thanks to the generosity of The Read more about The GREAT nonprofit tech give-away![…]

Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income

I’m consistently amazed at the level of assistant you can get from government, and non-profit organizations if you make less than 21K-40K a year. Here are programs I’ve had personal experience with. Also, some extra money saving tips. For a comprehensive list of services (Dial 211 or visit  www.dial211.com) Bottom Line: Minimize buying, but when Read more about Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income[…]

Free cell phone service in California

If you are low income and live in California, you are eligible for a free cell phone and service. Totally FREE! (Paid for by the federal government) Talk, text, and data. If you are not low income, try freedompop. By network (in order of best coverage to worst in Nevada County): Verizon  Blue Jay Wireless: Read more about Free cell phone service in California[…]